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Cycle Winchester is a local community action group, campaigning to make Winchester better by bike.

Our aim is to create a better Winchester by promoting cycling as a convenient, healthy and inexpensive way to get around the city, as well as campaign for improved provision for cyclists. In so doing, we also hope to reduce traffic congestion and pollution in order to make Winchester a more enjoyable place to live, work and visit.

Through a range of cycling events and other initiatives, we hope to highlight the many benefits of cycling and encourage more people to get on their bikes and join us in our campaign to make Winchester better by bike.

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Hampshire launches Active Travel Fund consultation

Hampshire launches Active Travel Fund consultation

As we reported back in November, Hampshire County Council has been awarded funding from the central government’s Active Travel Fund, to carry out short-term measures to encourage more people to travel by foot and cycle during the Covid-19 pandemic. Hampshire has now released its plans and is inviting feedback. The ...
Hampshire consults on Local Transport Plan 4

Hampshire consults on Local Transport Plan 4

Cycle Winchester briefing on Hampshire County Council’s consultation on the Local Transport Plan. Final date for your comments: 28 February 2021. Hampshire County Council (HCC) is consulting on its future Transport Plan. This is a crucial document as it will provide a framework that guides HCC’s future transport planning and ...
Cycling charter for Winchester launched

Cycling charter for Winchester launched

Today we launch the “Winchester Cycling Charter” and invite local businesses, organisations and residents to sign their names to it. The Charter calls on community leaders to make better provision for cycling as a way of travelling round the city. “It isn’t anti-car,” says organiser John Arthur of Cycle Winchester. ...
Cycle Winchester writes to WCC regarding Sport and Leisure Park cycleway

Cycle Winchester writes to WCC regarding Sport and Leisure Park cycleway

As you will know from our recent article, Cycle Winchester is deeply disappointed in the implementation of this new cycleway. Phil Gagg, WinACC Transport Lead, and a member of the Cycle Winchester core team, has published a detailed evaluation of the new route (attached). Phil’s report compares the new scheme with ...
People Who Cycle in Winchester #7: Sarah

People Who Cycle in Winchester #7: Sarah

I moved to Winchester about four years ago. Prior to this, I had been a frontline police officer for 25 years, living and working in London. Unfortunately in 2014 I suffered a serious head injury and following this, a number of other traumatic incidents. Over time I became very unwell, ...