Massed cyclists approach Westgate as part of Mass Ride 5, 2021

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.

You can support our campaign – and gain discounts at local bike shops – by becoming a member.

Latest updates

Winchester City Centre finally to benefit from Active Travel Fund

There are some changes in the city centre which have been on the books for ages, but Cycle Winchester gathers are now imminent. The schemes are funded by Tranche 2 of the Active Travel Fund. We are still in conversation about residual concerns but broadly welcome the changes as a...
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M3 Junction 9: Cycle Winchester submits Statement of Common Ground

Followers of this long-running saga will know that it entered a new chapter some months ago after the Development Consent Order application was accepted for examination by the Planning Inspectorate. After the examination process is complete, the Inspectors make recommendations to the minister, who decides whether to give the project...
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Cycle theft rates fall, but an unfortunate reminder of the need for vigilance

Our August update on bike thefts paints a mixed picture. Theft rates in 2023 have been lower than the previous year, but an unfortunate recent theft of a young Winchester resident’s bike reminds us that one must be constantly vigilant to keep bikes secure. General trends The first 5 months...
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A family riding bikes in the Cycle Winchester Mass Ride

Join our 7th Mass Ride, 30 September: it’s Kidical!

Don’t miss the chance to be part of the largest annual gathering of ordinary cyclists on the streets of Winchester, from 10am on Saturday 30th September! It’s part of Winchester Green Week! And this year we ride in partnership with Kidical Mass!...
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Badger Farm view

Local routes within Winchester: Badger Farm

A selection of practical routes from Badger Farm within Winchester. Check out the routes on RideWithGPS. These routes are primarily the most efficient routes to use; generally they follow quieter roads and avoid some difficult junctions. Of necessity the routes will include sections of main road. They are intended for...
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