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

Cycle Company shopfront

Join Cycle Winchester and get discounts at The Cycle Company

As we recently reported, Cycle Winchester is now offering membership. By joining for an annual subscription from as little as £5/year, you help us continue to campaign to make Winchester better by bike, and also get discounts at local bike shops. We are delighted to announce that local e-bike specialist ...
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Cycle Winchester launches membership scheme with bike shop discounts

As we previously reported, Cycle Winchester has become a fully-fledged association, with a constitution, officers and even a bank account! The goodwill of willing volunteers, much appreciated support from our founding supporters, and generous donations from you when we’ve passed the hat at Mass Rides have all been brilliant. But ...
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Photograph of Winchester Sport and Leisure Parl during construction

Winchester Sports and Leisure Centre: A postmortem on four years of campaigning

In 2018 plans for a proposed Winchester Sport and Leisure Centre (WSLC) were submitted for approval. At the time Cycle Winchester (CW) raised a number of transport related objections and these were mainly ignored with some non-binding offers to consider improvements during the construction progress. Since completion we have continued ...
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SCreen shot from 2022 Winchester Movement Strategy survey

Winchester Movement Strategy consultation: please respond!

As we mentioned in a recent post, Hampshire County Council and Winchester City Council are currently consulting on the Winchester Movement Strategy and Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan. The consultation is open for responses until February 11th. As always, we encourage Cycle Winchester supporters to respond, and today we ...
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DfT summary of LCWIP

Cycle Winchester calls for improvements to Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan

The focus of this article is Winchester's Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP). It’s fair to say we are disappointed in the LCWIP, and we think it needs improving. We have submitted a written response, and we’ve had a constructive conversation about our concerns in an informal meeting with ...
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