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

Closeup photo of multiple locks securing a bike.

Bike security and theft reporting in Winchester: a guide

74,421 bike thefts were reported to England and Wales police between July 2021 and June 2022. That means that a bike was stolen every 7 minutes in England and Wales in 2022. And don’t forget, this is reported cases; the actual number of bike thefts would have been at least...
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Family cyclists with banner: Make Winchester Better by Bike

Report of our AGM held on February 6th

We held our first Annual General Meeting last month. South Downs Social made us very welcome, in their delightful café and emporium. We have had some nice feedback from some of the 30-or-so attendees, that the evening was informative and enjoyable. The official minutes of the meeting can be downloaded...
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Wayfarer Bicycle Services offers 10% discount on maintenance labour

We are proud to announce yet another discount for Cycle Winchester members. Wayfarer Bicycle Services provides bike maintenance, either on a mobile basis or at their workshop in Alresford. Philip Butler of Wayfarer told us: “I would be able to offer 10% discount on the labour element of bike maintenance...
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South Downs Social offers 15% discount to Cycle Winchester members

South Down Social becomes the latest local bike establishment to offer a discount to Cycle Winchester members. Not only did South Downs Social very kindly host Cycle Winchester’s recent Annual General Meeting, we were also delighted to announce at the meeting, that this local bike café, emporium and events venue...
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Cyclists emerge from Church Lane, Twyford, as part of the Cycle Bus

Cycle Bus from Colden Common and Twyford

A model for other neighbourhoods? Cycle Winchester has been deeply impressed by the weekly Cycle Bus, established from Colden Common and Twyford to Winchester schools, so we asked Hannah, one of the organisers, to tell us a little more about it. We hope this successful initiative will be replicated in...
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