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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.

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

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HCC cancels Active Travel schemes and we want to know why

As we feared, Hampshire County Council has chosen to remove existing, tranche 1, active travel schemes, and cancel the bulk of planned tranche 2 schemes. Cycle Winchester is asking HCC why. The evidence base for this decision seems flawed. To summarise the key points of the decision: Hyde Street is ...
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Results of AFT2 consultation

Hampshire plans to remove Active Travel schemes despite strong public support

CW calls on HCC to implement new schemes in full, retaining temporary schemes in the interim Hampshire County Council this week published a recommendation to remove current Active Travel schemes in Winchester with no replacement in sight. This despite a clean sweep of positive responses to the public consultation held ...
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A big step forward for Cycle Winchester

For more than three years, through the quietly determined efforts of a small band of volunteers, Cycle Winchester has steadily exerted an influence over local and national transport authorities, in pursuit of our primary aim: making Winchester better by bike. Last October we reported on our main activities and achievements ...
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Winchester Cycling Charter reaches 500!

Since launching in March, over 70 organisations have signed-up to the charter and shown their support for a more cycle-friendly city – including most of the leading Winchester institutions and a wide selection of high street names. And we now have over 500 individual supporters. Thank you for backing this ...
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M3 Junction 9 - May 2021 - Walking and Cycling Proposals Plan

M3 Junction 9: Highways England U-turns on cycleways

Abandoned plans for a new cycle route and a new bridleway… Earlier this month Highways England (the agency responsible for England’s motorways and trunk roads) launched the next phase of its consultation on the redesign of M3 Junction 9 at Winnall. We here at Cycle Winchester were looking forward to ...
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