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

Join the consultation on Bushfield Camp

Developers Legal & General and Gisborne, in partnership with landowners the Church Commissioners for England, have launched their consultation on plans to redevelop Bushfield Camp. They say the development will be “a best-in-class mixed use scheme has the potential to attract major brands looking for new headquarters to the...
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Family cyclists with banner: Make Winchester Better by Bike

Winchester Mass Ride is noticed in USA

It was a carnival atmosphere for an hour on the streets of Winchester on Saturday as 250 cyclists converged on the city from five outlying locations. They merged for a procession around the one-way system to the sounds of bike bells and music, displaying placards calling for a Winchester that...
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Photo of WSLC cycle lockers

Cycle thefts in Winchester: an update

In April, we published an article that highlighted the spate of bike thefts at Winchester Sports and Leisure Centre (WSLC) and also in Winchester more generally. Today we bring you an update to that story. Since April there have been a number of developments: Winchester City Council have provided four...
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Ma showing counts of cyclists at various points around the city

Winchester Cyclist Count: Summer 2022

In January / February this year, Cycle Winchester commenced a study which looks at cyclists and the roads and the routes they use. The first results were published in March, and we are now publishing the results of our Summer 2022 cycle count. A full report is available for download...
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Cycle Enfield

Have your say on Cycle Friendly Winchester

Mini-Holland schemes. As you may already know by now, Hampshire County Council is currently holding a consultation regarding potential “mini-Holland” schemes. As the name implies, a mini-Holland scheme involves intensive spending on local roads and streetscapes to make them, over time, as cycle and pedestrian-friendly as their Dutch equivalents. Hampshire...
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