Mass Ride Group Photo

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.

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Lucy cycling

People who cycle in Winchester #1: Lucy

I’ve lived in Winchester for 22 years but I am Dutch so grew up with a network of cycle paths that made cycling smooth and easy – the natural way to get around! Winchester is a very different experience so unfortunately you often have to be a bit brave. My ...
Segregated cycleway

Let’s see more ambition, Hampshire

Lockdown prompted thousands of new and lapsed cyclists to take to the streets, enjoying quieter roads and relishing the opportunity to embrace a healthier lifestyle, both for transport and leisure. How are central government and local authorities, such as Hampshire County Council, supporting this very welcome trend? On July 10th, ...
HCC Covid Travel Map

Hants Covid Map: 7 days of action

There have been many encouraging statements from central government and Hampshire about taking the opportunity of Covid social distancing to introduce permanent infrastructure for both cycling and walking. The reality of phase 1 improvements has so far not lived up to the words. Hampshire County Council is bidding for 4x ...
Photos of 82 cyclists

Not The Mass Ride, video collage.

When we launched Not The Mass Ride, as a socially-distanced alternative to our hugely popular mass rides, we had no idea whether anyone would feel motivated to join in. We said we would create a combined visual record to show the breadth of cycling activity in our City and to ...

‘Not The Mass Ride’ video

Today Cycle Winchester launches ‘Not The Mass Ride’. Ride to King Alfred’s Statue > Take a selfie > Post on social media #cyclewinchester #BikeWeekUK. Until June 14th. Lots of little rides, one big message: Make Winchester’s streets safe for cyclists. Huge thanks to Shortcuts Video for this production. ...