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

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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Photo of Saira riding a bike

People who cycle in Winchester #12: Saira

Hi, I’m Saira. I grew up in a fairly traditional city in Pakistan, where cycling wasn’t viewed as appropriate for a woman and I was driven everywhere by car with a male chaperone. I came to the UK aged 18 and spent a year in London before moving to Winchester...
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Logo for My Journey Workplaces

Wish it was easier to cycle to work?

Cycle Winchester was recently contacted by Sustrans South, who are helping employers to support their staff in travelling sustainably. Perhaps your employer could benefit? Over to Sustrans, who say: Do you want your employer to make it easier for you to travel to work sustainably?  New showers?  More electric vehicle...
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