People Who Cycle in Winchester

One of the things we love most about the Cycle Winchester mass rides, is seeing the wide variety of people who cycle in the city. From infants to grandparents, they have all joined the rides. A few mile-munching athletes, and many who are delighted to toddle to the shops. Riding comfy Dutch town bikes, ferrying the kids in a cargo bike, or easing the hills with an e-bike.

One thing we’ve learned is there is no ‘typical cyclist’. Anyone, ideally everyone, could be using a cycle to get about the city, if we had the right infrastructure.

Today we launch a series of profiles of the diverse people who cycle in Winchester, starting with Lucy, a live event artist.

We’d love to hear your cycling story too. Please contact us and let us know how you came to cycling, or how a bike helps you get around.

Profiles

People Who Cycle in Winchester #7: Sarah

People Who Cycle in Winchester #7: Sarah

I moved to Winchester about four years ago. Prior to this, I had been a frontline police officer for 25 years, living and working in London. Unfortunately in 2014 I suffered a serious head injury and following this, a number of other traumatic incidents. Over time I became very unwell, ...
People Who Cycle in Winchester #6: Colin

People Who Cycle in Winchester #6: Colin

I have lived in Winchester for 33 years, first in St Cross, then Hyde and now Abbotts Barton. I sold my car about 20 years ago and since then I’ve relied on a bicycle for most of my journeys around the city. At the time I lived in Hyde Abbey ...
People Who Cycle in Winchester #5: Vicky

People Who Cycle in Winchester #5: Vicky

I’ve been using bikes for transport almost all my life.  It started when I was growing up in Devon: my dad, who knows the area like the back of his hand, showed me how I get to my grandmother’s and my aunt’s along country lanes with minimal traffic.  The sense ...
We want to hear from you!

We want to hear from you!

We hope you are enjoying meeting some of your fellow cyclists in our Profiles series. We are looking to build a diverse picture of our local cycling community so that decision makers have a more informed picture of who we are – replacing easy stereotypes. Our aim is to avoid ...
People Who Cycle in Winchester #4: Benjamin

People Who Cycle in Winchester #4: Benjamin

Hi, I’m 11 years old and live in Weeke. My bike is a B’TWIN from Decathlon. My earliest memories of cycling are when I was 5 years old. I can remember my Dad running after me along the cycle path by St Catherine’s Hill while I was learning to ride. ...