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 #3: Valerie

People Who Cycle in Winchester #3: Valerie

Hi, I’m a 64-yr-old non-lycra wearing, all-weather cyclist! I have two bikes, Gertie a Raleigh and Daisy, a Triumph. Gertie is the sturdier and heavier of the two bikes: my workhorse for work and shopping. She was rescued from the tip and restored for me. Daisy is a gift from ...
People Who Cycle in Winchester #2: Marvin

People Who Cycle in Winchester #2: Marvin

I’m a musician. I write music, teach the guitar and busk. I’ve been in Winchester about 21 years, moving from London to be near my son when he was born. I use my bike almost every day, often cycling down from Greenhill Road into town where I busk in the ...
People Who Cycle in Winchester #1: Lucy

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 ...