Mass Ride, 15 Dec 2018
Mass Ride, 15 Dec 2018, photo by Mike Caldwell

Update: Mass Ride #7 will take place on 30 September 2023.

Cycle Winchester has so far organised six Mass Rides (12 May 2018, 15 Dec 2018, 27 Apr 2019, 12 Oct 2019, 16 Oct 2021 and 1 Oct 2022). Despite some poor weather conditions turnout has been excellent and the largest gathering was approximately 300. The Mass Rides have helped to create a growing community of cyclists in Winchester. They have raised awareness of Cycle Winchester and given it a body of supporters. The Mass Rides continue to demonstrate the large numbers of cyclists in the city and show that people who ride bikes are a significant and ‘mobilised’ demographic. The rides also encourage new, young or wary cyclists to get on their bike and find fun and safety in numbers.

Due to COVID -19 restrictions a fifth Mass Ride was converted into a Not the Mass Ride (NtMR) wherein individual cyclists posted selfies of themselves beside a logo decorated bike at King Alfred’s Statue during Bike Week. In the end around 100 riders posted selfies and more took part.

Occasionally, we publish quiet routes which everyday cyclists and families can enjoy without encountering heavy traffic.

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View of hundreds of cyclists streaming down North Walls during Mass Ride 7

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A family riding bikes in the Cycle Winchester Mass Ride

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WInchester Together for Our Planet logo

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