Rides

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

Cycle Winchester has so far organised four Mass Rides (12 May 2018, 15 Dec 2018, 27 Apr 2019, and 12 Oct 2019). 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.

More about our rides

Today we announce Mass Ride 3!

Today we announce Mass Ride 3!

We didn’t want to keep you waiting too long so the 3rd WINCHESTER MASS RIDE is now being organised and will be held on SATURDAY 27th APRIL. ...
Mass Ride 2, “a triumph over the elements”

Mass Ride 2, “a triumph over the elements”

Organisers hailed the second Cycle Winchester mass ride “a triumph over the elements” as one hundred cyclists braved cold, lashing rain to call for improvements in Winchester’s cycling infrastructure. With a yellow warning of wind and heavy rain, the team contemplated cancelling the event, but in the end felt that ...
Mass Ride 2: Guidance to Riders

Mass Ride 2: Guidance to Riders

It’s nearly here! Hopefully you are excited as we are at once again taking over the streets of Winchester for a short while to demonstrate the strength and diversity of our cycling community and the joy of pedal-power. And it’s not too late to invite friends and neighbours to join ...
Details of 15th December Mass Ride Confirmed

Details of 15th December Mass Ride Confirmed

Details of our second, festive, mass ride, taking place on the morning of 15th December, are now confirmed. Once again, we invite you to join us on a mass ride, in the form of a ‘bike train’, bringing riders from pick-up points around the city to converge on the central one-way ...
Help Us Distribute 2nd Mass Ride Posters and Leaflets

Help Us Distribute 2nd Mass Ride Posters and Leaflets

The day of our Second Cycle Winchester Mass Ride on December 15th is fast approaching. We’d love this one to be the biggest and best yet! You can help us by getting the word out. We have printed A4 posters and A5 leaflets ready to distribute. If you know places ...