Rides

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

Update: Mass Ride #5 will take place on 16 October 2021. Full details here.

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

Photo (c) Mike Caldwell

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 ...
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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 ...
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Mass Ride May 2018

Mass Ride 2 – it’s back! Saturday 15th December

Thanks again to everyone who turned out for the Mass Ride in May and helped make it so successful. And particular thanks to those who volunteered to help lead rides and marshal the event without knowing quite what to expect! The good news is that plans are underway for a ...
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Mass Ride video thumbnail

Great video of our mass ride in May

Local video-maker Laurent Metrich contributed a lovely video of our mass ride on May 12th, where 300 Winchester cyclists took to the streets to campaign to make Winchester better by bike. The video features footage from the day, along with an interview with Rob Jordan, explaining how Cycle Winchester is ...
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Press coverage for our Mass Ride

“Cycling campaigners take to the streets in record number”

We couldn’t have put it better! Today’s Hampshire Chronicle and Southern Daily Echo both have fabulous coverage of our successful mass ride last Saturday, where 300 Winchester cyclists took to the streets to show their support for making Winchester better by bike. We are the cover story in the Chronicle, ...
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