campaign banner Welcome to the website for Southampton Cycling Campaign. Here you will find information about us and our strategy as well as information about cycling in Southampton. Members of the campaign range enormously from occasional cyclists to daily cycle-commuters and their views can vary accordingly. However, all are committed to ensuring that cycling is a viable option for transport and leisure throughout the city. If you are interested in finding out more about these campaigns or can offer some support, please contact us. We meet on the second Monday of every month (except August) upstairs at the Friends Meeting House, Ordnance Road (map). Enter through the side door. Meet at 19:30 for tea and biscuits, with business from 20:00. Everyone is welcome.

Campaign ride to Winchester

July 1st, 2015 No comments

bikesThis ride will use cycle paths, quiet roads, bridleways and restricted byways to Winchester and back – an alternative to the NCN route, suitable for all except road bikes.  This ride was in the 2014 programme but was a shortened version to fit into a morning, leaving the bridleway at Compton. This year the ride will be the full route.

Meet:  Lakeside cafe between 9.45 and 10 am.  Return:  approx 4 pm.

Route: Stoneham Lane, Flemming Park, Oamount Ave, off-road to the Otter PH, Otterbourne Hill, Poles Lane, Silkstead Lane (restricted byway), Whitshute Lane (bridleway), Winchester (route through Winchester to be decided).

Return: off-road route to St Catherines Hill, bridleway around the south of the hill, Pilgrim’s Trail (bridleway), Mare Lane, Hensting Lane, Nob’s Crook track, Church Lane, Bishopstke Road, off-road cycle path to Eastleigh Stn, Desborough Road back to Lakeside.

Spring/Summer Newsletter

July 1st, 2015 No comments

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The latest newsletter is now available.

Articles in this issue include

  • Campaign rides
  • Local election candidate survey
  • Air quality in Southampton
  • THINK! Campaign coming to Southampton
  • “Does Southampton Council have contempt for cyclists?”

Film: Bikes vs Cars

June 6th, 2015 No comments

Update: A collection was made after the screening and the £60 raised has been posted to the Cyclists Defence Fund.

A screening of “Bikes vs Cars” will being taking place at the ArtHouse, Above Bar, on Friday 12th June at 7.00pm.

“Bikes vs Cars depicts a global crisis that we all deep down know we need to talk about: climate, earth’s resources, cities where the entire surface is consumed by the car. An ever-growing, dirty, noisy traffic chaos. The bike is a great tool for change, but the powerful interests who gain from the private car invest billions each year on lobbying and advertising to protect their business. In the film we meet activists and thinkers who are fighting for better cities, who refuse to stop riding despite the increasing number killed in traffic”.

Screening funded by Dangerous Ideas. A collection for the Cyclists Defence Fund will take place, a CTC charity supporting cyclists unjustly treated by the legal system. Refreshments will be available.

BIKES vs CARS TRAILER from WG Film on Vimeo.

BIKE WEEK 2015 13th–21st June – Southampton Programme

June 5th, 2015 No comments

bikesAll events except Party on the Path organised by Southampton Cycling Campaign. All events free.

Friday 12th, 7 pm: Bikes vs Cars
90 min film at the Art House, Above Bar highlighting the issues cyclists face
around the world.  Free; all welcome

Saturday 13th, from 11am, Party on the Path
Celebration of 20 yrs of NCN at Pavilion In the Park, Eastleigh, SO50 9LH. Fun led Bike rides with music, Dr Bike, Cycling Info,Cycles4All, Route Planning and more.

Monday 15th,6.30pm: Chilworth, Lordswood
Meet at the Cowherds for a led cycle ride; some off-road (mountain bikes not essential).
Return to the Cowherds for refreshments.

Tuesday 16th, 6.30pm: Stoke Park Woods
Meet at Swaythling Station (or 6.45pm at Lakeside cafe, Doncaster Drove). Led cycle ride on quiet roads, off-road paths and bridleways. Stop for refreshments; return approx 10 pm

Wednesday 17th, 6.30pm: Hamble
Meet at the Bargate (7pm at Woolston Stn) for a led ride to Hamble via Weston Shore and Royal Victoria Country Park. Stop for refreshments at Hamble; return approx 10pm

Thursday 18th, 6.30 pm: Eling
Meet at the bandstand, Palmerston Park for a led ride to Eling. Refreshments at Eling; return approx 10pm

Friday 19th, 6.30pm: Durley
Meet at riverside Park, by Cobden Bridge for a led ride to Durley. Stopping at the Farmers’ Home for refreshments; return approx 10pm

All rides insured and led by experienced ride leaders. Participants should bring lights, waterproof clothing if rain forecast and a small amount of money for refreshments.

More info: lindsibluemel@hotmail.co.uk

Minutes of May 2015 meeting

May 15th, 2015 No comments

The minutes from the monthly meeting on May 11th 2015 are now available.

Survey of local candidates

April 30th, 2015 No comments

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8 questions on cycling issues were sent out to all 96 candidates standing in the local Southampton Council elections, across all 16 wards.

The responses of those that chose to take part in the survey can be compared for each ward.

Use your vote to improve cycling in Southampton.

Minutes of February 2015 meeting

February 18th, 2015 No comments

Disappointing news from Southampton City Council

February 18th, 2015 1 comment

20sPlentyLogoSouthampton City Council has decided not to roll out 20 mph speed restrictions across the city after the pilot study in Maybush.

http://goo.gl/6XbBMR

Campaign rides in 2015

February 18th, 2015 1 comment

The list of campaign rides for 2015 are now available.

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Cycle to Freedom Initiative

January 27th, 2015 3 comments

Sunday 8th February / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm /

St James Park, St James Road, Shirley, Southampton SO15 5SD

This is the Launch event for the Catch 22 weekly cycling initiative, encouraging recreational cycling for all the family. Come along, all you need is yourself and a bike.

http://www.fosjp.org.uk/even_about.html#cycletofreedom

This event features:

  • Free soup, roll, and discount voucher for ParkLife Café when you sign in
  • Free general bicycle maintenance and repairs
  • Cycle Skills and Challenge course with a qualified coach
  • Smoothie Bikes (cycle to make your own healthy snack)
  • Bike Roller racing competitions
  • Cycle Security (including Bike Marking)