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 Upham in the South Downs

March 20th, 2014 No comments

On Sunday 23rd March there will be a Campaign ride to Upham in the South Downs starting from Riverside Park (behind social club on Manor Farm Rd) at 10 am (assemble from 9.45 am).  Mainly on rural roads and quiet suburban roads; cycle paths avoid the A27, so no busy roads.

We will be going out to the South Downs via Barbe Baker Ave, Moorgreen Rd and Burnetts Lane and returning via Allington Lane, stopping for refreshments at Arturis Garden Centre. Unfortunately the half-way point is the pub at Upham but it does not open until noon on Sundays  and I estimate that we will be there around 11.30 am. However, we have stopped at Arturis on a previous ride and it is excellent. About half of the ride is fairly flat but once in the Downs it is hilly.  Don’t let this put you off as we can walk up any steep hills.

If you haven’t cycled in the Downs before, come along and join us for an exploration of some wonderful countryside right on your doorstep.

Anyone who would like to know the complete route, email

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Report on the trial of Steven Petterson

February 10th, 2014 2 comments

A report has been prepared on the trial of Steven Petterson, charged with causing the death of cyclist David Irving on Mountbatten Way. Different members attended each day with one assigned to make notes of the day’s proceedings and produce a summary to form part of the complete report.

Day 1,   Day 2,  Day 3,  Day 4,  Day 5,  Day 6.

Comments on David Irving’s route

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Is the cycleway on Church Street under threat?

January 14th, 2014 No comments

An item in the Daily Echo was spotted that mentioned a public consultation meeting to discuss road changes to Church Street, Shirley Towers. The promotion of the meeting has been very low and we are concerned that the only segregated cycleway in Southampton could be under threat. The meeting is in the Salvation Army building (Victor Street) on Saturday Jan 18th between 10am and 1pm. Please, can as many people as possible attend.

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Sunday 15th December TITCHFIELD TOUR

December 4th, 2013 1 comment

Sunday 15th December TITCHFIELD TOUR 22 miles

Meet at 9.45 am at Woolston Station for a prompt 10 am departure. Apart from a short section on the A27 from the bridge at Swanwick to Barnes Lane, this route uses quiet roads, bridleways and cycle paths; return route also uses the pink ferry from Warsash to Hamble (cost with bike £1.75). Most of the route is fairly flat, but Swanwick Bridge to Barnes Lane is fairly steep uphill and there are steep lanes in the Bursledon area. We will cycle through the pretty village of Titchfield and continue north for approximately half a mile to look at the remains of Titchfield Abbey (free). Coffee stop will be at the public house by the Abbey. Return to Woolston Station between 1.30 and 2.00 pm

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Campaign ride on Sunday

November 6th, 2013 No comments

You are all welcome to join the Campaign ride on Sunday 10th November. Meet at the Hawthorns on Southampton Common between 9.45 and 10 am for a prompt 10 am departure. A new route of 17 miles around familiar territory, stopping for refreshments at Chilworth Manor. A mixture of quiet roads, country lanes and cycle paths. No uneven terrain or muddy tracks.

Suitable for all bikes and all abilities (except novice cyclists). Toothill and Misselbrook Lane are steep, otherwise fairly easy undulating terrain.

According to Daily Echo’s weather forecast for the next seven days, Sunday will be dry with a mix of sunshine and cloud.

No need to book, just turn up to join this easy paced friendly ride, returning to the Hawthorns between 1 and 1.30 pm.

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30 km/h – making streets liveable!

November 6th, 2013 No comments


If you haven’Katzenkolonie 01 detail 2t already signed up yourself,  your family and at least a couple of friends  or added this to your Facebook/ Twitter/ whatever page, THEN you have JUST 7 DAYS left to do so.   We need another boost in numbers for this European initiative to change our default speed limit from 30mph to 20mph (30kmh).

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Junction 9 M3/A34

November 1st, 2013 No comments
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Cycle parking

October 16th, 2013 1 comment

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Success: Outcome of public meeting about Avenue cycle path

October 15th, 2013 No comments


Success: Our public meeting to discuss the problems with the Avenue cycle path went really well. The outcome is that the Council has agreed to carry out works on the cycle path, the budget allocated should allow as a minimum: repainting of the existing lining, give-way markings on vehicular accessways (subject to landowner consent), warning signs or markings for cyclists, and no parking markings on the footway alongside the cycletrack. Congratulations to Dilys for all the work she did on this. Minutes of the meeting can be found at:

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Campaign ride: Common to Countryside – 10 November

October 10th, 2013 1 comment

Title: Campaign ride: Common to Countryside
Location: The Hawthorns on Southampton Common
Description: This ride starts at the Hawthorns on Southampton Common and takes a route north through the Common and Sports Centre, off-road paths through Lords Hill, Toothill and Lee Lane. Return via Hoe Lane, North Baddesley, Missleborough Lane and Rownhams Lane. Coffee stop at Chilworth Manor. 18 miles.
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2013-11-10
End Time: 13:30

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