The list of campaign rides for 2015 are now available.
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.
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)
The minutes from the monthly meeting on January 12th 2015 are now available.
The Test Valley Borough Council are in the process of creating a new Cycling Strategy and have so far produced a draft version that is undergoing a consultation process. The response by the CTC Test Valley Local Campaign to this draft is now available.
The next Campaign ride is Bikes to Bursledon on 7th December. This is an unusual route using quiet roads, bridleways, gravel tracks, cycle paths and country lanes. At Bursledon we can either go north to Lowford for a coffee stop, or south to Hamble.
Return will be via the NCN route through Royal Victoria Country Park and Weston Shore.
Meet: 9.45 – 10 am, the car park behind the social club on Manor Farm Rd
Return between 1 and 1.30 pm
Route is approximately 18 miles, hilly in Bitterne Park and Bursledon,; middle section is fairly flat. Hybrid or mountain bikes recommended.
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Southampton City Council have produced a proposal for the cycle route at the western end of Second Avenue. The “Armadillos” in Section A-A of the plan, can be seen in operation in Church Street – these were installed last week as part of the new cycle way.
The minutes of the 13th October 2014 meeting are now available.
The Netherlands based British blogger, David Hembrow, explains how Dutch streets are no different from any other streets in Europe. They were built to allow two horse and carts to pass. So the reason there’s space for cycling is that a conscious decision was made not to prioritise motorised traffic above any other form of transport. Simple really. Can we make the change? http://goo.gl/b13I8t