campaign banner Welcome to the website for Southampton Cycling Campaign. Here you will find information about us and what we would like to achieve. We meet on the second Monday of every month (except August) at the St Denys Community Centre On Horse Shoe Bridge, opposite the Junction Inn pub. Join us for tea and biscuits from 19:30, and business from 20:00. Everyone is welcome.

Local election survey on cycling

April 28th, 2016 1 comment

326px-Vote_icon.svgWe have carried out a survey of the 101 candidates for the local council election candidates, on May 5th, to find out their opinions on cycling. This year we have asked two questions:

Question 1. If elected will you sign up to the Space for Cycling campaign?

Question 2. If elected what would you do to encourage cycling in Southampton?

Before you vote, find out if the candidates in your ward have chosen to respond and see what they have to say.

Minutes of April 2016 meeting

April 15th, 2016 No comments

minutesThe minutes from the monthly meeting on April 11th 2016 are now available.

Campaign ride to Lyndhurst: 17th April

April 14th, 2016 No comments

bikesThe Campaign ride on Sunday 17th April is a 20 mile circular route using cycle paths, quiet roads and forest tracks.  There will be a short distance on the B3056 and we will have to negotiate the one-way system in  Lyndhurst.  Approximately 5 miles of beautiful forest tracks.  Coffee and cake stop in Lyndhurst.

Assemble from 9.45 am at the Ship Inn, Redbridge, for a prompt 10 am start.  Short steep hill at Eling, otherwise fairly flat.  Return by 1.30 pm.

Route in brief:  cycle paths to Eling, Eling Hill, Trotts Lane, Pooksgreen, Long Lane, Twiggs Lane, Beaulieu Road, forest cycle tracks to Lyndhurst, tarmac cycle path alongside Southampton Rd for approx 1 mile, forest cycle tracks through Lodgehill and Costicles Inclosures, Fletchwood Lane, Ashurst Bridge Rd, cycle paths and quiet roads through Totton back to Redbridge.

A good opportunity to try out part of the improved Lyndhurst to Ashurst cycle route. Suitable for all bicycles.  Family and friends welcome, children able to cycle 20 miles.


Minutes of March 2016 meeting

March 21st, 2016 3 comments

minutesThe minutes from the monthly meeting on March 16th 2016 are now available.

FILM NIGHT – Wednesday 16 March, 8.00pm

March 9th, 2016 No comments

Come along and view ‘Bicycle – A Great British Movement’

A documentary about the bicycle’s history and impact in Britain.

86 mins, tea and popcorn provided


£2.00 per head, £2.50 per couple

Campaign rides for 2016

March 1st, 2016 2 comments

bikesThe programme of the 2016 Rides for All is now available. The format allows the programme to be printed and folded into three to make a convenient leaflet to distribute to friends, colleagues etc.

Campaign ride to Hamble: Sunday 21st February

February 17th, 2016 No comments

bikesThere will be a Campaign ride to Hamble on Sunday.  Assemble at Riverside Park, on the grass at the bottom of the slope by Cobden Bridge at 9.45 am for a prompt 10 am departure.

The route will be circular using quiet roads and greenways out and return along Western Shore.  Coffee stop at Hamble Quay.  Mainly flat with a small number of hills.

All ages (able to cycle 20 m) and all types of bicycle suitable although those with road bikes should note that  the NCN route through the Royal Victoria Country Park includes gravel tracks.


Minutes of February 2016 meeting

February 12th, 2016 No comments

minutesThe minutes from the monthly meeting on February 8th 2016 are now available.

Campaign ride to Owslebury: Sunday 17th January

January 13th, 2016 No comments

bikesThe next Cycle Campaign ride is around Owslebury.  Original plan was for a circular route but this involves using at least one bridleway and my risk assessment on Tuesday confirmed that the bridleways are not currently usable.  However, the lanes around Owslebury are almost traffic-free and we can have an enjoyable ride using the same out/return route.

Meet outside Lakeside cafe between 9.45 and 10 am.  Return between 1 and 1.30 pm.  Parking free; toilets available.

Quiet roads through Eastleigh then cycle path; after Bishopstoke all on quiet rural lanes (except Nob’s Crook, track).  Very hilly beyond Eastleigh.  Approx 18 miles.  All bikes suitable.

Coffee and cake stop at Fishers Pond PH on return route.

Route in brief: quiet route through Eastleigh, Bishopstoke Rd (on cycle path), Church Lane, Nob’s Crook, Hensting Lane, Whites Hill, Owslebury, Jackman’s Hill, Morestead, Hazely Rd, Mare Lane, Hensting Lane, return from here as outward route.

Please join us if you are a regular on our rides or have never been on one.  A friendly group cycling at a moderate pace; it’s fine to walk up the steeper hills.  It is forecast to be sunny.


Minutes of January 2016 meeting

January 13th, 2016 No comments

minutesThe minutes from the monthly meeting on January 11th 2016 are now available.