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 BBQ: Tuesday 29th July

July 22nd, 2014 No comments

BBQ for Campaign members, friends, family and other local cyclists on Tuesday 29th July at 17 Whitworth Road, Bitterne Park. The basics (both meat and veggie) will be provided so you do not need to bring food but extras are always welcome.

Arrive from 6.30 pm onwards and stay as long as you like!

Lindsi

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Campaign ride: Saturday 19th July

July 15th, 2014 No comments

COUNTRYSIDE TO COAST

Meet:  Riverside Park (behind Social Club on Manor Farm Rd) at 9.45 am for 10 am departure.  Return approx 5 pm.

Route:  via Upham to Bishop’s Waltham; a visit to Bishop’s Waltham Palace before stopping for coffee; continuing on country lanes, disused railway and bridleways, stopping to visit Titchfield Abbey and look around the pretty village of Titchfield then south to Titchfield Haven for lunch.

Return via  NCN 2 route to Warsash, Hamble ferry, Royal Victoria Country Park and Weston Shore.

Route includes cycle paths, bridleways, disused railway, country lanes and restricted byways.  Some surfaces uneven but road alternatives available.

Lunch can be purchased at the Titchfield Haven cafe or bring sandwiches if you prefer.  From previous experience, there is no objection to eating these in the cafe garden.

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HYTHE HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS SATURDAY 28TH JUNE

June 26th, 2014 No comments

The next Campaign ride is a 20 mile route starting at the Hythe ferry, led by Jim Probert.  Meet at Town Quay at 9.45 am to catch the 10 am ferry (fare £5.60 plus £1.40 for bike).  The route is mostly on road and shared cycle paths; coffee/lunch stop at Lepe cafe plus an optional stop at Beaulieu.  Return via Ipley Cross and Dibden.

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Bike Week

June 4th, 2014 No comments

BikeWeek2014Bike Week - 14-22nd June 2014 – is an annual opportunity to promote cycling, and show how cycling can easily be part of everyday life by encouraging ‘everyday cycling for everyone’. Demonstrating the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling, the week aims to get people to give cycling a go all over the UK, whether this be for fun, as a means of getting around to the local shops, school, the library or just to visit friends. Bikeweek.org.uk

Details of the rides being run by the Southampton Cycling Campaign during Bike Week can be found at www.southamptoncyclingcampaign.org.uk/rides/

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THE SECOND MARK BRUMMELL MEMORIAL RIDE – THE BRUMMELL BUMMEL

May 12th, 2014 1 comment

Saturday 24th May, 9.45am at the Wellington Arms, Freemantle  (10 am departure)Brummell

 THE SECOND MARK BRUMMELL MEMORIAL RIDE 

  THE BRUMMELL BUMMEL

THE WELLINGTON ARMS, FREEMANTLE TO THE TURF CUTTERS, EAST BOLDRE

Route is via Second Ave, Eling, Marchwood, Ipley Cross,  Beaulieu Rd and B 3056 to Beaulieu then Bunkers Hill and Cripple Gate Lane to the Turf Cutters.  Return is via same route, the Hythe ferry or train from Beaulieu Rd Stn.

We will stop at the Bold Forester for coffee on the way out and will reach the Turfcutters in time for lunch.  CTC cyclists will join us at Ipley Cross where we will stop for a few minutes to remember Mark.

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AGM 12th May, 7.30 pm at the Friends Meeting House, Ordnance Rd

May 12th, 2014 No comments

Please come along if you can to this meeting and think about volunteering for the coming year. We have lost some active members so we need more willing to take on a role.  It needn’t be time consuming, probably no more than half an hour or so a week.  The more volunteers we have the easier it is for everyone.

Also the minutes from the last meeting on the 14th April are now available.

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Latest newsletter

May 10th, 2014 No comments

The latest newsletter (Spring/Summer 2014) is now available for download in [MS Word] or [PDF] format.

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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  lindsibluemel@hotmail.co.uk

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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. http://goo.gl/maps/AoqfR

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