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.

Lordswood Lane public enquiry

November 20th, 2015 No comments

LordswoodLaneThis ancient route runs from Coxford Road in Lordswood along the ridge at the west of the Sports Centre to Chilworth at The Clump (recently renamed The Chilworth Arms) and the Chilworth Science Park.

Campaign members will know that the lane was designated as a public footpath, though historical and usage evidence are such that it should have been made, at least, a bridleway. The short section in Southampton City was re-classed as a restricted byway, while in 2013 Hants County Council Regulatory
Committee voted to upgrade the northern section as well.

There were objections to this upgrading and the issue will be the subject of a Public Inquiry. This will be held on Tuesday 8 March at The Ascension Centre, Thorold Road, Southampton. It is scheduled to last 4 days.

It would be helpful if Campaign members could attend the inquiry, even if they do no intend to speak. Those that have used the route in the past are urged to fill in an Lordswood Lane claim form.

Minutes of November 2015 meeting

November 18th, 2015 No comments

minutesThe minutes from the monthly meeting on November 9th 2015 are now available.

Minutes of October 2015 meeting

November 18th, 2015 No comments

minutesThe minutes from the monthly meeting on October 12th 2015 are now available.

Campaign ride to Manor Farm: Sunday 15th November

November 11th, 2015 No comments

bikesThe next Campaign ride  is on Sunday 15th November and will be an 18 mile circular route starting and finishing at Riverside Park and with a coffee stop at Manor Farm.

Assemble in the car park behind the social club on Manor Farm Rd from 9.45 am for a prompt 10 am start.  Return approx. 1.30 pm

Route in brief:  Riverside Park, Forest Hills Drive, Cutbush Lane, through Harefield estate, Old Northam Rd, Reservoir Lane, through Hedge End to join the cycle path from Freegrounds School to Brook Lane then south to Manor Farm.  Return via Bursledon, Royal Victoria Country Park and Weston Shore.

Owing to the large amount of rain we have had recently we will probably use the Danni King cycle way from Bursledon to the Country Park instead of the Mallards Moor/Badnam Copse bridleway.

Route out is fairly hilly, return route hilly (mainly downhill) to Bursldon then fairly flat.  Quiet roads, cycle paths and bridleways.  Suitable for all bikes.

All welcome.


Campaign ride on Sunday 18th October to Carlo’s

October 14th, 2015 No comments

bikesMembers and non-members are all welcome to join the next Campaign ride which will take place on Sunday 18th October, starting at the Four Horseshoes, Nursling Rd at 10 am prompt.  Assemble from 9.45 am.

This 18 mile ride through some beautiful countryside includes bridleways, Forest tracks and Testwood Lakes gravel tracks but the majority of the route is on quiet rural lanes.  One busy road to cross and one busy roundabout in Totton, otherwise minimal traffic.  The route as far as Carlo’s in hilly but from here it is flat.  Coffee stop at Carlo’s.  Return to the Four Horseshoes approx 1.30 pm

Route:  Dairy Lane, Lee Lane, Morcourt Farm, Ridge Lane, Ryedown Lane, Romsey Rd, Canada Common, Furzely Rd, Newbridge Rd, Winsor Rd, Loperwood Rd, Testwood Lakes, Mill Rd, Station Rd, Dairy Lane.

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Minutes of September 2015 meeting

September 15th, 2015 No comments

minutesThe minutes from the monthly meeting on September 14th 2015 are now available.

Minutes of July 2015 meeting

September 14th, 2015 No comments

minutesThe minutes from the monthly meeting on July 13th 2015 are now available.

Campaign ride on 20th September to Bishops Waltham.

September 14th, 2015 No comments


Meet at 9.45  – 10 am at Cutbush Lane/Swaythling Rd junction, by Haskins Garden Centre.  19 miles, rural lanes, bridleways and quiet roads; some hills.Coffee and cake stop in Bishops Waltham; return by different route, back at Haskins at 1.30 pm

Hybrid and mountain bikes suitable.

Chris Harding’s ‘A Ride For Their Lives’ Evening Talk

August 27th, 2015 No comments

chrishardingIn 2013/14 Chris Harding cycled solo from Southampton to South Africa in aid of the Saints Foundation & Kick 4 Life.

Hear all about his epic 10,000 mile story that is certain to inspire not just cycling and football enthusiasts but people of all ages

Thursday 3rd September 2015–19:30 – 21:00
Matthew Le Tissier Suite, St Mary’s Stadium

Tickets £7, children under 16 £3. (All ticket proceeds go to both charities)

For tickets contact Kim Barton-Smith 023 80711997,
(Lions, Snakes, Children AK47 rifles, Stampedes and a Broken collar bone all feature in this amazing tale)

Cycle to Work Day

August 26th, 2015 No comments



September 3rd is national Cycle to Work Day

Get your bike checked for free by local cycle shops in the week before the event. Also if you pledge to cycle to work you could win a bike.