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.

Southampton Riverfest: Saturday 27th May

May 26th, 2017 No comments
Southampton Cycling Campaign will be making their presence felt at the first Southampton Riverfest on the late May bank holiday weekend. There will be cargo bike rides, an information point,  and bike doctor to look over your cycle. Lyn Bradley is organising a cargo bike ride from Southampton Common to the Festival on Saturday morning.
In addition, Cycling Campaign qualified leaders will be leading a  ride from Riverside Park  to Weston Shore, where participants can stop to watch the Parade of Sail before returning by a different route.  The ride is suitable for all, it will follow use cycle paths, lanes and quiet roads, mainly alongside the River Itchen. 
Those who would like to join a gentle ride to Weston Shore should assemble by the Clock Tower at the Triangle just before 12 noon on Saturday 27th May.  Approximate time of return to Riverside Park is 2 pm.
More details from Lindsi Bluemel  lindsibluemel@hotmail.co.uk

Bike Week 2017: 10th-18th June

May 26th, 2017 No comments
The 2017 national bike week is running from 10th-18th June this year. That means there are two weekends for rides and meetings. We will be organising a set of runs so keep an eye on the site and on our Facebook and twitter feeds to find more details.  A ride leaflet is available for downloading.
Sunday 11th 10 am WINCHESTER
Meet at Lakeside cafe (SO50 5PE) for a ride to Cyclefest in Winchester. Return 5pm. Bring sandwiches or buy cafe/pub lunch.
Mon 12th 6.30 pm SOUTHAMPTON
Meet at the Bargate for a ride through parks and Common to St Denys Comm Centre at 7.30 pm for refreshments and talk by Clean Air Southampton.
Tuesday 13th 6.30 pm  NEW FOREST
Meet at the Hawthorns for a ride to the Forest. Quiet roads and Forest tracks. Refreshments at Ashurst; return 10 pm.
Wednesday 14th  6.30 pm  HAMBLE
Meet at the Bandstand, Palmerston Pk or Woolston Stn 7.15pm for an easy paced  ride to Hamble via Weston Shore. Refreshments at Hamble, return 10 pm.
Thurs 15th 10.30am CLEAN AIR DAY
Family and Cargo Bike Ride
Meet on the Common by play area for a gentle, flat ride to the city centre Clean Air event. Cargo bikes, families, new cyclists, returners; all welcome.
Friday 16th  6.30 pm: DURLEY
Meet at Riverside Pk by Cobden Bridge for a quiet ride to Durley. Refreshments at the Farmers Home PH; Return 10 pm.
Sat 17th Easy Family Rides
10am PORTSWOOD REC
Meet at the Hawthorns for a family ride to Portswood Rec. Mainly cycle paths, stopping for play at the Rec. Return 11.30 am for refreshment at the Hawthorns.
2pm ITCHEN VALLEY COUNTRY PARK
Meet at Riverside Park, by Cobden Bridge for a family ride to Itchen Valley. Cycle paths and quiet roads. Stopping for play and refreshments ; return 4 pm
Sunday 18th 11.30am  BIG LUNCH
Family Ride Meet at Cedar Lodge Park, Oakley Rd or outside cafe, St James Park at 12 noon, for a family ride to the Big Lunch on the Small Common. Bring packed lunch
Mon 19th 7pm ST DENYS HISTORY
Meet at the car park of St Denys Church for a gentle history ride around St Denys Finishing at the Dolphin PH in time for the jazz session at 9 pm. Suitable for all.
Also: Night Ride, Saturday 1st July 11 pm – 1 am. Details to be announced.
(part of national Wild Night Out)
All rides insured and led by experienced leaders Over 12s welcome with an adult. Participants should bring waterproofs and lights if possible.
Participants need to join as associate members. This is free and simple to do online

Campaign ride: Brummell Bummel 21st May 10 am All day ride

May 19th, 2017 No comments

Brummell Bummel 21st May 10 am. All day ride, lunch at the Black Horse West Tytherly

This coming Sunday will be the annual ride in memory of Mark Brummell, one of our members who was killed when out on a bike ride at Ipley Cross in the N F. For the first few years we followed a route which included Ipley Cross but two years ago we decided to introduce some variety and we now organise a ride in other areas we know Mark enjoyed cycling in. After two rides to Kings Sombourne, this year we have a new destination – West Tytherly. The route suggested by John Heath is perfect; quiet lanes, beautiful views, lovely venues for coffee and lunch.

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Campaign ride Sunday 16th April, Stoke Park Woods

April 11th, 2017 No comments

The next Campaign ride takes place on Sunday 16th April; assemble from 9.45 am at the Lakeside cafe – it should be open, so if early you can have tea/coffee while waiting.

Route in brief:  Stoneham Lane, past Concorde Club, Flemming Park, Oakmount Ave, off -road to Otterbourne,

Kiln Lane, Bishopstoke Lane, Stoke Park Woods, cycle path alongside the Itchen to join the shared -use path to Eastleigh Stn, through Eastleigh on quiet rds, back to Lakeside.

Coffee and cake at Brambridge Gdn Centre.

Hybrid and mountain bikes best as some gravel tracks, but there are road alternatives.  No steep hills but Stoke Park Woods is like a roller coaster.  If you have never cycled in these woods before, please do come along.

Return approx 1 pm.

Lindsi

Minutes from February 2017 Meeting

February 19th, 2017 No comments

The minutes from the monthly meeting on February 13th 2017 are now available.

Minutes from January 2017 Meeting

January 24th, 2017 No comments

minutesThe minutes from the monthly meeting on January 9th 2017 are now available.

Minutes from December 2016 meeting

January 5th, 2017 No comments

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The minutes from the monthly meeting on December 12th 2016 are now available.

Response to the Southampton City Council “Cycling Southampton” plan

January 2nd, 2017 No comments

Southampton City Council has produced a draft ten year cycling plan for the city.cyclingplan

As part of the public consultation the Southampton Cycling Campaign has submitted a response.

Top ten priorities and quick fixes

December 13th, 2016 No comments

Streetview2-textSouthampton Cycling Campaign have created a list of suggested improvements to key routes or junctions that would not only make life easier and safer for current cyclists, but once carried out would encourage new people to cycle. This would contribute to the improvement of the air quality and would be a significant step towards Southampton becoming a cycle-friendly city. The list comprises locations and suggestions for improvement  submitted by members and is not intended to be comprehensive, but rather the start of an on-going project aimed at transforming the city environment for the benefit of all. Southampton Cycling Campaign looks forwards to consultation on the locations included in the document.

A separate document has been created describing suggested improvements to Shirley High Street/ Shirley Road.

Campaign Ride: Hilliers Arboretum, Sunday 18th December

December 13th, 2016 No comments

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The next Campaign ride starts at the Four Horseshoes, Nursling St, Nursling and takes  quiet roads and rural lanes to Hilliers, where we will stop for coffee/tea and cake or mince pies.  Return through Romsey and Lee Lane, arriving back at the Four Horseshoes at 1 pm.

An enjoyable ride of approximately 16 miles.  All welcome; a good ride to bring families and friends on as both terrain and distance are easy.

Meet:  the Four Horseshoes at 9.45 am for prompt 10 am departure   Please note:  you can  join the ride at the North Baddesley crossroads at 10.15 am.

Terrain:  one or two hills on the route out to Hilliers, otherwise mainly flat.  Quiet roads, rural lanes and cycle paths, one ford (best bypassed), short distance on fairly busy road to access Hilliers (Jermyns Lane), two busy roads and one railway line to cross. No off-road terrain.

Suitable for all  bikes.

Coffee stop:  Hilliers Arboretum

Route in brief:  Nursling estate, Horns Drove, Rownhams Lane, Bracken Rd, Flemming Ave, Nutburn Rd, Pound Lane, Green Lane, Crampmoor, Straight Mile, Jermyns Lane  Return:  Braishfield Rd, Woodley Lane, Richmond Lane,  NCN route alongside canal to the Plaza, path alongside Southampton Rd, Lee Lane, Dairy Lane.

An easy ride of approximately 16 miles.  All welcome.