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.

Minutes of February 2015 meeting

February 18th, 2015 No comments

Disappointing news from Southampton City Council

February 18th, 2015 No comments

20sPlentyLogoSouthampton City Council has decided not to roll out 20 mph speed restrictions across the city after the pilot study in Maybush.

http://goo.gl/6XbBMR

Campaign rides in 2015

February 18th, 2015 No comments

The list of campaign rides for 2015 are now available.

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Cycle to Freedom Initiative

January 27th, 2015 2 comments

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.

http://www.fosjp.org.uk/even_about.html#cycletofreedom

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)

Minutes from January 2015 meeting

January 14th, 2015 No comments

The minutes from the monthly meeting on January 12th 2015 are now available.

Test Valley Draft Cycling Strategy

December 1st, 2014 No comments

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.

Bikes to Bursledon campaign ride: 7th December 2014

December 1st, 2014 No comments

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.

More information from lindsibluemel@hotmail.co.uk

Proposal for the Second Avenue Cycle Route

November 19th, 2014 1 comment

Second Avenue PlanSouthampton 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.

 

Minutes

November 10th, 2014 No comments

The minutes of the 13th October 2014 meeting are now available.

Our streets are too narrow for cycle paths. Not!

October 30th, 2014 No comments

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