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 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.

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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.



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?


Explore the Forest on Sunday 2nd November

October 30th, 2014 No comments

The next Campaign ride is Explore the Forest on Sunday 2nd November.  Meet at the Ship PH, Old Redbridge at 9.45 am.   The 16 mile route will be via Eling, Staplehurst Lane, Deerleap Lane and Deerleap enclosure to the Happy Cheese at Ashurst, then Busketts enclosure and returning via Fletchwood Road. We should be back around 1 pm.

I have arranged for the Happy Cheese to open at 11.30 am instead on 12 noon.

This is a lovely ride on rural roads, cycle paths and forest tracks.  Mainly flat, the only hill is steep but short, from Eling Tide Mill to Eling Church.  Hybrids/mountain bikes recommended.

All are welcome to join us and experience the beautiful autumn colours of the Forest.



October 21st, 2014 No comments

Meet at the Four Horse Shoes  in Nursling at 9am.  We will use the route across the Test at Moorcourt Farm then Ridge Lane, Gardeners Lane and Ryedown Lane to Carlos for coffee or breakfast.

This is not an official Campaign ride as it is not in the programme, but it is an opportunity to meet local CTC groups as Southampton CTC is leading a ride to Carlo’s from Romsey and meeting Winchester CTC there at 10.30 am.

I have not planned a return but will leave it up to participants.  We could come back via Testwood Lakes and Mill Lane or return by the same route.  Those who would like a longer ride can continue with Winchester CTC to the Forest.  Southampton CTC will be returning to Romsey so this is another option.

Hybrids or mountain bikes preferable as route through Moorcourt is uneven and rough.



October 8th, 2014 No comments

The minutes of the 8th September 2014 meeting are now available.


September 30th, 2014 No comments

The next Campaign ride will be on Sunday 5th October.  Meet outside Lakeside cafe, Eastleigh (off Wide Lane, just past airport) between 9.45 and 10 am.  We will take a circular route mainly on resticted byways and bridleways of approximately 18 miles, stopping for coffee and cake in Winchester.  Gentle pace, back about 1.30 pm.  All welcome; hybrid or mountain bikes best.

The provisional route is:   From Lakeside following NCN 23 through Flemming Park and on quiet roads to the Otter PH; join the Otterbourne Road , taking first turning left then right onto Silkstead Lane (restricted byway), continuing on  Whiteshute Lane (also restricted byway) into Winchester where we will stop for refreshments.  Return will be via Tun Bridge and Pilgrims Trail bridleway, Mare Lane, Hensting Lane  then right onto B3354 for short distance; left at roundabout, left again onto Bishopstoke Rd, down through Bishopstoke, right into Eastleigh (I believe this has been improved for cyclists), back to Lakeside using quiet roads and the new cycle  link through the new houses just north of Lakeside.