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.

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, kbartonsmith@saintsfc.co.uk
(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

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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.

City centre congestion

August 17th, 2015 No comments

This demonstrates clearly why cars should be barred from all city centres – think how much more space and clean air there would be.

Video: Cycling side by side

August 14th, 2015 No comments

It’s safer to overtake cyclists who are riding side by side than strung out in a line. Chris Boardman and Blaine Walsh show why. This is the companion video to SPACE, how to safely overtake cyclists. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9pmw…

 

Video: Chris Boardman demonstrating safe overtaking of cyclists

August 11th, 2015 No comments

Ride to Middle Wallop on Sunday 16th August

August 11th, 2015 No comments

bikesThe ride to Middle Wallop on Sunday 16th August starts at Dunbridge Station at 10 am prompt.  There is a train to Dunbridge from Southampton Central at 9.09 am, arriving at Dunbridge at 9.30 am.  This train also stops at Swaythling, St Denys, Millbrook, Redbridge and Romsey.  Those who would like to cycle to Dunbridge, meet at Chilworth roundabout at 8.30 am.  Parking at the station or nearby is free.

The outward route, via Lockerly and East Tytherly uses quiet lanes, bridleways and restricted byways. After coffee and cake at the Army Flying Museum cafe, we will return using quiet lanes through Nether Wallop, Broughton, Bossington and Mottisfont.  The outward route takes about two hours; the return is more direct and takes just over an hour.  Return between 1.30 and 2 pm.

A beautiful route with very little traffic of approx 23 miles.  Moderately hilly on outward route, downhill most of return route.  Possible, but not recommended, for narrow- wheel bikes.

Lindsi

SUNDAY 12TH JULY OFF-ROAD RIDE TO WINCHESTER

July 1st, 2015 No comments

bikesThe next Campaign ride is on Sunday 12th July.  Meet at Lakeside cafe, Doncaster Drove between 9.45 and 10 am.  Expected return time 4 pm.

This ride will use cycle paths, quiet roads, bridleways and restricted byways to Winchester and back – an alternative to the NCN route, suitable for all except road bikes.

Route:  Stoneham Lane, Flemming Park, Oamount Ave, off-road to the Otter PH, Otterbourne Hill, Poles Lane, Silkstead Lane (restricted byway), Whitshute Lane (bridleway), Winchester (route through Winchester to be decided).

Return: off-road route to St Catherines Hill, bridleway around the south of the hill, Pilgrim’s Trail (bridleway), Mare Lane, Hensting Lane, Nob’s Crook track, Church Lane, Bishopstke Road, off-road cycle path to Eastleigh Stn, Desborough Road back to Lakeside.

We will stop for coffee and cake when we arrive in Winchester, between 11.30 am and 12 noon.  Lunch will be a picnic on St Catherine’s Hill, so bring along sandwiches, crisps etc.  If not picnic weather, we will have lunch at a cafe or pub.

More information from lindsibluemel@hotmail.co.uk

N.B. Change of date to avoid conflict with the city Skyride on 19th July.

Spring/Summer Newsletter

July 1st, 2015 No comments

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The latest newsletter is now available.

Articles in this issue include

  • Campaign rides
  • Local election candidate survey
  • Air quality in Southampton
  • THINK! Campaign coming to Southampton
  • “Does Southampton Council have contempt for cyclists?”

Film: Bikes vs Cars

June 6th, 2015 No comments

Update: A collection was made after the screening and the £60 raised has been posted to the Cyclists Defence Fund.

A screening of “Bikes vs Cars” will being taking place at the ArtHouse, Above Bar, on Friday 12th June at 7.00pm.

“Bikes vs Cars depicts a global crisis that we all deep down know we need to talk about: climate, earth’s resources, cities where the entire surface is consumed by the car. An ever-growing, dirty, noisy traffic chaos. The bike is a great tool for change, but the powerful interests who gain from the private car invest billions each year on lobbying and advertising to protect their business. In the film we meet activists and thinkers who are fighting for better cities, who refuse to stop riding despite the increasing number killed in traffic”.

Screening funded by Dangerous Ideas. A collection for the Cyclists Defence Fund will take place, a CTC charity supporting cyclists unjustly treated by the legal system. Refreshments will be available.

BIKES vs CARS TRAILER from WG Film on Vimeo.

BIKE WEEK 2015 13th–21st June – Southampton Programme

June 5th, 2015 No comments

bikesAll events except Party on the Path organised by Southampton Cycling Campaign. All events free.

Friday 12th, 7 pm: Bikes vs Cars
90 min film at the Art House, Above Bar highlighting the issues cyclists face
around the world.  Free; all welcome

Saturday 13th, from 11am, Party on the Path
Celebration of 20 yrs of NCN at Pavilion In the Park, Eastleigh, SO50 9LH. Fun led Bike rides with music, Dr Bike, Cycling Info,Cycles4All, Route Planning and more.

Monday 15th,6.30pm: Chilworth, Lordswood
Meet at the Cowherds for a led cycle ride; some off-road (mountain bikes not essential).
Return to the Cowherds for refreshments.

Tuesday 16th, 6.30pm: Stoke Park Woods
Meet at Swaythling Station (or 6.45pm at Lakeside cafe, Doncaster Drove). Led cycle ride on quiet roads, off-road paths and bridleways. Stop for refreshments; return approx 10 pm

Wednesday 17th, 6.30pm: Hamble
Meet at the Bargate (7pm at Woolston Stn) for a led ride to Hamble via Weston Shore and Royal Victoria Country Park. Stop for refreshments at Hamble; return approx 10pm

Thursday 18th, 6.30 pm: Eling
Meet at the bandstand, Palmerston Park for a led ride to Eling. Refreshments at Eling; return approx 10pm

Friday 19th, 6.30pm: Durley
Meet at riverside Park, by Cobden Bridge for a led ride to Durley. Stopping at the Farmers’ Home for refreshments; return approx 10pm

All rides insured and led by experienced ride leaders. Participants should bring lights, waterproof clothing if rain forecast and a small amount of money for refreshments.

More info: lindsibluemel@hotmail.co.uk