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.


June 5th, 2016 2 comments

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All rides insured and led by experienced leaders. Participants should bring waterproofs,and lights if possible. Over 10s welcome with an adult. More info: A printable leaflet of the events and rides is available.

Sunday 12th 11am-3pm  British Cycling SKY RIDE. Visit the Campaign stall in Hoglands Park and find out who we are and how to join and help our campaigning work

Monday 13th   6.30 pm NEW FOREST

Meet at the Cowherds (or the Ship Inn, Redbridge at 7 pm) for a led ride out to the Forest on quiet roads, paths and forest tracks

Refreshments at Ashurst   Return 10pm

Tuesday 14th   6.30 pm CITY CYCLE RIDE

Meet at the Cenotaph for a short ride including the boardwalk, St Mary’s stadium and parks

Return to Friends Meeting House, Ordnance Rd at 7.30pm for refreshments followed by talk


Nick Coates of Beamz

Wednesday 15th  6.30 pm ROYAL VICTORIA  COUNTRY PARK

Meet at  St Denys Community Centre for a led ride to RVCP (or Woolston Stn 7pm). Return

to St Denys Community Centre at 8.30 pm for refreshments followed by talk/demo


This talk/demo will show you how to use an iPhone or Android phone to plan your route, to navigate while you are on your bike and to log your trip.  Also the best way to keep your phone on your handlears, keep it dry and charged.

Thursday 16th  1.45 pm HAMBLE

Over 50s led ride. Meet at  Southampton Sailing Club, Victoria Rd for a safe quiet

ride along Weston shore to Hamble. Led

by Jenny & Andy, Active Travel Officers

5.30 pm: ROMSEY

Meet at the Cowherds for a led ride to Romsey with the option of joining the CTC evening ride to Braishfield or stopping for refreshments in Romsey and returning to Southampton at 9.30pm

Friday 17th  6.30 pm: DURLEY

Meet at Riverside Park, by Cobden Bridge for a led ride to Durley on quiet roads and lanes

Refreshments at Farmers Home Return 10pm

Coming up: cargo bikes night ride with music (panniers & baskets qualify) later in June. See website for details of this and more rides

BIKE WEEK 2016 event: Sustainably Engineered Wooden Bikes, A talk by Nick Coates

May 31st, 2016 No comments

Beamz bikeTuesday, June 14, Refreshments 7.30 pm; talk starts 8 pm. 

Friends Meeting House, Ordnance Rd (off London Rd), Southampton

Free; all welcome

More info at

BEAMZ Birch-wood Bikes.  How are they made, why are they made?   Nick Coates – Founder – BEAMZ C.I.C.
BEAMZ, a Social Enterprise based in Sholing, Southampton, are developing the technology and craft to make high-performance bicycles out of locally grown Birch-wood poles. Beautiful, entirely individual bikes are the result, whilst energy sustainability, wildlife diversity and social sustainability are the objectives.  Find out how traditional craft techniques and high technology are combined to achieve these results. BEAMZ represents an experiment in holistic enterprise, where beautiful products, care of the environment and high-wellbeing jobs are synergystic.
Find out how you can follow, support or get involved  in the BEAMZ adventure.

Local election survey on cycling

April 28th, 2016 1 comment

326px-Vote_icon.svgWe have carried out a survey of the 101 candidates for the local council election candidates, on May 5th, to find out their opinions on cycling. This year we have asked two questions:

Question 1. If elected will you sign up to the Space for Cycling campaign?

Question 2. If elected what would you do to encourage cycling in Southampton?

Before you vote, find out if the candidates in your ward have chosen to respond and see what they have to say.

Minutes of April 2016 meeting

April 15th, 2016 No comments

minutesThe minutes from the monthly meeting on April 11th 2016 are now available.

Campaign ride to Lyndhurst: 17th April

April 14th, 2016 No comments

bikesThe Campaign ride on Sunday 17th April is a 20 mile circular route using cycle paths, quiet roads and forest tracks.  There will be a short distance on the B3056 and we will have to negotiate the one-way system in  Lyndhurst.  Approximately 5 miles of beautiful forest tracks.  Coffee and cake stop in Lyndhurst.

Assemble from 9.45 am at the Ship Inn, Redbridge, for a prompt 10 am start.  Short steep hill at Eling, otherwise fairly flat.  Return by 1.30 pm.

Route in brief:  cycle paths to Eling, Eling Hill, Trotts Lane, Pooksgreen, Long Lane, Twiggs Lane, Beaulieu Road, forest cycle tracks to Lyndhurst, tarmac cycle path alongside Southampton Rd for approx 1 mile, forest cycle tracks through Lodgehill and Costicles Inclosures, Fletchwood Lane, Ashurst Bridge Rd, cycle paths and quiet roads through Totton back to Redbridge.

A good opportunity to try out part of the improved Lyndhurst to Ashurst cycle route. Suitable for all bicycles.  Family and friends welcome, children able to cycle 20 miles.


Minutes of March 2016 meeting

March 21st, 2016 3 comments

minutesThe minutes from the monthly meeting on March 16th 2016 are now available.

FILM NIGHT – Wednesday 16 March, 8.00pm

March 9th, 2016 No comments

Come along and view ‘Bicycle – A Great British Movement’

A documentary about the bicycle’s history and impact in Britain.

86 mins, tea and popcorn provided


£2.00 per head, £2.50 per couple

Campaign rides for 2016

March 1st, 2016 2 comments

bikesThe programme of the 2016 Rides for All is now available. The format allows the programme to be printed and folded into three to make a convenient leaflet to distribute to friends, colleagues etc.

Campaign ride to Hamble: Sunday 21st February

February 17th, 2016 No comments

bikesThere will be a Campaign ride to Hamble on Sunday.  Assemble at Riverside Park, on the grass at the bottom of the slope by Cobden Bridge at 9.45 am for a prompt 10 am departure.

The route will be circular using quiet roads and greenways out and return along Western Shore.  Coffee stop at Hamble Quay.  Mainly flat with a small number of hills.

All ages (able to cycle 20 m) and all types of bicycle suitable although those with road bikes should note that  the NCN route through the Royal Victoria Country Park includes gravel tracks.


Minutes of February 2016 meeting

February 12th, 2016 No comments

minutesThe minutes from the monthly meeting on February 8th 2016 are now available.