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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.

Southampton Cyclists’ Code

October 31st, 2016 No comments

Southampton Cycling Campaign have produced a useful set of guidelines called the Southampton Cyclists Code to help you enjoy your journey around Southampton more safely. It will soon be available at most local cycle shops in the city as well as Bike2Basics Community Bike Doctor at Aldermoor Farm and Repair Cafe in Freemantle. It is available to download and it may be shared freely.

If you would like printed copies of the cyclists code to hand out then please contact Jon Bingham at

Cargo bikes on The Common

October 17th, 2016 No comments
cargobikesAs part of Southampton’s first Sustainability Week, lots of cargo bikes met up on The Common.  From 1pm Sunday 16th October cargo bikes kept appearing at the play area, so those with ‘living’ cargo could be amused while they gathered. The bicycles were admired and stories compared; photos were snapped from the top of the slide, looking down on all the fantastic bicycles. Some then headed off for a mass ride around the top of The Common. If you own any sort of cargo bike – tandem, trailer, any variation – please do join the Facebook page “Southampton Cargo Bicycles“.

Stolen bicycle

September 20th, 2016 No comments
stolenbikeA Raleigh Randonneur was stolen  in a forced shed burglary on the night of Sat 17 Sept from Lindsi’s garden in Whitworth Rd Bitterne Park Southampton between 1-4am.
Colour: turquoise, 27speed upgraded gearing with handlebar end controls  and small mauve ribbon tied to drop handbars.
Please keep your eyes open and report any possible sightings and/or Police tel 101  Crime No: 44160352265. Three other bikes were also taken from the shed but two were dumped in garden so we suspect there were more than one thief and a van involved and they are looking to resell. Any suggestions for recovery will be welcome.

Cycle to Work Day

September 7th, 2016 No comments

Cctwd-logoycle to Work Day is a national event that aims to encourage everyone to take to two wheels and cycle to work. This year it is on Wednesday September 14th.

Free bike checks are available from a number of local bike shops and there is a chance to win a bike if you pledge to ride to work on Cycle to Work Day.

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.

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

January meeting: New year and new location

January 11th, 2016 No comments

We’ve moved

The next Cycle Campaign meeting is Monday 11th January from 7.30 pm. Please note our new venue which is St Denys Community Centre at the St Denys side of Horseshoe Bridge, opposite the Junction PH.

Google map


Please come along and see for yourselves what the new venue has to offer.

Lordswood Lane public enquiry

November 20th, 2015 No comments

LordswoodLaneThis ancient route runs from Coxford Road in Lordswood along the ridge at the west of the Sports Centre to Chilworth at The Clump (recently renamed The Chilworth Arms) and the Chilworth Science Park.

Campaign members will know that the lane was designated as a public footpath, though historical and usage evidence are such that it should have been made, at least, a bridleway. The short section in Southampton City was re-classed as a restricted byway, while in 2013 Hants County Council Regulatory
Committee voted to upgrade the northern section as well.

There were objections to this upgrading and the issue will be the subject of a Public Inquiry. This will be held on Tuesday 8 March at The Ascension Centre, Thorold Road, Southampton. It is scheduled to last 4 days.

It would be helpful if Campaign members could attend the inquiry, even if they do no intend to speak. Those that have used the route in the past are urged to fill in an Lordswood Lane claim form.