Campaign Rides


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EVENTS & RIDES 9 – 17 June

Fun, Family friendly and FREE.

All abilities welcome. Bring waterproofs and lights. Accompanied over 12s welcome. Under 12s welcome on Saturday rides in cargo bikes/bike seats. Our rides are either easy or very easy paced and led by experienced leaders. Only the HSBC and British Cycling guided rides need to be booked.

More information from:

A booklet of our Bike Week rides can be downloaded in PDF format.

Saturday 9 June  2:00 – 4:00 pm    Slow and Sedate SHIRLEY Ride

Sunday 10 June 10:00am – 1:30 pm   Ride to ROMSEY via Lee Lane

Monday 11 June 6:30 – 8:30 pm    A leisurely ride round the COMMON & theSPORTS CENTRE

Wednesday 13 June 10:30 am   Ride to The Shoe Inn, WELLOW for lunch

Wednesday 13 June  6:30 – 10:00 pm  Ride to HAMBLE (pub stop)

Friday 15 June 10:00 am – 2:00 pm  Ride to EASTLEIGH via Riverside Park

Friday 15 June  6:30 – 10:00 pm  Ride to DURLEY (refreshments at Farmer’s Home Pub)

Saturday 16 June 2:00 – 4:00 pm   Relaxing RIVERSIDE Ride

Sunday 17 June  11:00 am – 3:00 pm HSBC RIDE SOUTHAMPTON

Please visit the Campaign Stall in the City Parks.

** NB. Sat 30 June 10:00 pm  From Southampton Bargate: WILD NIGHT OUT ride to Netley. **

Campaign Rides


Southampton Cycling Campaign rides explore local countryside using, quiet roads, rural lanes, bridleways, cycle paths and restricted byways. Suitable for Touring, hybrid and mountain bikes. There is always a stop for coffee and cake approximately half way.

Our main rides are on the 3rd Sunday of each month

– Rides are between 15 and 20 miles; they start promptly at 10 am and finish around 1 pm.
– All rides include a coffee and cake stop
– No need to book – just turn up.

Ride leaders: Jonathon Chant, Lindsi Bluemel

Unavoidable changes (eg adverse weather conditions) will be posted on this website. More info:

Rides Programme 2018

View rides on Calendar or download PDF of 2018 rides


Sunday 15th July – Burseldon Station to Stokes Bay

Sunday 19th August – Lakeside Cafe (Eastleigh) to Winchester – Full day ride lunch at Queen Inn

Saturday 8th September – Full Day Historic Churches Tour – Nursling (The Four Horseshoes) to  Somborne

Sunday 21st October – Nursling (The Four Horseshoes) to Dandy’s Ford (New forest)

Sunday 18th November – Eastleigh Station to Owlesbury

Sunday 16th December – St Andrews Church (The Avenue) to Romsey

Mid Week Rides

Tuesday 22 May 6:30pm prompt from Palmerston Park bandstand: Evening ride to HAMBLE (pub stop). Back by 10pm – bring lights!

Saturday 30 June 10pm from STN Bargate: WILD NIGHT OUT to Netley


13 comments on “Campaign Rides
  1. Wayne Palmer says:

    Hi, can anyone advise if off road tyres will be required for the wheels around Winchester ride on the 5th October please.



  2. dht says:

    @Wayne Palmer
    Hi Wayne,
    The ride leader recommends hybrid or mountain bikes. So wider tyres with some tread would be best, but no need for suspension forks. Not suitable for road bikes with narrow tyres.

  3. Emily says:


    I have not cycled with this group before, is there anything I have to register to or can I just turn up on they day of one of the events?

    Thanks, Emily

  4. dht says:

    Hi Emily,
    No registration required, just turn up at the start location/time.

  5. eleanor says:

    Hi, can u tell me where the meeting point is as I don’t know the Riverside park? Can u give a brief description of the route as I’m not good with very steep hills! thx E

  6. Peter Court says:

    Where does the BRUMMEL BUMMEL start and finish, please? Distance? On road or off road?

  7. dht says:

    The details of this year’s Brummel Bummel are yet to finalised. It’s likely to be a new route; possibly the Test valley, as it was a favoured cycling area for Mark. There is a Campaign meeting on Monday where we hope to make a final decision and the website will be updated soon after.

  8. Nigel says:

    Any further news?
    CTC has already announced this ride to Kings Somborne but I’d prefer to cycle the SCC version. Is it going to Kings Somborne? Where/when is the start?

  9. dht says:


    Hi Nigel,
    Information about the Brummel Bummel is now available on the Southampton Cycling Campaign website.

  10. reena says:

    hi – the ride on the 15th meeting at cowheards – how long is it? Not sure if I can keep up as i am not very fast or experienced.

  11. dht says:

    The ride leader is very experienced and the group will all cycle together, nobody will be left behind. The ride should be less than 15 miles. If you email Lindsi Bluemel ( then she will be able to give you more detailed information about the ride.

  12. Morny says:

    When next the upcoming riding campaign is about to happen! Could you please let me know? I missed both the above mentioned dates to join in for cycle ride.

    Although I’ve bike ride around MANOR FARM COUNTRY PARK before, but riding with campaigners is a great fun.

  13. Lyn Brayshaw says:

    Cargo/family bike rides coming up – Sat 21st Jan, then 21st or 23rd Feb (half term)…and monthly. See f b Southampton Cargo Bicycles. All welcome!

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