Campaign Rides

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 2019

View rides on Calendar or download PDF of Rides Programme 2019


Sunday 20th January
The next Campaign ride is somewhat unusual in that we will be visiting a historic building – the recently restored chapel at Royal Victoria Country Park.  I am told that it is well worth visiting and also going up the tower if the weather is fine.  It is free to visit but there is a small charge for the tower.
Meet:  Riverside Park, by Cobden Bridge from 9.45 am for a prompt 10 am departure.  Alternatively, Woolston Stn at 10.20 am
Route: Cobden Bridge, Boardwalk, stadium cycle route and continuing through Basepoint, Itchen Bridge, NCN route to Weston Shore, following the NCN route to RVCP.  Return Weston Shore, Swift Rd, Church Rd and Oak Rd (NCN route) on Sunday 20th to the Itchen Bridge, cycle path to Peartree Church, Peartree Green, Gainsford Rd, Athlestan Rd, over railway line to Quayside Rd, boardwalk, Cobden Bridge, Riverside Park.  Return to park around 1 pm.  15 miles approximately.
Terrain:  quiet roads, cycle paths – tarmac and gravel; busy roads over the bridges but cycle paths on both.  Some hills.
Coffee stop:  anticipated arrival at the chapel is 11 am so we will have an hour here to look around and have coffee.  However, the coffee shop is fairly small and we can decide on the day whether to split into two groups for coffee or to have coffee after our visit at the spacious cafe in the park.

Sun 17 February 10am from Redbridge (Ship Inn): Ride to CADNAM. Leader: Lindsi Bluemel

Sun 17 March 10 am at Cutbush Lane/ Mansbridge Rd junction (nr Haskins): Ride to BISHOPS WALTHAM. Leader: Lindsi Bluemel

Tues 9 April: 10 am Eling Toll Bridge (Totton side)
Ride to BEAULIEU – 20 miles. Leader: Ron Adams

Sun 21 April 10am from Redbridge (Ship Inn):
All day ride to LEPE – 30 miles. Leader: Yusuf Khan

Sun 5 May 7.45am from IOW ferry terminal:
Full day ride — ISLE OF WIGHT RANDONEE. Choice of 100km or 55km CTC routes. Likely return time 9pm ferry.

Sun 19 May 10am from Redbridge (Ship Inn):
BRUMMELL BUMMEL all day ride with stop at Ipley Cross — in memory of STN riders Mark Brummell & Kieran Dix killed while out cycling.
Leader: Lindsi Bluemel

Sun 16 June 9.30am from Dunbridge Station (train from STN at 9.10):
Half day ride to PEPPERBOX HILL Leader: Lindsi Bluemel


Sat 29th June 10pm from STBN Bargate:

WILD NIGHT OUT ride to Netley

Leader: Tim Wakely

Sun 21 July 10am from Micheldever Station (train from STN at 8.55): All day ride round WHITCHURCH Leader: Lindsi Bluemel

Wed 31 July 10am from Old Redbridge Rd flyover (CTC start): All day ride to PLAITFORD (lunch: Shoe Inn) – 26 miles. Leader: John Heath

Sun 18 August from Romsey, Railway Station: All day ride to STOCKBRIDGE (for lunch) – 22 miles.
Leaders: John Scoates

Sun 15 September 8.45am at IOW ferry terminal: Full day ride from Cowes to SANDOWN – 32 miles. Leader: Eric Reed

Sun 20 October 10 am from Nursling (The Four Horseshoes): Northern New Forest ride to DANDY”S FORD
Leader: Ron Adams

Sun 17 November 10am from Lakeside Park, Eastleigh:
Leader: Lindsi Bluemel

Sun 15 December 10am from Hawthorns Café, The Common:
Ride to NORTH BADDESLEY via Chilworth Leader: Lindsi Bluemel

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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