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


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

8 – 16 June (and beyond)
Fun, Family friendly and FREE. All abilities welcome! Bring waterproofs, plus lights if an evening ride. Accompanied children welcome. Our rides are either steady or easy paced, mostly 16 –18 miles or less, and led by experienced leaders. All rides including the British Cycling guided ride will be advertised on the Letsride and National Bike Week websites.
More information from:

A leaflet that lists all the rides during bike Week is available for download

Sunday 9 June 10:00 am – 12:00
From: Guildhall Square
A ride along mostly quiet roads to the Winchester Criterium and Cyclefest.
Since riders will wish to spend varying times there (closes 5pm), this is a one-way ride and some may wish to return by train.
Led by Jim Probert

Monday 10 June 7:30 – 10:00 pm
Talk by Paul Gasson, Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign at St Denys
Community Centre, Priory Rd.

Tuesday 11 June 6:30 – 9.30 pm
From: Palmerston Park bandstand
Ride to HAMBLE (The Victory pub) and back via Weston Shore & Royal Victoria Country Park. NB A British Cycling guided ride for new and returning cyclists – book on:
Led by Stephen Edwards

Wednesday 12 June 6:30 – 9:30 pm
From: Riverside Park by Cobden Bridge
Ride to DURLEY (Farmer’s Home pub). The route runs along West End & Hedge End cycle paths as well as country lanes. This circular route returning to Southampton Centre is always one of our most popular rides. Led by Eric Reed

Thursday 13 June 7:00 – 9:00 pm
From: St Denys Church (St Denys Road)
Ride to the other St Denys (CHILWORTH)
A history bike ride around St Denys and on to the church of
St Denys at Chilworth — ending at the View Bar near the Sports Centre.
A social, leisurely ride suitable for all.
Led by Katherine Barbour

Saturday 15 June 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
From: Brockenhurst Station (train from STN Central at 9:35 am)
Ride to BURLEY and back
A 20 mile ride along NCR 2 (part of the old Southampton-Dorchester Railway line) now mostly an off road track. After refreshments at one of the cafés in Burley, the return takes us along Rhinefield Ornamental Drive. A mostly flat route! Led by Yusuf Khan

Sunday 16 June 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
From: Dunbridge Station (train from STN Central at 9.10):
Our regular monthly Cycle Campaign ride is a half day event open to all.
Led by Lindsi Bluemel

Friday 21 June 6:30 – 9:30 pm
From: 6pm from The Hawthorns Cafe, 6.30pm from The Ship Inn, Redbridge
Ride to ASHURST along Forest tracks, with a pub stop.
Led by Lindsi Bluemel

Saturday 22 June 11:15 – 4:00 pm
From: STN Bargate to FREEMANTLE
A family and cargo bike ride across Southampton.
Led by Ruth Maggenis

Saturday 29 June 10:00 pm – 12:00
From Southampton Bargate:
Night Ride to NETLEY – part of the national WILD NIGHT OUT event.
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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