Southampton Cycling Campaign Posts

  • Kidical Mass Glow Ride Southampton
    After a successful first year of Kidical mass rides, Southampton’s first ‘Kidical Mass’ Glow Ride was 10th December 2023. We brought smiles to many people as we cycled from Guildhall Square via the parks to the Bargate! Organised by Southampton Cycling Campaign, the ride is part of Kidical Mass rides that campaign for safer streets
  • Top ten priorities and quick fixes
    Southampton Cycling Campaign have created a list of suggested improvements to key routes or junctions that would not only make life easier and safer for current cyclists, but once carried out would encourage new people to cycle. This would contribute to the improvement of the air quality and would be a significant step towards Southampton
  • Our streets are too narrow for cycle paths. Not!
    The Netherlands based British blogger, David Hembrow, explains how Dutch streets are no different from any other streets in Europe.  They were built to allow two horse and carts to pass. So the reason there’s space for cycling is that a conscious decision was made not to prioritise motorised traffic above any other form of
  • What an RAF pilot can teach us about being safe on the road
    London Cyclist featured this fascinating article on the limitations of human visual perception, and how these affect cyclists’ safety. “Sorry mate, I didn’t see you”. Is a catchphrase used by drivers up and down the country. Is this a driver being careless and dangerous or did the driver genuinely not see you? According to a
  • Bike maintenance training for Bike Week – only £5!
    Dear all, We’re offering two-hour bike maintenance training sessions during Bike Week for only £5: Monday 18th, Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st June, 7pm-9pm. The courses are open to anybody over 16 years old who are living, working or studying in Southampton (subject to availability). To register your interest, please contact Sustrans on
  • Thoughts on the Parliamentary debate on cycling – 23 Feb 2012
    I’ve just read through the transcript of the debate, prompted by The Times “Cities fit for cycling” campaign. You can read it yourself here: Part 1 and Part 2. I found it extremely encouraging. Cambridge MP Julian Huppert, who secured the debate summed up neatly. I am delighted by the largely consensual nature of the
  • Big Bike Celebration
    Come and join the annual Big Bike celebration taking place on Saturday 25 June at Weston Shore, Southampton. Organised by our Sustrans Active Travel team, this is a day not to be missed as it is full of a range of activities for all the family including: Bike stunt displays Children’s cycle training Crazy bikes
  • The Problem of Cycle Complaining
    Provocative thoughts from Andy Allan, the co-creator of the OpenCycleMap project. I’ve been involved in a small amount of cycle campaigning over the last few years, and one theme comes up over and over. To coin a new phrase – there’s too much “cycle complaining” and not enough “cycle campaigning”. By “cycle complaining” I mean
  • Does your Local Transport Plan include cycle training?
    English local authorities outside London are writing their Local Transport Plans (LTPs) and putting them out for consultation. At a time of cuts, it is vital that all cyclists make sure cycle training and other smarter choices are included in the plan. Find out what is in your LTP and check its contents against CTC’s
  • Bike4Life
    Change4Life is here to help families eat well, move more and live longer. A great way to keep active and stay healthy – and spend time together as a family – is getting out and about on a bike. Nearly anyone, at any age, can learn to ride a bike. Bike4Life offers useful cycling tips
  • Cycle Design
    From the Cycle-Planning mailing list, a selection of viewpoints on cycle facilities. link selection rise in usage in newcastle against pavement conversions the hierarchy for 2 groups of users comparisons «A word of caution. If you have been asked to design a cycle path, the first question you should ask is not “how wide should