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.

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

Rides Programme 2020

With regret and with immediate effect we are suspending the Cycle Campaign rides programme, including the advertised ride in Dorset, along the Piddle Valley, on 29 March. This is in response to national restrictions on social interaction which are trying to restrain the coronavirus epidemic, and bearing in mind the shut down of CTC and British cycling rides. So, our rides programme is in abeyance until further notice and no plans will be made for Bike Week rides in June. We hope that some of these rides, especially the Dorset one, can be rearranged at a future date. As and when we can restart our programme, we will let people know – please ensure that all interested parties are signed up to the cycling campaign autistici circulation list

Our Rides Programme 2020 is now available as a PDF download

All welcome on our sociable, easy-paced rides in the Hampshire countryside — they are fun, friendly and FREE. Sunday rides usually assemble at 9.45 and set off promptly at 10am, and finish at the start location around 1:30pm (if a half day). All are half day and circular rides, usually 16-18 miles, unless indicated otherwise. Half day rides always have a coffee stop and all day rides a lunch stop.

All rides include a mix of quiet roads, country lanes, off-road cycle paths and bridleways, so suitable for hybrid/mountain bikes. Children over 10 yrs welcome with an adult.

Sun 16 August 10am from Romsey,
Railway Station:
All day ride around the TEST VALLEY
Leader: John Scoates

Sun 20 September 8.45am at IOW ferry
All day ride from Cowes to SANDOWN – 32
Leader: Eric Reed

Sun 18 October 10am from Eling Toll Bridge
(Totton side)
Ride to BEAULIEU – 20 miles.
Leader: Ron Adams

Sun 15 November 10am from The Bargate:
Leader: Lindsi Bluemel

Sun 20 December 10am from The Hawthorns,
Southampton Common
History Ride round SOUTHAMPTON
Leader: Lindsi Bluemel

13 thoughts on “Campaign Rides

  • 30th September 2014 at 5:48 AM

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



  • 30th September 2014 at 10:05 AM

    @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.

  • 13th October 2014 at 12:08 PM


    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

  • 13th October 2014 at 12:30 PM

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

  • 17th November 2014 at 2:52 PM

    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

  • 8th April 2015 at 3:06 PM

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

  • 8th April 2015 at 6:12 PM

    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.

  • 5th May 2015 at 7:07 PM

    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?

  • 7th May 2015 at 6:50 PM


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

  • 10th June 2015 at 10:34 AM

    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.

  • 10th June 2015 at 6:19 PM

    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.

  • 28th December 2015 at 8:14 AM

    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.

  • 19th January 2017 at 2:06 PM

    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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