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.

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

Rides Programme 2020

View rides on Calendar or download PDF of Rides Programme 2020


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.

Full details of rides on our website (inc any unavoidable (eg weather) changes/extra rides):
Please note: the following is a developing programme which may include more midweek and
local, family friendly rides: see website for details

The next Campaign ride is to Romsey on Sunday 19th January, an easy circular route on mainly rural roads.
Meet:  Avenue St Andrews Church, The Avenue from 9.45 am for a prompt 10 am departure.  Return between 1 and 1.30 pm
Route in brief: Lovers Walk, Glen Eyre Rd, Misslebrook Lane, Castle Lane, bridleway to Nutburn Rd, Green Lane, Highwood Lane, Nutburn Nature Reserve to Botley Rd, from here into Romsey centre for refreshments; return via Lee Lane, Rownhams and Lords Hill.  If folks are fine with another hill, we will use Toothill Rd on return route, otherwise Dairy Lane, Nursling St and Bakers Drove.  
Terrain:  mixture of shared-use gravel paths, quiet roads and bridleways.  Some hills.
Coffee stop:  Romsey; new cafe recommended by Jim Probert
Weather:  sunny!
No need to book, just turn up. Hope to see some of you there.

Sun 16 February 10am from Redbridge
(Ship Inn):
Ride to/around ASHURST
Leader: Lindsi Bluemel

Sun 15 March 10 am at Riverside Park nr
Cobden Bridge:
Ride to UPHAM
Leader: Lindsi Bluemel

Sun 29 March 10am from Wareham
Station (train from STN at 9.03 BST):
25 mile all day ride to Wool, Moreton,
Bindon Abbey and Tolpuddle
Leader: Dilys Gartside

Sun 19 April 10am from Brockenhurst
All day ride to BURLEY along old
railway track route. Leader: Yusuf Khan

Sun 3 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 17 May 10am from Nursling (Four Horseshoes):
BRUMMELL BUMMEL all day ride in
memory of STN riders Mark Brummell &
Kieran Dix killed while out cycling.
Leader: Lindsi Bluemel

See our website for details a month before

Sat 4 July 9am from Cutbush Lane (N. end)
Ride to DUNDRIDGE and lunch at the
Hampshire Bowman (35 miles)
Leader: John Heath

Sun 21 June 10am from Redbridge (Ship Inn):
All day ride to LEPE
Leader: Yusuf Khan

Sat 27 June 9.30pm from The Bargate:
WILD NIGHT OUT ride to Netley
Leader: Tim Wakely
Sun 19 July 10am from Riverside Park:
All day ride to TITCHFIELD HAVEN
Leader: Lindsi Bluemel

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 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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