Welcome to Cycle Basingstoke

Helping people cycle in the borough

We campaign for cycling for all.

Cycle routes that are fast, direct and safe - Dutch style

We can help with:

  • information and advice on cycling
  • support for local cycle activities and projects
  • advice to the Borough and County Councils.
  • your voice for cycling

Our vision

Cycling as normal for people of all ages and abilities

Go Dutch or Copenhagenise

News

  • Reprioritising road safety October 2017 Last week, the Government’s latest road casualty statistics showed that a steady 45-year fall in road deaths has come to an end and may have started rising. Yet road safety, walking, cycling and local transport were all omitted from Transport Secretary Chris Grayling’s party conference speech.  Instead, the Government has initiated a cycle safety review following the recent Charlie Alliston case, starting with the question of whether to introduce new offences of dangerous and careless cycling.  When journalist Laura Laker questioned the Government’s priorities via the Guardian Bike Blog, Minister Jesse Norman responded with a personal attack which ignored her main points. These have now been echoed by a letter to the Times from 15 leading ...
    Posted Oct 6, 2017, 11:21 AM by Heather Rainbow
  • Air Pollution and Transport in August 2017 We asked for more work to make transport clean at the recent meeting of Sustainable Basingstoke with Borough and County officers.  This was chaired by Maria Miller MP who said that all roads and traffic schemes need to be cycle proofed as per the Minister's statement.  Air pollution damages our health and is a "national health emergency"..Fumes from petrol and diesel vehicles are the main cause of severe air pollution in the Town.  You can see the figures on the Friends of the Earth website as well as the Borough website.  Just switching from car to bike means you produce zero emissions.  Vehicles are taxed on their emission rates so bicycle are not eligible for tax.  Problem is ...
    Posted Aug 10, 2017, 9:39 AM by Heather Rainbow
  • Conversation with councillor David White "Thank you for the opportunity to answer your questionnaire.         First, the confession, I am a lapsed cyclist. However you do not have to be a cyclist, to understand it's benefits, especially for young children. And it is not just exercising in the open air, that benefits. For most children, this is their first taste of independence, This leads to increased self confidence and self esteem.  So we need to encourage more children into cycling. I appreciate what you say about, the need for more training, however there are many demands on taxpayers' money. We must protect what we have, as Hampshire County Council, are always looking to save money.         The future of cycling? We must be realistic and accept ...
    Posted May 4, 2017, 5:57 AM by Heather Rainbow
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