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


  • Manydown news Dec 2017 Cycle Basingstoke has joined with SWAG, South West Action Group, to oppose the traffic proposals for Manydown.  At the Manydown Overview Committee (thurs 30 Nov) Heather spoke up for cycling.  Councillor Izett chair of the Manydown executive Committee has offered her  an interview and she will also be meeting with officers on Tuesday 5th December before an important decision the next day.  CB hopes to see plans of the access roads and to demand that there are multiple access points for cycling, not just a shared pavement from Winklebury Way.  The other 2 access points are fast moving roundabouts.Unless there are dutch style cycle routes which make cycling an easy and attractive the increased motor traffic flows will lead ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2017, 1:44 PM by Heather Rainbow
  • 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
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