Welcome to Cycle Basingstoke

Helping people cycle in the borough

We are a cycle campaign group. We work hard to make cycling in the borough safe, simple and fun. We enjoy cycling and want you to enjoy cycling too.

  • We can provide you with information and advice on cycling
  • We support local cycle activities and projects
  • We advise decision makers on making our roads and paths safe, attractive and convenient for cycling.
  • We speak for cyclists however old, however young, whether fit or disabled, rich or poor.

Cycle Basingstoke wants better conditions for cycling – cycle friendly roads and cycle paths and routes which are fit for purpose. We want cycle routes that go all the way, safe, convenient, direct and easy to use.


  • Will Hampshire County Council abolish the Borough of Basingstoke?? There are proposals to change the shape of local government in Hampshire.  Basingstoke and Deane could be abolished and become part of the North Hampshire Unitary, there are also other options, but they are all about losing local decision making in order to get central government funding for Hampshire projects - transport, education, social services etc.There is a consultation so that you can have your say.  CB member Martin Biermann has written to the Gazette and Heather has drafted a reply to the County (HCC) for Cycle Basingstoke.  With 25 years of campaigning experience and links with campaigners throughout Hampshire she knows how difficult it is to negotiate with the County as it is so remote, it is much easier ...
    Posted Sep 16, 2016, 12:13 PM by Heather Rainbow
  • Pyotts Hill planning application refused 10th August Plans to build more houses on Pyotts Hill on the NCN23 were refused tonight at a Borough council meeting. Cyclists and residents argued that Pyotts hill and Long lane were both the wrong access routes for 9 new houses.Cyclists are pleased that priority is being given to them on the long distance Sustrans route which goes through Basingstoke on its way from Southampton to Reading.Heather liaised with local residents to put their case to councillors who then questioned them in detail.  There was fierce debate but the refuseniks won by just 6 to 5. The cycle route was saved.
    Posted Aug 27, 2016, 10:37 AM by Veronique Kerguelen
  • Basingstoke to Alton Light Cycleway 17 August Cycle Basingstoke members cycled out to Ellisfield to meet residents who want a cycleway along the old railway track all the way from Basingstoke to Alton.It would make a beautiful route through the Hampshire countryside with connections to all the villages on the way - Ellisfield, Herriard, Bentworth, Beech, Lasham, Medstead to mention a few.  A paradise for cyclists away from all motor traffic.  It is still at planning stage,  but we look forward to further progress!
    Posted Aug 23, 2016, 12:50 PM by Heather Rainbow
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