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.

News

  • 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
  • What our county councillors will do We have been delighted with the response from candidates for the County Council elections.  They have all been keen to support cycling and have come up with suggestions and ideas.  Most people have never seen the ideal type of cycle route except in Holland or Copenhagen. If elected Brian Simmonds (obviously a keen cyclist) would like to contact us to discuss ways to improve cycling in Basingstoke, he goes out and about round Basingstoke on his bicycle quite often.Lucy Sloane Williams would explore opportunities for developing permissive cross country routes with good surfaces.  She is whole heartedly in favour of allocating funding to education and support for cycling.  She would support funding for feasibility studies for new cycle routes ...
    Posted May 3, 2017, 2:14 PM by Heather Rainbow
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