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.


  • Direct, Fast, Safe Cycle Routes to the 2017 May Elections Direct, fast safe cycle routes to the May elections.  We are asking candidates to sign up to cycle routes that are fit for purpose.  How will they ensure that there is funding to meet this need.  We do not want money thrown away on rubbish cycle paths. We do want more money from central government and the Hampshire Highways Authority.Elaine Still ( has signed up to the national Space 4 Cycling campaign.Read pro cycling replies from Andrew McCormick and Mike Westbrook below.  Andrew listed the main cycle routes we need and said that he would work with the Manydown project manager to obtain funding.Andrew was all in favour of the county providing Bikeability level 3 and training for ...
    Posted by Heather Rainbow
  • Cycle paths fit for purpose Cycle Basingstoke is campaigning for cycle routes that are direct, fast and safe, suitable for all ages and abilities.  In March we met with leaders in the planning and transport department of the Borough Council.  We discussed with them a dossier of good and bad practice.  We want cycle paths which have a function, that you can use to go somewhere including your front or back door.  the path on the left goes to a childrens playground, it bypasses all the houses in Basingfield close and does not provide any alternative to the busy, narrow A30 on the right.  What was needed was obvious access points to a cycle path inside the hedge next to the A30, easy to find ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2017, 1:31 AM by Heather Rainbow
  • Manydown Outline planning application CB will be replying to this on 31 March 2017.  We are disappointed that cyclists are treated as "eccentric pedestrians rather than non-motorised vehicles"There is inadequate access to the site with no adequate provision for cyclists from Roman road, Worting road and the A339 the three main access points.. There are no access points to permit cycling to Overton station, Micheldever station  or to places East of Manydown such as Wooton St Lawrence, Sherborne St John or Tadley.  A  3 - 4 metre footpath beside the main street is to be shared with cyclists, and another one along Winklebury Way. Attached below are the main provisions for  cycling and we ask you to add your opinions on the cy ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2017, 12:09 AM by Heather Rainbow
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