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.


  • 150 homes at Redlands on the A33 Cycle Basingstoke met with Borough officers and stakeholders on 7th February to discuss Supplementary Planning Document for East of Basingstoke and Redlands on the A33. We asked for a cycle superhighway similar to those proposed in Cambridge and being built in London, that is a fast, direct convenient cycleway suitable for everyone from 8 to 80, whatever age, whatever ability, fast or slow, trike or bike.  This means physical separation from both motor and pedestrian traffic.  The ideal position for a cycle link would be along the western border inside the development from Lillymill Chine, beside the A33 as far as Sherfield Park roundabout.At the Development Control Meeting to-day (8th February 2017)  Cycle Basingstoke successfully petitioned the committee ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2017, 2:09 PM by Heather Rainbow
  • 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 to go to appeal Plans to build more houses on Pyotts Hill on the NCN23 were refused 10 August 2016 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 were pleased that priority was 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.January 2017  Disappointment - Developers will be appealing on this planning decision, so we wait with bated breath
    Posted Jan 30, 2017, 8:48 AM by Heather Rainbow
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