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

  • 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
  • New cycle routes on A30, A33 and town centre 9th August Cyclists met with the borough council and consultants from WSP Parsons Brinkhoff to look at proposals for cycle routes.  There are three options for improving these routes - bronze a cheap quick win, silver more expensive and gold expensive, would take longer to implement but probably the best.It will depend on feedback from cyclists which options are taken forward.  Then the route will be designed and the Borough council will seek to find funding.We at Cycle Basingstoke are hoping that there will be segregated cycle lanes for cyclists only only from Junction 7 of the M3 all the way to Brighton Hill roundabout.  There is also the possibility of maintenance and improvements on the multi-user route from Kempshott ...
    Posted Aug 19, 2016, 12:22 PM by Heather Rainbow
  • Long Lane open to motor vehicles? Heather  objected to  proposals to open Long lane in Chineham to motor vehicles last Autumn. This was successfully turned down last Autmn.  Developers now want to use Pyotts Hill as the access for new houses.  It will be debated  this Wednesday 10th August at the public meeting of the  Development and Control committeeLong lane is very narrow and cars are prohibited.  A planning application for 10 houses in the grounds of Pyott Hill house includes a 3 metre wide access road along Long lane shared by cars, lorries, cyclists and pedestrians as well as bollards on Pyotts Hill.  Bollards are a hazard, particularly at night or when approached at speed downhill.The new plans are to use Pyotts Hill ...
    Posted Aug 10, 2016, 1:32 PM by Heather Rainbow
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