Cycling in Eastleigh

Page last updated at 03 October 2016 at 17:04

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Eastleigh Borough Council is committed to creating a comprehensive network of cycle routes across the Borough.  Already a substantial part of this network has been built, particularly in Eastleigh itself, and in Hedge End.  In total there is about 71km of designated cycle routes within the Borough and over 40 locations with cycle parking facilities, including at all the railway stations serving the Borough and at some bus stops on the Bluestar 1 (Chandler's Ford to Winchester/Southampton) route.  

Borough-wide Cycle Map   

A Borough-wide cycle map is available to help you plan your cycle journeys and find new, convenient and safe routes around the Borough and beyond.

For a paper copy of this map, please contact Richard Pemberton richard.pemberton@eastleigh.gov.uk or tel 02380 688 280).   

Cycle Journey Planning

Several journey planning websites exist.  The best of these is Cyclestreets:

www.cyclestreets.net 

By inputting your start point and destination, you can search for the quickest, quietest or most pleasant route for your cycle trip. The route is then displayed on a map with turn by turn instructions. The gradient profile of the route, the journey distance and the estimated time are also included. 

Cycle Training for adults 

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Are you thinking about getting back in the saddle but feel your skills are a bit rusty?  Or are you someone who has never cycled before, but would like some assistance to start doing so? 

If you are over 16 years old and live, work or study in the Borough of Eastleigh or in Southampton, the My Journey campaign are offering one to one adult cycle skills training for just £5 per session.  There are two levels of training available:

Click each of the links above to view more information about each type of training. 

The My Journey cycle pages also contain useful information and offers for people who currently cycle and for those thinking about getting on their bike, whether for commuting or for pleasure. 

Cycle training for children

Many schools in the Borough offer Bikeability training to school pupils. You should enquire about availability of this training with the school.  Some of the training providers listed  below also can offer cycle skills training for children and young people if this is not available via their school or college.

Skyride Southampton/ British Cycling events

During spring, summer and autumn, there is a series of rides organise dby British Cycling which take place around the Southampton area. Some of these rides start in parts of Eastleigh.  These are part of a programme of cycle activity linked to the large summer Skyride which takes place in Southampton City Centre.

There is also a regular British Cycling  "Breeze" women's only ride starting from Chandler's Ford station.  Find out more by clicking this link

Local Cycling Groups

Southampton CTC is the local CTC group for the area covering Southampton, Romsey, Eastleigh, Chandler's Ford and Waterside, and they regularly welcome riders from outside this area. The group offer a range of cycle rides and also organise special events throughout the year and also campaign locally for better cycle facilities.

Southampton CTC offer led rides to suit different abilities at the weekends and Fridays throughout the year and Thursday evening rides in the summer. They are an inclusive group and would encourage new riders to join our shorter, easier rides. Longer faster paced rides are available for more experienced riders. The group also organise special events during the year and have a regular Wednesday evening clubroom meeting. Expensive specialist kit is not required just a roadworthy bike and appropriate clothing for the weather. 

You do not have to be a member of CTC to join the rides. Feel free to go along to a few rides to see if it works for you.

For further information about Southampton CTC, visit  www.ctc.org.uk/local-groups/southampton-ctc or to find out about their group rides email rides@southamptonctc.org.uk

Bus stop cycle parking- Bluestar 1

We have installed cycle parking at a number of bus stops on the popular and frequent Bluestar 1 bus route between Chandler's Ford and Southampton/ Winchester, to help make it easier for you to get the bus  if you live a long walk from the bus stop.  More information. 

Cycle Parking Requests

Park that Bike is a website where members of the public can identify locations where cycle parking is lacking or requires improvement. The service is completely free of charge and uses Google Maps so exact locations can be highlighted. Park that Bike collate the information and send it to the relevant local authority. 

Cycling in Bishopstoke and Fair Oak Designed in conjunction with Wyvern College, this shows the network of off-road cycle routes, signalised crossing points, advice on cycle security and signs you may see.

Cycling to Berrywood Primary School Designed in conjunction with pupils from the school, this highlights all the information pupils will need to cycle safely to Berrywood Primary School.

Cycle information for Neighbouring Areas

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