Transport and Travel
SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT ORGANISATIONS
Sustrans makes smarter travel choices possible, desirable and inevitable. They are a leading UK charity enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day. Sustrans work with families, communities, policy-makers and partner organisations so that people are able to choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys, with better places and spaces to move through and live in. It's time we all began making smarter travel choices.
Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership
Three Rivers are a group of local authorities, local people and the rail industry, working to promote our train and local bus services and doing what we can to improve our stations and services. Three Rivers provide information about transport between Romsey and Salisbury through Eastleigh and Southampton.
SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT PROJECTS
MyJourney in Southampton is the one stop shop for all travel information about different travel choices open to you for your journeys in Southampton, Portsmouth and Hampshire. MyJourney organises events such as Bike Week, to engage Southampton residents, improving health, reducing carbon emissions from transport and ensuring a more efficient transport network by helping to tackle congestion.
Southampton Health Walks
Local Health Trainers lead a number of health walks across the city. The walks are FREE and you register on the day. You are able to walk at your own pace and it is recommended you wear comfortable shoes and suitable clothing. All walks are accompanied by a trained Health Walk Leader and take up to 1 hour. Walk at your own pace. This has been superseded by the Walking for health campaign.
Southampton Ramblers is a local group of the Ramblers Association and is one of the oldest groups in the south of England, being formed in 1954. They offer at least 3 walks every week in Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Sussex and the Isle of Wight. These range in length from starter walks of a few miles, ideal for those new to or returning to walking, to all-day walks for the more experienced walker as well as the opportunity to explore long distance trails by coach trip. On occasions there are group holidays as well as social events. There is something for everyone!
Tel: 02380 553883
Walking Meetups in Southampton
Part of the Meetup movement, listing themed local meetings.
Southampton Tourist Guides Association
Southampton Tourist Guides Association is the only official tour guiding organisation in Southampton. As a consortium of fully qualified tourist guides they dedicate themselves to serving residents and visitors to the city and its surrounds in their quest to finding out what there is to know about this part of England's origins, history and culture.
Southampton's most recently established tour guiding group for individuals and visiting groups with innovative and active guides committed to showing oyu the best of Southampton.
Tel: 07770 842728
CYCLE ANNUAL EVENTS
HSBC Lets Ride
HSBC Lets Ride is a FREE event organised by Sky, British Cycling and Southampton City Council. There are also local rides, which are fun, free community bike rides that offer a great way of getting out and exploring your local area and meeting like-minded people.
World Naked Bike Ride
The ride is a peaceful, imaginative and fun protest against oil dependency and car culture. A celebration of the bicycle (and skates!, and skateboards!) and also a celebration of the power and individuality of the human body. The world's biggest naked protest. A Southampton Naked Bike Ride is usually organised for June.
Southampton Cyclist' Touring Club
As the UK's National Cyclists' Organisation, the CTC has been protecting and promoting the rights of cyclists since 1878. The CTC is a not-for-profit organisation that is funded through its membership and donations. It campaigns nationally and locally on issues of importance to cyclists. The CTC encompasses all ages and types of cyclists with elected representatives at national and local level backed by a professional staff. CTC organises a range of cycle rides throughout the year; the rides range from short, easy rides suitable for novice cyclists to more challenging rides that are longer and faster.
Southampton Cycling Campaign
Southampton Cycling Campaign aims to get everybody on their bikes around Southampton. Members of the campaign range enormously from occasional cyclists to daily cycle-commuters and their views can vary accordingly. However, all are committed to ensuring that cycling is a viable option for transport and leisure throughout the city. The group meet on the second Monday of every month (except August) upstairs at the Friends Meeting House, Ordnance Road at 19:30 for tea and biscuits, with business from 20:00. Everyone is welcome.
Southampton Cycle Forum
The Southampton Cycle Forum is hosted by Southampton City Council and meets about four times each year – it is a platform to discuss infrastructure proposals , strategies and give cyclist an opportunity to hear from Southampton Cycle Campaign, CTC, Sustrans, and My Journey as well as British Cycling and the Local Sky Rides.
CYCLING SKILLS and TRAINING
My Journey/Sustrans Cycle training
We offer one-to-one cycle training for any cycling ability for those who are 16 years old or over and work, live or study within Southampton City Council or Eastleigh Borough Council boundaries for only £5! The training is suitable for all levels, from complete beginners to regular cyclists.
Tel: 02380 834 219
Sound Cycling offers tailored one-to-one cycling tuition. Learn to ride from scratch (never too late), get back onto the saddle after a gap or develop your road craft with a National Standard Cycle Training Instructor. Friendly, supportive, one-to-one tuition can help you find your confidence on your bike and be a positive presence on the road. Approved instructor for Southampton My Journey/Sustrans Cycle Training Scheme with subsidised price.
Tel: 07952 314 768
Cyclewise offer personalised cycling tuition for all ages and abilities based on National Standard and can cover Southampton, south Hampshire and parts of east Dorset.
Tel: 01258 860157
The Cycling campaign website has a link to all bike shops in the city so check here for up to date information http://www.southamptoncyclingcampaign.org.uk/cycling-directory/southampton-bicycle-shops/
DC Cycles is a small, Southampton based company offering an extensive range of cycle related services in the local community. Primarily the South Coasts premier qualified cycle mechanic offering cycle servicing and repairs to the highest standard, DC Cycles also offer cycle maintenance courses (run both privately and commercially), event and race hire, CRB checked curricular and extra-curricular support for schools and community projects, National standard cycling lessons, birthday parties and female-only cycle courses.
Trained and qualified volunteers turning broken bikes into usable safe environmentally conscious transport!. The team also carry out repairs for the public and sell parts. Their workshop is open Tuesday and Thursday and based (currently) at Jordan House homelessness project.
Address: Jordan House, 166 Millbrook Rd East, Southampton, SO15 1LQ
Tel: 02380 339751
About us: RideRide is 2 man band delivering cycle maintenance tuition and cycle repairs through a variety of formats. Is your bike in need of some attention? Book a cycle repair at the workshop in Southampton. Promote cycling at your workplace? Get a Bike Dr in or put in maintenance classes. Learn how to fix your bike - Book yourself onto a cycle maintenance course.
Address: Unit 12, Solent Business Centre, Millbrook Road West, Southampton, SO15 0HW
Tel: 023 8070 2232
Southampton University Unicycle
The University of Southampton is enhancing its commitment to increase recycling and reduce its environmental impact by refurbishing unwanted and donated bikes from around Southampton and putting them back into use. ‘Unicycle’ is a jointly run project between the University’s Community Volunteering and Transport teams to promote cycling and help to reduce the amount of bikes abandoned around campus and the city at the end of the year. With the help of a group of 15 student volunteers, bikes are identified as abandoned and unwanted, previously remaining unused and eventually disposed of. Uni-Cycle collects these unwanted bikes and, with the help of a qualified bike mechanic, repairs them and gets them back in use. Bikes that are beyond repair are used for spare parts, very little goes to waste. The student volunteers then run events where the repaired bikes are sold and also organise a monthly ‘Bike Doctor’ event, where staff and students can bring their bikes for free tune ups and MOTs.
Tel: 023 80 595974
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