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HSBC UK Let's Ride Southampton - Sunday 21 July

BACK FOR 2019! 
We’re closing the roads to traffic in Southampton on Sunday 21 July and hosting a free cycling festival for everyone. 
There’s lots to do – from fun activities and challenges for the whole family to music, local street food and live stunt shows. Plus a few surprises on the day … 
Come along and enjoy seeing your city from the saddle. You don’t have to do the full distance – just as much or as little as you want. You don’t need to be an experienced cyclist. There will be no cars on the road, so you can wobble, zig-zag and stop as much as you like. 
It’s free, fun and the perfect activity for the whole family. So, what are you waiting for? 
Everyone’s invited – see you there! 

Let's Ride Pop-Up at Riverside Park, Southampton  12noon - 2pm

A traffic-free cycle circuit that's perfect for little legs (and longer ones too!)

The pop-up events are ideal for the whole family to enjoy cycling together – Riverside Park provides a safe and friendly space for cyclists of all abilities to ride at a pace they want, as many times as they want.

There's plenty going on for everyone to enjoy. Here's just a taster of what's on offer.
Where available, experienced HSBC UK Go-Ride coaches on hand to help improve your cycling skills
Local ride leaders who will provide information about led rides and women-only rides in your area
Our knowledgeable volunteers who will happily chat all things cycling
Bike hire - No bike, no problem! Adult bike hire is available on the day subject to availability, including a fleet of tandems, trikes and hand-cycles. Simply register your free place and turn up on the day. Please note that bike hire may be limited to 30 mins during busy times.
It's totally free to take part, so simply sign up below and we'll see you soon!

Saturdays 13 April / 4 May / 1 june / 29 june / 27 July / 17 August / 7 September / 12 October / 9 November

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The YoBike is now in Southampton

This is the large-scale dockless bike-sharing system and YoBike offers riders a seamless, hassle-free experience. By using a mobile app, riders can find and unlock YoBikes at parking spots around the city and ride them for just £1 per hour.

YoBike launched an initial fleet of share bikes in Southampton on Tuesday 19th September 2017. The launch coincided with the return of the community’s 40,000-strong student population Southampton.
This is their second launch in the UK market following its successful launch in Bristol, where it doubled its anticipated number of users.
YoBike now has more than 25,000 registered users using a fleet of 1,000 bikes.
To find out more go to or download the app.
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    YoBike - Photo Credit: YoBike

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Cycling Southampton Strategy 2017-2027

The Cycling Southampton Strategy to 2027 sets out the city's future plan for investing in, and realising, our vision for cycling so that it is treated as a normal form of transport.
The strategy outlines the work that has already been undertaken, sets out a plan of proposed improvements to the cycle network and identifies initiatives to realise the benefits that cycling can bring to the city.
People told us that they want to see more cycle paths and lanes, along with safer roads, reduced speeds, less aggressive driving, less traffic and better awareness would help them to cycle more often.
This strategy sets out our response to this with an ambitious vision and a delivery plan that has funding for the first three years, to achieve a transformation into a true 'cycling city'.
As well as the secured funding we have secured for the first three years, we will continue to pursue external funding from various sources such as developer contributions, bids to central Government, the EU, Solent LEP, and other sectors and organisations. Find out more >

Cycling activities in Southampton

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    My Journey

My Journey

Your one stop destination for travel information and advice in and around the Southampton area with information about local cycle routes to work, walking maps or links to public transport you can access it all from our website. My Journey Southampton > 

Get Cycle Savvy Pit Stops

Visit the Get Cycle Savvy Pit Stop for a FREE appointment with the Bike Doctor, try out a range of bikes and hear about YoBike, Southampton’s dockless bike sharing scheme. 

Southampton Bike Kitchen

Southampton Bike Kitchen is a DIY workshop where Southampton residents can learn the skills necessary to fix their own bikes. Set up by My Journey Southampton, this service is Southampton's first ever 'Bike Kitchen' and has been open since February 2016. - the first at SoMakeIt and now at The Hub Cycle Works
You fix your bike yourself - with help from our knowledgeable volunteers.
Volunteers will on hand to answer any questions, provide help, guidance and advice.
Use the space and equipment for FREE!
Please note: you will be required to work on your own bike at all times. Bikes do not get serviced or repaired by the volunteers. The only charge is for new parts.  Wear suitable clothing and be prepared to get your hands dirty!
Drop in sessions are available to everyone on Monday nights (excluding bank holiday Mondays) from 7pm-9pm at The Hub Cycleworks, a bicycle shop located at 107-109 Shirley Rd, Southampton SO15 3FF.
Find out more >

Monty's Bike Hub - Bike Kitchen

Monty's Community Hub
59 Montague Avenue, Southampton SO19 0QB
Wednesday evenings 6pm - 8pm
Come and mend or maintain your own bike, supervised by experienced bike mechanics.
If you don't know how to mend your bike, we can help you learn to do it yourself.
we have all the tools you'll need for basic bike mainenance.
We'l lend you a complete tool set and stand when you bring your bike along.
Workshop use if FREE but there's a small charge for parts (tubes, cables, pads, etc).

Monty's Youth Bike Workshop 

Suitable For: Young people ages 12+
MONTY'S BIKE HUB is an exciting new social enterprise, aiming to support all things cycling in the east of Southampton, whilt empowering local people with new skills and opportunities.
Thursdays / 5-7pm / YOUTH BIKE WORKSHOP [FREE]
If you're in Yr7+ bring your bike to fix with supervision by our bike mechanics
If your bike is ok, earn rewards by learning new skills and working on someone elses bike
workshop use is free, but there's a small charge for parts (tubes, cables, pads, etc)
For more information see or email

British Cycling activities in Southampton

The eight-year partnership seeks to embrace communities nationwide and will work across the sport from participation at the grassroots to major organised cycling events through to the highest level of performance with the Great Britain Cycling Team.
They aim to open up cycling as both a sport and activity to harder to reach groups with a focus on providing community ride programmes and encouraging national and local government to prioritise cycling as a form of transport. This partnership is about inviting families from across the UK to revisit the joys and benefits of getting on a bike – from travelling to work, getting fit or having fun.
Whether you want to get fit, race or just get around under your own steam, British Cycling have a range of ways to help you get into cycling.
If you're just starting out the Let's Ride platform is the perfect place for you to dip your toe in the water. With friendly local rides led by experienced ride leaders and big city rides to inspire your whole family, with the aim of helping you discover your world on two wheels. 
HSBC UK Ride Social is a social network for cyclists. Ride Social allows you to meet like-minded cyclists in your area and organise your own rides, an ideal way to motivate you and take your cycling to the next level.
The award-winning HSBC UK Breeze programme is a big part of British Cycling's ambition to get one million more women cycling by 2020, with fun, friendly, informal rides led by women, for women.
HSBC Uk City Ride - This great event took place on Sunday 25 June 2017 where thousands paticipated in a free day of bike riding fun on a traffic-free route. Watch this space for setail of the 2018 event.

HSBC UK Ride Social

Find other cyclists and create your own rides

Cycling’s even more fun when you do it with other people. So British Cycling created Let's Ride Social – an easy way to find other like-minded cyclists and get out on your bikes together. Join Britain’s biggest social cycling network to:
 - Find local cyclists who enjoy the same riding as you
 - Join bike rides organised by other users – or create your own
 - Share your favourite routes
 - Find a local cycling group – or create your own 
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    Breeze Ride - Photo Credit: British Cycling

HSBC UK Breeze Bike Rides - Inspiring women to ride for fun and fitness

British Cycling’s Breeze is the biggest programme ever to get more women riding bikes for fun and fitness. Our amazing Breeze Champions are helping thousands of women feel fitter and more confident on a bike.

 - Rides from 3 miles to 30+
-  All ages and abilities welcome 
- Friendly and supportive