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Romsey Rail to Totton Rail 6mi Sat 8 Jun
Bittern to Swan Inn 2mi Thu 30 May
Test 6mi Sun 26 May
Stey Dev Hamble South 4 6mi Thu 7 Mar
2 parkway 2mi 5 Sep 2023
Sthmptn - Hythe 1mi 28 Aug 2023
arcana 5mi 23 Aug 2023
Orthodontist 6mi 10 Aug 2023
Day2_ferry_backup 7mi 4 Jul 2023
spoonslindas 7mi 15 Jun 2023

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New Forest to get a network of Boris bikes

11 Mar 2014

Until now, ‘New Generation’ bike share schemes have been confined to Britain’s cities – but now, docking stations are to spread to the countryside. The New Forest National Park Authority…

Days Out

Weekend rides

Find somewhere to cycle this weekend. Here’s our route-planner’s top picks around Southampton:

Mottisfont · 27mi round-trip
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The Bell Inn, Brook · 24mi round-trip
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Flowerdown Barrows · 33mi round-trip
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National Cycle Network

Cycle routes in Southampton

The National Cycle Network is a great way to find traffic-free routes and quiet lanes. These routes pass through Southampton:

To Reading, Basingstoke, Winchester, Eastleigh, Cowes, Newport and Shanklin.

To Emsworth, Havant, Portsmouth, Christchurch, Bournemouth, Dorchester, Bridport, Axminster, Seaton, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth, Exeter and Dawlish.

Knowledge

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What are the roads like? Which are the most cycle-friendly cafés? Where’s your favourite place for a Saturday afternoon spin? Share your knowledge with other local cyclists.

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A note on our PDF maps

30 Oct 2022 · 2

When you’re planning a route, cycle.travel has always offered the option to export a print-ready PDF in one of several scales. PDF maps are great as a fallback for electronic…

cycle.travel now has Ordnance Survey maps

2 Apr 2021 · 3

Ordnance Survey maps are justly famed for their clear, detailed coverage of the British countryside. Generations of cyclists have planned their adventures with an OS map or two stuffed in…