Where can I ride in Southampton?

Southampton is a great place to cycle, and now there are even more opportunities to get out and about on your bike in the area.

The Southampton Cycle Map shows the most popular cycle routes across the city. There are many gentle, traffic-free trails, urban cycle paths and routes on quiet roads around Southampton.

Work is also ongoing to develop the Southampton Cycle Network, a series of inter-connected cycle routes across the city. For more information about the routes already completed on the network, click here.

HSBC City Ride

My Journey Southampton works with HSBC and British Cycling to deliver local guided social or group rides in the city and surrounding areas. Find out more about rides coming up in Southampton here.

Local bike rides in Southampton are the perfect opportunity for the whole family to get together and take part in fun community rides and explore the local area.

All rides are organised and guided by British Cycling trained Ride Leaders, who are on hand to offer encouragement and support throughout. There are rides for all ages with different levels available from easygoing to more challenging rides.

Cycling outside of the city

The National Cycle Network is a series of safe, traffic-free lanes and quiet on-road routes that connect to every major city and passes within a mile of 55 per cent of UK homes. It now stretches 14,000 miles across the length and breadth of the British Isles. Our partner, Sustrans, coordinates the development of the National Cycle Network and you can find further information here.

The New Forest has over 100 miles (160 kilometres) of approved cycle routes throughout the forest, providing you with plenty of places to explore on your bike.

CycleStreets is a UK-wide cycle journey planner system, which lets you plan routes from A to B by bike. It is designed by cyclists, for cyclists, and caters for the needs of both confident and less confident cyclists.