CTC Groups in South Hampshire
There are 2 separate member groups in the SO postcode area: Southampton CTC and Winchester CTC. Each group also has its own website and they are the main source of information for the rides and events organised by that group.
For Southampton CTC see http://www.ctc.org.uk/local-groups/southampton-ctc
For Winchester CTC www.winchesterctc.org.uk
The two groups cooperate on a range of issues. The two groups produce a joint café list and this is available here.
This website will also promote the open events organised by the two CTC groups that are of interest to cyclists in the SO postcode area and further afield.
More about the CTC and what we do:
CTC, the national cycling charity has championed the cause of cycling for well over a century. It promotes all forms of cycling on and off-road, protects the interests of existing and would-be cyclists, and inspires people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to discover the joys of cycling. It supports you if you already ride, or would like to ride, to work or school, for health, touring, sport and leisure – or just because it’s fun.
You don’t need to be a CTC member to try a CTC ride. You can ride as our guest a few times so that you can decide whether CTC rides are for you. Membership of the CTC is national and membership allows you to ride with any CTC group anywhere in the country. Membership also provides you with £10 million 3rd party insurance cover plus free technical and legal advice and a bi-monthly magazine. For more information on CTC membership see here.
Southampton CTC and Winchester CTC offer a full range of leisure rides ranging from short to long at varying speeds. Each ride has a leader who decides the route and makes sure that nobody gets left behind. We also organise open challenge events; they have no leader but you are provided with a full route description. For those wishing to try the odd time trial Winchester CTC is affiliated to CTT, the national time trialling body.
So whether you are looking for a short beginners’ ride or something a little more challenging the CTC can help you achieve that.
In addition, both groups campaign locally for better cycle facilities.