Thinking of cycling to work, to school or for leisure?

The council is developing a new cycle map and cycling strategy for Basingstoke. For more information and details of how to be involved see the cycling strategy page.

The current Basingstoke Cycle Network Map showing cycle routes and parking is available for download below. As we are developing a new cycle map, we no longer have any paper copies of the current map.

Alternatively CycleStreets provides a UK-wide cycle route journey planner enabling you to plan your journey via the quietest or fastest route by postcode or address. The routes estimate emissions avoided and calories burnt as well as giving information on journey times, distances and elevations.

National Cycle Network Route 23 - Reading to Basingstoke

Forming a key section of the National Cycle Network (NCN) in Hampshire, this route is largely traffic free between Basingstoke Town Centre and Chineham, and then follows quiet lanes passing Silchester and then through West Berkshire and on to Reading.

The route is signed using the distinctive NCN blue signage with destination and distance information at key interchanges.  You can download a copy of the route below.

National Cycle Network Route 23 - Basingstoke to Alton and New Alresford

An additional section of the National Cycle Network is now open linking Basingstoke with Alton and New Alresford. This 23 mile route provides for some excellent cycling and passes through the attractive villages of Cliddesden and Ellisfield.

This fully signed route uses a mixture of traffic free routes and quiet roads. A copy of the route can be downloaded below.

Find out about other cycle routes around Hampshire

Maps of other of routes in and around Hampshire can be found by visiting GPS Cycle Routes

Hampshire County Council (HCC) has also produced a series of leisure cycle routes within the borough and across Hampshire. Details of these routes are available on the HCC Cycling web pages. You can also download a map from the Sustrans interactive mapping site or contact them at Sustrans National Cycle Network Centre, 2 Cathedral Square, College Green, Bristol. BS1 5DD or phone 0845 113 0065.

Hampshire County Council's 'My Journey' scheme also offers a 'journey planner' tool for cycling and all other modes of transport. For details, please visit the - My journey Hampshire website.

Reporting problems

As the local highways authority, Hampshire County Council has responsibility for maintenance of our highway network. Should you wish to report an issue affecting paving or a road, including a pothole, flooding/drainage, vegetation or any other problem, please visit the report road problems page on Hampshire County Council's website.

You can report a problem with a cycle trail which uses a right of way (a bridleway or byway) with Hampshire County Council's Rights of Way section.

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