Thinking of cycling to work, to school or for leisure?
The council has developed a new cycling strategy for Basingstoke. For more information and details of how to be involved see the cycling strategy page.
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 Alton and New Alresford via 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.
An additional section of the NCN was opened linking Basingstoke with Alton and New Alresford. This 23 mile section of the route provides for some excellent cycling and passes through the attractive villages of Cliddesden and Ellisfield.
The route is signed using the distinctive NCN blue signage with destination and distance information at key interchanges.
Find out about other cycle routes around Hampshire
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 webpages. You can download a map from the Ordnance Survey site (you will need to click on the change map icon in the bottom right hand corner to select 'National Cycle Network') or contact Sustrans directly at 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.
As the local highways authority, Hampshire County Council has responsibility for maintenance of our highway network. Should you wish to report an issue affecting a cycle route including signage, a pothole, flooding/drainage or vegetation, please visit the report a problem 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.