'MyJourney' has been adopted by Hampshire County Council as its sustainable travel brand, covering a broad spectrum of work to promote sustainable travel options. CTC is taking a lead in cycling, with a particular focus on Winchester, Basingstoke, Andover, Fleet , Farnborough and Aldershot.
CTC is delivering a behaviour change package designed to encourage cycling and to build on other work going on in the area. Working with businesses, community groups, schools and individuals, barriers are identified and solutions and incentives offered to those who are considering cycling.
By focussing on urban areas and short journeys of up to five miles, it is hoped that more people will choose to cycle more often for at least some of their journeys. Emphasising the positive benefits of two wheels and people power, the aim is to inspire and promote a positive and healthy cycling culture.
Key to this exciting work is the role of local advocates. While MyJourney is able to deliver Dr Bike sessions, maintenance classes, led rides, events and Try Cycling opportunities through paid suppliers, the aim is to work with local volunteers who will be trained and supported to help new cyclists beyond the formal funding period.
Come back to visit this page to keep up to date with opportunities in Hampshire. Alternatively, visit MyJourney Hampshire, follow us on Twitter @HampshireCTC or contact the Development Officer for the project, Sarah Walker
Current cycling development opportunities in Hampshire include:
Adult Cycle Skills - One-to-one cycle training for only £5 for anyone who lives, works or studies in Hampshire.
Cycle Maintenance and Dr Bike service - MyJourney can offer basic cycle maintenance and Dr Bike service to businesses, community organisations or to support events in the key towns.
Try Cycling to Work - In 2014, we plan to run projects in Basingstoke and Andover, giving employees the opportunity to try cycling by lending them bikes, support and encouragement. If you work for an organisation that would be interested in participating, contact Sarah Walker.
Event support - MyJourney can organise a cycling element as part of a larger event. If you are based in one of the six towns and running your own event, let us know.
Volunteer Cycling Advocates - If you are interested in supporting the promotion of cycling in Hampshire, we are always pleased to hear from you. Contact our Volunteer coordinator in the first instance.
Events and Activities
A complete listing of all events taking place across the country is available on the CTC events pages.
Alternatively, visit MyJourney for events and opportunities in Hampshire.