Transport and Travel

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SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT ORGANISATIONS

Sustrans

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute. Sustrans works in partnership, bringing people together to find the right solutions. We make the case for walking and cycling by using robust evidence and showing what can be done. We are grounded in communities and believe that grassroots support combined with political leadership drives real change, fast.
Join us on our journey: www.sustrans.org.uk

 

Cycling UK

Cycling UK (formerly the CTC) is the nation's cycling charity. It advocates for the rights of cyclists, campaigns for better cycling infrastructure and better road safety laws,and provides funding, support and insurance to grassroots community cycling projects and clubs across the UK. This includes funding for Campaigns such as Big Bike Revival, which gives funding to bike repair groups for community bike repair events. 

Web: http;//www.cyclinguk.org

 

Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership

Three Rivers are a group of local authorities, local people, businesses, volunteers and the rail industry, working to promote our train and local bus services and doing what we can to improve our stations and services. Three Rivers provide information about transport between Romsey and Salisbury through Eastleigh and Southampton. Volunteer working groups look after St Denys, Bitterne, Woolston, Sholing and Swaythling stations where activities range from gardening to artworks, station improvements, Free Shop and Baby Bank provision, litter picking and general promotional work. We are always looking for new volunteers to help with our activities.

 Web: http://www.threeriversrail.com

 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/threeriversrail/

 

Bluestar buses

Special Christmas Offer - 5 for £5! Southampton City Council has partnered with local bus operators to offer a discount on group tickets; giving up to five people bus travel within the Southampton zone only all day for just £5 or just £1 per person after 6pm.

Bluestar - Shining across your city (bluestarbus.co.uk)

 

Trainline for business

"Trainline Business transforms corporate travel management, offering a seamless and cost-effective solution for organizations of all sizes. With features ranging from user-friendly booking interfaces to sustainability initiatives, the platform ensures efficiency, visibility, and a strategic edge in navigating the complexities of modern business travel." 

Trainline Business link: https://www.thetrainline.com/business

Trainline

"Trainline, a leading platform in the travel industry, simplifies the journey for millions worldwide by offering a one-stop solution for train and bus ticket bookings. With user-friendly interfaces, real-time updates, and a commitment to seamless travel experiences, Trainline continues to redefine and elevate the way people navigate transportation."

The general link to Trainline: https://www.thetrainline.com/

 

Check your CO2 savings

https://www.thetrainline.com/sustainable-travel 

 

Check the costs of charging an electric vehicle

Here at GoCompare, we've built an interactive cost of charging calculator tool at https://www.gocompare.com/motoring/electric-cars/cost-to-charge/ to help users understand the real costs and benefits. Together we can drive a positive change for our planet.

 

SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT BUSINESSES

Zedify

Zedify delivers better cities,​​ fit for the future. Our sustainable delivery service enhances your brand and delights your customers. We’re here to transform urban logistics and create healthier, cleaner, and more liveable cities that are better for everyone. Whether you are a local veg box scheme, a law firm, pharmacy or micro-brewery, we can help deliver your packages across the City of Southampton, and beyond.

https://www.zedify.co.uk/find-us/southampton/

Sustainable Distribution Centre

In partnership with Southampton City Council, Meachers Global Logistics provide the Sustainable Distribution Centre.

"The SDC is designed to reduce the heavy goods vehicles servicing the city and surrounding town centres.

The consolidation will group deliveries into specific groups and then distribute less frequently, yet more efficiently. The deliveries could be for one end user but from several suppliers.

The main benefit to the city is the improvement in air pollution due to the reduction in HGVs travelling around the city."

https://www.southampton.gov.uk/our-green-city/council-commitments/clean-air/sustainable-distribution-centre/

Voi Scooters

Riding a Voi scooter is the perfect way to get around the city, while sparing it from both noise and pollution. Get rolling in no time by following the simple steps below.

Web: https://www.voiscooters.com/how-to-voi/

Beryl Bikes

Web: Southampton | Beryl

Enterprise Car Club

Web: https://www.enterprisecarclub.co.uk/gb/en/programs/regions/south-east-england/southampton.html

Cycles4All - adapted bicycles to hire

Cycles4all offers disabled people and their families' access to a variety of inclusive bikes and the appropriate support to use the bikes safely and with confidence. We have a range of cycles which are easy to ride and accessible for all abilities.

 https://www.cycles4all.org/

BlaBla Car

No matter where you’re going, by bus or carpool, find the perfect ride from our wide range of destinations and routes at low prices.

Web: http://www.blablacar.com/

Hiyacar

Peer to peer car rental

https://www.hiyacar.co.uk/

Beamz

At BEAMZ, we have a vision:

“To create beautiful, high performance, bespoke bicycles from wood in the most sustainable, environmentally friendly and inclusive way.”
Wood is an obvious choice to fulfill this vision as it offers:

a natural beauty,
excellent strength to weight characteristics,
shock-absorbing ride comfort,
a robust finish resistant to dents,
and each bike is guaranteed to be unique let alone bespoke!

https://www.beamz.org.uk/

Evoltiq

Charge points for EVs

https://www.evoltiq.co.uk/residential/

 

SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT INFORMATION

My Journey Southampton 

MyJourney in Southampton is the one stop shop for all travel information about different travel choices open to you for your journeys in Southampton, Portsmouth and Hampshire. My Journey engages workplaces, schools and communities to promote active travel, improve health, reducing carbon emissions from transport and ensuring a more efficient transport network by helping to tackle congestion. 

Web: https://myjourneysouthampton.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/myjourneyhants

 

RIDES

"RIDES (Realising Innovative Deliveries in Eastleigh and Southampton) is a trial service that allows local organisations to hire an electric cargo bike for free and see whether they can provide a practical alternative for urban deliveries. The purpose of the trial is to support and encourage the uptake of alternative sustainable delivery methods across the Southampton City Region."

https://myjourneysouthampton.com/workplaces/events-and-promotions/rides/

 

Southampton: Need a lift?

https://www.facebook.com/groups/521486294699081

 

WALKING GROUPS

Southampton Health Walks

Local Health Trainers lead a number of health walks across the city. The walks are FREE and you register on the day. You are able to walk at your own pace and it is recommended you wear comfortable shoes and suitable clothing. All walks are accompanied by a trained Health Walk Leader and take up to 1 hour.  Walk at your own pace. This has been superseded by the Walking for health campaign. 

Web: Southampton walking opportunities | My Journey Southampton

Southampton Ramblers

Southampton Ramblers is a local group of the Ramblers Association and is one of the oldest groups in the south of England, being formed in 1954. They offer at least 3 walks every week in Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Sussex and the Isle of Wight. These range in length from starter walks of a few miles, ideal for those new to or returning to walking, to all-day walks for the more experienced walker as well as the opportunity to explore long distance trails by coach trip. On occasions there are group holidays as well as social events. There is something for everyone!

Web: http://www.ramblers.org.uk/southampton

Email: sotonramb.walks@hotmail.co.uk

Tel: 02380 553883

Walking Meetups in Southampton

Part of the Meetup movement, listing themed local meetings. 

Web: https://www.meetup.com/topics/walkers/gb/f2/southampton/

 

See Southampton

Southampton's multiple award winning tour guides for individual and visiting group tours. Innovative and knowledgeable guides committed to showing you the very best of Southampton.

Web: http://seesouthampton.co.uk/

Email: info@seesouthampton.co.uk

Tel: 07770 842728

 

Southampton Tourist Guides Association

Southampton Tourist Guides Association is the only official tour guiding organisation in Southampton. As a consortium of fully qualified tourist guides they dedicate themselves to serving residents and visitors to the city and its surrounds in their quest to finding out what there is to know about this part of England's origins, history and culture.

Web: https://www.southamptontouristguides.com

Email: southamptontouristguides@gmail.com

 

Station walks

This page is all about sharing your stories of walks from Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership and Transition Southampton Station Walks book - you can post pics, recommend refreshment stops and more 

https://www.facebook.com/stationwalks/

station walks book

CYCLING ANNUAL EVENTS

Southampton Sporterium

The Southampton Sporterium is an annual criterium racing event and sportive situated in the centre of Southampton. Showcasing cycling culture with activities for people to take part in, with a front row opportunity to spectate on some of the most exciting cycle racing action on the south coast.

Web: https://www.sporterium.co.uk/southampton-sportive

 

World Naked Bike Ride

The ride is a peaceful, imaginative and fun protest against oil dependency and car culture. A celebration of the bicycle (and skates!, and skateboards!) and also a celebration of the power and individuality of the human body. The world's biggest naked protest. A Southampton Naked Bike Ride is usually organised for June.

Web: http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=Southampton



CYCLING GROUPS

Southampton Cycling Campaign

Southampton Cycling Campaign meet monthly in zoom or in person, have a monthly ride, and often meet monthly for a social, 

To campaign for better infrastructure to aid the convenience, safety and practicality of cycling in and around Southampton, for all cyclists no matter what age, ability or background.

1. Promotion of cycling as a fun, healthy, inexpensive and low carbon form of transport.
2. Create a forum for the local community to exchange ideas about how cycling can be improved in Southampton.
3. Build relationships with key influencers and decision makers and when possible collaborate on projects. Work with them to promote the positive impact that cycling and walking can have on everyone’s lives.
4. Create a rich online resource of knowledge that can be shared with people in Southampton and beyond, to aid the development of cycling.
5. Promote safe and courteous cycling, and help educate all road users in schemes designed to increase road safety and awareness.
6. To represent the views of cyclists and be the true voice of cycling in Southampton.

Web: https://www.southamptoncyclingcampaign.org.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SotonCycling

Twitter: @SotonCycling

 

Kidical Mass Southampton

Kidical Mass Southampton is a group of families promoting a city where all our kids can grow up cycling.

We organise family-friendly rides at kids' pace, to highlight the importance of #saferstreetsnow and a city where people of all ages can cycle safely.  Fancy dress and bicycle bling are always welcome!

Upcoming rides are posted on our Facebook Group 
Twitter/X: @SotonKidicalMas  

 

Southampton Cyclist Touring Club

Part of Cycling UK, Southampton CTC is an inclusive, social cycling club for all abilities covering Southampton and the surrounding area who believe cycling is the best way to explore your local area and further afield, meet new friends, discover the best coffee/tea/cake shops and improve your physical and mental well being. We'd love you to join us for a ride.

Web: https://southamptonctc.wordpress.com/
EMail: chair@southamptonctc.org.uk

 

Cycle Southampton

A group to promote and celebrate cycling in Southampton: to post information about local cycling events and initiatives, and encourage more people to get their bikes out of the shed and enjoy cycling in Southampton!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/197658833608347

 

CYCLING SKILLS and TRAINING

My Journey Cycle Confidence training

My Journey is offering FREE cycle confidence sessions for residents of Southampton, through local social enterprises Monty's Bike Hub. Sessions are for adults and families (including at least one adult) and are suitable for both new and returning cyclists

To book a session, please email bikes@montys.org.uk or message Monty's on Facebook with the following details:  Your home postcode, your availability (days/times), your current cycling level, whether or not you have access to a bike

Web: https://myjourneyhampshire.com/cycle/get-cycling/cycle-confidence/

If you are not based in Southampton or would like to use an alternative instructor (at your own cost), here is a list of other fully qualified National Standards Instructors based locally:

Sound Cycling

Sound Cycling offers tailored one-to-one cycling tuition. Learn to ride from scratch (never too late), get back onto the saddle after a gap or develop your road craft with a National Standard Cycle Training Instructor. Friendly, supportive, one-to-one tuition can help you find your confidence on your bike and be a positive presence on the road.  Listed as approved instructor on My Journey Southampton.

Web: http://www.soundcycling.co.uk/

Email: eleanor@soundcycling.co.uk

Tel: 07952 314 768

Cyclewise

Cyclewise offer personalised cycling tuition for all ages and abilities based on National Standard and can cover Southampton, south Hampshire and parts of east Dorset.

Web: http://www.cyclewisesouthampton.co.uk

Email: cyclewisesouthampton@gmail.com

Tel: 01258 860157

 

CYCLE MAINTENANCE

The Cycling campaign website has a link to all bike shops in the city so check here for up to date information http://www.southamptoncyclingcampaign.org.uk/cycling-directory/southampton-bicycle-shops/

 

Monty's Bike Hub

Monty's Bike Hub is a cycling social enterprise based in Sholing in Southampton. Monty's provides cycle recycling, cycle repair and second hand bike sales services. It also runs Bike Doctors and cycle confidence training through My Journey Southampton. All funds raised through the social enterprise goes back to providing cycle skills sessions and bike repair activities to children, young people and families in the east of the city. 

Web: - Monty's Bike Hub (montysbikehub.org)

DC Cycles

DC Cycles is a small, Southampton based company offering an extensive range of cycle related services in the local community. Primarily the South Coasts premier qualified cycle mechanic offering cycle servicing and repairs to the highest standard, DC Cycles also offer cycle maintenance courses (run both privately and commercially), event and race hire, CRB checked curricular and extra-curricular support for schools and community projects, National standard cycling lessons, birthday parties and female-only cycle courses.

Web: https://www.dccycles.co.uk

Email: info@dccycles.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DCcyclessouth

Tel: 02381845996

The Hub Cycle Works
The Hub Cycleworks has been serving the community since 2003. We pride ourselves in being friendly and approachable, something that has been lost in today’s fast paced, sales driven environment and sets us apart from other shops. We believe everyone can enjoy cycling and you don’t need to wear lycra or be into the latest tech to have fun on a bike.
Address: The Hub Cycleworks, 107-109 Shirley Road, Southampton, SO15 3FF
Tel: 02380 226969
Email: 
team@thehubcycleworks.co.uk

 

RideRide

RideRide have two workshops in Southampton.

Web: http://www.rideride.co.uk

Email:  inbox@rideride.co.uk

Tel: 023 8070 2232

 

Cycle Doctor

Swaythling

Web: https://cycledoctor.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bicycleworkshopsouthampton

 

Southampton University Unicycle

The University of Southampton is enhancing its commitment to increase recycling and reduce its environmental impact by refurbishing unwanted and donated bikes from around Southampton and putting them back into use. ‘Unicycle’ is a jointly run project between the University’s Community Volunteering and Transport teams to promote cycling and help to reduce the amount of bikes abandoned around campus and the city at the end of the year. With the help of a group of 15 student volunteers, bikes are identified as abandoned and unwanted, previously remaining unused and eventually disposed of. Uni-Cycle collects these unwanted bikes and, with the help of a qualified bike mechanic, repairs them and gets them back in use. Bikes that are beyond repair are used for spare parts, very little goes to waste. The student volunteers then run events where the repaired bikes are sold and also organise a monthly ‘Bike Doctor’ event, where staff and students can bring their bikes for free tune ups and MOTs.

Web: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/transport/active-travel.page#bike_recycling_scheme

Email: unicycle@soton.ac.uk

Tel: 023 80 595974

 

 

 

 

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