Some people cycle to get fit, some to commute and some just for fun. The My Journey Southampton website has a host of information about getting out and about in the city on your bike, improve your cycling skills and bike maintenance if yours needs some TLC. Go check it out for more info.
Don’t own a bike? The YoBike is now in Southampton. A large-scale dockless bike-sharing system offering riders a seamless, hassle-free experience. By using a mobile app, riders can find and unlock YoBikes at parking spots around the city and ride them from just £1 per hour. Find out more here.
The British Cycling website Letsride lists HSBC UK Breeze Rides for women and HSBC UK Social Rides, plus lots more information on cycling. Find out more here.
Quotes from bike riders in Southampton expressing why they love cycling have been turned into a mural by local artists.
More than 150 people completed the phrase “I love cycling because … ” and had their words painted onto the artwork, which is temporarily located in the city’s Guildhall Square until the 20 March and took a week to complete.
You might have seen more quotes on pavements all over the city too. They also come from Southampton residents who want to encourage others to give cycling a try, whatever the reason.
You can get involved and tell us your own reason using #ilovecyclingbecause on Facebook and Twitter.
Not cycled for a while and not sure where to start? Visit the My Journey website
to see if they can help.