According to the 2011 Census, Havant ranks number 13 in England for the percentage of people regularly cycling (i.e. 3 or more days per week). However we have seen a small drop in people using their bike for commuting over the past decade - which is important since commuting accounts for about one fifth of all cycle journeys. Our Cycle Strategy seeks to provide infrastructure to encourage more people to use this sustainable and healthy form of travel.
Havant Borough Cycle Network Map 2014
The latest edition of the cycle network map is available here for download and personal printing (note: large PDF files).
Printed leaflets are available from local libraries, cycle shops and colleges. Alternatively send a stamped self-addressed envelope to Havant Borough Council, Dept. CM, Southmoor Offices, 2 Penner Road, Havant PO9 1QH and we'll post a copy to you.
The map covers the Borough and the southern parishes of East Hampshire (Rowlands Castle, Horndean and Clanfield) in two sheet sides and includes details of all cycle facilities at the time of publication in August 2014. It is part of a series of maps issued under the banner of the 'Solent Cycle Project' in which the Council has worked closely with environmental charity Groundwork Solent.
The map includes local information such as addresses of cycle shops, crime prevention advice, and contact details for cycling organisations, as well as the local sections of the National Cycle Network.
A set of cycle maps for routes in the Chichester District Council area is also available on their website.
Other cycling links
A range of cycle routes cover the whole of England. Two key NCN routes (2 and 22) meet in Havant town centre, and a third (222) passes through Waterlooville.
The Borough Council is supporting the development of a comprehensive network of dedicated cycle facilities. Read more about our plans here, and see a map of the planned network.
The County Council have now adopted its county-wide cycle strategy which provides a clear statement on the overall aspirations for cycling; sets a strategic framework to support the planning and development of cycling measures with local partners including district councils such as Havant; provides a means to prioritise available funding for cycling to the best value for money investments; and supports the County Council in attracting new investment from funding partners for cycling and other associated sustainable transport measures.
The CycleStreets journey planner is the first route planner specifically designed for cycling. It takes into account routes and shortcuts which are only open to bikes, as well as the ability to avoid hilly terrain.
Cycle Hayling is a community coalition that campaigns to get more people cycling more safely. A leisure cycle map of the Island is available for download.
The Highway Code applies to cyclists as much as to any other road user - in fact there is a dedicated section.
The internationally recognised governing body of cycle sport in the UK.
Cyclists in Hampshire are spoilt for choice, with over 750 miles of off-road cycle routes for beginners and challenging trails for the enthusiast