Monday 10th December at 9.45am This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
On grassy area at Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre Southampton Common SO15 7NN
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
1 hours 0 mins  (40 mins cycling)
Breeze Bike Rides
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Breeze Bike Rides in Southampton

Perhaps you’ve not ridden a bike for a while and you’re looking for the easiest way to get back in the saddle? Or you fancy a fun way to get your friends or kids riding? Ride Easy is about building confidence for all abilities and ages in a relaxed, traffic-free, gentle environment.
Join us on this gentle circuit around the ancient Common of Southampton, highlighting points of interest unbeknown to many Sotonians. This easy traffic-free trundle takes in many of the Common's attractions, including the Hawthorns Centre, the children's playground, ornamental lake and the cattle pound. At just three and a half miles, this route is perfect for beginners and families alike

Car Parking
Yes, at Cemetery Road
Nearest Train Station
Southampton central station, 0.5 mile  

Meet the Champions

  • Dilys Gartside Dilys Gartside Having been a cycling solicitor, in 2005 I qualified as a National Standard Cycling Instructor and set up CycleWise to work as a freelance instructor and campaigner for cycling.
    I teach children and adults from novice to advanced often under Councils' subsidised Schemes. See my websites at or
    I was CTC Volunteer of the Year for South East England and recognised for our campaigning work with Southampton Cycling Campaign. I enjoyed being a cycling extra in Midsomer Murders and had fun bringing BBC's ‘Dom on the Case of Cars’ to Southampton to explore other modes of transport.

Rider Comments on the Route

  1. Ed Tavner Tuesday 15th July
  2. Tracey Young Sunday 13th July
  3. Ali Baker Monday 9th September
    Totally off-road cycle ride around a beautiful park in the centre of Southampton. The park is so big you forget you are in the middle of a city!
  4. Chris Woodhall Sunday 8th September
    An enjoyable family ride. Nearly put off by the torrential downpours before the ride started, then 1 mile into it my chain snapped. Many thanks to Peter the Ride Leader who had chain extractor tool and between us we were able to repair it in around 20 minutes whilst the remainder of the group continued the ride, including my 6 year old son on his 4th SkyRide Local. Managed to continue the ride with the group and just about managed to avoid another drenching from the skies

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