Southampton City Council’s Green Transport Recovery Plan

Southampton City Council has announced its Green Transport Recovery Plan to support active travel and social distancing as the nation starts to get moving again following the coronavirus pandemic. Measures outlined in the plan to support active travel include new ‘pop-up’ cycle lanes, pavement widening, additional cycle parking provision and modal filters to create additional space. For the full details of the plan, please visit:


At Love to Ride we fully support the UK Government’s position on cycling, which it says is central to getting the economy moving again and is a great way to get your daily exercise. 

We encourage you to #ChooseCycling as your main mode for essential travel and as a fun, enjoyable form of daily exercise. 

Riding a bike has so many benefits for our physical and mental health. It helps combat stress and anxiety, releases happy chemicals and strengthens our immune systems.

#ChooseCycling. Read CyclingUK’s latest advice on how to keep safe riding, set a goal for Bike Month in June and share your stories about how you’re keeping active.

We've launched a new website as a guide for biking in the Coronavirus Era with all the information you need:

Tips for riding during the Coronavirus Era

Has the current situation led you to take up cycling for the first time in a while? Want to learn more about the benefits of cycling? 

We've put together a host of handy articles to help you find some answers!

4 Things to Get You Started

How biking boosts your immune system

8 health benefits of biking

How to look after your bike at home

How to master the art of the bike

Indoor rides

We appreciate that some people can’t go outside and ride a bike at the moment as they are in a high risk category as it relates to Covid-19. Therefore, we’re making an exception for indoor rides on a stationary bike or trainer and allowing them be logged on Love to Ride. This means they'll add to your rider stats and they’ll be included in our prize draws

We still encourage everyone who is able to go out and enjoy a bike ride to do so at this time. Cycling brings us so many benefits, including the health benefits and happiness of being out in the fresh air, exercising and feeling connected with the world around us.

You can log indoor rides on your profile like this:

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Southampton All time stats

  • 216 Workplaces
  • 4,293 People
  • 814 New riders
  • 3,639,822 Miles
  • 316,032 Rides
  • 556,189 lbs CO2
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