Updated  November 2018

The Cycling Opportunities Group for Salisbury (COGS) was formed in 1994, to support the needs of cyclists in South Wiltshire.  COGS has approximately 150 active cyclists from all walks of life, living in and around the Salisbury area.

COGS organises a programme of family leisure rides, weekday evening rides and various other rides throughout the year. These often visit a local village - and the village Local - before returning home via less well known routes (click here for COGS Diary).

COGS campaigns to improve all kinds of facilities for cyclists in the area, from cycle paths to cycle parking and keeps cycling safety at the forefront of local issues and developments.

Many thanks to everyone who attended the COGS AGM on Wed 31st Oct 2018 at 7:30 pm at 
Salisbury Cycling & Social Club, Salt Lane.  The talk by Alan Clarke was terrific and his slides certainly reflected his title of "A look back to the Golden Days of Cycling in Salisbury. Alan had us all scratching our heads as we struggled to identify the location of his slides. Mystery prize for anyone who can identify the location of the cannon that is buried in the ground near Salisbury and for what reason it was buried?

Following the AGM the committee is now as follows;

       Hadrian Cook (Chair)

       Richard Bolton (Vice-Chair/ Air Quality)

       Margaret Willmot (Communications)

       Mark Burfitt (Minute Secretary)

       Rob Jacobs (Treasurer/ Merchandise)

       Paula Downard (Membership)

       Peter Durnan (Bikeability/ Sustrans)

       Rob Jacobs, John Cheyne, John Newsome, Hadrian Cook, Phil Belton, Andy                     Doggrell, Mark Burfitt (Rides Support)

       Jimmy Walker (Website and Social Media)

The next meeting will be 7pm Tuesday 27th November at the Boathouse, Salisbury


Thursday nights at 6pm from Five Rivers Leisure Centre - weekly evening rides.  No Leader.  Ride route and venue (village pub) decided on the evening from a list of previously rides. Bring good lights. Wrap up warm and bring a pump, spare tubing and sense of humour in the event that you get a puncture......

Sat 15th December - Ride to Hale Market. Depart Five Rivers Leisure Centre at 0900am.  Cafe and market produce available.  Wrap up warm.

COGS Christmas Ride & Lunch Sunday 16/12/2018

Summer rides are finished, but there's still the Christmas ride to look forward to! This is now booked for Sunday 16/12 - more details re timing and prices to follow, but for now please reserve the date in you diaries!

Route Planning
Have you tried the journey planning facility which is now available in Wiltshire? Visit the Connecting Wiltshire website and try it out - suggested cycle routes give an idea of the distance you will climb as well as the distance you will cover on your route, as well as the number of calories you might burn.

Active Wiltshire
Another new initiative in Wiltshire is the Active Wiltshire website. This is being developed to provide information about opportunities for getting active around Wiltshire, so cycling rides and events will be just one of the possibilities covered.

Pot Holes and Fly Tipping
We have had a number of problems reported to COGS concerning the age old problem of pot holes - considerably worse with the rain we have had this winter - and also issues of fly tipping on local lanes used by cyclists.

For info, the relevant WC links is as follows:
Use the 'My Wiltshire' app (formerly this was Clarence!) to report overgrown or obstructed rights of way, potholes, missing street lights and signs etc.  This is now also the link to use for reporting fly tipping. If you spot any problems then please report them promptly!

COGS are now on Facebook. Click the link to join us there and keep up to date on what you can do for COGS!  Plus we now have a Twitter account, tweet to @salisburycogs. Please also see the facebook site for regular updates on the rides during the summer.