Vision: to assist ordinary people on any kind of bike to travel into Salisbury safely for their shopping, education, work and entertainment


Welcome to the Cycling Opportunities Group for Salisbury (COGS) which 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 campaigns to improve all kinds of facilities for cyclists in the area, from cycle paths to cycle parking and keeping cycling safety at the forefront of local issues and developments.

Please email your Salisbury City Councillor and Wiltshire County Councillors and our MP John Glen john.glen.mp@parliament.uk. to support the People Friendly Streets project that will tackle traffic control and will give space for physical distancing as lock down measures are ease, and to ensure that pedestrians and cyclists are provided with safe space on our pavements and roads. This will also benefit our business community as they will have more space to serve you. You can also contact your councillors through the Cycling Uk website.

Why should you join COGS

  • Membership is only £3.00 for one year and provides you with;

  • 10% discount at Hayballs and Stonehenge Cycles - so yes you could save your annual subscription in one purchase... click here for more details

  • Campaigns to ensure that facilities are recommended as part of planning applications and recommend that current facilities kept up to standard.

  • Investments of £1000's on cycle signage in and around Salisbury in collaboration with the city council.

  • Updates and access to information on responses to planning applications urging developers and councillors to consider active travel and implementing cycle infrastructure.

  • What are you waiting for? Click here to Join today!

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.

Reporting 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 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.