Alton CC group cycling activities can only take place in accordance with current UK Government regulations and British Cycling guidance which is available here.

Taster Rides: Alton CC organises monthly Sunday morning thirty mile rides - ideal if you're are short of time or energy. The rides are open to all who want a ride, a chat and a coffee! Non-members are especially welcome. We meet at The Butts at 9am as usual and ride with the club ride until coffee, then make our way back to Alton while the club ride continues for the full 50 miler. The first ride is on 26th July and then on 23rd August and 20th September.

We have three ride groups to suit varying abilities: A Club Group, a Mid-Paced Group and a Fast Group. No riders are dropped or left behind on any ride. The club rides average between 13 to 15mph, depending upon terrain and cover 45 to 50 miles. The mid-paced and fast rides both cover about 50 miles with average speeds of about 15mph and 18mph respectively. All rides unless otherwise stated, leave from The Butts, Alton at 09.00. We have a WhatsApp group that keeps riders up to date on our rides. Contact Becci May using the "Contacts" link to be added to the group.

The Club Group is a mixture of experienced riders and anyone new to cycling. The aim of the group is to promote both the etiquette and the advantages of group riding. During the summer months rides may occasionally be longer than 45 to 50 miles. These are identified by a * the ride leader can be contacted for route details. The group rides may not always go to the mid / fast group café but there will always be a coffee stop!

During the summer months there are 20 mile Monday evening rides – meet at the The Butts at 6:30pm.

Ride leaders must ensure that British Cycling's guidance is followed. Because Alton CC is affiliated to British Cycling you are covered by liability insurance as a ride leader only if you follow all parts of the British Cycling guidance, including group size, distancing and safety.

Date

Coffee (10.30-11.00)

Pub (12.30 -13.00)

Club Ride

Mid-Paced

Fast

Cafés and pubs can open under now with Covid-19 safety and distancing measures in place. The coffee column indicates where a group could look for refreshments. Pub stops can be chosen on the day at the discretion of the ride leader.

Mon 13 July

Summer ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm

Sun 19 July

Leckford (Club Ride) Whitchurch

 

 

 

 

Mon 20 July

Summer ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm

Sun 26 July
30 mile Taster

Wickham

Selborne (Gilbert Whites) Club

 

Becci

 

 

Mon 27 July

Summer ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm

Sun 2 Aug

Kings Worthy

 

 

 

 

Mon 3 Aug

Summer ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm

Sun 9 Aug

Emsworth

 

 

 

 

Mon 10 Aug

Summer ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm

Sun 16 Aug

Winchester

 

 

 

 

Mon 17 Aug

Summer ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm

Sun 23 Aug
30 mile Taster

Petworth

Four Marks (Nosh) Club

 

John

 

 

Mon 24 Aug

Summer ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm

Sun 30 Aug

Overton

 

 

 

 

You can download the rides list here.

Ride guidance for junior riders and their parents is available here. Please use the contact page if you need any more information.

Rides will normally be around 50 miles in length unless marked* contact the ride leader for more details.