Alton CC Annual Dinner: This year's dinner will be on Friday 15th February - put the date in your diary! It will again be held at the Rugby Club, Anstey Park - silverware and medals for the club championships will be presented. All members and their guests are invited. Look out for the email with menu choices which should be returned by Sunday 10th February at the latest. Click on the thumbnail to see the full menu. You can pay by cheque (details in the email) or by PayPal - just select the number of attendees below and click "Buy Now". Click here for the pdf version of the booking form and click here for the Excel version of booking form.

Alton CC Dinner 2019
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Phil Hampton Ride: The annual Phil Hampton Memorial Ride will be on Saturday 23rd March, held this year for the seventeenth time. This ride is organised every year in memory of Phil, a cyclist from West Surrey, who was killed by a lorry while cycling on the A3 in 2002. Our aim is to raise funds for The Cyclists' Defence Fund, a charity set up to fight legal cases involving cyclists but which now covers all aspects of cycling and the law. The routes are the same as last year, and as usual there is a choice of 30 or 50 miles. However, this year those riding the 50-mile route will set off at the earlier time of 9.30, while those choosing the 30-mile route will start at the usual time of 10am. This is to allow more time for the longer route to be completed. Medstead Village Hall will also be open until 5pm this year. We ask for a minimum donation of 5 to enter, preferably by Paypal to ctc_nh@yahoo.co.uk (note the underscore between ctc & nh), but also a cheque payable to Dan Montgomerie or cash is acceptable.

Click these links to download the entry form and a parental consent form which must be signed for under-18s. More information is available on the Cycling UK North Hampshire website. As always entries in advance are encouraged in order to better gauge numbers for catering, but it is also OK to enter on the day.

AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Alton CC was held on 17th December at the Rugby Club, Anstey Park with complimentary drinks at the bar and hot mince pies. The committee reported last year's club activities and Iain presented the results of the recent survey. Club kit colours and design were the subject of a lively discussion. if you'd like to join a group looking at the way forward please email  Mike or use the web site contact page. The minutes are available here. Membership subscriptions, 12-50 for seniors, are now due - the cost is unchanged. You can pay John Heath, our treasurer by cash or cheque or online using PayPal - go to the Membership page.

Alton CC Ride: This week's regular Sunday ride coffee stop was the Craft Centre at Seale, between Farnham and Guildford. The roads were wet, it drizzled rain and there were the inevitable punctures so the coffee and cakes were very welcome! Thanks go to Freja for the photo.

Items for Sale: Mike Hayward is selling various items - have a look at here for more information.

Club handbook: The latest edition is available here. There's lots of useful information about the club, cycling and our record holders and championship winners going back to 1936!

Join Alton CC: Currently club subscriptions are 12.50 per annum with a 10 application fee on joining. You can join Alton Cycling Club online: see the Membership page for details. Membership forms are also available from Andy Watson (see contacts page for details) or can be printed off from the Membership page. Our cycling club is sponsored by Owens Cycles who maintain a stock of club kit at their Four Marks Store. Club members enjoy a 10% discount (other than at cost club kit) on all purchases from Owens Cycles.

Events: We promote two open events, a hilly 50km and a 25mile time trial, as well as a series of evening club time trials for club members and other riders. Club members compete in time trials and in road races organised by the LVRC and British Cycling.

Regular Rides: Alton CC organises club, mid-paced and faster rides going from Alton Butts on Sunday mornings - click on the "Alton CC Rides" tab for details. There are 20 mile summer evening rides on club nights at a slower pace. These start from the Anstey Park Rugby car park at 6:30pm and return by 8:00pm. There are also faster Monday evening rides leaving Owen's shop in Four Marks at 6:30pm and finishing by 8:00pm. Guidance for junior riders is available here.

For social and club riding we always support CTC North Hampshire with whom we have close ties. They organise rides for most weekends of the year with social rides going from Alton Community Centre on Saturdays. Details of all CTC rides and leader contact details can be found on their web site.

Alton CC club nights are usually held on the first and third Mondays of each month starting at 7:30pm at the Rugby Club Pavilion, Anstey Park, Alton. Check the "Club Nights" tab on this page for dates. Everyone is welcome! We also hold a BBQ and an annual Dinner and Prize Presentation.

Active Alton: The Active Alton campaign aims to champion sport and physical activity to the Alton community and this includes activities offered by local clubs as well as other projects. There are updates online via Facebook and Twitter or click on this Alton Town Council website page for more information.

Newsletters: Alton CC publishes occasional newsletters. Here are the links to newsletters from 2011, 2015 and 2017.