Club Night 18th March: Don't miss our club night film. Come and see "A Sunday in Hell" - can you handle the cobbles?

Alton CC Coaching: Alton CC has arranged club coaching sessions led by Jake Yarranton of Precise Performance. They are open to any current member of Alton CC. Alton CC is looking to organise two groups on two separate evenings with up to eight riders in each group - a total of sixteen places. The initial coaching course of six weeks will be skills based and group riding orientated. It is specifically not aimed at speed training and will be a "trial" coaching course. Fitness and performance coaching aimed at the recreational and more competitive riders may be arranged at a later date. The sessions will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, starting at 6:00pm and lasting one hour. The groups will meet up at the Fur & Feathers at Herriard, 5:55pm at the latest. There is on road car parking available. No special equipment is needed but do make sure your bike in good working order. For safety you should have a good working rear light, and if riding back afterwards, you will probably need a front light. The coaching sessions will take place on:

Tuesday Wednesday
9th April 10th April
16th April 17th April
23rd April 24th April
30th April 1st May
7th May 8th May
14th May 15th May

How to sign up: You will need to commit to the whole block of 6 sessions at a cost of 3 per session, totalling 18 for each rider. Alton CC will subsidise the cost and will pay Jake Yarranton directly. If any sessions need to be cancelled due to bad weather Jake has undertaken to reschedule at no extra cost to us. If you would like to join these session please:

  • Email Mike at at mikehayward64@hotmail.com to confirm your wish to join the coaching session, and most importantly let Mike know if you have a strong preference for either the Tuesday or Wednesday sessions. Mike will try to form two groups of comparable abilities on the road.

  • Make your payment using PayPal by clicking on the "Buy Now" button

And Finally: These sessions should be fun, improve abilities and increase riding confidence!

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.

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 10 mile 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.