Road Racing (Credit British Cycling)

Road Racing - Give It Go!: Do you want to take your riding to the next level - what about competing in road races? British Cycling has an excellent introduction that explains what you need to do. Closed circuit racing offers a safe, but challenging introduction, with races usually lasting around an hour. They can be fast and furious but are great fun and let you learn how to ride at race speed in a bunch. Open road events are held on marshalled public roads with motor escorts front and back and comprising one or more laps. Of course, if you and your club mates race together team tactics might give you and Alton CC a winning advantage! if you're in the veteran age group (40 years plus) the LVRC organises races by age group - but that doesn't mean the racing is easy! To find out about races in our area have a look at the British Cycling events list or for age banded races have a look at these LVRC events.

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.