Tinsel Ride - 17 December: Come and join us for our traditional Christmas Ride - decorate your bike for a ride to the George at Odiham or to Conkers GC. We return to the Cedars at Binsted for mince pies around a log fire. Partners are very welcome to join in the festivities. The ride will cover 35 to 40 miles but may be changed if there is ice on the roads.

Sunday Ride: Queen Elizabeth Park  was the coffee stop for Sunday's ride. About twenty riders enjoyed the cold but sunny morning climbing the hills out from the Meon valley. Thanks to Dan for the group photos at the top of Butser hill and at Buriton. Click on  Alton CC Rides tab to see details of upcoming rides. New riders are always welcome - click on the Contact Form tab if you'd like more information.

 

 

Please Support Fay: Alton Cycling Club member Fay Bostock is in training at the moment for the London Marathon in April which she is running on behalf of Enham Trust. Enham Trust works with over 8,500 disabled and disadvantaged people every year, supporting them in the cornerstone areas of their lives: housing, care, work and skills development. Over the course of nearly 100 years, since they were founded after World War I, they have helped over 250,000 disabled people to live the lives they choose, as independently as possible. Please click this link to find out more and sponsor Fay.

Alton CC AGM: The 2017 AGM will be held on Monday 18th December at the Rugby Club pavilion, Anstey Park, GU34 2NB. All attendees will be offered a free drink and hot mince pies. The doors open at 7:30pm and the AGM starts at 8:00pm. You can click on these links to see the agenda and the minutes of last year's AGM. If any member would like to an item to the agenda please email Andy Watson using the web site contact form before Monday 4th December. This is your club so if you have any comments or proposals this is the time and place to speak up!

 

Hill Climb Championship: Fifteen Alton CC riders, pictured above, contested the 2017 Hill Climb Championship encouraged by enthusiastic supporters. Hamish finished in first place in a fast time of 3m 39.9s. Shaun came second in 3m 56.5s and Stuart was third in 4m 01.2s. Congratulations go to Ruth and Freja who completed the course in 4m 56.4s and 4m 56.9s respectively. The full results can be seen here. Our thanks go to our organiser Alan and timekeepers Andy and Dick. After the event the group rode to Alresford station cafe for coffee and cake and managed to fill all the cycle storage and some more! If you'd like to see more pictures of the hill climb action click on this Dropbox link. Thanks to Janice, Dave and Chris for the camera work.

 

Open 10 Mile Time Trial: Alton CC's open 10 mile Time Trial was held on Saturday 24th June with 65 riders completing the H10/8 course. Robert Moore (Nuun-Sigma Sport-London RT) was fastest senior man in 20:07. Iain Cotton (23:43) and Shaun Blow (23:46) were fastest Alton CC riders. Full results can be found here (Male Senior) and here (Tandem).

Club Newsletter: Alton CC's May 2017 newsletter has can be read or downloaded here. Thanks to all our members who contributed material to Jim - please keep these coming since without them we'd just have blank pages!

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 10 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 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.