Mike's 100 Miler: Alton CC's annual 100 mile ride takes place this Sunday 24th July. It starts at 8:00am from the Butts in Alton and follows a lovely route round Winchester to Stockbridge for coffee. The next stage goes into Wiltshire crossing a few hills arriving at the Pumping Station at Wilton for lunch. After lunch riders go through Hungerford and up the testing Coombe Gibbet climb before returning to Alton via Whitchurch. Mike and Rosie are kindly hosting a BBQ afterwards - please bring along the food you wish to cook. Click here to see the route on Ride With GPS or click here to download a zip file with tcs and gpx routes.

Miles Thomas Dragon Ride: Alton CC rider Miles Thomas successfully completed the 305km Dragon Devil Challenge in the Brecon Beacons on 10 June on a Mango single-speed bike. Miles, whose wife, Lisa, was diagnosed last June with a grade 4 glioblastoma cancerous brain tumour, has raised 10,587 to date. Miles said: ”I want to give Lisa the best support and help The Brain Tumour Charity continue their excellent work in funding research, reducing diagnosis times, raising awareness and aiding those suffering.” Please go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/miles4lisa to support Miles' fund raising for The Brain Tumour Charity.

2018 Majorca Rides: Ten Alton CC riders went to Majorca for some early sunshine and lots of riding. The trip was a great success and looks set to become a regular Alton CC fixture. There are more lots photos here.

Alton CC Hilly 24: Officials and Alton CC riders tried out the new H24/9 hilly 24 mile course in Spring sunshine. The course runs from West Meon Hut through Monkwood, Ropley and round Alresford to return via the A272. The challenging course gave four riders the opportunity to test their early season fitness. Times recorded were  Iain Cotton 1.05.45, Keith Parrish 1.12.37, Ian Austin 1.14.45 and Gary Hodgson 1.27.28. Thanks go to Alan Jacob who was the starter with Eddie Stevens pushing off and Jim Woods marshalling. Alton CC hopes to promote an Open Time Trial event on this course in 2019.

2018 Strava Segment Challenge: For the second year, Alton CC is hosting a friendly challenge amongst club members entitled the ‘Alton CC segment of the month challenge’. This is a chance for you to race against other club members over local Strava segments chosen by you. To take part you need to have a Strava account, join Alton CC on Strava and have Alton CC as your first claim club. Then each month all you need to do is check the segment details and ride the segment. Your time will be automatically recorded by Strava and loaded onto the challenge site when you sync your device You can ride the segment as many times as you like during the month Results will be recorded separately for men and women and a points system used over the 10 months of the challenge to establish the overall leaders in GC, sprint and KOM/QOM. To use Strava, you need either a GPS cycling computer or a smartphone with the Strava app installed. Details of the challenge and the segments can be found here

Track Championship: The joint winners of the 2018 Alton CC track championship are Chris Clarke and Iain Cotton. Third place goes to James Goodwyn. Click here to see the full results.

2017 AGM: Alton CC's Annual General Meeting was held on 18 December at the Rugby Club pavilion, Anstey Park. Committee members reported on club activities. Ian Austin retired as Racing Secretary and Ian Cotton took on the job. There were lively discussions about time trialling, cyclo-cross and encouraging youth activities. You can click on this link to see the minutes of the AGM.

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 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 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.