New Forest Gridiron Ride: There was a bumper turn-out of Alton jerseys at the Wessex CTC Gridiron event yesterday in the New Forest. It was of course a beautiful day which really made for a fantastic experience for all involved. The 108km ride had a large field of riders and, with two stops, including cake provided by local scouts, was well organised and very enjoyable. For nature lovers there were free roaming pigs, sheep, donkeys, ponies and horses to avoid on the roads!

Alton CC Hill Climb: Come and try pedalling up Brightstone Lane on a Sunday morning "against the clock". It's roughly a 4.5-5.0 % average gradient over a about 1.40 kilometres. Not too steep, and not too long but still hard when going all out! Most members will it before, noting whether you were a little bit faster, or perhaps a little bit slower than the time before. Next Sunday, 15th October, is your chance to free your mind and legs to the job at hand, and have the stopwatch applied to your labours. The first rider is off at 10 am. Mike will be lead a 9:00am ride of to the event from the Buttsand there will be a shortened Sunday ride after the event. And if you are not going to compete, please, please, please, come out in numbers and show your support for those who are spirited or foolhardy enough to do so!

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).

2017 Time Trial Season: Alton CC's regular Thursday evening time trials are in full swing. Entry is on the line, no need to pre-enter and the first rider starts at 7:00pm. Whether you're a seasoned Time Trialist or just want to come and try the sport for the first time you're welcome. The course details are here - we ask that all riders were a hard shell helmet and a high visibility rear light to help keep you safe. If you'd like any more information please use the contact page.

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.