We have three ride groups to suit varying abilities: a club ride, a mid-paced and a fast group. No riders are dropped or left behind on any ride. Our club rides average between 13 to 15mph, depending upon terrain and cover 45 to 50 miles. The mid-paced and fast rides both cover about 50 miles with average speeds of about 15mph and 18mph respectively. The destinations listed are for the mid-paced and fast groups. All rides unless otherwise stated, leave from The Butts, Alton at 09.00.

We have a Whats App group that keeps riders up to date on our rides. Contact Jim Woods using the "Contacts" link to be added to the group.

The club ride is a mixture of experienced riders and those who are new to cycling. The aim of the club ride is to promote both the etiquette and the advantages of group riding. During the summer months rides may occasionally be longer than 45 to 50 miles. These are identified by a * and the ride leader can be contacted for route details. Club rides may not always go to the mid / fast group café but there will always be a coffee stop!

There are 20 mile summer evening rides at a slower pace. These start from the Anstey Park Rugby car park (club nights) or the Butts (other Mondays) 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

Date

Café (10.30 -11.00)

Pub (12.30 -13.00)

Club Ride

Mid-Paced

Fast

Sun 2 Sept

Bucklebury Farm Park

Newlands Farm Shop

Golden Pot, Shalden

 

 

Caroline

Darren

 

Mon 3 Sept

Club Night ride from Anstey Park, 6:30pm start. Faster riders welcome to “take off” for a quicker ride.

Sun 9 Sept

Grayshott Pottery

Three Horseshoes, Worldham

Ruth

Martin

 

Sun 16 Sept

Elm Park GC

Castle of Comfort, Medstead

Caroline

Mike

 

Mon 17 Sept

Club Night ride from Anstey Park, 6:30pm start. Faster riders welcome to “take off” for a quicker ride.

Sun 23 Sept

Aylings GC, Trotton

Compton

Rose & Crown, Farringdon

 

 

Caroline

Mike

 

Sun 30 Sept

Treacles, Chiddingfold

French Horn, Alton

John

Chris

Pete

Mon 1 Oct

Club Night ride from Anstey Park, 6:30pm start. Faster riders welcome to “take off” for a quicker ride.

Sun 7 Oct

The Good Life Café, Kingsworthy

Castle of Comfort, Medstead

Sarah

Martin

Guy

Sun 14 Oct

Fort Nelson

Rose & Crown, Farringdon

 

 

 

Sun 14 Oct

2018 Gridiron – go to www.wessexctc.org/grdetail.htm for details. Pre-entry essential!!

Sun 21 Oct

Alton CC Hill Climb starts at 10:00am, Brightstone Lane. Ride to event from the Butts leaving 9:00am - Mike

Sun 28 Oct

Mud Island GC, Boarhunt

French Horn, Alton

John

Mark

 

Sun 4 Nov

Fountains Café

Conkers GC

Honesty Café, Kingsclere

Poacher, South Warnborough

Caroline

 

 

Martin

 

 

 

Guy

Sun 11 Nov

Bishops Waltham

Rose & Crown, Farringdon

Ruth

Chris

 

Sun 18 Nov

Popham Airfield

French Horn, Alton

Sarah

Mike

 

Sun 25 Nov

Winchester Cathedral

Castle of Comfort, Medstead

John

Mark

 

Sun 2 Dec

Seale Craft Centre

Anchor, Lower Froyle

Caroline

 

Guy

Mon 3 Dec

Club Night – Quiz and food at the Rugby Club, Anstey Park

Sun 9 Dec

Old Forge, Hambledon

French Horn, Alton

Caroline

Charlie

 

Sun 16 Dec

Rowlands Castle

Golden Pheasant, Farringdon

John

Mike

 

Mon 17 Dec

Alton CC AGM – 7:30pm for 8:00pm start. Complimentary drink and mince pies

Sun 23 Dec

Tinsel Ride: Decorate your bike! Coffee at (TBD) followed by drinks and mince pies with partners

Sun 30 Dec

Choose on day

 

 

 

 

Tue 1 Jan

New Year’s Day ride starts at 10:00am at the Butts, choose leader on the day to finish at the Fur & Feathers, Southrope

You can download the rides list here.

Ride guidance for junior riders and their parents is available here. Please use the contact page if you need any more information.

Rides will normally be around 50 miles in length unless marked* contact the ride leader for more details There is a ride every Monday evening from Owens Cycles, Four Marks, starting at 18.30.