AGM - 19th December: Alton CC's Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday 19th December, starting at 8:00pm at the Rugby club. This is your chance to hear what the club has been doing over the last year and elect the committee. There will be complimentary mince pies and a free drink on offer - do come along and have your say. The AGM agenda is here and the minutes of the 2015 AGM are here. If you would like to add an item to the agenda please contact Andy Watson by 4th December.
Quiz and Curry Night - 5th December: Come to our Quiz and Curry Night at the Rugby Club. The quiz is open to all including members, friends and family. Each quiz team should have at least one Alton CC member, but otherwise there are no rules to team composition - do invite friends and family to make up the teams. Entry per person including chicken or vegetable curry is £5.00, payable on the night (cash only please!!). The bar will of course be open as usual. You don't need to decide on teams beforehand but please let Jim know if you and any guests will be coming so catering can be organised.
Alton CC Hill Climb: A very miserable start to a Sunday morning saw only 4 brave souls compete for the title of Hill Climb Champion on Sunday, 16th October. There were far more spectators and officials than competitors congregated on Brightstone Lane to witness the event. In the end, it was an extremely close run finish, as Charlie Williams (father of last year's champion Ollie Williams) recorded 4m 11.3s, and just pipped Nigel Hicks' time of 4m 11.6s, to take the title. Louie Malatesta, riding in the event for the first time, took third place with his very creditable 4m 24.5s. Junior Ollie Suatt also rode the event, and ably showed his continuing good form this year by recording 3m 30.0s. Ollie rides very regularly with Alton CC, although it is only a second claim registration, his first claim registration being with VC Meudon, so he could not qualify for competing for the title of Alton club champion. Thanks go to Alan Jacob, Dick Weatherbed and Andy Elliott who performed time-keeping and pushing-off duties.
Alton CC Dinner: We will be holding the annual dinner at the Rugby Club on Friday 27th January. Watch this space for more details.
Club Newsletter: Alton CC's club newsletter has now been published and 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 Caroline Brodie (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 mid-paced and faster rides going from Alton Butts on Sunday mornings - click on the "Alton CC Rides" tab for details. There are 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.