Isle of Wight Ride: Shaun's ride round the Isle of Wight was a great success. Five Alton CC riders enjoyed a day's ride on quiet, high quality roads. Shaun's pace was great (not too fast or slow) even through the undulating hills. The weather was perfect, even when the sea mist fogged up Military Road in the South. One of our riders suffered a bit from the heat - so if your water bottle runs low and gets that warm 'swimming pool' taste, take advantage of any pub or village shop you find as they are far and few between! A Big Thank You goes to Martin for helping keep the ferry costs down. In the words of one of the riders "I preferred this to the IoW Randonne, as we more or less had the roads to ourselves most of the way. Apart from a bit of sun burn, we had a good ride with NO Punctures and a good giggle!"
Thursday Trials: Our weekly time trials are now well underway. The weather is warming up and times should be getting faster. Whether you are a seasoned racer or a new rider you're welcome to come along and enter on the evening. We do rely on club members to act as a timekeeper and to marshal for these events. Please contact us if you can volunteer - we will provide training.
Alton CC Dinner: The annual dinner and prize presentation took place at Alton Rugby club on Friday 19th February 2016. Championship cups and prizes were awarded and Caroline Brodie, by popular vote, received the "Member of the Year" award. Congratulations go to all our prize winners. Our guest of honour, Charlie Mitchell who, with his tandem partner Dominic Irvine broke the End to End record this year spoke about his training and the ride - an outstanding achievement completing the course in 45 hours 11 minutes. There are more photographs from the dinner here.
Track Championships: The final Alton CC track session was held on Sunday 14th February and won by Zack who came first in all disciplines. Thanks to everyone who came along and made all of the sessions so enjoyable. Thanks also to Graham who has coached us throughout and has said how much liked coaching such a friendly club as Alton CC.
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.