Last Ride of 2017: Thanks go to Caroline who led the last ride of 2017. The roads were rather damp after the heavy overnight rain and some riders got their feet wet riding along flooded roads At one point the group had a bit of cyclo-cross practice negotiating a fallen tree that had blocked the road. Alton CC's weekly rides continue in 2018 with a new rides list that can be viewed here.

2018 Membership Renewals: Membership subscriptions are now due for 2018. You can pay online by following this link.

2018 Phil Hampton Ride: Dan and Janice Montgomerie are again organising the Phil Hampton Memorial Ride, 50 miles or 30 miles, on 10:00am Saturday 24th March 2018 from Medstead Village Hall, GU34 5LG. The aim of the event is to raise funds for the Cyclists’ Defence Fund, a charity set up to fight legal cases involving cyclists but which now covers all aspects of cycling and the law. For more information, entry forms and online payment click here and go to Cycling UK North Hampshire.

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.

Tinsel Ride: Alton CC's traditional Christmas Ride was enjoyed by a group of twenty riders who braved a cold start and then rain! Riders decorated their bikes with tinsel, holly and flashing lights and finished the ride at the Cedars, Binsted with hot mince pies. There will be a club ride on Sunday 31st December starting from the Butts at 9:00am - a chance to work off the Christmas pounds at a relatively relaxed pace. There will be an informal ride on New Year's day starting at 10:00am from the Butts.



Please Support Fay: Alton Cycling Club member Fay Bostock is in training at the moment for the London Marathon in April which she is running on behalf of Enham Trust. Enham Trust works with over 8,500 disabled and disadvantaged people every year, supporting them in the cornerstone areas of their lives: housing, care, work and skills development. Over the course of nearly 100 years, since they were founded after World War I, they have helped over 250,000 disabled people to live the lives they choose, as independently as possible. Please click this link to find out more and sponsor Fay.

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.