Annual General Meeting  - Monday 16th December: Alton CC will hold its AGM on Monday 16th December at the French Horn. Please come along and hear what has been happening and to let the committee know what you what from our club. As usual there will be mince pies on offer and a complementary drink at the bar. The doors open at 7:30pm and the meeting will start at 8:00pm. The agenda is here and last year's AGM minutes are here. If you'd like to raise an item at the AGM please email Andy. There will be elections for all the committee positions. Mike Hayward, our chairman will be stepping down and if you'd like to stand for chairman or any of the other roles you'll need two other members to propose and second. New membership cards will be also available at the AGM in exchange for next year's subscription!

Hill Climb Competition - Sunday 20th October: Our annual event was well supported with over twenty riders taking part, including one tricycle. Congratulations go to Freja Halliday and to Matt Taylor who came first in the women's and men's categories. Thanks to all who helped organise and run the event.

Bike Theft: Five bicycles belonging to Alton CC member Charles were stolen from his home on Monday 23rd September. The bikes are a Gios Cinquantenario (Blue), a Time Speeder S (White), a Trevor Jarvis Flying Gate (Chocolate), a Hewitt Audax/Tourer (Yellow) and a Coppi Campionissimo (White). Please keep a look out for these very distinctive bikes and get in touch if you can help.

New Club Kit - How To Order: The new Alton CC club kit can now be ordered online from the Halo Sports Alton CC Webshop Full details of the kit range are available in Guy's presentation to members. There is an introductory 30% discount - up to a maximum of 50 per member. To claim your discount from Alton CC please complete and return this form to John Heath who will pay by cheque - don't forget to include your Halo Sports order confirmation. Orders will be batched to gain the best possible prices with the first order window closing on 30th September with delivery expected mid-November. There will be another order window in October to cater for winter kit orders.

Alton CC Club Nights: The French Horn in Alton is the new venue for our twice-monthly club nights. Join in our regular evening rides and come along for a chat and a drink. You can see the full list of 2019 club nights on the "Club Nights" page.

Road Racing - Give It Go!: Do you want to take your riding to the next level - what about competing in road races? British Cycling has an excellent introduction that explains what you need to do. Closed circuit racing offers a safe, but challenging introduction, with races usually lasting around an hour. They can be fast and furious but are great fun and let you learn how to ride at race speed in a bunch. Open road events are held on marshalled public roads with motor escorts front and back and comprising one or more laps. Of course, if you and your club mates race together team tactics might give you and Alton CC a winning advantage! if you're in the veteran age group (40 years plus) the LVRC organises races by age group - but that doesn't mean the racing is easy! To find out about races in our area have a look at the British Cycling events list or for age banded races have a look at these LVRC events.

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 (other than at cost club kit) on all purchases from Owens Cycles.

Events: We promote two open events, a hilly 50km and a 10 mile 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.