Rides

Group Rides

Alton CC organises Sunday morning rides meeting at The Butts, Alton at 9am as well as week day rides, usually on Mondays. New riders are always welcome to come and join Alton CC’s rides. If you want to find out more about our rides you can use our contact page. Ride leaders are encouraged to publish their routes before the ride – click on the ride leader’s name to see the route.

British Cycling has published updated information relating to the return of sanctioned activities and events in following the UK Government’s decision to progress to Step 3 of the roadmap out of lockdown. Subject to guidance on Step 3, from May 17th, the limit on group numbers for British Cycling-affiliated Club rides or recreation programme rides is raised to 30. Alton CC guidance continues to limit the size of each group to twelve riders for safety reasons.

Rides are still subject to Covid mitigation measures, including: test and trace protocols, one metre social distancing while riding, two metre social distancing while not riding, and guidance covering hygiene, equipment sharing and self-sufficiency. More details on this can be found in this British Cycling document.

Meeting Points: Alton CC Sunday ride groups must form up at different points around the Butts. A new group should be formed once a ride group has twelve members. Riders should avoid congregating at café stops in large groups and follow Government guidance on social distancing. Please make sure you read and follow British Cycling’s latest guidance.

 Coffee
(10:30-11:00)
Pub
(12:30-13:00)
30 mileClub RideMid-PacedFast
Sunday 6East Meon Sustainability CentreFrench HornRuth
EM Sustainability
Charlie
EM Sustainability
Mike
EM Sustainability
Guy
EM Sustainability
Monday 7Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Sunday 13QEII Country Park or Porchester (100km)Horseshoes WorldhamDarren
Porchester
Stephen B
Monday 14Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
John. Monday Fixed
Sunday 20StockbridgeCastle of ComfortJohn
Stockbridge
Rob
Stockbridge
Monday 21Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Frank
Sunday 27Mud Island GC, FarehamRose & Crown, FarringdonSarah & Charlie
Southwick (Mud Island)
Owen
Monday 28
Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
DarrenMonday route

 Coffee (10:30-11:00)Pub (12:30-13:00)30 Mile RideClub RideMid-PacedFast
Sunday 4Trotton Garden CentreCastle of ComfortCaroline
Trotton
Owen
Mud Island
Monday 5Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Annie
Monday Route
Sunday 11Crofton Beam Engine Mike’s Annual 100 miler
100 Miler
8.00 am Start
Monday 12Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
John Monday 12/7
Sunday 18Club 25 mile TT champs
Keydell Garden Centre
Triple fff Four MarksBecci
Keydell 2
Mike
Keydell GC
Monday 19Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
John
Monday 19/7
Sunday 25Good Life, KingsworthyFrench HornRuth
Good Life – French Horn
Monday 26Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Frank

 Coffee (10:30-11:00)Pub (12:30-13:00)30 Mile RideClub RideMid-PacedFast
Sunday 1Fort NelsonRose & Crown
Farringdon
CharlieGuy
Arundel
08:00 start
Monday 2Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Sunday 8Wellington Farm Shop
Alternative Ride: Seb’s London Tour
Royal Oak
Lasham
Sarah
Monday 9Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Sunday 15Hurstborne TarrantCastle of ComfortJohn
Hrstborne Tarrant
MondayEvening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Sunday 22
MondayEvening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Sunday 29
Monday 30Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm

 Coffee (10:30-11:00)Pub (12:30-13:00)30 Mile RideClub RideMid-PacedFast
Sunday 5
Monday 6Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Sunday 12
Monday 13Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Saturday 18Phil Hampton Memorial Ride
Details Here
Sunday 19
Monday 20Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Sunday 26
Monday 27Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm

We have three ride groups to suit varying abilities: A Club Group, a Mid-Paced Group and a Fast Group. No riders are dropped or left behind on any ride. The 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. All rides unless otherwise stated, leave from The Butts, Alton at 09.00. We have a WhatsApp group that keeps riders up to date on our rides. Get in touch with Becci using the Contact page to be added to the group.

The Club Group is a mixture of experienced riders and anyone new to cycling. The aim of the group 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 * the ride leader can be contacted for route details. The group rides may not always go to the mid / fast group café but there will always be a coffee stop!

Starting in April there will be an additional, shorter version of the Club Ride of around 30 miles to accommodate riders who, for whatever reason can’t manage rides of 50 miles. These rides may or may not have a coffee stop depending on the wishes of riders on the day.

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

All Alton CC group cycling activities take place in accordance with current UK Government regulations and British Cycling guidance which is available here.