Group Rides

Alton Cycling Club organises weekly club rides, which all begin at The Butts, Alton.

Sunday morning rides meet at 9am. Varying pace groups.

Monday evening rides take place during the lighter months.

Tuesday morning rides meet at 9am. 13-14mph pace.

Guidance for rides

All rider’s are asked to follow our guidelines. 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 to ask a question.

Specific ride guidance for junior riders and their parents is available here

Upcoming rides

See the table below for our upcoming rides, ride leaders are encouraged to publish their routes before the ride – click on the destination under each ride leader’s name to see the route.

August 2022 Rides

 Coffee (10:30-11:00)Pub (12:30-13:00)30 Mile RideClub RideMid-PacedFast
Monday 1Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Tuesday 2
Sunday 7Emsworth or
Greenham Tower
Castle of ComfortDarren
Greenham Tower
Greenham Tower
Velolife café
Monday 8Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Tuesday 9Darren
Mrs Potts, Botley
Sunday 14Wellington Farm ShopSarah
Wellington FS
Monday 15Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Tuesday 16Compton Tea RoomsDan
Sunday 21Honesty Cafe, Dummer
Monday 22Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Tuesday 23
Sunday 28Fort NelsonCharlie
Monday 29
Tuesday 30

September 2022 Rides

 Coffee (10:30-11:00)Pub (12:30-13:00)30 Mile RideClub RideMid-PacedFast
Sunday 4OvertonCastle of Comfort
Monday 5Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Tuesday 6
Sunday 11Stanstead Park
Pavillion Tea Rooms
French Horn
Monday 12Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Tuesday 13
Sunday 18WinchesterCastle of ComfortJohn
winchester Cathedral
Monday 19Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Tuesday 20
Sunday 25MidhurstHorseshoes,
Monday 26Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Tuesday 27

October 2022 Rides

 Coffee (10:30-11:00)Pub (12:30-13:00)Club RideMid-PacedFast
Sunday 2Whitchurch Silk MillCastle of ComfortSarah
Tuesday 4
Sunday 9Godalming
The New Forest Gridiron
French Horn
Tuesday 11
Sunday 16BoshamFrench Horn
Tuesday 18
Sunday 23Bishops WalthamRose and CrownJohn
Fred's Bishop Waltham
Tuesday 25
Sunday 30HindheadBinsted

About our rides

We have three ride groups on Sundays 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. 

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!

All rides on a Sunday, 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. 

Two of our club pace group on a weekly Sunday ride.

Alton Cycling Club rides and Covid-19

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

British Cycling have published information on how to remain safe when cycling during the Covid-19 pandemic. 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.

Group sizes: 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.