Welcome to Alton Cycling Club - a community-based and volunteer-run club
Established in 1878, we have over 100 members and are keen to attract new riders. We offer regular adult rides, training and events for all ages from 16-year-old upwards including four differently-paced weekly Sunday rides as well as mid-week rides.
We are affiliated to British Cycling and Cycling Time Trials the national bodies for cycle racing. The club is active in time-trial competition, hosting a 10 mile League Championship, Open Events and a Hill Climb Championship.
We also offer a range of social activities from an annual club dinner to monthly club nights, a summer barbecue and an annual curry and quiz night.
Alton Cycling Club is sponsored by Owens Cycles, Hi-Tech Heating, fff Brewery, ClearSignal and everyone Active.
Group Rides: 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. There’s more information on the rides page.
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. More details on this can be found in this British Cycling document..
Time Trials: Alton CC is once again promoting weekly time trials from April to August. These are “Come and Try It” events so please register and come along. To find out about time trials have a look at this video. The Time Trials will be held In accordance with Government regulations and CTT guidance. Covid-19 measures will be in place to ensure the safety of officials and riders. Click on the Time Trials tab to see the safety information and and how to register online.
Segment of the Month Competition: For 2021 Alton CC is again hosting this popular competition, open to all Alton CC members. Each month a different Strava segment is selected. Whoever records the fastest adjusted time (male and female) over the segment is the stage winner. The results are updated monthly on the Segment Challenge page. To enter you need to register using this form. You can read the full competition rules here and find out more about Strava in this introductory guide.