We are sad to announce the deaths of two long standing members of Alton CC – Jim Woods and Ian Cargill.

Jim joined ACC when he and Wendy returned to the UK ten years ago to live in Alton. Jim quickly became very involved in all areas of the club, leading Sunday Club rides, and taking part in many different club events and tours. We know that many of us will share many happy memories of rides spent with Jim and our thoughts at this difficult time are with Wendy and his two children, Jay and Lucy.

Ian was a former chairman of the club and was recently appointed a life member. He was an outstanding time triallist holding many club records. One of our members said “My earliest memory is of a struggle up the A32 to Four Marks on the way back from a ride. Ian riding a fixie put the hand in the small of my back and rode passed everyone uphill to the front of the group”. We offer our condolences and sympathy to Ian’s family and friends.