Rides

Group Rides

Alton Cycling Club organises weekly club rides, which all begin at The Butts, Alton (location what3words.com/reclining.sailor.threaded).

Sunday morning rides meet at 09:00. Varying pace groups.

Monday evening rides take place during the lighter months.

Tuesday morning rides meet at 09:00. 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.

It is recommended that all members join either British Cycling or Cycling UK which will give them insurance cover as well as many other discounts and benefits.

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.

Coffee
(10:30-11:00)
PubClub RideMid-PacedFast
Sunday 1New Year’s Day Ride, meet at the Butts 10:00am
Stansted Pavillion
Golden PheasantLeader needed, possible route
Stansted
Leader neededLeader needed
Wednesday 4Tea Cosy, Hurstbourne TarrantDarren
Tea Cosy
Sunday 8Milland Village ShopBinsted InnDave T
Milland
Leader neededLeader needed
Tuesday 10ChiddingfoldNigel
Chiddingfold
Sunday 15California Country ParkFur and FeathersDarren
CCP
Leader neededLeader needed
Tuesday 17
Sunday 22

Mortimer Cafe

Cancelled due to weather.
Paul W
Mortimer Cafe
Leader neededLeader needed
Tuesday 24

Wilfrid’s Cafe, St Mary’s and All Saints Church, Droxford

Cancelled due to weather.
Dan
Sunday 29StockbridgeCharlie
Stockbridge
Leader neededLeader needed
Tuesday 31Aylings GC at TrottonNigel
Aylings

Coffee
(10:30-11:00)
PubClub RideMid-PacedFast
Sunday 5Sky Park FarmSelborne ArmsRuth
Sky Park
Leader neededLeader needed
Tuesday 7
Sunday 12Lockey Farm, ArborfieldFur and FeathersDarren
Lockey-Farm
Leader neededLeader needed
Tuesday 14
Sunday 19Whitchurch Silk MillCastle of ComfortLeader needed, possible route
Silk Mill
Leader neededLeader needed
Tuesday 21
Sunday 26Flintstones, EmsworthRose and CrownLeader needed, possible route
Flintstones
Leader neededLeader needed
Tuesday 28

Coffee
(10:30-11:00)
PubClub RideMid-PacedFast
Sunday 5MidhurstBinsted InnSarah W
Midhurst
Leader neededLeader needed
Tuesday 7
Sunday 12Chocolate Cafe, Holme GreenFur and FeathersDarren
Chocolate-Cafe
Leader neededLeader needed
Tuesday 14
Saturday 18CUK Cycling Defence Fund ride (aka Phil Hampton Ride) from Medstead Village Hall. A 30mi and 50mi ride will be available. See details
Sunday 19Cobbs, Headbourne WorthyGreyfriarsLeader needed, possible route
Cobbs
Leader neededLeader needed
30mi ride to SelbourneBecci
Selbourne
Tuesday 21
Sunday 26Quob Stables, ShedfieldGolden PheasantRuth
Quob Stables
Leader neededLeader needed
Tuesday 28

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. 

Group sizes: A new group should be formed once a ride group has twelve members. 

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

Alton Cycling Club rides and Covid-19

All Covid-19 rules and restrictions have been lifted, but the virus has not gone away.

Use ‘Covid sense’ to protect yourself and others:

  • Get your vaccine to ensure you are fully protected
  • Open windows when socialising indoors
  • Wash your hands to protect yourself
  • Get tested if you have symptoms