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 Mile RideClub RideMid-PacedFast
Sunday 1Fort NelsonRose & Crown
Farringdon
Charlie
Fort Nelson
Chris
Fort Nelson
Guy
Arundel
08:00 start
Monday 2Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
John Monday 2/8
Sunday 8Wellington Farm Shop
Alternative Ride: Seb’s London Tour
Seb’s London Tour
Fur & FeathersSarah
Wellington Farm Shop
Shaun
Monday 9Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
John Four Marks
Sunday 15LeckfordCastle of ComfortJohn
Leckford
Stephen
Emsworth
MondayEvening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Sunday 22Bucklebury Deer FarmRoyal Oak, LashamJohn
Bucklebury
Darren
Bucklebury 2
Paul B
MondayEvening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Annie. Bradley
Sunday 29Honesty Cafe, Dummer.Castle of ComfortRuth
Dummer
Justin
Monday 30

 Coffee (10:30-11:00)Pub (12:30-13:00)30 Mile RideClub RideMid-PacedFast
Sunday 5OvertonCastle of ComfortRuthEdPaul B
Monday 6Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Ed
Sunday 12Stanstead Park
Pavillion Tea Rooms
French Horn
FrejaMatt
Monday 13Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
John
Binstead – Medstead
Saturday 18Phil Hampton Memorial Ride
Details Here
Sunday 19WinchesterFrench HornStephen
Monday 20Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Sunday 26AlresfordHorseshoes,
Worldham
CliveRob
Monday 27Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Frank

 Coffee (10:30-11:00)Pub (12:30-13:00)Club RideMid-PacedFast
Sunday 3ACC Hill Climb Championship
Meet at the Butts 9.00 for a ride to the start – support the competitors (first off at 10.00) and then a 30 mile ride for all led by Mike.
Rose & Crown
Farringdon
Hill Climb RideAs per Club RideAs per Club Ride
Monday 4Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm – don’t forget your lights
Sunday 10Godalming
or
The Gridiron
French HornBecci
Godalmiong
Guy – Warren Row
Monday 11Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm – don’t forget your lights
Sunday 17Wellington Farm ShopFur & FeathersSarah
Wellington Farm Shop
Shaun
Monday 18Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm – don’t forget your lights
Sunday 24Bishops WalthamCastle of Comfort
Monday 25Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm -don’t forget your lights!
Sunday 31Grayshot PotteryFrench HornRuth

 Coffee (10:30-11:00)Pub (12:30-13:00)Club RideMid-PacedFast
Monday 1Morning ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 10:30am
Sunday 7WinchesterFrench HornOwen S
Monday 8Morning ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 10:30am
Sunday 14Keydell GSGolden Pheasant
Farringdon
James
Monday 15Morning ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 10:30am
Sunday 21Rake GSRose & Crown
Farringdon
Rob
Monday 22Morning ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 10:30am
Sunday 28Elm Park Garden CentreCastle of ComfortSarahGuy
Monday 29Morning ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 10:30am

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!

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.