Rides

Group Rides

Alton Cycling Club organises weekly club rides, which all begin at The Butts, Alton (what3words location ///practical.standing.slang).

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.

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)Pub (12:30-13:00)30 Mile RideClub RideMid-PacedFast
Sunday 4OvertonCastle of ComfortJohn
Overton
Suggested Route
Monday 5Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
John
Monday Ride
Tuesday 6Woodmancote Nr Westbourne Dan
Sunday 11Stansted Park
Pavillion Tea Rooms
French Horn
Becci
Stansted Park
Mark
Stansted Park
Guy
Goodwood
Monday 12Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Tuesday 13
Sunday 18Whitchurch / Bishop’s WalthamCastle of ComfortJohn
Bishop’s Waltham
Suggested RouteJimmy
84 Whitchurch
Monday 19Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Tuesday 20WeyhillDarren
Weyhill
Sunday 25Weald & Downland
or
Midhurst
Horseshoes,
Worldham
Darren
Weald & Downland
Suggested RouteJustin
Monday 26Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Tuesday 27Holme GreenDarren
Holme Green

 Coffee (10:30-11:00)Pub (12:30-13:00)Club RideMid-PacedFast
Sunday 2Whitchurch Silk MillCastle of ComfortSarah
Whitchurch Silk Mill
Suggested Route
Tuesday 4Wilfrids Cafe, DroxfordDan
Sunday 9New Forest Gridiron
or
Stockbridge
French Horn
Tuesday 11
Sunday 16Club Hill Climb competition (all welcome to either compete or support) followed by 50km rideFrench Horn
Tuesday 18
Sunday 23WinchesterCastle of ComfortJohn
Winchester Cathedral
Tuesday 25
Sunday 30Seale Craft CentreBinstedRuth

 Coffee (10:30-11:00)Pub (12:30-13:00)Club RideMid-PacedFast
Sunday 6Grayshott PotteryFrench Horn
Tuesday 8
Sunday 13Keydell GSGolden Pheasant
Farringdon
Tuesday 15
Sunday 20Sky Park FarmRose & Crown
Farringdon
Ruth
Tuesday 22
Sunday 27Whitchurch Silk MillFrench Horn
Tuesday 29

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

Routes database

A collection of routes from Alton (and some selected other locations) that have been used over recent years Route distance in km are first characters of the route link   To add new routes or cafes to this database please send the link to your route or cafe details to routes