Rides

Group Rides

Alton Cycling Club organises weekly club rides, which all begin at The Butts, Alton.

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 RideTuesday Club RideClub RideMid-PacedFast
Sunday 3Sky Park FarmSelborne ArmsRuth
Sky Park Farm
Matt
Sky Park Farm
Tuesday 5TBA
Rob S
Sunday 10Wellington Farm ShopFur & FeathersSarah
Wellington Farm
Frank/Ed
Wellington Farm
Guy
Chapel Row
Tuesday 12Southwick
Dan
Sunday 17EASTER SUNDAY
Tuesday 19Lugarshall
Nigel
Sunday 24SouthwickCastle of ComfortCharlie
Southwick – Club
Mike
Southwick – Medium
Rob
Southwick 101
Tuesday 26Nigel
Compton

 Coffee
(10:30-11:00)
Pub
(12:30-13:00)
30 Mile RideClub RideMid-PacedFast
Sunday 1Stanstead House

Dorset Coast 200km audax

Isle of Wight Randonee
Golden PheasantFreya
Monday 2Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Tuesday 3Bishops WalthamDan
Sunday 8StockbridgeCastle of ComfortAnnie
Stockbridge 87km
Mike
Stockbridge 99km
Guy
Stockbridge 101km
Monday 9Evening ride, 20
Tuesday 10TBADarren
Sunday 15Sherfield on Loddon,
The Coffee Ship
Sherfield on Loddon
Fur & FeathersPaul WFrank
Monday 16Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Tuesday 17Dinton Pastures
Hurst
Nigel
Sunday 22Cowdray Park,
Midhurst
French HornSarah
MikeRob
Monday 23Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm

Tuesday 24Graffam Village Stores
Nr Petworth
Nigel
Sunday 29Leckford
Castle of ComfortBecciJimmy
Leckford
Monday 30Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Tuesday 31Stokes BayDan

 Coffee
(10:30-11:00)
Pub
(12:30-13:00)
30 mileClub RideMid-PacedFast
Sunday 5Trotton G SRuth
Monday 6Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pmMike
Tuesday 7Tangmere Aviation MuseumDarren
Sunday 12Fort NelsonCastle of ComfortDarren
Fort Nelson
Shaun
Monday 13Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Tuesday 14Elm Park GS
Pamber End
Dan
Sunday 19BuckleburyStephen
Monday 20Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Tuesday 21Kimbridge
Darren
Kimbridge
Sunday 26The Tea Barn, BeechcraftSarahJustin
Monday 27
Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Tuesday 28

 Coffee (10:30-11:00)Pub (12:30-13:00)30 Mile RideClub RideMid-PacedFast
Sunday 3Crofton Beam Engine Mike’s Annual 100 miler
100 Miler
8.00 am Start
Monday 4Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Tuesday 5
Sunday 10The Jim Woods Memorial Ride
Monday 11Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Tuesday 12
Sunday 17Sky Farm Deer Park
Petersfield
Ruth
Monday 18Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Sunday 24Shaun’s Round The Island Ride
9.20 Ferry P’mouth – F’bourne
Tuesday 25
Monday 25Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Tuesday 26
Sunday 31Popham Air FieldAnnie

 Coffee (10:30-11:00)Pub (12:30-13:00)30 Mile RideClub RideMid-PacedFast
Monday 1Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Tuesday 2
Sunday 7EmsworthSarah
Monday 8Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Tuesday 9
Sunday 14Wellington Farm Shop
Monday 15Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Tuesday 16
Sunday 21Honesty Cafe, Dummer
Monday 22Evening ride, 20 miles, meet at the Butts 6:30pm
Tuesday 23
Sunday 28Mud Island GS
Monday 29
Tuesday 30

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. 

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

Alton Cycling Club rides and Covid-19

All Alton CC group cycling activities take place in accordance with current UK Government regulations and British Cycling guidance which is available here

British Cycling have published information on how to remain safe when cycling during the Covid-19 pandemic. 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.

Group sizes: 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.