Alton Saturday rides – Rides start from Alton Community Centre (CC) unless otherwise stated.  There is a moderate paced ride each week (M), averaging about 10-12 mph. On the first Saturday of each month we have both a faster-paced ride (F) which averages around 13-14mph and a slower-paced ride which averages no more than 10-11mph.  Hopefully these options will accommodate the varying cycling speeds of the riders who come out.  Both rides will be led and will leave at the same time from Alton Community Centre, so at the start you can decide which ride to go on.  When the main ride starts from somewhere other than Alton or Medstead there will be an alternative ride listed in the line below, starting from Alton Community Centre.  There may not be a designated leader for this so please be prepared to find your own route to the destination.

The rides’ coordinator is Janice Montgomerie, email Janice or ring 01420 80783 for more information.  Updates, photos and other cycling-related items can be seen on the  Cycling UK Alton Facebook page.

Alton Thursday Rides – a ride leaves Alton Community Centre every Thursday morning at 9.30am to a cafe somewhere for coffee and cake.  Please email Janice if you wish to be added to the circulation list.

Alton Friday Rides – These are run monthly, usually on the third Friday morning of the month.  We cover around 15 miles at a gentle pace, and the ride always includes a coffee stop.  You are welcome to just turn up at the start.  Please email Janice if you wish to be added to the circulation list.

Alton Sunday rides – These are organised by Alton Cycling Club under the auspices of British Cycling.  The rides leave from The Butts at 9am every Sunday. Ride details are listed on the Alton Cycling Club website, and there is also a Facebook page.  Please check the Alton CC website in case of late changes to the ride list.

Changes have already been made to the runs list below! Please note that all changes made to the rides list will show in the table below and this should be taken as being the most up to date.

Saturday Rides Jan-Apr 2019

Easy paced rides are marked *

15 DecPete07899 797553CC12:30Country Market, Sleaford
22 DecJanice01420 80783CC12:30Mince Pie Ride, with tea & mince pies at Janice's house, Alton
29 DecFrank01420 83974CC11:30
5 JanChris01420 563393CC12:30Faster ride to Popham, pick up at Medstead Village Hall at 12.55pm
5 Janno leaderCC12:30Slower ride to Lasham Garden Centre
12 JanPete07899 797553CC12:30Cuppacheeno, West Meon
Fri 18 Jan*Janice01420 80783CC10:00Easy-paced ride to Alice Holt Café
19 JanJanice01420 80783CC12:30White's Cafe-Bar, Selborne
26 JanFrank01420 83974CC12:30Odiham
2 FebDan01420 80783CC12:30Faster ride to Alresford
2 FebRupert01420 86068CC12:30Slower ride to Alresford
9 FebRobin01420 89072CC12:30Old Kiln Cafe, Tilford Rural Life Centre
Fri 15 Feb*Janice01420 80783CC10:00Easy-paced ride to Garthowens Garden Centre
16 FebMatthew07717 467599CC12:30Conkers Garden Centre
23 FebMartin07825 280445East Meon EHDC car park, Workhouse Lane12:30South Downs mini tour 32m, tea & cakes at Martin's, East Meon
23 FebChoose leader on the dayCC12:30Alternative ride to Liss Garden Centre
2 MarFrank01420 83974CC13:30Faster ride to More of the Good Stuff, Dummer
2 MarRay & Diana01420 85354CC13:30Slower ride to More of the Good Stuff, Dummer
9 MarRichard01420 562518CC13:30Pottery Pantry, Soldridge, via Bradley, the Worldhams & Wyck
Fri 15 Mar*Janice01420 80783CC10:00Easy-paced ride to Country Market
16 Marno leaderCC13:30Alresford
23 MarDan01420 80783Medstead Village Hall9:30 & 10:00Phil Hampton Memorial Ride
30 MarFrank01420 83974CC13:30Orchard Barn Cafe, Churt
6 AprFrank01420 83974CC13:30Faster ride
6 AprMartin07825 280445CC13:30Slower ride to Courtyard Tearoom, Alresford
13 AprRay & Diana01420 85354CC13:30Hilliers Garden Centre, Liss
Friday 19 Apr*Janice01420 80783CC10:00Easy-paced ride to Blacknest Golf Club
20 AprFrank01420 83974CC13:30Easter Saturday ride to Petersfield
27 AprRichard01420 562518CC13:30Conkers Garden Centre

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