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.
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.
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.
Easy paced rides are marked *
|27 Apr||Richard||01420 562518||CC||13.30||Conkers Garden Centre|
|4 May||Frank||01420 83974||CC||13.30||Faster ride to Good Life Café, Headbourne Worthy|
|4 May||Janice||01420 80783||CC||13.30||Slower ride to Rural Life Centre, Tilford|
|11 May||Frank||01420 83974||CC||13.30||Liss Garden Centre|
|Fri 17 May||Janice||01420 80783||CC||10:00||Easy-paced ride to Froyle Village Hall 15 miles|
|18 May||Bill||01252 792919||CC||13.30||Grayshott Pottery|
|25 May||Martin||07825 280445||CC||13.30||Durleighmarsh Farm tea barn|
|1 Jun||Frank||01420 83974||Four Marks Village Hall||13.30||Faster ride to Mud Island Garden Centre, Boarhunt|
|1 Jun||Di & Ray||01420 85354||CC||13.30||Slower ride 25 miles circular ride via Four Marks, Stancombe Lane, Bentworth, tea at Lasham Gliding Club|
|8 Jun||Dan||01420 80783||CC||13.30||Milland|
|Tue 11 Jun||Nigel||01420 22442||Southamp-ton||22:00||Night ride round Isle of Wight, 69 miles. 10pm ferry Southampton-Cowes; stop mid-ride but no café, breakfast on return ferry|
|14-16 Jun||Frank||01420 83974||Malmesbury Weekend - see website for details|
|15 Jun||leader needed||CC||13.30||Alresford|
|Fri 21 Jun||Janice||01420 80783||CC||10:00||Easy-paced ride to Nosh Café, Four Marks 15 miles|
|22 Jun||Pete||07899 797553||CC||13.30||Vale Cafe, Ash Vale, 36m|
|29 Jun||Robin||01420 89072||CC||13.30||Malcolm's hills ride|
|6 Jul||Chris||01420 563393||CC||13.30||Faster ride to Popham|
|6 Jul||Di & Ray||01420 85354||CC||13.30||Slower ride 25 miles via Isington, Wimble Hill, Upton Grey, tea at Lasham Garden Centre|
|13 Jul||Richard||01420 562518||CC||13.30||Alresford via East Stratton|
|Fri 19 Jul||Janice||01420 80783||CC||10:00||Easy-paced ride to Alice Holt Café 15 miles|
|20 Jul||Frank||01420 83974||CC||13:00||Meon Valley/Hambledon (note earlier start time) 45 miles|
|20 Jul||Tony||07870 318485||CC||13.30||Slower-paced ride to Liss via Four Marks & Newton Valence|
|27 Jul||Martin||07825 280445||Heath Pond car park, Petersfield||13.30||Garton’s Coffee House, Midhurst|
|27 Jul||leader needed||CC||13.30||Alternative ride to Gilbert White's Café, Selborne|
|3 Aug||Frank||01420 83974||CC||13.30||Faster ride to Hartlett's Café, Hook|
|3 Aug||Rupert||01420 86068||CC||13.30||Slower ride to Alresford via Preston Candover & Abbotstone|
|10 Aug||Dan||01420 80783||East Meon car park, Work-house Lane||13.30||Fort Nelson|
|10 Aug||leader needed||CC||13.30||Alternative ride to Frensham Garden Centre|
|Fri 16 Aug||Janice||01420 80783||CC||10:00||Easy-paced ride Garthowens Garden Centre, Four Marks 15m|
|17 Aug||Chris||01420 563393||CC||13.30||Popham Airfield|
|24 Aug||Pete||07899 797553||Binsted Village Hall||13:30||Vale Cafe, Ash Vale, 40m|
|31 Aug||Richard||01420 562518||Four Marks Village Hall||13.30||Bean Below, Twyford|