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.

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 May-Aug 2019 (PDF)

Easy paced rides are marked *

27 AprRichard01420 562518CC13.30Conkers Garden Centre
4 MayFrank01420 83974CC13.30Faster ride to Good Life Café, Headbourne Worthy
4 MayJanice01420 80783CC13.30Slower ride to Rural Life Centre, Tilford
11 MayFrank01420 83974CC13.30Liss Garden Centre
Fri 17 MayJanice01420 80783CC10:00Easy-paced ride to Froyle Village Hall 15 miles
18 MayBill01252 792919CC13.30Grayshott Pottery
25 MayMartin07825 280445CC13.30Durleighmarsh Farm tea barn
1 JunFrank01420 83974Four Marks Village Hall13.30Faster ride to Mud Island Garden Centre, Boarhunt
1 JunDi & Ray01420 85354CC13.30Slower ride 25 miles circular ride via Four Marks, Stancombe Lane, Bentworth, tea at Lasham Gliding Club
8 JunDan01420 80783CC13.30Milland
Tue 11 JunNigel01420 22442Southamp-ton22:00Night ride round Isle of Wight, 69 miles. 10pm ferry Southampton-Cowes; stop mid-ride but no café, breakfast on return ferry
14-16 JunFrank01420 83974Malmesbury Weekend - see website for details
15 Junleader neededCC13.30Alresford
Fri 21 JunJanice01420 80783CC10:00Easy-paced ride to Nosh Café, Four Marks 15 miles
22 JunPete07899 797553CC13.30Vale Cafe, Ash Vale, 36m
29 JunRobin01420 89072CC13.30Malcolm's hills ride
6 JulChris01420 563393CC13.30Faster ride to Popham
6 JulDi & Ray01420 85354CC13.30Slower ride 25 miles via Isington, Wimble Hill, Upton Grey, tea at Lasham Garden Centre
13 JulRichard01420 562518CC13.30Alresford via East Stratton
Fri 19 JulJanice01420 80783CC10:00Easy-paced ride to Alice Holt Café 15 miles
20 JulFrank01420 83974CC13:00Meon Valley/Hambledon (note earlier start time) 45 miles
20 JulTony07870 318485CC13.30Slower-paced ride to Liss via Four Marks & Newton Valence
27 JulMartin07825 280445Heath Pond car park, Petersfield13.30Garton’s Coffee House, Midhurst
27 Julleader neededCC13.30Alternative ride to Gilbert White's Café, Selborne
3 AugFrank01420 83974CC13.30Faster ride to Hartlett's Café, Hook
3 AugRupert01420 86068CC13.30Slower ride to Alresford via Preston Candover & Abbotstone
10 AugDan01420 80783East Meon car park, Work-house Lane13.30Fort Nelson
10 Augleader neededCC13.30Alternative ride to Frensham Garden Centre
Fri 16 AugJanice01420 80783CC10:00Easy-paced ride Garthowens Garden Centre, Four Marks 15m
17 AugChris01420 563393CC13.30Popham Airfield
24 AugPete07899 797553Binsted Village Hall13:30Vale Cafe, Ash Vale, 40m
31 AugRichard01420 562518Four Marks Village Hall13.30Bean Below, Twyford

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