Alton

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 instead there is a faster-paced ride (F) which averages around 13-14mph and an easy-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.

Please note that when the main ride starts from somewhere other than Alton or Medstead there will always 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 Sunday rides – Rides leave from The Butts at 9am every Sunday. Ride details are listed on the Alton Cycling Club website, and also visit their Facebook page for more information. These rides are organised by Alton CC under the auspices of British Cycling. Please check the Alton CC pages in case of late changes to the ride list.

Changes have already been made to the runs 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 information.

Saturday rides May-Aug 2018 (PDF)

Date Leader Telephone Start Time Destination
5 May Kaye 01420 22442 CC 13:30 Slower ride to the Rural Life Centre, Tilford
5 May Chris 01420 563393 CC 13:30 Faster ride to Popham Airfield
12 May no leader! CC 13:30 Liss Garden Centre
19 May no leader! CC 13:30 Conkers Garden Centre
Friday 25 May Janice 01420 80783 CC 09:30 Easy-paced ride to Treehouse Café, Garthowens, Four Marks, 15 miles
26 May Frank 01420 83974 Four Marks Village Hall GR 666345 13:30 Old Forge Café, Hambledon
2 Jun Rupert 01420 86068 CC 13:30 Slower ride to Alresford via Bentworth, Bradley, Candover, Northington Down & Abbotstone, return via Old Alresford, Hattingley & Medstead
2 Jun Frank 01420 83974 CC 13:30 Faster ride to Alresford
9 Jun Brian 07443 841587 (text only) Village Hall car park, Burley Rd, Bransgore 12:00 New Forest Ride through Brockenhurst, tea in Beaulieu, return via Lymington, 43.5 miles
9 Jun choose leader on the day CC 13:30 Alternative ride to Orchard Barn at Churt
Friday 15 Jun Janice 01420 80783 CC 09:30 Easy-paced ride to Chocolate Frog, Oakhanger, 18-19 miles
16 Jun Martin 07825 280445 CC 13:30 Durleighmarsh Tea Barn,

18m out via No name (White Horse) Pub, Petersfield & Nursted,
19m back via Rake Hartley Mauditt & Wyck
23 Jun contact Frank 01420 83974 Weekend away in Malmesbury 22nd-24th June
23 Jun Bill 01252 792919 CC 13:30  Odiham
30 Jun leader needed! CC 13:30 Hindhead
7 Jul Robin 01420 89072 CC 13:30 Malcolm’s Memorial Ride, tea at Selborne, 36m
14 Jul Ray & Diana 01420 85354 CC 13:30 Ride via Oakhanger, Greatham, Liss, tea at Wyevale Garden Centre on old A3. Return via Hawkley and Newton Valence.
Friday 20 Jul Janice 01420 80783 CC 09:30 Easy-paced ride to Country Market, 15 miles
21 Jul Richard 01420 562518 13:30 destination tba
28 Jul Robin 01420 89072 13:30 destination tba
4 Aug Tony 07870 318485 CC 13:30 Slower ride to Rake Garden Centre
4 Aug Frank 01420 83974 CC 13:30 Faster ride to Hartley Wintney
11 Aug Janice 01420 83974 CC 11:00 Ride to our annual barbecue at Newton Valence Village Hall, more details to follow
Friday 17 Aug Janice 01420 80783 CC 09:30 Easy-paced ride to Blacknest Golf Club, 15 miles
18 Aug Richard 01420 562518 13:30 destination tba
25 Aug Michael 01962 773243 13:30 destination tba