Alton CC/Owens Cycles

South | Hampshire

  
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Club Information

Club type: Club Commercial
Affiliated: 31/12/2018
Affilation status: Active

Total club members: 96

About our club

Alton Cycling Club was formed in 1935, and still provides a welcoming and safe environment for the enjoyment and promotion of cycling in the Alton Area. Membership spans all ages and genres of cycling activities, definitely including social ones as well!
Whether you want to race in time trials or on the road, or simply cycle socially with likeminded individuals to take in the beautiful local countryside, Alton CC provides an excellent environment with a wealth of experience from its members.
Alton CC enjoys the sponsorship of Owens Cycles of Four Marks and Petersfield for its racing activities, club cycling kit and discounted purchase of cycling equipment for members. Owen is a cyclist himself and former national BMX rider.
Alton CC promotes both Club and Open Time Trial events over varying distances, including a weekly 10 or 25 throughout the season; Alton CC is affiliated to the CTT (UK body for time trialing). We have numerous trophy competitions for varying distances and combinations, and details of club events can be found on the website. Alton CC is affiliated to British Cycling (UK body for road racing).
Depending on membership appetite, during winter months, Alton CC also hires the indoor velodrome at Calshot Activities centre, where track sessions are run with a qualified coach, sessions culminating in a friendly “Track Champion” cup competition.
Group Club Runs
Our weekly group club rides are becoming more and more popular. Through our relationship with the local North Hampshire CTC, regular weekend rides are merged with the CTC group timetable which runs out of Alton on both Saturdays and Sundays. Ride leaders are either CTC members or Alton CC members, or both, and are experienced in group riding and seeking out the best coffee stops (…and pubs)! Saturday rides normally leave from Alton Community Centre at 1 pm, and are typically between 25 and 30 miles at a fairly relaxed pace, but if numbers demand, may be split into a normal and a fast group.
Sunday rides go from the Alton Butts at 9 am and usually cover 50 – 60 miles, and occasionally longer, with coffee (and cake!) halfway, and a pub finish for those inclined. There are normally three Sunday Groups, a club ride, a medium pace ride (13-15 mph average) and a faster pace ride(16+ mph average).
Club nights are twice a month and are held at the Rugby Club pavilion, Anstey Park, Alton.

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Contact

Club contact: Dr Andrew Watson
Phone: 01264736459
Email: Email the club
Postcode: GU34 1JS

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How to join our club

This club has not yet setup online purchasing of club membership subscriptions.

We are open to

Youths/Juniors (under 16s)
Adults (over 16)
Female Cyclists
Male Cyclists
Novice riders (rides up to 1hr)
Intermediate riders (1-3 hrs)
Advanced riders (rides 3hr+)
Disability cyclists

When we train

DayTimeTraffic Free
Monday18:30No
Sunday09:00No