Cycle Alton

Cycling peacefully through Alton’s High Street

Cycle Alton welcomes anyone who would like to see better conditions for local cyclists.

We launched in May 2020 partly in response to the Covid-19 crisis and partly with the aim of giving Alton’s cycling groups and individuals a campaigning voice for safer cycling and better cycling infrastructure. Our main focus is on short trips made by utility cyclists and commuters, while promoting cycling as the natural choice for short journeys around the town, and to and from the villages.

As well as individuals, our supporters include representatives from the five separate cycling groups in Alton, namely Cycling UK, Alton Cycling Club, U3A Social Cycling, Hearty Riders and the White Hart Vueltas.

Our goals are similar to those of the Living Streets campaign https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/:

• Better health, happiness, environment and community spirit

• Better public streetscapes for residents, visitors and businesses

• Less congestion, noise, greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution

Do register as a supporter to receive our newsletters and updates by emailing cyclealton@gmail.com; and to be part of discussion and debate, and for our latest news, do send us your phone number to join our Whatsapp Discussion Group; tag us and follow us on Twitter @cyclealton, and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cycle-alton-108176250895096

Interested in Cycle Alton?

local action for nature

Increasing the planting of trees and wild flowers for biodiversity

Food

Growing, eating and cooking low-carbon, locally-sourced food

Less (New) Stuff

Supporting the repair café, other ideas for repurposing and re-using

Cycle Alton

Safer cycling and better cycling infrastructure

Energy

Energy efficiency and renewable energy, schemes to reduce costs

Building Standards

Lobbying to improve new homes, retrofitting existing buildings

Lobbying and Campaigning

Confronting denial, influencing public opinion, the 3 tiers of local government and our MP

iInformation and Outreach

Leaflets, social media, stalls at events, talks, networking, website