CYCLING UK Alton is calling on cyclists to join them for easy-paced monthly bike rides, taking in some beautiful Hampshire countryside while in the saddle.

To include a café stop, the rides will provide an opportunity to meet other like-minded folk, and newcomers are most welcome.

The cyclists meet on a Friday morning at 9.30am outside Alton Community Centre and cover about 15 miles at a gentle pace, and no one will get left behind. E-bikes are also welcome.

A Cycling UK Alton spokesman said: “If you’re thinking about getting fitter this summer, meeting new people, seeing more of our beautiful countryside, or all these things, then getting out for a bike ride fulfils all of these in one go.”

The next easy-paced ride is tomorrow (April 20) when the group will head for the café at Alice Holt Forest.

The advice for anyone joining a group ride is to carry a pump, a spare inner tube, and a rainproof top.

Otherwise, just turn up at the start, or call Janice on 01420 80783.

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