Members Of Cycling Uk Alton Set Off On The Malcolm Seal Memorial Ride - The Directory Group

Members of Cycling UK Alton, set off on the Malcolm Seal memorial ride

The Alton section of Cycling UK dedicated one of their regular Saturday afternoon rides to the memory of former club mate Malcolm Seal, who died last year.

To celebration Malcolm’s time with the club, a route was devised to include as many of his favourite hills in the area as possible. These include Snode Hill, Smugglers Lane, Soames Lane, Stapley Lane, Galley Hill and Brightstone Lane, among others.  The ride covered 36 miles and approximately 2,000ft of climbing!

The group was delighted that Malcolm’s son, Graeme, was able to ride with them on this occasion. After they completed the cycle, they stopped at the Gilbert White’s House and Gardens in Selborne café for light refreshments and to meet Malcolm’s wife, Maureen.

It was a fitting tribute to a much-missed cycling friend. Cycling UK Alton holds an afternoon ride every Saturday and newcomers are welcome. For more information on the club, visit

The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hayling Island, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne, Bosham, and Meon Valley