Cycle Alton volunteers Chris Chappell and Janice Montgomerie took Hampshire County Council officer Ben Kennedy on a cycling tour of Alton.

Ben is principal transport planner for East Hampshire and Winchester. Throughout the ride he stopped to take photos and look in detail at junctions, crossings, barriers and the station forecourt.

Cycle Alton hopes its safe cycling ideas can be included in the draft East Hampshire Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan. Janice said: “It was a very exciting afternoon. We learnt more about how the Hampshire County Council works. We really hope Ben’s insight into Alton’s current road issues will have a positive impact on better cycling infrastructure.”