Straiton Struggle Road Race - Volunteers Required
Ayr Roads will again be running the Straiton Struggle Road Race on Sunday 26th May 2019. The club are looking for volunteers to assist in carious roles during the day from marshaling and drivers to allocating numbers at the sign on desk. This is a prestigious event for the club and a well received race always attracting a strong field. This is a great opportunity for members and friends/family to get involved and see a cracking bike race. Race starts at 12 and will cover 6 laps of the testing Straiton circuit. For newer members it will also provide the opportunity to meet other club members. Donations of sandwiches and home baking will also be much appreciated on the day. Volunteers requested for 10.30am at McCandlish Hall Straiton Main Street
League Event 2 - Pennyglen APR
The second club league event of the year will took place on Tuesday 30th April in rather damp and cool conditions. This was an APR style event meaning slower groups went off at earlier start times with faster groups leaving at timed intervals to attempt to catch earlier groups. The lead off times had been nicely worked out by the timekeepers ensuring a strong and fast finish between groups 2 and 3. The event was won by Michael Curran who narrowly pipped Martin Moench at the finish line in a sprint. Club Chairman Harry Brawley was 3rd with Fraser Tait 4th. Michael takes the maximum points towards the league trophy which after 2 events is shaping up to be a close battle in all categories (results). A special mention for Beth McRae who stayed with the 3rd group until the end of the race and finished in a well deserved 7th place. All the riders would like to thank the timekeepers and marshals who gave up time on a horrible night to facilitate the event and thanks also to Iona Fisher for braving the conditions to take some fantastic photos. Well done to all!
Club Confined 10 mile Time Trial
Club confined evening 10. Riders should arrive at the meeting point on the Corraith Road (Loans side) at 6.45pm for a 7pm start. All members are welcome, whether a TT veteran or a total novice. Road bikes can be used and helmets and rear lights are required.
Club Kit Order
The next order will be taken during the summer predominantly for winter kit.
We are delighted to announce our sponsors for 2019. Firstly a huge thanks to the continued support from Harry Fairbairn BMW. We believe this sponsorship to be one of the longest running sponsorship for a sports club in Scotland and look forward to enhancing this relationship further through events and promotion. Also continuing support for a further year is the Giant on the Giant twitter account. Well worth a follow if you are on Twitter. The Club are also delighted to annonce 2 new sponsorship deals with ACS cycle shop in Prestwick, Matrix Transport and John Gemmell Coachworks. The club is hugely appreciative of the commitment made by all our sponsors and remember, members get a discount in ACS Cycles so definitely worth a visit for all your biking needs. Links to websites for all our sponsors are available further down this page.
Open to cyclists of all ages and abilities
Welcome to the official website of the Ayr Roads Cycling Club, one of the most active cycling clubs in the West of Scotland. Established in 1930, members enjoy all aspects of cycle sport, from road racing, time trialing and cyclocross to MTB.
Our membership includes former regional, national and UCI medallists, although we warmly welcome cyclists of all ages and abilities.
Weekly Rides:Tuesday Indoor Turbo/Rollers Session - Starts Jan-Mar 2019 at Prestwick Sailing Club. Open to all. Training rides -Fast Paced, multiple groups to suit abilities. Options available starting April 2019
Thursday (April - September) 6.45pm Loans, 10 mile Time Trial (members only, for insurance purposes) helmet and rear light required. Road bikes can be used. latest results
Thursday 7pm Burns Cottage car park - Alloway Training Laps at your own pace (all welcome - Lights recommended)
Saturday - Various options for social or training rides.
- 8.30am Alloway Post Office - Medium pace social ride with some efforts, 2-3 hours in conjunction with our friends at Coylton Cycle Club
- 10am Monkton Cross - Fast paced winter training ride 2 hours (Runs most weeks Nov-March check Facebook for notifications)
- Ladies group ride - Medium paced social ride potentially with coffee stop. ( Runs most weeks check Facebook for notifications)
2018 AGM and Prizegiving Night
Our 2018 AGM and Prizegiving took place on Sunday 4th November following Bobby McGhee's final Club run as Captain. Incoming Chairman - Harry Brawley, Secretary - Tony Garnett and Captain - Aileen Fisher were welcomed to the club committee. Aileen becomes Ayr Roads first ever female Captain. We wish her and the other new committee members a successful tenure.
VIP guests for the prizegiving were Club President Mrs Margaret Fairbairn and Mrs Peggy Steele, wife of the late Ian Steele, Tour of Britain and Peace Race winner. The evening, hosted at Prestwick Sailing Club for the first time was a huge success.
CTT National 10 Mile TT - A Huge Success!
After months of planning by our own Michael Curran and Dave Walker from Fullarton Wheelers both clubs hosted a hugely successful event over the Eglinton course on 1st and 2nd of September.
The Juniors and Senior Women's races were run in damp conditions on the Saturday, but despite this some very quick times were recorded and the feedback on the course was extremely positive. The junior girls title was lifted by Elynor Backstedt in a time of 21 minutes 11 seconds. The boys gold was won by Joshua Sandman who was also racing for the Backstedt team. His time of 19 minutes and 26 seconds was simply staggering. In the Women's race Anna Turvey topped the field with a 20:26, with Natalie Hunter of the Fullarton Wheelers recording a strong time of 24:18 for one of the host clubs while Ayr Roads new recruit Jennifer George finished 11th overall riding for Team Torelli-Brother.
On Sunday the attention moved to the men's race with a very strong field in evidence including Marcin Bialoblocki, Harry Tanfield and Scotland's own John Archibald. In drier but windier conditions Archibald riding for Ribble Cycles delivered a triumphant home victory, winning by a mere 3 seconds over Bialoblocki in a time of 18 minutes 18 seconds which is a new Scottish record. Archibald's teammate Simon Wilson rounded off the podium in 3rd. Graeme Obree was on hab to present the medals across both days.
From an Ayr Roads perspective Alex McAllister took the over 60's gold medal with Mark Warters also winning his category.
Calendar of Events
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Ayr Roads Cycling Club Committee
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Chairman: Harry Brawley
Secretary: Tony Garnett
Treasurer: Ed Clifton
Club Captain: Aileen Fisher
Race Secretary: Michael Curran
Social/E-Mail/Web Admin: Scott Knox
Press Officer: Arnie Thomson
Honorary President: Margaret Fairbairn