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.

Looking for a club for training, racing or social rides? Contact us via our Facebook page or email

Weekly Rides:  

  • Tuesday 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)
  • Sunday 9.30am Beresford Terrace - Sunday Social Club Run 2-5 hours with coffee stop and always alternative shorter routes (all welcome)

2018 AGM and Prizegiving Night

Thanks to our recent affiliation with Prestwick Sailing Club, this years' AGM will take place at this venue on Sunday 4th November.  The Sailing club is located at 31 Grangemuir Road in Prestwick.  We would like to warmly invite all ARCC members to this new venue.  Doors open at 4pm, with meeting starting at 4.30pm.  Business will be completed by 6pm at which point refreshments will be available from the bar and food provided prior to the annual prize giving ceremony.  Guests are actively encouraged to come along from 6pm to partake in the festivities.  This is an event everyone should try to attend.  The AGM gives a platform for all members to contribute towards the running of the club and the prize giving is a terrific social event where allowing us all to get to know each other a little better over a couple of drinks.  

Hope to see you all there.

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.  


Prestwick Sailing Club Affiliation

Ayr Roads are delighted to announce recent affiliation with Prestwick Sailing ClubThis arrangement allows ARCC to continue with the winter Turbo sessions which have been so successful over the past 3 years.  In addition club meetings and social events can be arranged to take place in the Sailing Club.  Their website can be accessed via the above if any of our members are also budding sailors :) 

ARCC Privacy Statement

The new privacy law came into effect on 25th May 2018 in the form of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This new law, which affects everyone, brings positive change as it requires that the use and security of your personal data held by 3rd parties is better controlled.

 The Committee of Ayr Roads Cycling Club is committed to ensuring all of our members' data is secure and protected at all times and used only for the lawful purposes it was obtained for. In this context, we will keep you updated on any issues that may affect the terms of your membership as under GDPR we are obliged to do so.

 You may also occasionally receive information from us (email) regarding: events, Ayr Roads news or exclusive member offers including access to the club shop for kit, essentially information that may be of interest to you. If, however, you would rather not receive such information, then you can unsubscribe from the mailing list by contacting us to request removal at any time. Should you choose to unsubscribe from mailing lists, you will no longer receive information and event emails from us and we would only contact you with anything that may affect the terms of your membership.

The club maintains a Facebook page and various Whatsapp groups for communication purposes. Membership of both is on a purely voluntary basis and can be ended at any time by the individual. 

Kind regards

 Ayr Roads Cycling Club Committee

2018 Membership Only £20 (£5 for students and under 18's)

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Chairman: Alex McAllister 

Vice Chairman: Harry Brawley   

Secretary: Michael McClelland 

Treasurer: Ed Clifton 

Club Captain: Bobby McGhee 

Race Secretary: Michael Curran 

Social/E-Mail/Web Admin: Scott Knox

Press Officer: Arnie Thomson

Honorary President: Margaret Fairbairn

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