News from Ayr Roads Cycling Club
Winter training sessions are now in full swing.
Saturday mornings at Monkton Cross 10am for a 40 mile group training ride - takes roughly 2 hours
Tuesday evenings - Prestwick sailing club 45min-1hour turbo training sessions, bring your own bike, turbos can be provided.
Look out for an exclusive Pilates session for cyclists in the coming weeks
7 Riders took part in a social ride on Friday 17th August, leaving Ayr at 9am to ride out to a lunch stop at the highest pub in Scotland in Wanlockhead. Favourable conditions gave the group a boost up the 6 mile climb (included in Simon Warren's book of 100 Greatest UK climbs) from Sanquar. Following lunch the return journey took the group home via Crawfordjohn and some challenging headwind including 40mph gusts. By this time the weather had well and truly turned resulting in a rather sodden last 30 miles home. A terrific effort all round.
On Sunday 27th May Mark Warters, Harry Brawley, John Gemmell and Archie Arthur rode in the CTT Scottish National District 25 mile Time Trial. Mark secured the best time among the 'Roads' riders with a brisk 56 minutes 34 seconds which was good enough for 21st overall in a very strong field. Congratulations to all those representing the club. The event was won by John Archibald with a magnificent 48:13.
Sausage rolls and cake were enjoyed by all who attended the final turbo training session at Prestwick Sailing Club on Monday 26th March. Attendance has been very good this year aided by the purchase of turbo trainers for members. Sessions will resume in January 2019.
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