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Contact details for Ayr Roads Cycling Club

Ayr Roads Cycling Club welcomes all enquiries and can be contacted by email , using the form below or our Facebook site.  If you would like to join Ayr Roads Cycling Club but want to meet us first, come along to one of our social rides leaving Beresford Terrace, Ayr, at 9.30am every Sunday morning or click here to join online.

Queries, thoughts on the site, ideas for the club?  Email us:


Meet the Club

The Committee

Club Chairman - Alex McAllister

Club Captain - Bobby McGhee

Alex

Age: Veteran (60+)

Years Membership: Starting 18th

Dream Bike: 1970's steel Colnago with original Campag Super Record parts and Cinelli stem/bars in polished silver.

Favourite Local Ride: Loans 10 mile TT course on a warm summer evening with a light NW wind and Rab Kelly off a minute in front of me.

Looking Forward to Most this Year: Granfondo Mont Ventoux (First sat in June)

Favourite Pro Rider: Has to be Peter Sagan for his attacking riding...in the recent past Bernard Hinault and Laurent Fignon for leading from the front.

Favourite Pro Race: The Classics beat the Tours hands-down for entertainment..hard to choose one but if pushed would go for the Ronde van Vlaanderen. (Flanders)

Bobby

Age: 54 (how did that happen!)

Years Membership: 4

Dream Bike: Cinelli

Favourite Local Ride: Great Cumbrae, round the island and then up to the highest point

Favourite Place to Cycle Outside Ayrshire: Argyle

Looking Forward to Most this Year: The 'Entire Kintyre Invitational'

Favourite Pro Rider: Don't really have one

Favourite Pro Race: The Tour de France

 

Club Treasurer - Ed Clifton

Secretary - Michael McLelland

Ed

Age: 32

Years Membership: 5

Dream Bike: Any clean one...

Favourite Local Ride: A719 Pennyglen to Ayr(hailing from the midlands, this coast road never gets old.)

Favourite Place to Cycle Outside Ayrshire: The Netherlands. Utrecht specifically. You can't help but smile at the cycling culture over there...cycling to and from the pub has never been so socially acceptable!! :)

Looking Forward to Most this Year: Looking a bit more 'pro' at events /races by making a conscious effort to reduce my use of plastic carrier bags.

Favourite Pro Rider: Jens Voigt - who else could do a post race interview and receive a round of applause from a field of Yorkshiremen (and women) watching miles away on a big screen (after stage 1 of the 2014 TdF)

Favourite Pro Race: It's got yo be the Tour de France... the only bike race I ever watched as a kid, long before I started cycling.

Michael M

Age: 50

Years Membership: 3

Dream Bike: Passoni

Favourite Local Ride: Home leg from Pennyglen into Ayr, with sun and a tailwind :) 

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Looking Forward to Most this Year: A to B Ride

Favourite Pro Rider: Steve Cummings

Favourite Pro Race: Paris - Roubaix

 

Race Secretary - Michael Curran

Web/Social Media Officer - Scott Knox

Age: 40 (First year as a veteran!)

Years Membership: 4

Dream Bike: Ducati 1299 Superleggera! ;)

Favourite Local Ride: Has to be Fairlie Moor in the North. It's the best climb close to my home.

Favourite Place to Cycle Outside Ayrshire: I've not done much cycling abroad, but my time last year in the South of France was quite something.

Looking Forward to Most this Year: National Team Time Trial Champs.  Its my favourite event of the year.

Favourite Pro Rider: Peter Sagan

Favourite Pro Race: Paris Roubaix.  Always and excellent race, plus it gets you in the mood for the new season.

Age: 44

Years Membership: 4

Dream Bike:  Trek Madone Race Shop Limited.   I'd also really like the old steel BSA back which my dad faithfully restored and let me use on my paper run when I was 15 only for it to be stolen.  Grrr.

Favourite Local Ride: Monkton to Mauchline via Tarbolton and back via Barskimming Road, a good testing hilly loop.

Favourite Place to Cycle Outside Ayrshire: Was in the Pyrenees for the TdF in 2014 and I've yet to top that although Yorkshire is also great. 

Looking Forward to Most this Year: AtoB - Ayr to Ballachulish...and back

Favourite Pro Rider: Greg van Avermaet 

Favourite Pro Race: I'd have to say the Ronde van Vlaanderen.  What an atmosphere!

 

Press Officer - Arnie Thomson

Honorary President - Margaret Fairbairn

 

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