Prospective and New Members Rides.

We intend to host new member rides from April 2024 onwards to give any interested cyclists an insight into road cycling and to meet Club Members. These rides wil be on a Sunday morning starting at Beresford Terrace from 9:00am, just outside Cafe 51. The rides will be local of around 20 miles, roughly an hour and a half duration.
You will be lead by an experienced Club member and given an insight into cycling road craft. This will hopefully take away any concerns or doubt about joining a cycling club and help to improve your confidence on the road. We normally use quieter and less trafficked routes during all Club rides as this helps to build confidence when negotiating the busier routes if you progress to longer rides. 
Please contact us via our Facebook page for more information.


Between the 1st and 9th July 2022 to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Club, 9 Ayr Roads members took on the challenge of cycling from Lands End to John O' Groats. Covering over 900 miles and 50,000 feet of climbing. In doing so, members have raised £4311 split between 2 charities: Cash for Kids and Help for Heroes. This event was sponsored by @gibsonsautoservices

Membership Only £25 for adults  (£15 concession)

Open to cyclists of all ages and abilities

Welcome to the official website of 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:  

During the active season, April to September there may be multiple training rides throughout the week. These vary from social to fast paced with riders grouped to suit abilities. Usually organised within the club "Spond" app.
Send us a message via our Facebook page for more details.

Thursday  (April - September) 6.45pm Maybole, 10km Time Trial (members only, for insurance purposes) helmet, front and rear lights required. Road bikes can be used.

Sunday 9.00am Beresford Terrace - Social pace Club Run, 2 to 3 hours with plenty of alternative shorter routes available, members should check Spond for information. Please note any new or interested cyclists are welcome along.


We are delighted to announce our sponsors for 2024. 

Firstly a huge thanks to the continued support from Arnold Clark 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.

The Club are also delighted to have sponsorship from John Gemmell Coachworks, Auchinleck and Gibson's Auto Services Cumnock.

The club is hugely appreciative of the commitments made by all of our sponsors.  

Lead Rider Roles

To ensure the utmost safety for all riders during any training rides, or group rides, a Ride Leader is always appointed.
The Ride Leader will cover the route that you will be taking and advise of any known issues on the road, from roundabouts to traffic lights and any complex junctions before you set off.
Where possible complex routes are avoided to make the ride as safe as possible. 
The Ride Leader will be an experienced cyclist and they will keep the group informed on the road as they go, clearly indicating turns on the route, poor surfaces on the road and any hazards, such as parked vehicles.
This information and the "calls" become second nature on group rides after a short while.
We request that any new riders take out British Cycling Membership at Entry Level as a minimum cover of insurance, this is to protect you as a rider in the event of any incidents on the road. Anyone competing in Time Trials, Racing or Competition should have Silver Membership as a minimum.

ARCC Privacy Statement

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

Our Sponsors

John Gemmell Coachworks



Chairman: Scott Knox 

Vice Chairman: Robert Kelly

Secretary: Tony Garnett

Treasurer: Alistair McGibbon

Club Captain: Bob Cherry

Race Secretary: Alex McAllister  

Social Media Officer: Colin Armstrong

Honorary President: Margaret Fairbairn