Established in 1930, the club was originally 

named "The Ayr Road Club" by its founding members; Tom McKean, David Bell, Andrew Shearer, John Stewart and Andrew and James Robertson.
By the end of its first year, the club had 22 members.

In 1935, the club's name was changed to Ayr Roads Cycling Club and it quickly distinguished itself by outstanding tour feats, a feature of the sport in which ARCC gained an enviable reputation.

Club riders have also had success on the racing scene at local and international level.
One name in particular has left a lasting legacy, David Bell, pictured far left. He, probably more than anyone else, sowed the seeds of cycling interest in people's minds from 1931 until his death in 1965. Writting under the name The Highwayman, documenting thousands of rides and incidents in his weekly Ayrshire Post column.

Becoming Ayr Roads CC/Harry Fairbairn

Harry Fairbairn's name is synomous with Ayr Roads Cycling Club and has been since 1942, when Harry and his older brother Jim became members of the club.

From 1944, as a young novice, Harry distinguished himself as a true competitor.

Not only did he become club and district champion and multi record holder, but he became Scottish National Champion in the hill climb event on two occasions.

Harry opened a small bike repair shop in Waggon Road in Ayr in 1948 before moving to Montgomerie Street in Irvine, where he acquired larger shop premises. During this time, he continued with his first love of cycling with his wife Margaret, now our club president. When Harry died during a cycling holiday in Majorca in 1996, an obituary article in a national newspaper reported his death as "owner of major car dealership and cyclist" - that summed him up admirably.

When sponsorship entered the cycling scene, Harry was delighted to be given the opportunity of sponsoring his beloved club and we became Ayr Roads CC/Harry Fairbairn.

Official sponsorship commenced on 30 September 1988 and has continued until the present day - one of the longest running sponsorships in the Scottish cycling scene.

Another proud moment for the Club when Team Ghana came to stay...

The Ayr Roads Cycling Club was proud to be able to support Team Ghana during the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Team Ghana were staying in Ayrshire in the run-up to the Games, so the Club was delighted to have the chance to show them some of the cycling highlights of the 'shire and get the chance to join them on some of their training runs. 

Many thanks to the lads from Ghana for sharing their epic 2014 Commonwealth experience with the ARCC.