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The CTC Ayrshire Club is Ayrshire's largest cycling club with a well established, all-year programme of rides varying from 15 to 75 miles.

With the emphasis on sociable leisure cycling we are always glad to welcome new faces on our rides - and you don't have to sign-up immediately.

You can participate in up to 3 rides after which, due to insurance requirements, we would expect you to join the CTC if you wished to continue riding with us.

This should be enough to allow you to sample the range of rides to find the one that suits your cycling aspirations - and ability.

Read about our various ride categories.

The next 30 days

(15 Events)

Start/Meet at Kilmarnock - Balmoral Road
Open to all - families and beginners.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
All participants under the age of 18 must have a signed CTC Parental Consent Form (available under our Info link).
Aimed at the less experienced cyclist, those returning to cycling or those wishing to discover local cycle paths, cycle routes and quieter roads - and cycle around 10 miles.
Head out from Balmoral Road towards Springside on the NCN73 cycle track.
Some road/climb on the return but not very hilly at all.
Start/Meet at Fairlie - Bowling Green
This was one of our most popular rides in 2014.
It’s ideal for getting you back on the bike.
The flat, scenic cycle path to Largs and a short ferry trip take us to the island of Cumbrae where we will cycle over 90% of the roads.
There is one hill but we can walk and enjoy the views.
On a clear day the views are amazing.
Lunch at The Garrison in Millport.
Please note - although we start at the Fairlie Bowling Club car park, please DO NOT park there.
Suggest parking in Kelburn Ave. which is opposite the Bowling Club.
Approx. 21 miles
Start/Meet at Ayr - Blackburn Car Park
Ben takes in roads south of Ayr on this 35 mile outing with a return via Culzean estate.
Start/Meet at Troon - Walker Concert Hall Car Park
Open to all - families and beginners.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
All participants under the age of 18 must have a signed CTC Parental Consent Form (available under our Info link).
Aimed at the less experienced cyclist, those returning to cycling or those wishing to discover local cycle paths, cycle routes and quieter roads - and cycle around 10 miles.
The route will go out to Fullarton Woods before following cycle paths to Barassie and returning via Troon North Shore cycle path.
Start/Meet at Kilwinning - Railway Station
Flat, quiet country roads and cycle tracks (no rough stuff) with a short section on the main road.
Lovely bay views.
Lunch at The Laurieston Hotel, Ardrossan.
Start/Meet at Maryhill - Tesco Extra car park
An oldie but a goldie!
For those travelling by train, meet outside Glasgow Central Station (Gordon Street entrance) at 10:15.
Dave Lawrie will then lead the 3.5 miles out to Maryhill to join with the rest of the group.
For those who can get there by car, start at 10:45 from the Maryhill Shopping Centre car park (now a Tesco Extra store) just off Maryhill Road.
Cycle an out-and-back route from Maryhill shopping centre to the Falkirk Wheel, using paths alongside the Forth & Clyde Canal.
Not quite pancake flat, but not far off it!
Picnic lunch at the Falkirk Wheel so bring food.
Option to stop at The Stables Pub (only 6 miles from Maryhill) on the return trip.
46 - 53 miles depending on your start point.
The route has tarmac, short cobblestone sections and hard packed track so suggest minimum 25mm tyres.
Start/Meet at Troon - Walker Concert Hall Car Park
Our traditional free 5 and 10 mile challenge rides to tempt families and beginners to enjoy a social cycle around Troon.
Do a 5 mile circuit returning to Walker Hall car park to earn a certificate.
If you feel up to some more miles, do a different 5 mile circuit, returning once again to The Walker Hall car park to earn a diploma.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Start/Meet at Troon - Walker Concert Hall Car Park
Open to all - families and beginners.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
All participants under the age of 18 must have a signed CTC Parental Consent Form (available under our Info link).
Aimed at the less experienced cyclist, those returning to cycling or those wishing to discover local cycle paths, cycle routes and quieter roads - and cycle around 10 miles.
The route will go to Crosbie Church and Loans before following cycle paths to Barassie and returning via Troon North Shore cycle path.
Start/Meet at Kirkmichael Community Cafe - Kirkmichael
Most of our club rides take place on a Sunday.
If Saturday suits you better, why not try our DIY MEET.
We nominate a cafe/restaurant/whatever, and you start from wherever you like, cycle to the designated venue, arrive at the designated time, hopefully meet up with other similarly minded CTC members, have a coffee and a natter then head home - perhaps with company for some of the way.
Nominated cafe for this meet is the Kirkmichael Community Shop/Cafe.
As usual, get there around 12:30 ish.
Start/Meet at Cumnock - Tanyard car park
Circular route - begins by heading west to Dalmellington and on to lunch in Straiton at The Buck cafe.
After lunch, loop northwards to Polnessan before heading back east through Sinclairston and Skares.
42 hilly miles.
Start/Meet at Kilwinning - Railway Station
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Picnic lunch in Largs (approx. 16 miles).
One major climb up the Haylie Brae from Dalry.
After lunch almost totally flat all the way back unless we detour through Ardrossan rather than the harbour area.
Start/Meet at Troon - North Shore Road car park (opp. the Swimming Pool).
Open to all - families and beginners.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
All participants under the age of 18 must have a signed CTC Parental Consent Form (available under our Info link).
Aimed at the less experienced cyclist, those returning to cycling or those wishing to discover local cycle paths, cycle routes and quieter roads - and cycle around 10 miles.
The route will wind its way to Shewalton Wood and via Gailes Road on the return leg.
Nice and flat.
Start/Meet at Stranraer - Old Ferry Terminal car park
Due to the uncertainty about the sale of Minnigaff Hostel, we are not planning a weekend there this year.
As an alternative, Clive and Jackie will lead rides on both Saturday and Sunday in the Stranraer area.
Join them for either or both of the rides.
If you are interested in overnight stays in the area, Clive and Jackie have done some research on accommodation.
A document containing information about some local accommodation and rates can be downloaded from <a href= "/download.php?filename=Stranraer_Accommodation.pdf" title=" .pdf form.">here</a>.
Saturday's ride will be a ride of 27 miles, tackled at our normal Easy Going rides pace.
The route takes in Loch Ryan via Kircolm to Corsewall Lighthouse then through Ervie and Leswalt on the return.
Start/Meet at Stranraer - Old Ferry Terminal car park
Due to the uncertainty about the sale of Minnigaff Hostel, we are not planning a weekend there this year.
As an alternative, Clive and Jackie will lead rides on both Saturday and Sunday in the Stranraer area.
Join them for either or both of the rides.
If you are interested in overnight stays in the area, Clive and Jackie have done some research on accommodation.
A document containing information about some local accommodation and rates can be downloaded from <a href= "/download.php?filename=Stranraer_Accommodation.pdf" title=" .pdf form.">here</a>.
Sunday's ride takes in the Water of Luce with a 3 mile climb and an 8 mile descent along the way.
Lunch or picnic at Sandhead on Luce Bay at the 25 mile mark so, if you can't wait that long, bring snacks...
Start/Meet at Troon - North Shore Road car park (opp. the Swimming Pool).
Open to all - families and beginners.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
All participants under the age of 18 must have a signed CTC Parental Consent Form (available under our Info link).
Aimed at the less experienced cyclist, those returning to cycling or those wishing to discover local cycle paths, cycle routes and quieter roads - and cycle around 10 miles.
The route will go to Shewalton Woods before returning via Gailes Road.
Slightly different from last weeks ride although it starts from the same place.
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