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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

(6 Events)

Start/Meet at Ardgartan - Visitor Centre
After a recent recce of the Red Route around the Ardgartan Peninsula, Dave L. has decided to cancel this particular outing.
The trail has many sections where the combination of inclines (both up and down) and surfaces make it impossible to cycle.
Without perfect weather to dry out the trail, it would be too dangerous trying to descend inclines in excess of 20% while holding onto a bike.
We hope to offer an alternative in the near future.
Start/Meet at Saltcoats - ALDI 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 use NCN73 to head towards Kilwinning before returning via minor roads in Stevenston.
Start/Meet at Cumnock - Tanyard car park
For the second month in a row we begin at Cumnock.
Another circular route however, this time Dave L. heads east towards Glespin and Crawfordjohn before looping back via Leadhills, Wanlockhead and Sanquhar.
The longest Main Ride of the year at 60 miles.
Lunch will be in a cafe at Wanlockhead Centre.
Start/Meet at Dalmellington - Leisure Centre car park
Malcolm heads for Loch Doon on this outing.
We will go up the road alongside Loch Doon before heading over Forest Drive to Stinchar Bridge and the long downhill to Straiton.
Skinny road tyres will struggle on Forest Drive.
Suggest absolute minimum 25mm tyre width.
Despite midweek rides normally being picnic lunches, Malcolm might stop at The Buck tearoom in Straiton for soup, cakes, etc. before tackling the climb back over to Dalmellington.
Approx. 30 miles.
Start/Meet at Fenwick - War Memorial
Occasionally we throw in an Easy Going route which is longer than 25 miles.
John Muir has come up with such a route which tops out at 29 miles.
The reward for this is a visit to a new lunch venue - The Travellers Rest in Neilston.
John will take us there via the A77 cycle path and Walton Dam.
Return to Fenwick via Uplawmoor.
It will be at an easy pace with plenty of time to enjoy the views.
Start/Meet at Prestwick - Railway Station
If you have ever been on a midweek ride with Ronnie to Stair then it is business as usual as Ronnie repeats his route from the previous visits.
An oldie, but a classic !
31 miles taking in Monkton, Tarbolton, Mauchline, Stair and St. Quivox.
Picnic lunch.
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