The CTC Ayrshire Club is the county's largest cycling club group with a well established, all-year programme of rides
varying from 15 to 75 miles.
With the emphasis on leisurely social cycling we are always
glad to welcome new faces on our rides - and you don't have to sign-up
Come along and sample the range of rides to find the one
that suits your cycling aspirations - and ability.
Sun 23rd Jun
Starting at Castle Douglas - Car park opposite the Library.
Two events are on offer for this Special.
Event 1: 20 miles and two coffee stops. Cycle direct to Threave Gardens (NTS) for a look around and elevenses followed by a cycle ride on a fairly flat route.
Event 2: Approx. 40 miles with a picnic and coffee stop. A longer ride around this attractive cycling area.
Both events meet at 3pm at Kelton Mains Cafe for a visit to the dramatic Threave Castle with its ferry access.
Admission charges payable at Castle and Gardens. Wed 26th Jun
Starting at Prestwick - Railway Station
Ronnie meanders his way inland to lunch at The Stair Inn.
Follow quiet undulating roads through Monkton, Tarbolton, Mauchline and then a descent into Stair, nestling in the valley of the River Ayr.
Dine here al fresco with your picnic lunch or take advantage of the Stair Inn menu for a bar lunch.
After lunch the run will wend its way back to Prestwick via Mossblown.
27 easy miles or so. Sun 30th Jun
Starting at Troon - Walker Concert Hall Car Park
A meander round back roads of approx. 25 miles.
From the Walker Hall car park, the route heads towards then through Shewalton Wood to a coffee/lunch break at Hayes Garden Land before returning to Troon. Sat 6th Jul
Starting at Troon - Car park opposite the Swimming Pool in Barassie Street
Mostly flat roads, with a promise of panoramic sea views.
First, along the cycle track to Fullarton Woods then uphill for panoramic views.
Lunch at Frasers Garden Centre, Dundonald, then a flat return. Sun 7th Jul
Starting at Buchlyvie - The Rob Roy Inn
Head towards Gartmore to pick up the cycle route to Aberfoyle.
At Aberfoyle, into the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park and use cycle routes which take us along the side of Loch Venachar to Callander.
Return via the Lake of Menteith.
Approx. 56 miles and a picnic lunch, so bring food.
Opportunities at Aberfoyle to buy food if you do not want to carry food in the first section. Wed 10th Jul
Starting at Ardrossan - Ferry Terminal
The annual Arran excursion for the midweek group.
Meet at the ferry terminal at 9:15 for the 9:45 ferry.
Return fare costs £11.05 Sat 13th Jul
Starting at Ayr - Blackburn Car Park
Maidens. Sun 14th Jul
Starting at Cumnock - Car Park opposite the Bus Station
The major Main of the 2013 calendar.
64 miles with Cumnock, Douglas and Sanquhar on the route.
Make sure you fit your climbing legs for this one !
The route goes up and down all day.