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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

(9 Events)

Start/Meet at Troon - Railway Station
Quiet roads with a little bit of climbing to a popular lunch stop at Hayes Gardenland.
16 miles.
Start/Meet at Cumnock - Tanyard car park
Over a hundred years ago early (and wealthy) CTC members selected hotels which came up to the mark - and ‘Michelined’ them with a substantial plaque.
There are three in Ayrshire and we will mark the CTC's August birthday anniversary with a morning coffee in the Royal Hotel, Cumnock, who have preserved one of the plaques.
10:00am - Meet in the Tanyard car park (adjacent to the Cumnock bus stance).
10:15am - Ride to the Royal Hotel to view the plaque, followed by morning coffee with a brief history of plaques.
A supporting leaflet is available for £1, which also enters you into a prize draw.
11:00am -Ride around Dumfries and Auchinleck Estates (approx. 20 miles).
Concludes with a light lunch in Cumnock.
Start/Meet at Wemyss Bay - Railway Station
The annual 3 ferry hopper.
Meet at Wemyss Bay Station for a PROMPT START at 9:15.
Allow time to purchase a Hopscotch 3 ticket at Wemyss Bay (£6.15 as of April 2015).
Cycle to the Western Ferries terminal at McInroys Point, Gourock to catch the 10:00 ferry to Hunters Quay, Dunoon (£2.45 to £4.40 depending on numbers).
Cycle to Colintraive via Strachur then cross to Rhubodach on the ferry before cycling back to Rothesay to catch the ferry back to Wemyss Bay.
Approx. 55 miles.
Start/Meet at Ayr - Rozelle Park
Pat saunters to Straiton for the lunch break.
30 miles.
Start/Meet at Saltcoats - Shore front car park adjacent to ALDI
Another in our series of History Rides.
They are cycle rides with brief stops at significant points where there is a story to tell.
You’ll not be stopped for long as there is an accompanying leaflet (£1) which gives more detail - and you can always go back.
This ride covers the Three Towns - Ardrossan, Saltcoats and Stevenston.
Start/Meet at Puffers Cafe - Irvine
Why not try one of our DIY MEETs.
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 Puffers Cafe on Irvine harbourside at around 12:30.
Start/Meet at Moffat - The Moffat Ram opposite the Annandale Arms Hotel
A picnic stop and a lunch stop feature in Malcolm’s magical ride around Ettrickdale and its poetic environs - he’ll conjure up an alternative lunch stop since the intended one has been consumed by fire !
Approx. 45miles
Start/Meet at Maybole - Railway Station
Note the later start for 31 undulating but gently paced miles through beautiful North Carrick, with a midway pub or picnic lunch in the enchanting village of Barr.
If you don't have, or don't want to use a car to get to the start point at Maybole Railway Station, this later time allows you to take the Ayr train which gets to Maybole at 10:49.
Start/Meet at Kilwinning - Railway Station
The ride takes in a mix of beautiful country roads and local cycle tracks, some giving panoramic sea views.
There are a few short sharp hills on the way but no one will be left behind.
Lunch in the Lauriston Hotel or have a picnic at tables on the grassy beach opposite.
26 miles.
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