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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 Ayr - UWS Campus reception
Meet outside the reception at Ayr University of West Scotland.
We’ll head for a good vantage point to capitalise on Ayr Air Show. Some cycling will be on tracks and paths.
As eating houses will be busy, please bring a packed lunch.
Make allowances for busy roads, car parks and trains too as you plan your way to the start.
Start/Meet at Irvine - Magnum Leisure Centre
An OPEN DOORS DAY trip round Irvine and Kilwinning with a lunch break at a convenient point.
Probably as much standing as cycling but it gets you out - and you might learn something unusual.
DIstance usually less than 20 miles.
Start/Meet at Stewarton - Railway Station
Peter’s ride will take us out of Stewarton, across to Fenwick, then on to Waterside to pick up the back road to Craigendunton Reservoir, where it will then join a Whitelee Windfarm access road.
Please Note - these back roads are rough and really need an off-road or sturdy bike.
Then we go up the Spine Road, into the hills, where one of the aims is to get to the trig. point on Coarse Hill (376m high) for the picnic lunch stop.
After lunch, a steep, rough descent leads down towards Eaglesham and the Humbie road back to Mearns, then the A77 cycle path back towards Stewarton.
Estimated distance is about 35 miles.
Start/Meet at Roodlea - Ayr
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 at Roodlea - at the golf range between Coylton and Dobbies Garden Centre, just off the A70 Ayr to Coylton road.
Start/Meet at Sanquhar - Behind Tolbooth Museum
An out-of-county experience in Dumfries & Galloway as John Muir leads us from Sanquhar up to Wanlockhead via Eliock Bridge.
With the toughest part of the day out of the way, the ride continues via Leadhills, Elvanfoot, Crawford, Abington and Crawfordjohn before returning to Sanquhar.
41 miles and a picnic lunch so don't forget to bring food.
Start/Meet at Glasgow - Bellahouston Park Leisure Centre
Cycle from Bellahouston Park through the Clyde Cycle Tunnel to SEMPRE cyclists’ cafe in Partick for breakfast, then on to the Transport Museum with loads of bike displays, then by ferry or Bell’s Bridge back on to southside.
Predominantly uses Clydeside Cycleways.
Lunch at the Transport Museum - picnic (bring your own) or sit-in.
Drew and Pat lead.
Note the start time!
Start/Meet at Johnstone - Railway Station
Phillip closes out the Midweek Rides season by introducing the Forth & Clyde canal to the midweek crew.
A wandering route through Linwood and Inchinnan leads to the Renfrew Ferry - bring bus pass if you have one!
Forth and Clyde canal (the cycle track that is, not the actual canal!) then Erskine Bridge.
Lunch at the garden centre at Erskine or picnic lunch.
Return by Clydeside tracks, then Bishopton, Houston and cycle track back to Johnstone. A mixture of roads and tracks.
About 32 miles.
Start/Meet at Maybole - Railway Station
A pedal around the beautiful Carrick countryside.
There are some hills but we’ll take them at our usual leisurely pace, giving plenty of time to chat and admire the views.
Lunch at Kirkoswald Community cafe.
25 miles.
Start/Meet at Irvine - Magnum Leisure Centre
Bits of road, Irvine Town Trail and cycle path will take us to Kilmaurs and back.
Lunch in the Rendezvous Cafe.
It's one of the flattest routes in Ayrshire and there's even a bike shop near the cafe - should you need anything.
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