Club Special Ride: See you in Strachur
Sadly the weather forecast is for heavy rain leading to possible severe flooding with additional lightning storms thrown in fr good measure. As a result, we feel it is sensible to postpone tomorrow’s special ride to Strachur. Quite apart from the safety issue, it seems a shame to be attempting such a great route when the weather is so totally against us.
The ride will go ahead later in the summer with the date to be advised.
The Saturday routine club ride from the shop is still on at point of writing this. 10am as usual – route to be determined on the day.
Summer club ride times update
Walkers Cycling Club has re-started its Wednesday night mountain bike rides.
These midweek outings were once the club’s main activity before an interest in road cycling was developed.
The latest set of Wednesday MTB rides will tour the collection of well-known off-road destinations in Ayrshire, including Irvine Beach Park, Eglinton Park, Craufurdland, Lanfine Estate, Shewalton Woods. Riders must wear helmets and bring lights.
The re-launch of the mountain bike rides ensures the club is busier than ever for the summer 2017 season. Road rides are held on Saturday (10am), Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (all 7.30pm), each offering a different pace and distance.
The club’s internal TT competition is held on the first Monday of each month at various locations.
Tuesday and Wednesday road rides, for the more experienced cyclist, leave from the shop in Kilmaurs with the route being confirmed at the outset. Riders are expected to be able to ride in group formation at a fast pace.
On Thursday, a leisure ride at a slower pace, aimed at less experienced riders and/or those who just want a relaxing evening on their bike , leaves from the shop (7.30pm).
Members also gather at Marine Drive, Irvine, on Thursday nights to challenge one another on the fast seaside circuit. Riders ride in small chain gang groups according to speed and ability. Meet at the shop at 7pm or at Marine Drive at 7.30pm.
More information about these rides and other occasional cycle events from Walkers Cycling on 01563 544488.
Please note helmets are mandatory on all club rides.