Who we are:
We are an Ayrshire based club whose aim is to encourage participation in leisure and competitive cycling. Our membership is active in many types of on and off-road cycling, including road riding, mountain biking, cyclocross and leisure cycling. Although we may be one of the smaller clubs in Scotland, we more than make up for that by the sheer amount of activities we pack in. Members often cross from one discipline to another, and club events and excursions in the saddle are a regular feature, whether it’s for a session at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, a day out on Arran or at one of Scotland’s fabulous MTB centres, or for a long weekend touring the Great Glen or Islay.
The club has a history of promoting cycling in the Ayrshire area and has in particular been a major contributing force in the massive increase in popularity of Cyclocross in the area and indeed in the whole of Scotland. The club’s legendary course at Irvine Beach Park has seen compeitor numbers soar, and it was so popular that the club was asked to host a round of the HSBC UK National Trophy at Irvine not just once but twice.
And as well as being decent cyclists, several of our members are also qualified coaches, ride leaders and mechanics – all of which is very helpful on club rides. Moreover, the club never loses sight of its overarching aim which is to provide an environment where riders of all abilities and disciplines can come together to enjoy cycling and meeting up with like-minded folk.
Current Situation re COVID-19 and Cycling:
Like most clubs, Walkers CC has been rather at a stand-still during the COVID lockdown as far as concerns club rides. With recent changes in restrictions, however, we are gradually getting back in the saddle. More information on how COVID-19 is affecting our current activities can be found HERE.
Also affected is the club’s AGM. Normally held in mid-October, this year we will be holding our AGM virtually through the Zoom platform. This allows us to address our regular business and also to plan for next year, whatever that may bring. Members will be notified by email of the date and time for this meeting.
If you are interested in joining our club, please contact the secretary at: WalkersCyclingClubAyrshire@gmail.com
General Points for when rides resume:
Details of rides, including start points and times, are posted on the club’s facebook group. As a general rule, the club caters for all fitness levels riders must be competent cyclists. The club also requests that riders come dressed appropriately for the weather conditions and with your bike in good working order. Riders must wear a helmet and be self-sufficient – carrying at least one spare tube, tyre levers, inflator, a mobile phone, personal ID (preferably with details of any medical conditions and regular medication) and contact details. Please Note: good lights are required on all evening rides. It is recommended that riders also carry an emergency light set (front & rear LED), tube patching kit and a mini-tool for minor repairs.