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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.  Below is an outline of the regular road rides – see website Upcoming Events sidebar for further details and the rolling programme of events.

The club’s internal TT competition is held on the first Monday of each month at various locations.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 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 Thursdays, 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.

Saturday Road Ride  Start 10.00am, meet outside the shop. A social ride with a café stop. Riders should be able to maintain 14mph+. Distance 20-50 miles depending on various factors. Don’t forget money for the café!

Sunday Road Ride  Ride leaves from the shop 09.00 sharp for a fast training ride. These rides average 18 – 20 mph and are ridden in close formation throughout. The group stays together and there are no formal re-group points or cafe stop.  The group will roll easy for reformation. It should be noted that this is intended as a training ride and is not in the same informal style of a club run.

 

Please note helmets are mandatory on all club rides.