Weather to ride or not

Fifteen riders turned up in Kilmaurs for the Wednesday night ride last week on a relatively mild evening with little wind.
The group left Kilmaurs and rode over to Knockentiber, Gatehead and Symington before heading over to Dundonald and over ‘the hill’. After a brief re-grouping at the bottom, the party made a quick dash past the Rugby Club and into Troon, before heading along the Coast and over to Dundonald.
The return route to the Shop took in Drybridge and Cunninghamhead which brought the mileage for the evening to around 27 miles.

The re-emergence of decent evening weather saw good turnouts at the midweek rides last week. Fifteen riders turned up in Kilmaurs for the Wednesday night ride on a relatively mild evening with little wind.
The group left Kilmaurs and rode over to Knockentiber, Gatehead and Symington before heading over to Dundonald and over ‘the hill’. After a brief re-grouping at the bottom, the party made a quick dash past the Rugby Club and into Troon, before heading along the Coast and over to Dundonald.
The return route to the Shop took in Drybridge and Cunninghamhead which brought the mileage for the evening to around 27 miles.

Some fourteen riders turned out for the Thursday ride, again taking advantage of the sunshine and the absence of wind.
In the absence of regular leader John Walker, the group took off towards Montgreenan before heading for Stewarton on the Dalry road, where a puncture meant that the group split into two before meeting up again at Stewarton.
With darkness now falling noticeably the group again split into two to accommodate different paces. A slight “mislaying” of a road junction meant that the rear group took a somewhat circuitous route back to Kilmaurs much to the confusion of some cows and all of the riders. 20miles for the main group but nearer 22 for those who took the “scenic route”.

Saturday’s ride was somewhat depleted owing to riders taking part in other events. However six riders took off in the direction of Largs where a coffee and cake set them up nicely for the long haul up the Haylie Brae. This was a first for two riders – Joe Doherty and Colin Irvine – so well done to them.
The 50 mile round trip was completed with the return journey to Kilmaurs via Auchentiber and Crossgates.