Other commitments and time constraints meant that the Saturday trekkers section of the club needed to amend their ride plans last weekend.
Instead of the more customary meeting at one point, the riders decided that they would choose a point to meet up in the middle. With riders coming down from Renfrewshire and up from Ayrshire, Nosh in Barrmill was the obvious choice for their destination.
Two of the riders made their way up from Knockentiber via Irvine where they picked up another member. Meanwhile Fiona Wallace rode down the cycle track from the Paisley area with a cut through at Beith to join the main group in Barrmill.
The party had a leisurely food stop before all heading back to Irvine on the quiet back roads behind Kilwinning.
The idea was loosely based on Cycle Ayrshire’s DIY Meets where riders make their way by whatever route they want to a designated food stop.
Nosh is mostly a takeaway shop at the moment but there was plenty space to sit and enjoy a coffee and cakes or soup and crusty bread. Plans are currently being made to develop an adjoining property.
It is certainly well worth a visit.
The ride was conducted in sunshine, despite the early shower, and this more than made up for the drenching the riders got the previous Thursday when six people braved the downpours for a 17 mile route round Ayrshire. The ride was made surprisingly pleasant by the fact that the rain was WARM.
A reminder that the next round of the club’s TT series is this coming Tuesday (7th) at the Championship course, meeting at the Rendezvous Café in Kilmaurs at 7.00pm.