Seven cyclists turned up at Castle Semple Visitor Centre car park on a dry, if cool, Wednesday morning to follow the ride leader around a 30 mile route.
The initial climb out of Lochwinnoch along the B786 Kilmacolm road soon had ...
After 30 years of cycling in Ayrshire, it is a surprise to our run coordinators that fresh ideas continue to emerge with what is essentially a fixed amount of road.
Certainly, we have annual standard rides which have proved their worth and the inclusion of out-of-county starts widens the potential for "fresh roads and lunch-stops new" to paraphrase with our needs.
But we are an Ayrshire group and that´s where most of our cycling is done.
So the question is, how have we kept a freshness in our rides programme?
We believe that the freshness comes from just two main sources - and these are local knowledge and a connection with the countryside which only cycling and walking can bring.
That´s where you come in.
We´re always looking for members to bring their own favourite routes and even lead them on our ride programme.
If you are interested in being a ride leader or offering up what you consider to be an interesting route, use any of the contact addresses in the Contact form to express your interest.
Even if you don´t have a route of your own, check out our Route Catalogue.
It contains routes we have done in the past therefore, any of them are suitable as a club ride.
Please note: You must be a current Cycling UK member to be a ride leader.