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We are Cycle Ayrshire, part of Cycling UK, and are Ayrshire's largest cycling club with a well established, all-year programme of rides varying from 15 to 75 miles.

With the emphasis on sociable leisure cycling we are always glad to welcome new faces on our rides - and you don't have to sign-up immediately.

You can participate in up to 3 rides after which, due to insurance requirements, we would expect you to join Cycling UK if you wished to continue riding with us.

Saddlebag is the club newsletter for Cycle Ayrshire.
It is published 2-4 times per year.
To receive it electronically, subscribe here by choosing the Newsletter option.

Click the links in the Saddlebag panel below to view some of our back issues.

The Ride Reports panel contains reports from some rides within the last two months, sometimes written very much tongue-in-cheek.
Some names may have been changed to protect the guilty!

All Saddlebags and Ride Reports are in Adobe pdf format.
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Ride Reports

Adobe pdf icon Jul_24th_2017     Various
They set off by the cycle route to Irvine, passing the partly demolished Magnum which prompted stories of family and childhood visits. ...

Adobe pdf icon Jul_17th_2017     Various
eight riders were attracted to start the thirty odd mile outing which was advertised as having a few minor hills.
A 'minor' description for some of the hills was debatable. ...

Adobe pdf icon Jul_10th_2017     Various
The poster headline that 'Le Tour de France was coming to Fenwick' was enough to catch Cycle Ayrshire interest.
Free entry and the promise of coffee and cakes sealed the deal ...

Adobe pdf icon Jul_3rd_2017     Various
A three ride week for Cycle Ayrshire started last Wednesday from Eglinton Country Park and headed north into East Renfrewshire for a lunch stop at The Bank Community Cafe in ...

Adobe pdf icon Jun_26th_2017     Various
The promise of rain may have been a deterrent to some last Wednesday for Cycle Ayrshire's D-I-Y ride to the Balmoral Tearoom in Galston.
Rather than a usual turn-out in double ...

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.

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