CTC Ayrshire

Group shot of cyclists on NCN7 cycle route near Lochwinnoch
Giant bike on NCN7 near Lochwinnoch

About The Group

The Ayrshire section of CTC covers three counties, resulting in an area some 60 miles long by 30 miles wide before the inclusion of the island of Arran.

We start regular rides at various points throughout the three counties and try to offer some further afield to encourage members to widen their cycling experiences.

Ayrshire possesses some of the most beautiful and picturesque cycling roads in the west of Scotland.

Being coastal, it not only commands striking views across the Firth of Clyde and the Irish Sea but it also contains a rural patchwork of quiet country lanes rising gently from the coast.

Ayrshire CTC has been thriving now for over 30 years, providing a rich and varied annual programme of cycle runs which explore the natural beauty of the area. 

Catchment area

Catchment area of the group: 

About details

Group activities

  • Leisure and touring rides
  • Family rides
  • Women only rides

Group contact details

Pat Standen – 01290 550276
Send this group an email
Visit CTC Ayrshire website
Pat Standen 3 Glebe Avenue Mauchline KA5 6AE

Our main events

06 Nov 16
Town & Country Cycle Trek
06 Nov 16
Town & Country Cycle Trek

Our regular rides & events

Please see the group's website for further details

About our rides

Information about the group rides: 

Each month the club organises a number of different runs which are designed to suit all tastes.

On the second Sunday of each month we host our main run of around 40-60 miles, and on the last Sunday of the month an easier run of around 25 miles. 

We also organise monthly ladies only runs, which have become very popular, and regular midweek runs for those who have some free time during the week. There are also a number of special runs organised throughout the year which try to take us to areas of interest outwith our usual haunts.

We also have irregular DIY rides where a cafe/restaurant/whatever, and a time, is nominated for a get-together.

You make your own way there and your own way back, allowing you to choose exactly how long or short a day you want to make of it.

Details of the events such as the start point, intended lunch stops, etc. can be viewed on our web site.

Ayrshire CTC places the emphasis on leisure and social cycling and strives to ensure that all participants in our cycling programme are well supported by fellow cyclists to get the most enjoyment from their bikes and our lovely countryside.

If you happen to be in our area and would like to participate, why not check out our website at www.cycleayrshire.co.uk, where you will get full details of all our activities and some contact numbers for further information.


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