Its been a productive November so far for all the chaps and chapettes at Ayrshires best loved and best attired Premier cycling club. So, whats been happening ??…Well, our Tuesday night indoor Turbo or Circuit training torture sessions have been given a joyous thumbs up from the sweaty Ayr Roads faithful. Our very own in-house PE teacher Scott Maclean dishes out the weekly hurt hurt hurt on the circuits of doom. This man is mild mannered, pleasant and fairly approachable by day – but, on a Tuesday evening between 7pm and 9pm he turns into Sergeant Bilko in a shell-suit. But, he assures us its doing us all a power of good and the results will be pouring in come the start of the Scottish racing season in, erm, February.
On the Cyclo Cross front, our dirty weekenders JP and Paul Gibson took the daunting journey to deepest Lanarkshire where the fearsome Strathclyde Park Scottish CycloCross awaited. First stop was a burl round on the dodgems of course, then followed by the pre-race energy top-up of a couple of bags of Candy Floss. The course was fast, quite furious, and had enough quagmire on it to keep the pressure washers in the pits working like veritable Trojans.
JP, just before his quick-link quickly un-linked
Paul had a sterling ride, coming in 23rd, looking muddy yet composed as he crossed the finish line, soaking up the adulation of the weans Eve and Aaron, his ever enthusiastic fan-club. JP suffered a broken chain and went for an early hose down with Karcher and then promptly signed into his friendly local internet giants webpage to replace said part.
Paul, still buzzin’ from the candy floss.
Next Sunday its the Irvine Beach Cyclo cross, organized by Walkers Cycles, who are without doubt the best cycling club in Kilmaurs, and possibly the 2nd best in Ayrshire. We have, at time of going to press, Ollie Kelly in the wee ones, 3 chaps in the seniors race, 1 in the Vets and 1 in the ladies race. This is a fantastic event, not only for the riders, but for spectators too, with epic vantage points such as “the big dipper”, “the sand pit from hell” and “the fast bit round past the dragon”. Get yourself and the family down there, preferably armed with a cowbell or percussion instrument of choice – racing starts at 11am for the wee ones, culminating in the Mens Senior race at 1400 hours.
Mon the ‘Roads!!!
Well – Its been a busy few days at Ayr Roads Towers, with lots and lots of juicy club workings to report on. The road season may have well and truly finished, but its been all go go go within the inner sanctum of the ‘Roads… A positive and forward moving AGM last week included a cabinet re-shuffle, a fresh club captain and a new Davie Bell Road Race director general amongst other things…Also, a new and exciting club confined league event (see below) has been given the thumbs up by the guys and gals, and we have managed to secure some funding through the A&DCA for two shiny new track bikes….
Next up – Round 4 of the Scottish Cyclo Cross series at Strathclyde park on Sunday 10th Nov 2013…..Updates to follow….
Ayr Roads CC members At Tenerife
16 members of Ayr Roads flew to sunnier weather for a week of quality cycling in the 1st week of March. Apart from the 1st few days of bad weather it cleared up nicely and we were able to enjoy the heat and hills. This is the second trip we have gone on and hopefully there will be more in the future.
Ladies Ice Breaker champions Toni McIntosh and Lynne Wardrop.
A good start to the season for Ayr Roads with Mick Robb and Mark Skilling getting 3rd place overall. Callum Hume and Robert Kelly got 4th Vets as well. The club was well represented by members an bodes well for the future
2012 Trophy winners
Another successful presentation night held at the Fairfield Hotel. Thanks to Mick Robb for organising this and to all who turned up for a great night. Again it proved that the club is going from strength to strength.
Dave Clifford has kindly set up Entrycentral link to join Ayr Roads CC. Just copy and paste the link below to Join and be a member of Ayrshire’s finest cycling club.
Ayr Roads CC will be changing kit supplier for the forth coming season to Italian company Giordana. We have a slight change in design from Carvalho kit but it will still be able to be used in competition as it has the registered colours.
Hopefully we will have the finished design soon and be ready to put in our orders so I will keep you posted.
Bow before me you lesser minions!!!
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Cheers for now.
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