Welcome to Fullarton Wheelers

Fullarton Wheelers Cycling Club is an active club where you will be made most welcome should wish to join us. Fullarton Wheelers organises a range of Club activities including leisurely group rides, some mountain biking and some racing.

On the more social side there is the informal Monday night club nights and the Sunday Club Runs - both of these are ideal if you want to meet some Fullarton Wheelers members and find out more about the club. We also have a Winter Training League which is held indoors at our Club Nights using Tacx Fortious - Virtual Reality Trainers.

Each year Fullarton Wheelers organises a club racing league - league events are open to all members as well as being free. In addition, Fullarton Wheelers also organises a few 'open' races which are run under the auspices of Scottish Cycling.

For the latest information please view the chatroom or get in touch using the contact form.

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Sunday Club Run

Twelve riders arrived for the weekly Sunday Club Run, which as ever departed from Irvine Cross at 09:30. It was a bright but bitterly cold day, with plenty of icy patches on the roads. Nonetheless, new member Joe Boyle duly arrived in shorts, assuring everyone that he didn't really feel the cold. Heading towards Dreghorn was akin to the climate apocalypse scene out of the film Day After Tomorrow. The temperature dropped and dropped, and with it the complaints got louder and louder.... Read more >

Nighthawks

The days are shortening, but darkness is no impediment to keen Club cyclists. The Fullarton Wheelers 'Nighthawks', the informal name for a hard-core of riders who go out in the dark for their regular fix of group riding, have been in action this week. Nine members turned up for the Wednesday night Criterium around the street lit Marine Drive circuit in Irvine. The group worked well together, starting and finishing as one, with an average speed of 22.6 mph over the four laps. On Thu... Read more >

Fullarton Wheelers’ Winter League

The newly upgraded FWCC indoor training facility has been put to immediate, and intensive, use in this year’s Winter League. Two events have been completed so far. This week it was Event 2. It took place on a simulated five mile stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway which, according to one rider, is a bit like the undulating road between the A77 and Tarbolton, except for the weather. The outright winner of Event 2 was Howie Christie, with Natalie Hunter taking the prize for fas... Read more >

Fullarton Wheelers’ Awards Night

It's time to recognise this year's cycling achievements with the annual FWCC Awards Night. This year it was held at Hamiltons in Irvine. The winners were: 10 Mile Scratch Champion, Gordon Stead; 10 Mile Ladies Champion (Cowan Trophy), Aileen Clyde; 25 Mile Scratch Champion, Darren Kean; 25 Mile Ladies Champion, Aileen Clyde; Hill Climb Champion (Iain O'May Trophy), Sean Barron; Road Race Champion (Brown Trophy), Zoe Watters; Bill Moore Trophy: Darren Kean; Mixed Ability 2 Up Trophy, ... Read more >

Scottish National Track Champion…for Eleven Minutes

This weekend the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome in Glasgow played host to the Scottish National Track Championships, at which Fullarton Wheelers was well represented. The event began on Friday with a very nervous Zoe Watters, one of the club's junior track stars, making her first ever attempt at the Women’s 3000m individual pursuit. Despite the nerves she posted a time of 4:14:272 and a speed of 42.4 kph, which was enough to break the Scottish junior record. A record which has stood s... Read more >

Silver Medal for Track Tandem Pair

Tandem star Natalie Jamieson took part in this weekend's Scottish National Track Championships. It is worth remembering that riding on a steeply banked track, with no brakes or freewheel, is nerve wracking enough. Doing it on a tandem is another level entirely. It is also worth mentioning that Natalie is partially sighted, making her achievements on the track all the more remarkable. The Flying 200m Sprint comprises five laps of the track but only the time for the final 200m is rec... Read more >

Silver Medal in Track Championships

Women’s Team Sprint. Teams of two complete two laps (500m) of the track as fast as possible from a standing start. Natalie Hunter was lead-out rider for junior Zoe Watters, and exploded out of the start gate. Zoe slotted on to her wheel and the two riders scorched round the first lap with Nat taking Zoe up to maximum speed as planned just before moving up the bank after the first 250m to let her loose and finish the race. Maintaining the furious pace, Zoe tore down the back st... Read more >

Revamped Indoor Training Facility

Fullarton Wheelers is one of the few cycling clubs to have a dedicated indoor training facility, affectionately called The Barn. It has recently been comprehensively upgraded with state-of-the-art Tacx Neo virtual trainers. These allow riders to mount their own bikes into the trainers and compete against each other, and also other riders, on screen. The new trainers don't just simulate hills, they can simulate different road surfaces, and will even allow you to freewheel downhill. ... Read more >

Mudguard Police

The FWCC Sunday Club Run. Meeting at 09:30 outside the Portal in Irvine, this is a steady group ride through the Ayrshire countryside including an all-important cafe stop. November represents a shift in pace, and a shift in gear, from the hard to pedal big ring to the easier and slower little ring. It is also mudguard time, and the mudguard police were in attendance armed with nothing more than gentle ridicule. This week twelve riders emerged into the sunshine (Brian Johnston and Grant... Read more >

Sunday Club Run

No fewer than twenty four riders turned up on Sunday for the regular Fullarton Wheelers tour of the Shire. And no wonder, because the sun was out and the conditions fine, albeit cold. Fullarton Wheelers’ draws from an increasingly large geographic area, with a Southern Crew meeting at the Loans Inn at 09:00. It was an inauspicious start as within four miles the first puncture had occurred. The main meeting place for the Sunday Run is outside Irvine’s new leisure centre, ... Read more >