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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Saturday Bun Run, in the Sun, Done

With the sun still shining, Saturday morning meant a speedy return trip from Irvine to Largs for the regular ‘Bun Run’. It was a glorious day. The roads were quiet and the sun twinkled off the water as the neat bunch of riders sped through Seamill, past the turning for Portencross, under the pylons for Hunterston, then back to the water’s edge alongside the Largs Yacht Haven. Winter League Winner John Todd was in attendance and powering along as normal, as were father... Read more >

Dunfermline Women's Road Race

Saturday saw Dunfermline Cycling Club's first ever women's road race. Six laps of the superb Lathalmon circuit equals 35 miles of exciting bike racing, complete with police out-riders and cheering crowds. Women's road racing is incredibly exciting to watch and the fitness standards are high. Fullarton Wheelers' was represented by Beth Macrae who is progressing well with a mid-field finish. It is early in the racing season and rider Mcrae is showing great potential.... Read more >

Falkirk Time Trial

Saturday also saw the Fullarton time trial contingent arrive on-mass for the Falkirk Bicycle Club 10 mile time trial. This is a popular early-season event with no fewer than 89 riders being sent off at one minute intervals. The course is not one which requires riders to hold the handlebars straight and give maximum power for as long as possible. Instead it kicks off with a frenetic downhill start, several sharp turns, and at the point of maximum exhaustion a sharp hill back up to th... Read more >

Sunday Club Run

Sunday morning outside the Portal in Irvine means only one thing: the weekly Fullarton Wheelers' Club Run. Due to it being officially summer not only were there nearly twenty riders present, but some were in shorts and racing jerseys. It was as if they were trying to use their pasty skin tone to reflect back some of the tepid sunshine. Unlike the weekend's racing action and challenging rides over the Ayrhire Alps, this was steady social riding. The pace was easy as the group wound... Read more >

Ayrshire Alpine Riding

According to the warped Fullarton Wheelers' calendar it is officially summer. And summer means trips to Scotland’s only road cycling park in the Galloway Forest called ‘the Ayrshire Alps'. Consisting of sixteen closely packed (and steep) climbs including the infamous Nic O Balloch, this is an amazing cycling asset right on our doorsteps. Eight Fullarton riders, including mountain goats Sean Barron and Chris Staples, alongside show ponies Mikey Allen, Nat Hunter, Guy Walker... Read more >

Rider McKendrick Stuns at Carrick Time Trial

Sean Barron and Scott Alexander McKendrick represented Fullarton Wheelers at Saturday's inaugural Carrick Cycle Club Time Trial. The course was 17.8 miles long and began just south of Dalmellington on the A713. From there it was a 900 foot descent, skimming the edge of Loch Muck, through Eriff, and into the village of Carsphairn, at which point the riders turned for home and the 900 foot descent became a 900 foot ascent. Bike choice was key. Would the benefits of a specialist aerod... Read more >

Weekend Group Rides

Away from the weekend's racing action other Club members were out and about on group rides. A Saturday bunch eleven strong met at the Loans Inn for some extra mileage. Hearts sank when resident Fullarton fast man Brian Loye arrived, and duly sat at the front of the group for mile after high-speed mile. Not one but two cafe stops were required just to keep up. The first came after the villages of Mossblown, Springs, and Skares had flown by in a blur. Refreshed and refuelled courtes... Read more >

Fullarton Youth Sessions

The Fullarton young guns have been having a great time this winter. The regular youth night in the Barn has been really well attended, with the youngsters trying out the virtual courses used by the older youths (i.e. the adults) in the Winter League. Summer is coming so the youth section will shortly be heading out into the light evenings for on the road riding and coaching. Adults racers watch out!... Read more >

Easter Social Riding

Not everyone was racing over the Easter Weekend. On Good Friday a solid contingent of FWCC riders including Gordon Stead, George Gass, Derek Skinner, Scott Gourlay and Philip Murrison set off for a 55 mile round trip to the famous Dooley’s bike shop in Paisley. A steady outward ride over the Glennifer Braes was followed by a caffeine stimulated, and tailwind assisted blast back along the old A77. On Sunday the regular Club Run departed from Irvine’s Portal at 09:30. Easte... Read more >

Law Wheelers 10(.3) Mile Time Trial

Adoring fans for Fullarton's Criterium on the Campus race were in plentiful supply given that, earlier that morning, several more club members had taken part in the nearby Law Wheelers 10 Mile Time Trial. Like all Scottish time trial courses this one had a mysterious code name which translated into the A84 just outside Blair Drummond. There was some doubt about the course measurement, with some riders reporting an actual distance of 10.3 miles. In either case, this was not a morning... Read more >