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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Snowy Sunday Club Run

Road miles this week have been few and far between, the wintry weather proving just too hazardous. With conditions improving slightly, and the red weather warning replaced by the altogether more normal yellow one, a hard core of eight riders met on Sunday for the weekly club run. The route was carefully selected to avoid the worst of the conditions, and the accent was firmly on a steady, safe run. With that in mind the group, comprising Allie Kinnaird, Phillip Murrison, Mickey Allan... Read more >

Winter League Event 9

While the 'Beast From The East' gathered strength over Siberia, the competitors in Fullarton Wheelers' Indoor Winter League chose instead to tackle the California Pacific Highway in the penultimate event of this year's series. Never has a Winter League been so closely fought, and Monday arrived with only questions: could experienced road-woman Catherine Logan take another win? Could Sean Barron make it nine out of nine and win the Winter League despite only weighing 47kg? Could Dal... Read more >

Sunday Club Run

After last Sunday's excitement at the Icebreaker time trial, normality returns this week with the regular Sunday Club Run. Fifteen riders met outside Irvine's Portal for the usual 09:30 depart. The weather was probably the best yet this winter, with clear sunny skies, dry roads, and a light wind. The group stuck together in a neat peleton and cruised steadily upwards through Cunninghamhead towards Stewarton, then out the other side onto the Old Glasgow Road, climbing all the way. R... Read more >

Ice Breaker Team Time Trial

The 2018 time trial season opened on Sunday with Fullarton Wheelers' annual Ice Breaker. As popular as ever, it had sold out within 24 hours of entries going live. One of the reasons is that Fullarton Wheeler's 10 mile time trial course is reputed to be among the fastest in Scotland. 120 competitors from as far away as Edinburgh and Dundee duly arrived in Irvine on Sunday to put down some times to beat. The conditions were excellent. The roads were empty, there was just a very lig... Read more >

A Reminder: FWCC Race Night

Fullarton Wheelers' are having a race night at Irvine Meadow Football Club on Friday 16th February 2018. Three course meal included, with tickets costing only 15 pounds. Come and join us for a great night and the odd beer, as we prepare to host the Icebreaker that weekend. All welcome, including non members.... Read more >

Sunday Club Run

In the good-old days a lunchtime snack on a club ride was a primitive affair. It would typically involve shivering in a layby while trying to heat a tin of beans over an improvised fire using a spoke. It was called 'Drumming Up'. These day’s cafe stops and French Toast are the order of the day, but it has to be earnt. On Sunday the regular Fullarton Club Run met at the Portal in Irvine at 09:30. The destination was The Rendezvous Cafe in Kilmaurs. Eleven riders turned up and... Read more >

Once in a Blue Moon

The Fullarton Nighthawks have been out this week earning their wings. Meeting at Gailes on Thursday the small group was this time comprised of Ally Kinnaird, Gordon Wallace, Guy Walker, Mikey Allen, Colin Gillies, Kevin Muir and Colin Broadfoot. The ride began with a dash to Monkton, HMS Gannet, Bourtreebush, and onwards for a speedy pitch black descent into Fail (the proper noun rather than the verb). The going was quite heavy on the winter bikes and with thick layers of clothing, ... Read more >

Winter League Event 7

There was no pretence this time. Organisers of the Fullarton Wheeler's Winter League, Jim Seenan and Stephen Cassidy, described the virtual road course for Event 7 simply as 'tough'. It didn’t sound like it. It was only 1.5 miles long, but all of it was steeply uphill. Unfortunately our new stationary trainers are able to mimic hills exceptionally well so it wasn’t pretty. There were thirty three competitors and Sean Barron, who by no coincidence also leads the power to ... Read more >

It's Only Rain?

The weather took a definite turn for the worse on Sunday. Strong winds gusting to 40 mph, heavy rain, mist, poor visibility and more rain. FWCC's reputation for true grit and determination was well evident as less than two percent of the membership (i.e. Garry Arneil, Mikey Allan, Guy Walker and Allie Kinnaird) pedalled their way through the murk to The Portal in Irvine, for the less than grand depart at 09:30. One option was to make straight for the cafe at Sprockets Cycles but it ... Read more >

Saturday Largs Run

This week's 'thundersnow' was not enough to deter Fullarton Wheelers'. Spotting a Saturday morning weather window, fourteen riders jumped at the opportunity for an outdoors club run. The Saturday morning run to Largs and back is a regular year-round fixture. In the summer it is a fast training ride on a moderately flat course with coffee and cake at the end. The winter brings with it the welcome addition of the 'broom wagon'. This means Club Captain Gordon Graham has to reign in h... Read more >