The winter season is well and truly upon us, and with it, a slightly more flexible approach to winter riding. On Saturday, in a break from the normal Largs coastal run, the group of six FWCC riders headed inland…for breakfast. The destination was the Tribeca Cafe in Giffnock, and to get there required a steady run to Stewarton then onwards to Newton Mearns. Climbing out of Newton Mearns after a five egg omellete is an achievement, but the gradient on the old A77 route back to the Coast is favourable. The distance covered was approximately 50 miles which, unfortunately, still wasn't enough to offset the amount of sugar consumed in the course of breakfast.
Twelve Wheelers turned out at Irvine Cross for this week's Fullarton Sunday Run. With a light breeze and mild temperatures for the time of year the bunch set off South at an easy pace passing through Loans and making for Monkton. Taking on the climb out of Monkton the group made their way towards Mossblown before crossing the River Ayr at Gadgirth Bridge. Next up was the back road to Springs and Trabboch. Turning onto the Fox Hollow road the bunch stopped at Gemmell's Garden Centre for rolls, soup and a well-earned cuppa. The riders made their way home via Stair, Tarbolton and Dundonald; with some opting to climb Dundonald Hill. A good social run with around 45 miles for most.
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