World Transplant Games
by Guy_Walker Thu Jul 06, 2017 13:02 pm
Steve Donaldson of Fullarton Wheelers was part of the Great Britain Cycling Team that participated in the World Transplant Games in Malaga, Spain last week. Steve, who has had a heart and lung transplant, took part in three events; a 5 kilometer individual time trial, followed by a 20 kilometer team time trial and finally a 30 kilometer road race, over just two days in sweltering heat with temperatures hitting over 40 degrees.
In the 5K time trial Steve achieved a time of 8’ 03” placing him 11th out of 32 in his age group and 52nd out of 130 overall. In the team time trial Steve, as part of the three man GB Team, got a time of 28’ 01” placing them 10th of 20 teams, and managing to catch and lap Team USA during the event. In the final event, the 30K road race, Steve put in a fantastic effort, to come 13th overall.
Steve is an inspiration to all at Fullarton Wheelers and the Club are particularly delighted to have one of their members competing at international level.
Fullarton 3000: Mission Accomplished
by Guy_Walker Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:59 pm
Fullarton Wheelers have raised over £3000 for the Ayrshire Hospice thanks to their annual charity event. The Fullarton 3000 was a challenge to cumulatively ride 3000 miles round the island of Cumbrae in a 24-hour period.
Sixty six riders took part starting at noon on Saturday, and, despite the windy and showery conditions, continually ground out the laps of the island, even riding through the night, to finally achieve a total of 4070 miles by the close of the event at 12 noon on Sunday.
The Club were delighted by the level of participation. The youngest rider, Ben Raleigh at 8 years old, achieved 25 miles with two other members of the club’s youth section, Kyle Maitland, 11, and Conal Davidson, 13, both breaking the 100 mile barrier. Many of the adult members exceeded the 100 mile mark, but the highest individual total was achieved by Chris Blakely, who came up with the idea for the fundraiser, and managed 170 miles despite not starting until 4 hours into the event.
Club Secretary, Derek Skinner, talking about the Fullarton 3000, said “This shows FWCC at its best. Club members enjoying being on our bikes, enjoying the company and camaraderie and raising funds for the Ayrshire Hospice, such a worthwhile cause”
3000 miles...24 hours: the Fullarton 3000
by Guy_Walker Mon May 29, 2017 12:26 pm
Fullarton Wheelers, young, old, fast, ambling, just cycling and enjoying the sun, will attempt to collectively cycle 3000 miles around the island of Cumbrae in a 24 hour period. Some will do a lap, and go relax, others will challenge themselves for big miles, and some will just enjoy their day. All for charity and the Ayrshire Hospice. The Fullarton 3000 starts at 12 noon on Saturday 24th June 2017.
by Guy_Walker Mon May 29, 2017 12:21 pm
Three Fullarton Wheelers took part in the Straiton Struggle Road Race on Sunday; Darren Kean, Mikey Allen and Sean Barron. The race, promoted by Ayr Roads Cycling Club, is run over six laps of a tough, undulating nine mile circuit featuring some tricky corners, fast descents and rough road surfaces. The race begins in the village of Straiton and& passes through the neighbouring villages of Kirkmichael and Crosshill. The racing was fast from the moment the flag was dropped, with the leading group averaging in excess of 26 mph for the first two laps. Unfortunately Mikey was dropped on the first passing of the technical S bend descent into Kirkmichael. Undeterred he carried on and formed a group with two others, managing to complete the whole six laps. Meanwhile Darren and Sean held on in what was the leading group. On the third lap Darren lost contact with the back of the group and left the race after five laps (two completely solo). Back in the main bunch a break of nine strong riders went clear, leaving Sean in a group of around twenty. The winner, Jason Roberts of Pro Vision Cycle Clothing, came from this break. Sean hung on in the chasing group and finished 19th overall, around a minute down on the leading riders. A hard outing for the Fullarton but a well run and marshalled event.... and it even stayed dry! Thanks very much to fellow club members Gordon G, Guy W, Stevie W and Zoe W. Your support at the roadside was much appreciated.
Slow, slow, quick-quick, slow
by Guy_Walker Mon May 29, 2017 12:18 pm
It's not all about chewing your handlebars and going as fast as you can. Sometimes it's nice to lift your head up and look at the scenery. Sunday Club Runs are a regular fixture throughout the summer. They cover 40 or so miles at a reasonably social pace and feature the all-important cafe stop. Meet at 09:30 at Irvine Cross. If that's still too fast then there's Monday Night. For those who want a fast or intermediate ride there are groups to cater for this, but for an altogether more sedate experience there is a slow group. Still too fast? On Tuesday's there is the 'Recovery Run'. These cover about 20 miles and anyone who exceeds a 14 mph average speed is shot...or left to ride off into the sunset in glorious isolation while we continue relaxing . Monday and Tuesday runs meet at 18:45 in the car park of the Gailes Hotel. If you are a prospective member these are good rides to join: please contact the membership secretary in advance to make sure the runs are taking place.
Bill Moore Memorial 10 Mile TT
by Guy_Walker Tue May 23, 2017 10:48 am
On Sunday the Club was honoured to, once again, host the Bill Moore Memorial 10 mile Time Trial. A field of over a 100 riders tackled rain and a tough headwind for the outbound leg from Eglington down to the Papermill roundabout. Despite these conditions, Derek Skinner achieved a fantastic personal best of 22’ 45”, with Darren Kean being the first Fullarton home in 21’ 11”, giving him 7th place overall. The Club’s fastest women riders again achieved very close times with Aileen Clyde on 24’03, one second in front of Catherine Logan on 24’ 04 “. Other FWCC riders were as follows: Gordon Graham 22’ 26”, Allan Duncan 23’ 06”, Chris Blakely 23’ 39” (fastest winter bike!), Stevie Watters 23’ 48”, Scott McKendrick 24’ 16”, Martin Shields 24’ 56”, Natalie Hunter 25’59”, Alan McCall 26’ 08”, Sam Malcolmson 27’ 03” and Mark Provan beating the 30 minute barrier in his first event with 29’ 24”. The race was won by Chris Smart of GTR in a fantastic time of 19’ 45”, beating the next rider home, Kenneth Armstrong of Carrick Cycling Club by 44”. The first woman rider was Toni McIntosh of Ayr Roads CC in 23’ 20”.
Fullarton Youth Successes
by Guy_Walker Tue May 23, 2017 10:46 am
FWCC youth riders were in racing action again this week at the 2nd Kames Crit in Muirkirk. The Club had five young riders at the event participating in three different age categories. Karsyn Baird was in the under 12s boys race and, despite being one of the youngest in the field, showed great determination and spirit to keep racing to the end. Conal Davidson and Isla Muirhead were in the boys and girls U14s races. Despite having gained good track experience over the winter they are novices to crit racing, with this being Conal’s debut. Both youngsters rode strongly and are developing their race craft. In the U16 girls race Club stalwarts Zoe Watters and Martha Hillard, once again, were the FWCC representatives. In a very tactical race with excellent conditions, both girls rode hard and fast, achieving personal best lap times. In the end, Zoe finished 3rd and Martha 5th. Zoe’s third place means an FWCC young rider has been on the podium at every West of Scotland Youth Crit so far this year.
by Guy_Walker Tue May 16, 2017 12:44 pm
Fullarton Wheelers was well represented at the National 10 mile time trial held at Fruchie in Fife. All riders posted times that they can be pleased with on a technical course with a stiffening breeze. Particularly noteworthy were the performances by our female riders. Natalie Hunter missed the 25 minute mark by a scant 2 seconds, Catherine Logan posted a rapid 24:44, but Aileen Clyde took the honours with a 23:55 (including puncture!). This time netted a 9th place in the female category, a significant PB and also the FWCC Female 10m TT record. Darren Kean was the fastest Fullarton rider on the day with a strong 21:29, with Gordon Graham not far behind with 22:23, Derek Skinner with 23:19 and Mikey Allen significantly exceeding his previous PB with a 23:38. Good work team: Ayrshire expected and you delivered!
Majorca Training (Holiday) Camp
by Guy_Walker Tue May 16, 2017 12:34 pm
Seventeen Fullarton Wheelers have been enjoying the warm sunshine, smooth road surfaces, fantastic hills and views of the colbalt blue sea in Majorca this week as they took part in the Club’s annual cycling trip to the island. Staying in the Puerto Pollenca on the north west coast meant they have been able to enjoy some of the classic rides. These have included the beautiful cycle out to the lighthouse at Cap de Formenta, the ‘Monastries’ route and an ascent of Majorca’s highest climb Sa Calobra. To take full advantage of the training opportunity cycling in these excellent conditions allows the riders keep to a strict fitness regime while they are away meaning that most have covered over 400 miles during the week. Particular mention should be made of Sean Barron’s performance as he managed 516 miles and over 33,500 feet of climbing while he has been away.
UCI Tour of Ayrshire
by Guy_Walker Fri May 05, 2017 12:39 pm
Seven Fullarton Wheelers entered the inaugural UCI Tour of Ayrshire on Sunday. There were over 1500 riders taking part on completely closed roads taking in the tough, hilly terrain of East Ayshire. This, coupled with a strong South Easterly wind, made for a challenging day out. In the Road Race Sean Barron had a minor mechanical but still managed to finish within the top 30 overall and 8th in the 19 to 34 year old category. This result means he has qualified for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championship held in Albi, France, later in the year. Guy Walker took part in the Classic Category using his 1986 Peugeot Aneto. This was run over a 47 mile 'Medio Fondo' route over which he earned the fastest time overall and won his category, dropping most of the field and being the first rider of the whole event back at race HQ. On the podium he was presented with a medal and a woolly retro jersey to match his bike! Paul Gillon, Stephen Gillon, Kevin Mason, Fraser Maitland and Scott Gourlay did the Sportive run over a 70 mile 'Gran Fondo' Route. The five riders were well scattered by the hills and windy conditions, however, all managed to finish in very respectable times and received their finishers medals. Mention should also be made of the FWCC youth section who did sterling work handing out the medals and jerseys to the podium finishers in each category. Dishing out the prizes were Bailey Arneil, Karsyn Baird and Kyle Maitland. Well done boys.
Youth Tour of Scotland
by Guy_Walker Sun Apr 09, 2017 19:14 pm
FWCC riders Zoe Watters and Martha Hillard are being joined by Emily Hunter of Annan Youth Cycling Club to make up the Scottish Cycling South West U16 Girls Team. The YTOS is a four stage race over three days. Stage 2 was a 4.3 mile Team Time Trial. Zoe, Emily and Martha rode the race as a tight-knit team, staying together all the way round. They achieved a time of 11' 04" and placed 15th out of 18 teams. Sadly Zoe had to withdraw due to injury, but Martha and Emily continued in Stage 3. This was a 22 mile road race with Team Wales dictating a furious pace at the front. Martha and Emily road really well together and stayed in the leading peloton for 3.5 laps before being dropped, with other riders, and forming a second group. They then rode the rest of the race together crossing the line in 58' 04" just 2' 11" behind the winner. Emily is currently 48th and Martha 49th in the GC, and are the 15th and 16th placed Scottish riders.
Lake of Menteith APR
by Guy_Walker Mon Apr 03, 2017 20:05 pm
Seven FWCC riders took part in this Saturday's Lake of Menteith APR. This was two laps of a tough, undulating circuit around the Balfron area covering a total of 48 miles at high speed. Darren Kean rode well and secured a top twenty position (we think!) averaging 26 mph for the course. Michael Allen was the only other Fullarton rider to place, finishing respectably within the top 40. This was an eventful race with more than its fair share of punctures, crashes and other mishaps.
Best Placed Ayrshire Rider in Fenwick APR
by Guy_Walker Mon Apr 03, 2017 20:00 pm
FWCC riders Sean Barron, Stephen Gillon and Alistair MacFarlane lined up for the start of the Fenwick APR. This road race takes place on home turf. Two laps of a hilly circuit with some challenging road surfaces and technical corners, Sean finished 8th and was the best placed Ayrshire rider.
Inveraray Away Day
by Guy_Walker Sun Apr 02, 2017 21:40 pm
Sunday and the sun was shining for 20 Members who headed up to Inveraray for a cycle round a 75 mile loop, which took the group through the arches of the Argyll Hotel for 9 miles of climbing and a fast descent before meandering down the side of Loch Awe and then onto Loch Gilphead before returning,along Loch Fyne to Inveraray for fish suppers.
'Summer' League Event 1
by Guy_Walker Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:59 pm
The Club’s Summer League commenced (in the rain) with the 4 mile Prologue Time Trial, using the familiar route from the Gailes Hotel along and back down Marine Drive. Twenty two Club Members took part in conditions that were anything but summery. The men’s event was won by Gordon Stead in a time of 9’15”, second was Sean Barron with 9’ 39” and third was Chris Blakley in 9’ 57”. The fastest woman was Aileen Clyde with a time of 10’ 23”, one second ahead of Catherine Logan in 10’ 24” and third was Natalie Hunter in 10’ 54”. Wildcard entrant Richard Sykes came last but earned a moral victory by completing the event on a mountain bike.
Podium in West of Scotland Youth Crit Series
by Guy_Walker Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:56 pm
Saturday was the start of the West of Scotland Youth Crit series with the Prima Bella at Bellahouston Park, Glasgow. Fullarton Wheelers were represented by three youth riders. Ben Raleigh took part in the under 8s race making a very strong appearance and he’s already looking forward to his next race. Zoe Watters and Martha Hillard, the Club’s under 16 riders, carried on with their strong form from last summer. In blustery, cold and rainy conditions they both put in fantastic efforts achieving personal best times for a lap of the circuit and working well with other riders. On the last two laps of the race the girls showed some great teamwork as Martha tried to get Zoe onto the wheel of the eventual winner. In the end, Zoe finished second and Martha fourth in a hard race. The club was delighted that its youths have achieved their first podium position so early in the season.
by Guy_Walker Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:55 am
The fact they had raced the day before did not stop three Fullarton riders returning to race on home territory in the Mad March Classic individual time trial, hosted by Velo Club Vitesse. On a 12.7 mile looping route taking the Torranyard Road before switching across to Stewarton and back towards Irvine, Darren Kean was the first FWCC rider home taking 8th spot in 31’10”, then Gordon Graham in 11th with 32’ 57”, also taking the V50 prize for the event, and then Chris Blakely in 14th with 33’ 55”. These were excellent performances on a second consecutive day of racing and the riders were suitably encouraged by the Fullarton supporters on the climb into Stewarton.
by Guy_Walker Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:59 am
On Sunday Fullarton Wheelers hosted the traditional racing season opener the two-up “Icebreaker” time trial. In unusually mild conditions 60 two rider teams had entered the 10 mile challenge on the normal course starting from Eglington Park down the A78 to the Papermill roundabout and back. The overall event was won by David Griffiths and John Archibald riding for Pro Vision in 19’ 49”, a fantastic time for so early in the season, second was Mark Skilling and Michael Robb, of Carrick CC, in 21’ 02” and third was the Fullarton Wheelers pairing of Darren Kean and Gordon Stead in 21’ 07”. In the Vets category the first team home were Ian Anderson and David Baird of Walkers CC in 22’ 08” followed by Gordon Graham and Chris Blakey of Fullarton Wheelers CC in 22’ 50”. The Women’s event was won by Toni McIntosh and Janet Erskine, of Ayr Roads CC, in 24’ 48”, followed by Lorna Sloan and Catherine Logan of Fullarton Wheelers CC in 26’ 17”. Fullarton Wheelers Cycling Club would like to thank the Commissaire, Time Keepers, Marshalls, Club volunteers and all the helpers and riders for a safe and successful event and a great start to the season.
Return to South Africa
by Guy_Walker Wed Feb 08, 2017 05:54 am
The Wheeler’s returned to South Africa on Monday evening for the fifth stage of their winter league using virtual reality software and turbos at their training facility, The Barn, in Kilwinning. This week’s stage was a rolling coastal 7.5 time trial taken from the Tour of Argus. Twenty two riders participated leading to the usual noisy race night atmosphere as club members encourage and motivate each other during their efforts. First rider home in the men’s event was Club Captain, Gordon Graham in a time of 17’ 35”, second was Darren Kean 17’ 52”and third was John Todd in 18’ 19”. This week’s result means that Darren Kean has an unassailable lead and takes this year’s Winter League crown with one event to go. The women’s event was a very close affair with Natalie Hunter coming out on top with a time of 21’ 30”, pipping Catherine Logan on 21’ 43” and third was youth rider Martha Hillard in 25’ 18”.
Doonbank Trofee Cyclocross Race
by Guy_Walker Mon Jan 23, 2017 21:11 pm
FWCC was well represented at the Doonbank Trofee cyclocross race in Rozelle Park Ayr on Sunday. In cold, muddy and damp conditions all the riders tackled the demanding and strenuous undulating course. All the Fullartons performed well in their respective categories: Dave Walker made a particularly strong debut at the ‘A’ race level but top honours go to star female rider Catherine Logan, with 1st in class and 4th overall.
Fullarton Youth Cluster Track Session
by Guy_Walker Sun Jan 22, 2017 19:46 pm
The Scottish Cycling Youth Cluster sessions are a series of coaching workshops, hosted at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, which are designed to develop new track riders. Four of Fullarton Wheelers' youth section started the first of their bi-monthly coaching sessions today (22nd Jan). Once they got used to the fact the bikes have no freewheel or brakes, they were off, with speeds building quickly and coaches doing a great job of reassuring and encouraging. Race faces and big grins were the order of the day as the four clubmates pushed themselves to new heights both in skill levels and on the steep banking of the track.
Sunday Club Run
by Guy_Walker Fri Jan 13, 2017 15:35 pm
On Sunday a fantastic turnout of 22 Wheelers set out from Irvine Cross on the usual Sunday run. At the request of one of the Club’s youth members climbing was again on the menu. This week the ride headed north going quickly through Kilwinning, the three Towns and West Kilbride before making the right turn and Fairlie and climbing the moor road. The severity of the early gradient and low cloud meant that the riders were soon spread out and a succession of red rear lights is all that could be seen making their way up the hill. A broken chain for one of the riders meant that the group split here but both groups made their way down to Dalry before cutting across to Torranyard and the usual stop in the Rendezvous Café in Kilmaurs. Here the two groups re-joined each other for some much-wanted warm drinks and food. After the stop the riders headed home with most having completed between 40 and 50 miles. Sunday runs continue through the winter, meeting at 09:30 at Irvine Cross (see Club Runs tab above).
Another Super Saturday at the Velodrome
by Guy_Walker Fri Jan 13, 2017 15:32 pm
On Saturday FWCC put a strong team into the Scottish Cycling “Super Saturday” Track Racing Event at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome. Cheered on by a big contingent of Club members who had headed up after the usual Largs run, the team of Sean Barron, Steve Donaldson, Darren Kean, Derek Skinner, Stevie Watters and the Club's star youth rider Zoe Watters competed in different races, including a Course des Primes, a Scratch Race, a Points Race, a Keirin and, the always popular, Elimination Race. The Fullarton riders put in strong performance across all their races but it was the points races that seemed to bring out the best in them. In his category, Derek Skinner got pulses racing and the crowd cheering as he animated the race by going for a long solo break and successfully holding on to claim five points for the sprint, eventually taking fourth place in the race. But it was Darren Kean who took the biggest honour for the Club after winning the points race in his class. Once again the yellow colours of FWCC were flying round the track.
by Guy_Walker Sun Jan 08, 2017 18:46 pm
FWCC took over the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome for two hours on 29th December, with a number of members booking in for the drop in sessions. The session was mixed up with individual pursuits, team pursuits and Russian steps. Most riders who were on track for two hours managed 35 or more miles at an average of 23mph. It's not often you get two hours to do what ever you want in Scotland's very own velodrome. The only downside was the café was shut!
Female Fullarton Wheeler Wins Annual Cyclocross Race
by Guy_Walker Thu Dec 22, 2016 20:57 pm
Sunday saw four Fullarton Wheelers participating in the annual Cyclists vs Harriers event in Irvine. One of FWCC's cyclo-cross specialists, Catherine Logan, was the first female cyclist and first female in the V50 category.
FWCC Youth Race Evening
by Guy_Walker Thu Dec 22, 2016 20:53 pm
Mid-week saw the Fullarton Wheelers youth section take over the Barn for their race evening. Using the turbo trainers, the boys and girls put in fantastic efforts over a 4 mile course. For many of them this is their first year of club membership. The progress they are making means the Club is hoping to be well represented during the summer youth racing series.
Winter League Event 3
by Guy_Walker Thu Dec 22, 2016 20:50 pm
Monday Dec 12th: Indoor Winter League at the Barn training facility. Using the club’s turbo trainers and virtual reality software 31 club members took part in an undulating 5 mile time trial on a segment of Holland’s famous Amstel Gold course. As always on these race nights the atmosphere in the Barn was fantastic as riders make hard efforts with their colleagues' loud vocal encouragement spurring them on. The men's race was won by Darren Kean with a new course record of 11’ 22”, second was Guy Walker with 11’ 55” and, only a second behind, in third was Dave Walker in 11’ 56”. The first woman rider was Catherine Logan in a time of 14’ 45” followed by Fiona Davidson with 15’ 25”.
FWCC Festive Fun and Frollicks
by Guy_Walker Sun Dec 18, 2016 22:37 pm
Monday 19th December 2016 from 19:00 at The Barn: the Mighty Marvellous Mouthwatering Muffin Makers will allow their Christmas Creations to be tasted and judged in the hope that their muffin will come out on top. After the Eating Extravaganza is a 350 watt turbo trainer session - not really! - it's a Pop Quiz. There is some formidable music knowledge in the Club, none of which will be used. Who will win? Find out tomorrow.
by Guy_Walker Sun Dec 18, 2016 22:31 pm
Five Fullarton Wheelers took part in the Super Saturday track racing event this week at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome. Racing were father and daughter duo Stevie & Zoe Watters, Darren Kean, Natalie Hunter and Sean Barron. Zoe participated in the junior races while the others were in the 'C' category events. Both categories had 4 races to ride; a Course de Primes where the first rider over the line each lap is awarded a point, a scratch race, a points race and an elimination or 'devil' race to finish. Zoe performed well in all her events finishing with high placings despite some stiff competition. Results are not yet posted but we think she may have finished in the top three overall. In the senior ranks the others put in a credible performance. Darren finished in the top three in 3 out of 4 events, winning the Course de Primes convincingly.
FWCC Saturday Run to Largs 10th Dec 2016
by Guy_Walker Fri Dec 09, 2016 15:29 pm
The regular Saturday club run along the coast is scheduled for 10th Dec 2016. Meet at 'The Barn' for departure at 10:00. This is a slightly more speedy run than the Sunday Club Run, although it does slow down a little for the winter. The route goes via Kilwinning, Stevenston, Hunterston, ending up at a favourite cafe in Largs itself. The group will then re-trace its steps back to Kilwinning/Irvine...probably a bit faster than the outward leg, especially at the end. The weather for tomorrow looks breezy but dry.
Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome
by Guy_Walker Fri Dec 09, 2016 15:24 pm
The Club had exclusive use of the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome last Sunday (4th Dec 2016) for a two-hour training and development session. The Club now has a great many experienced and accredited track riders, but the session also accommodated the needs of the track novices and two track debutants. The 26 Club members present were guided through the session by the Club’s coaches Brian Loye and Gordon Stead. The riders were split into two groups by experience and ability. The advanced group went though some familiar endurance and sprint track exercises including Russian Steps and individual fast efforts to gain a lap on the bunch. The novice and intermediate group did exercises to hone their track skills and confidence including controlled slow riding, while weaving in and out of some brave colleagues on the straights, practising group riding skills with frequent changes of the lead rider and finally being able to test their legs with a few sprint efforts to round off the evening. The FWCC Velodrome sessions are always very popular and over-subscribed by members and more will be planned for the new year.
4th Dec 2016 Sunday Club Run
by Guy_Walker Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:55 pm
Sunday, December 4th, 09:30hrs. Weather status: ideal Sunday ride conditions...apart from the cold. Ten Fullarton Wheelers were also glad they got up and out for their 09:30 congregation at Irvine Cross, the regular meeting place for FWCC Sunday Club Runs, as the weather really was terrific. Too chilly to hang around though, so the bunch departed bang on time. The roads were unnervingly quiet and you could hear the salt crackling under the group's tyres, along with the odd squeak and rattle from an ill fitted mudguard. Out of Irvine it was past Gailes, up and down into Loans, a sharp left past Marr Rugby Club and into Monkton, low sun shining the whole way. Onwards past HMS Gannet and the back of Prestwick Airport, the gravitational pull of Tarbolton drew the group inexorably up the hill past Scoutts Farm. A brief pause at the top to look back at the view along the coast, and for a restorative Jelly Baby, then it was downhill fast into Tarbolton and just as quickly out of it: destination Mauchline. Then someone remembered the special deal on tea and bacon rolls at DeWaldens finished at 11:30, so it was hard left down the lanes to join the A76 where the yellow lead-out train deposited it's star rider in Kilmarnock for tea and cake victory. Distance: approx 35 miles. Average speed: 16mph. Punctures: Zero. Bacon roll rating: 10/10.
Silver Medal in Scottish Cycling SW Region Cyclocross Championship
by Guy_Walker Fri Dec 02, 2016 00:09 am
Ding ding, round 5 of the 2016 Scottish Cyclocross Championships saw the event arrive on our doorstep. Regulars to this series - Catherine Logan, Fiona Davidson, Dave Walker and, joint club member, Russell Mowat - all took on the fast but tough Beach Park course which included stiff short climbs, steep descents and a combination of grass, mud and sand. Cheered on by a large contingent of supporting Club members all the riders put in strong performances, but the day was capped off with Catherine Logan coming second in the ladies V50 class and getting a silver medal in the Scottish Cycling South West Region Cyclocross Championship.
Mud, Glorious Mud
by Guy_Walker Fri Dec 02, 2016 00:02 am
In what can only be described as a mudfest, two Fullarton plus two dual members were riding at Fife college at the latest round of the 2016 Scottish CX league. Most sections were ridable(ish) during the female / vet 50's race but then things deteriorated dramatically. By the time the seniors started, you were running through eight inch deep mud. Energy sapping wouldn't even describe it! That said, all the FWCC competitors were very much in the mix with an 8th place in the female race and very creditable mid-field placings for everyone else. Round 5 of the CX Championships takes place on our doorstep where we switch from mud to sand...
Sunday Run 28th Nov 2016
by Guy_Walker Thu Dec 01, 2016 23:57 pm
Eleven turned out at Irvine Cross at 09:30 for last week's Sunday Run to Fox Hollow and Mauchline. Leaving Irvine the team headed South towards Loans and through Fullarton Woods to Monkton. From there it was past HMS Gannet and over to Sanyford toll where the group turned to Mossblown and Annbank. The first climbs of the day to Springs and Trabboch soon got temperatures up and the blood pumping. Now on the Fox Hollow road the group made their way towards Mauchline. After a steady climb the bunch reached the A76 and were rewarded with a tailwind on this fast downhill section into Kilmarnock. A beeline was made for the cafe stop of the day at the Cook School on the other side of the town. After fantastic rolls and good banter the riders said their goodbyes and went their separate ways. A good social run with around 40 to 45 miles for most.
Get yer mudguards on...
by Guy_Walker Thu Dec 01, 2016 23:52 pm
Just because its getting darker, colder, windier and wetter doesn't mean the cycling has to stop. FWCC is as busy as ever. The Winter League is up and running in the revamped hi tech indoor training facility ('The Barn'). For hardy souls the Sunday Club run continues, departing from Irvine Cross at 09:30. Weather permitting, Monday night runs depart from Gailes Lodge at 18:30, returning for tea and cake. The local 'Wednesday Night Crit' carries on throughout the Winter, meeting at 07:00 at Gailes Lodge. And on Saturday's there is 'The Bun Run' to Largs, departing from The Barn at 10:00. So you see, there really is no excuse
Prize Giving Dinner 2015
by Brian_Loye Sat Nov 07, 2015 15:51 pm
The dinner takes place on Friday 13th November at the Porthead Tavern in Irvine. It’s not too late to get your name down, good food, good company and there’s always good craic, so everyone’s a winner.
Iain O'may Tribute
by Brian_Loye Sat Nov 07, 2015 15:49 pm
“Braveheart Cycle Ride”, around 50 Fullarton Wheelers took part in the Braveheart Cycle Ride, held in Kilmarnock on the 31st of October 2015. The mass start on the Grassyards Road was a very impressive sight.
Ayrodynamic Tri Club and Fullarton Wheelers Cycling Club adorned their bikes with blue, yellow and black ribbons in tribute to Iain O’May, who was a member of both clubs and sadly passes away earlier this year after completing his first Iron Man event.
A tough day on a testing course awaited, but it was made a wee bit tougher, with the heavy rain showers in the first hour leaving riders wet for the remainder of the ride.
However, completing the challenge gave everyone plenty to chat at about and a great day out was had by all. A great event held on our local roads. I’m sure we are all looking forward to joining the bunch for the Braveheart Ride 2016.
2015-16 Winter League
by Brian_Loye Sat Nov 07, 2015 15:47 pm
The Tacx VR Trainer Winter League 2015-16… The atmosphere was electric as the first event gave us a very competitive start. Alastair McFarlane took the win in the first race with Gordon Stead and Darren Kean close behind. The first event saw 32 members taking part and a few impressive individual performances throughout the field.
The winner of the League 2015-2016 will be the member who accumulates the most points from 8 of the 10 events.
There is also a Handicapped Winter League and Ladies Winter League contended throughout the winter months.
26/10/2013 – League Event 1 – FWCC Lake 10
09/11/2013 - League Event 2 – Caravan of Love 5 miles
23/11/2013 – League Event 3 – Hell of the North 7.5 miles
07/12/2013 - League Event 4 – San Sebastian – 5 miles
21/12/2013 – Xmas Break
04/01/2014 - League Event 5 – New Course Amstel Gold
18/01/2014 - League Event 6 – Tiff-Bastogne-Tiff 5 miles
01/02/2014 - League Event 7 – Tour of Majorca 7.5 miles
15/02/2014 - League Event 8 – Argus Tour – 7.5 miles
29/02/2014 - League Event 9 – Chapmans Peak Argus Tour
14/03/2014 - League Event 10 - Eglinton 10
FWCC Winter League 2014/2015 - Winners
by Iain_Omay Tue Mar 17, 2015 20:00 pm
"Winter League Champion 2015" - Darren Kean - Congratulations..!!!
"Winter League Ladies Champion 2015" - Aileen Clyde - Congratulations..!!!
"Winter Handicap League Champion 2015" - Gordon Stead - Congratulations..!!!
Well Done to all who took part in the Winter League. It's been the best Winter League ever and gave us plenty of entertainment with close racing throughout the field. Hopefully we have all held onto our fitness throughout the winter and we will reap the benefits of the winter training, when we get back out on the roads in 2015.
Scratch Results -
Handicap Results -
Ice Breaker - 2015
by Iain_Omay Tue Mar 10, 2015 20:14 pm
FWCC Ice Breaker 22 Feb 2015
Fullarton Wheelers hosted the 2015 2up Time Trial over the Irvine A78 course on Sunday 22 February. Some brutal weather made the 10 mile course a challenge for the strong field, which had representation from 20 Scottish Cycling clubs.
The riders set off in cold, wet and windy weather and were all glad to get back to the warmth of the pavilion for hot soup.
First place went to the Billy Bilsland pairing of Barry Wilson and Ben Peacock in a time of 21:37, followed by Darren Kean and Gordon Stead of FWCC. The fastest time of the day went to Silas Goldsworthy (Sandy Wallace Cycles) and David Griffiths (Pro Vision Cycle Clothing) who posted a time of 21 minutes but were ineligible for the prizes which were restricted to same team pairings.
Fastest women was the Ayr Roads CC team of Toni McIntosh and Lynne Wardrop and the best mixed pairing went to Aileen Clyde and Stephen Cassidy of the Fullarton club.
Everyone agreed that the marshals and helpers made sure that despite the poor weather the event was extremely well run. Everyone will be hoping for a return to the sunshine of the previous two years when the icebreaker return in 2016.
1 David Griffiths, Glasgow Wheelers
Silas Goldsworthy, Sandy Wallace Cycles 21:00
2 Ben Peacock, Billy Bilsland Cycles
Barry Wilson, Billy Bilsland Cycles 21:37
3 Gordon Stead, Fullarton Wheelers
Darren Kean, Fullarton Wheelers 22:08
4 Tony Scott, Loudoun Rc
Marc Anderson, Loudoun Rc 22:30
5 Gary Bratt, Lomond Roads CC
Nick Tyron, Fullarton Wheelers 22:31
6 Mark Skilling, Icarus Racing
Mick Robb, Ayr Roads CC 22:36
7 Jonny May, Edinburgh RC
Ken Russell, Edinburgh RC 22:41
8 Richard Sutherland, Icarus Racing
Andrew Prenelle, Icarus Racing 22:59
9 Alastair McGibbon, Ayr Roads CC
Kevin Brown, Ayr Roads CC 23:43
10 David McCormack, Paisley Velo RT
Scott Bradley, Paisley Velo RT 23:45
http://www.fullartonwheelers.com/events ... esults.pdf
Get yer mudguards on!
by Guy_Walker Sun Nov 02, 2014 20:02 pm
Just because its getting darker, colder, windier and wetter doesn't mean the cycling has to stop. FWCC is as busy as ever. The Winter League is up and running in the revamped hi tech indoor training facility ('The Barn'). For hardy souls the Sunday Club run continues, departing from Irvine Cross at 09:30. Weather permitting, Monday night runs depart from Gailes Lodge at 18:30, returning for tea and cake. The local 'Wednesday Night Crit' carries on throughout the Winter, meeting at 07:00 at Gailes Lodge. So you see, there really is no excuse
Re: Get yer mudguards on!
by Iain_Omay Tue Mar 10, 2015 20:16 pm
only another few months before the mudguards come off!!
Summer cycling activities
by Guy_Walker Tue Apr 01, 2014 13:37 pm
The clocks have changed! This is a great time of year for the Fullarton Wheelers because between now and the autumn you can take part in some form of cycling activity every day of the week. From challenging criterium training sessions through to social cafe runs.
Social Club Runs and 10 League Events throughout the summer (who will be the 2014 Club Champ?)
Metafit Classes (Burn some calories and strengthen your core)
The Ayrshire Criterium (Excellent training session with members from various clubs attending)
Team Time Trial Training or The Fullarton Criterium (the choice is yours)
Miscellenious Runs (watch the website for invitations)
Fast Training Runs (tuck in behind the faster members as they set the pace)
Steady Paced Club Social Run (with cafe stops...mmmmm...!!!)
We also have several "Away days" planned to some of the best cycling routes in Scotland.
by Guy_Walker Sun Sep 22, 2013 17:32 pm
FWCC's indoor training facility, affectionately termed 'the Barn', is nearing the end of its refit. The transformation has been performed entirely by volunteer club members, and it sees new flooring, communal seating area, shower room, kitchen and FWCC inspired colour scheme. It will be playing host to the Club's Winter League and its formal opening will be announced shortly. 'On the night' payment or 'season tickets' can be purchased at modest prices.
Re: The Barn
by Iain_Omay Tue Mar 10, 2015 20:21 pm
The Barn refurbishment were completed at the start of summer.
Part of the Barn's refit included increasing the training capacity by 50%, this has been invaluable due to clubs growing number of youths and adults.
Get yer Mudguards On
by Guy_Walker Sun Sep 22, 2013 17:26 pm
Just because its getting darker, colder, windier and wetter doesn't mean the cycling has to stop. FWCC is as busy as ever. The Winter League is up and running in the revamped hi tech indoor training facility ('The Barn'). For hardy souls the Sunday Club run continues, departing from Irvine Cross at 09:30. Weather permitting, Monday night runs depart from Gailes Lodge at 18:30, returning for tea and cake. The local 'Wednesday Night Crit' carries on throughout the Winter, meeting at 07:00 at Gailes Lodge. So you see, there really is no excuse!
Re: Get yer Mudguards On
by Guy_Walker Sun Nov 02, 2014 20:00 pm
Roabie Robertson Memorial TT
by Guy_Walker Sun Sep 22, 2013 17:20 pm
As the season winds down the ever-popular Westferry course was in use once again, playing host to the Roabie Robertson Memorial 10 mile Time Trial. FWCC was well represented with four riders, including female competitor Jennifer Nicol. Placings on a fast morning spanned 69th through to 21st, with the winning time taken once again by Iain Grant in a time of 20mins 01 secs.
Sam Dooley 25 mile Time Trial
by Guy_Walker Sun Sep 22, 2013 17:16 pm
Fine weather greeted a 92 strong field of riders for this popular late-summer event. Using the proven Westferry course the FWCC contingent of Chris Staples and Gordon Graham managed 8th (in 55 mins 40 secs) and 42nd (59 mins 44 secs) respectively. Both riders beat the hour, with 8th placed Chris removing 1min 12sec from his Personal Best. The winnder was Iain Grant in a time of 51 mins 20 secs.
GLSASGOW RIDERZ AUTUMN 10TT
by Jim Ryland Wed Aug 14, 2013 23:51 pm
A 10 mile time trial on the A77 course, organised by Glasgow Riderz, is taking place on the 15th September. Youth, Juniour and all Senior categories welcome. Entry is via the British Cycling website and further details can be obtained from the organisers on: email@example.com for info
by Guy_Walker Wed May 22, 2013 00:05 am
Monday Club Run: leaving Drybridge Hall at 7.00pm and taking in 25 miles or so at a steady pace, keeping the group together for the first 20 miles. The last 5 miles are usually progressively faster with the group all meeting back at Drybridge Hall for refreshments and a chat. Suitable for all abilities, this is a very enjoyable and social ride where members will learn the skills of Group Riding and "Group Riding Etiquette".
New for Tuesdays is Group Pursuit Training: leaving Drybridge Hall at 6.45pm, riding up to Dundonald ror a 7.00pm start. Three laps of the 5.3 mile Dundonald Road Race course starting at the bottom of Dundonald Hill on Old Loans Rd. Proceed onto Townend Rd and follow through Main St into Symington. Turn left at Symington Parish Church and join Brewlands Rd. Turn left onto B730(Tarbolton Rd) and return to Dundonald. Turn left at mini roundabout and back onto Old Loans Road. Finish line will be the 30mph sign in Dundonald at the end of the 3rd lap.
Wednesday is Mixed Ability Training : leaving Gailes Lodge Hotel at 7.00pm and held on the Beach Park Circuit. The Club usually has a number of members taking part in this 'open' session which has participants from several of the Ayrshire clubs. This session is suitable for anyone who wishes to improve their cycling fitness. It would be advisable to have some experience of riding in a group and an understanding of "Group Riding Etiquette".
Thursday is Team Time Trial Training: leaving Eglington Park Visitors Centre (Car Park) at 7.00pm this is an 18 mile route from Eglinton Interchange to Monkton Roundabout back to Eglinton Interchange. The main objective is to practice team time trialling skills, i.e. Draughting Technique, Team Riding and Communication Skills. Suitable for those who wish to learn the afore-mentioned skills. The motivation of hanging onto the other riders and progressive effort required throughout this training, give potential for significant increases in fitness levels (participants must be confident riding in a safe manner on the A78).
Then we have the Sunday Club Run: leaving Irvine Cross at 9.30am. and covering approximately 40 miles with a steady pace keeping the group together. This is suitable for all abilities and is an enjoyable and social ride, where members will learn the skills of Group Riding. A full schedule of Club Run Away Days are also planned for Summer 2013 covering popular cycling routes and terrain throughout Scotland.
What about Fridays and Saturdays? A new section has been created on the forum for members to make their own arrangements for group rides. Happy cycling, there's lots to take part in.
FWCC SUMMER LEAGUE
by Guy_Walker Tue May 21, 2013 23:53 pm
This year Fullarton Wheelers are putting on 10 League Events throughout the summer. These are individual time trials open to club members and take place on a variety of local courses. This year features a mixed ability two man team time trial and specially selected events that are 'road bike' only, meaning that riders are not allowed to use aerodynamic aids. Points are awarded to the top 20 finishing times in each event except for the two-up time trial. Each event will take place on a Monday evening with the exception of two events which will be held on a Wednesday evening and Sunday morning.
BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
by Guy_Walker Tue May 21, 2013 23:40 pm
The 2013 British National Time Trial Championships took place in Ayrshire on Thursday 21st June. The coveted title was this year won by Movistar professional rider Alex Dowset in a time of 1:20:30. The rolling 50km course takes in roads very familiar to Fullarton Wheelers riders. 'Fullarton Corner' was duly set up in Perceton and the Club Chairman Chris Staples, who was selected to compete in this prestigeous event, was cheered on by a large crowd. Riders and organisers both commented enthusiastically on the welcome they received in the area.
2013 MEMBERSHIP FEES
by Jim Ryland Thu Jan 03, 2013 23:16 pm
Club membership fees can be paid to the membership secretary at any time in the form of cash or cheque or if prefered via our online payement method, details of which can be found in the members area of this website. Fee's remain unchanged at
Fullarton Wheelers Winter Schedule
by Ian Hackney Thu Oct 18, 2012 21:42 pm
To keep things moving over the winter period, we have created the following schedule of events which will provide a bit of variety and hopefully some motivation, to keep the legs turning during the cold dreich winter.
Monday 15th October - Turbo training (at barn)
Monday 22nd October - Fitness circuit training and body Mass Analyser
Monday 29th October - winter league event 1 (at barn)
Sunday 4th November - track riding at Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.
Monday 5th November - Graeme Obree talk (subject TBC)
Monday 12th November - winter league event 2 (at barn)
Monday 19th November - Ian Grant - talk on nutrition and VO2 max
Monday 26th November - turbo training (at barn)
Monday 3rd December - Fitness circuit training
Monday 10th December - winter league event 3 (at barn)
Monday 17th December - Fitness circuit training
Monday 7th January - winter league event 4 (at barn)
Monday 14th January - fitness circuit training
Monday 21st January - winter league event 5 (at barn)
Monday 28th January - talk by Brian Loye on group riding
Monday 4th February - winter league event 6 (at barn)
Monday 11th February - Fitness circuit training
Monday 18th February - winter league event 7 (at barn)
Monday 25th February - fitness circuit training
Monday 4th March - winter league event 8 (at barn)
Monday 11th March - Winter bike maintenance
All events will take place at the Drybridge community centre at 19:00 unless otherwise stated and specific details for each event will posted on our chat room by the event organisers.
Hope to see everyone there.
We will update this schedule as and when new events are added and if any changes are made.
Re: Fullarton Wheelers Winter Schedule
by Jim Ryland Sat Oct 20, 2012 21:23 pm
Excellent, do you think we should post this on the general section as an advert for prospective member of what is on offer, opions folks?
I think it would be good to show we have a full calendar of events
by Jim Ryland Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:01 am
I have arranged for Rep from North Ayrshire Council to attend the club on Monday 22nd Oct.
They with bring along the Body Mass Analyzer scales, so dig out your results from last time if you kept a hold of them. Things will start at 7 30pm &
Youth Section - helpers planning meeting
by Brian_Loye Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:04 pm
A meeting of those parents who offered to help organise and run a youth section of Fullarton Wheelers is being held at 8pm on Monday 27 August 2012 at Drybridge Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to explore the potential format and running of a new youth section - the plans then to be put out to interested parents / youths.
Eglinton 10TT - Cancelled
by Brian_Loye Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:07 am
Due poor weather the event had to be cancelled and unfortunately can't be rescheduled. As a result refunds have now been made to all riders entered for the event.
Youth Meeting - 13 August 2012
by Brian_Loye Thu Aug 09, 2012 08:47 am
Following a number of requests regarding youth activities within the Fullarton Wheelers Cycling Club interested parties are invited to a meeting at the club night on Monday 13 August 2012. This will take place at 7pm at the Drybridge community hall. All welcome.
10TT 15 August 2012
by Brian_Loye Thu Aug 09, 2012 08:44 am
The start sheet for the Eglinton 10 TT organised by Peter Beukelman is now available on the Events page of the Fullarton Wheelers website. Good luck to all those riding.
10 TT Eglinton Park 5 August 2012
by Brian_Loye Sun Aug 05, 2012 13:40 pm
Results from the 10 mile time trial held at Eglinton Park on 5 August 2012 are now available on the Events page (link near top right of this page). Well done to all those who took park and thanks to the organiser, officials and all the helpers for safe and successful event.
Eglinton 10TT 5 August 2012
by Brian_Loye Wed Aug 01, 2012 21:09 pm
The start sheet for the 10 mile timetrail at Eglinton Park on Sunday 5th August 2012 is now available on the Events webpage - link to this on main navigation bar near the top of this page. Please note that sign-on is available from 8:15am with the race starting at 9:00am.
Good luck to all the those entered.
Fullarton Wheelers 3UP TTT Cancelled
by Jim Ryland Wed Jun 27, 2012 21:47 pm
EVENT CANCELLED (Fullarton Wheelers 3 UP TTT 8th July)
Unfortunately I have decide to cancel the Fullarton Wheelers 3Up TTT that I had organised for the 8th July due to very few enteries. I took the decision prior to the closing date as I go on holiday on Friday & did not want to hand the race over to a fellow club member & leave him with the decision. We had only received 9 team enteries, in hyndsight the start of the school holidays was probally a bad move. Thanks to all who had offered to help & sorry to those who were wishing to ride.
Please note that tomorrow night we wish process a full refund to all who had entered, via the card or paypal account used to pay.
Eglinton 10 TT - 13 June 2012
by Brian_Loye Sun Jun 10, 2012 15:00 pm
The start sheet for this Wednesday evening timetrial is now availble. The event starts at 19:00 and runs around the normal Eglinton 10 TT course - from Eglinton Interchange down to the Papermill roundabout and back again.
Further details on the Events page (top right menu on this page)
Eglinton 10TT - 13 June 2012
by Brian_Loye Mon May 14, 2012 23:50 pm
Online entry for this Wednesday eveing event has now opened. The event starts at 19:00 and runs around the normal Eglinton 10 TT course - from Eglinton Interchange down to the Papermill roundabout and back again.
It could be fast night so get your entries in while spaces are available.
Further details on the Events page (top right menu on this page)
Arran away day - 13 May 2012
by Brian_Loye Tue May 08, 2012 21:01 pm
A round arran trip of 56 miles is planned for Sunday 13th May 2012. Departing on the 9.45am ferry from Ardrossan, the plan is to ride around the island - direction to be determined on the ferry dependant upon the wind direction.
Please make sure to be at the ferry terminal in plenty of time to buy your ticket prior to boarding - aim is to meet at 9.15am
Further details are available in the Club Runs section of the members area of the chatroom.
Bill Moore Memorial 10 TT - 20 May 2012
by Brian_Loye Tue Apr 17, 2012 22:35 pm
The Bill Moore Memorial 10 mile time trial is scheduled to take place on Sunday 20 May 2012 from Eglinton Park in Kilwinning. Online entry is now open with 80 spaces available. Entry will close on 13 May 2012 or when the field is full - whichever comes first.
Further details, including entries recieved and remaining spaces, are availble from the events page (link top right of this page).
Get your entries is now !!
CLUB AWAY DAY TO PEEBLES
by Jim Ryland Mon Apr 09, 2012 22:23 pm
Sunday 22nd April is our second away day, this time heading for Peebles, further details to follow shortly
UP COMING LOCAL TIME TRIALS TO ENTER
by Jim Ryland Sat Mar 24, 2012 18:59 pm
We had a discussion the other week about who's entering what races & when they are. Here's a list of what I was planning, along with the other names who were interested, might encourage a few more to have a go
Sat 14th April 10TT at Westferry -JR, GS, SC, CS, RS, AM, KB, BL, DI
Sat 21st April 14TT Cronberry Loudoun RC - JR
Sun 29th April 10TT Couriers on our course - JR, GS, KB, RS, TEAM INNES, AM, BL, CS?
Wed 2nd May 10TT at Westferry (Margaret Dooley) - JR, GS, RS, BL, SC, AM, KB, CS? (THIS IS A FISH SUPPER PB EVENT)
Sun 6th May Boomerang 2 UP TT, Stirling - JR/GS, BL/SC, RS/AM
Sun 13th May National 10TT at Westferry (I can't make this one) GS, SC, CS, BL
Tue 17th May 17TT Ayr roads Penny Glen - GS, JR, CS, RS
Sun 20th May our 25TT (Bill Moore memorial) - JR,GS, CS, AM, SC
Sun 27th May Burns Country 14TT (Mauchline, cycle run a bit course ) - JR, GS, RS, SC, CS, KB, AM
Sun 17th June 50mile TT - JR, GS, CS, SC
get your forms in early
2012 MEMBERSHIP FEE'S REMINDER
by Jim Ryland Thu Jan 26, 2012 22:03 pm
Thanks to everyone who has already paid their 2012 Club Membership Fee's, for those still to pay, please try to get your payment to me as soon as possible, either in person or via the online payement method, details of which can be found in the members area. I plan to be at Sunday's club run & also the Drybridge Monday club night should that assist in passing on payment.
Ice Breaker - 19 February 2012
by Brian_Loye Fri Jan 20, 2012 20:50 pm
Entries are now being taken for the Fullarton Wheeler's 2-up Team Time Trial on 19th Februaury 2012. This 10 mile team event will take place on the Eglinton 10 mile time trial course - AY4. For full details and to enter your team please go to the Events page - http://www.fullartonwheelers.com/events/index.php
2012 Membership Fee's
by Jim Ryland Tue Dec 27, 2011 00:37 am
It's that time again, our 2012 Club Membership Fee's are now due, payable within the month of Janurary.
Fee's can be payed to myself at any time in the form of cash or cheque or if prefered via our online payement method, details of which can be found in the members area.
Happy New Yar to you all as it approaches
1st Planned Winter Monday Event:- 16/01/12
by Jim Ryland Mon Dec 19, 2011 09:38 am
The First of our planned winter Monday events has been booked for Monday 16th Jan 2012.
It will be held at Drybridge Hall, starting at 7 30pm ish, all members welcome.
Rhona McGregor from North Ayrshire Council will bring along with her, a Body Mass Analyzer, she will give us a short talk on what the machine measures before each of us have a go.
Cost is the usual pound to cover hire, tea/coffee provided
Re: 1st Planned Winter Monday Event:- 16/01/12
by Jim Ryland Sun Dec 25, 2011 15:22 pm
As well as the Body Mass Analyzer on Monday the 16th, Michael Curran has kindly arranged for Toni McIntosh a qualified Massage Theripist to come round to the club. She will do a short talk also about the benefits of sports massage. She will aslo bring her massage table & is prepared to do 5 min treatments as a taster, so bring shorts if your fancy a massage. Here is the link to her own website if anyone wants more info http://www.tonimcintosh.co.uk
Extraordinary General Meeting - 5 December 2011
by Brian_Loye Fri Dec 02, 2011 13:18 pm
To all Fullarton Wheelers club members - an extraordinary general meeting of Fullarton Wheelers will be held on the 5th of December. The venue is Drybridge hall at 7.30pm. This meeting is to following on with matters outstanding from our recent AGM - webmaster position on the committee and extra training nights.
Fuller details are available within the members only section of the chatroom.
All members are invited to attend and contribute to the discussion and decision making.
UCI bicycle Specification for Scottish Races
by Brian_Loye Mon Sep 19, 2011 17:32 pm
The Board of Scottish Cycling are aware of the concern the members had with reference to the introduction of UCI Regulations and after lengthy deliberation have formed the opinion that it would currently not serve neither the sport in Scotland or our members best interests to introduce these regulations at this time.
The existing Bike Specification Technical Regulation 1.19 headed MACHINE (page 40 in the LBB) will still apply.
It must be stressed; however, that any rider competing at British National or UCI international events either here or elsewhere has the responsibility to ensure their own bikes are UCI compliant. Any queries relating to this decision should be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Message above issued by Scottish Cycling - 16 September 2011
10 Mile TT on 20 August 2011
by Brian_Loye Thu Jul 14, 2011 08:07 am
Fullarton Wheelers' Marymass 10 mile Time Trial takes place on Saturday 20th of August 2011. Full details of the event, map of the route, spaces available, entries already recieved, etc can all be viewed here -
Please be careful to select the correct race and race date when viewing entries and submitting your entering...!!!
Closing date for entries is 10th August 2011.
by Brian_Loye Tue Jun 21, 2011 21:29 pm
To All Members and Friends of Fullarton Wheelers Cycling Club
We would like to make you all aware of the sad news that our Chairman, Mr Bill Moore, passed away on Monday 20th of June 2011.
We received a telephone call from Boyd Moore today confirming details of the service to be held,
Tuesday 28th of June 2011 at 12:00pm (please arrive at 11:45am)
Holmsford Bridge Crematorium
Irvine KA11 4EF
01294 214720 ?
The family would prefer that a donation be made to the Ayrshire Hospice rather than receive floral tributes.
10 Mile TT - 10th July 2011
by Brian_Loye Tue Jun 07, 2011 20:51 pm
Fullarton Wheelers' 10 mile time trial takes place on Sunday 10th of July 2011. Full details of the event, map of the route, spaces available, entries already recieved, etc can all be viewed here -
Please be careful to select the correct race and race date...!!!
Closing date for entries is 3rd of July 2011.
Auchentiber TT - 2 June 2011
by Brian_Loye Sun May 29, 2011 22:01 pm
Thanks to all those riders who have entered this event. Entry has now closed and the start sheet is now available online - results will also be published on the same events page shortly after the event.
Events - Online Entry
by Brian_Loye Mon May 02, 2011 19:38 pm
Online entry for Fullarton Wheelers' organised open events is now available.
Full event details, closing dates, spaces available, entries already recieved, etc can all be viewed here -
Payment can be made securely using a credit card, debit card or PayPal account. There's no need to register or sign-up to any service - just provide the same information as you would on a normal Scottish Cycling entry form.
Ice Breaker TT 2011
by Brian_Loye Wed Feb 23, 2011 20:08 pm
Sunday 21 February 2011was Fullarton Wheelers annual "Ice Breaker" 2up Team Time Trial, this was held on a course starting from Eglinton, along Long Drive, onto the A736 past The Torranyard and back to Kilwinning via the Blair Tavern. The event was well attended with 37 teams entering and the winners were Silas Goldsworthy and Joe Wilson of Sandy Wallace C.C. in a time of 23minutes and 24seconds.
Fullarton Wheelers wishes to extend a big thanks to all club members/family & friends who helped with another sucessful event.
Full results can be found at download/file.php?id=121
IRVINE HERALD:- VR DEMO NIGHT
by Jim Ryland Thu Jan 27, 2011 09:30 am
Get your copy of the Irvine Herald, they have given our demo night a full page colour spread with photos included towards the front of the paper. Nice we bit of PR for the club.
Virtual Reality Cycling Demo
by Brian_Loye Thu Jan 06, 2011 21:21 pm
Local cycling club Fullarton Wheelers recently managed to secure funding from
Xmas cracker 2010 - The race is on
by Willie Stephen Fri Dec 10, 2010 21:46 pm
Fullarton Wheelers Xmas Cracker is still going ahead this Sunday 12th of December at Drybridge Hall , Drybridge starting at 10.00am. If available please come along and marshall or help out.
link to more details.
Indoor Training League
by Brian_Loye Tue Oct 05, 2010 17:31 pm
Plans are underway to develop an indoor training league. This was tried last winter and certainly generated a lot of interest. We're currently raising funds to buy suitable trainers and start a proper series of indoor training sessions. If we manage to raise sufficient funds we hope to launch a full indoor training programme early in 2011 (more details to follow). In the meantime, we have limited access to borrowed equipment and hope to start sessions from November 2010.
For those that are unfamiliar with this, it's a indoor trainer system where you attach a bike and ride a course which is displayed on a computer screen - the trainer varies the resistance to match the ups and downs of the route selected. During the winter this has the added benfit of providing a safe,fun, warm and dry environment to keep active - no need for lights and no risk of rain or ice!! More details of the Tacx Fortius system are available here - http://www.tacx.com/producten/vr-trainers/index.dot
The league is open to all - whether you want to ride this competitively, just for fun, to develop your technique, or to help build/keep your fitness during the winter.
Please watch the Chatroom for more details of dates or use the Contact page (link at the top-right of this page)to get in touch.
2010 Fullarton Wheelers AGM
by Brian_Loye Mon Sep 13, 2010 23:02 pm
The 2010 Fullarton Wheelers AGM will take place at 7.30pm (prompt) on Monday 27th September 2010 at Drybridge hall. All members and prospective members are welcome to come along although voting rights are restricted to current members. Full details of the agenda are in the Member's Only section of the Chatroom.
Scottish Team Time Trial Championship
by Gail Sun Aug 22, 2010 22:57 pm
Fullarton Wheelers successfully hosted the TTT championships on 22 August. Completing the double, Sandy Wallace Cycles Womens Team and Mens A Team were deserved winners on a windy course. Fullarton Mens A Team came a respective 11th, seeing off their Ayrshire rivals and the Fullarton Mens C Team won the Curly Wurlies. Full results of the event are in the chatroom.
Compulsory Wearing of Helmets
by Gail Thu Apr 29, 2010 18:29 pm
At a recent club meeting all members who attended unanimously agreed to this new club rule. Any current or prospective member joining any Fullarton Wheelers event is required to wear a helmet. Anyone turning up to a run without a helmet will be advised by the run leader of the club rule and that the person is unable to participate on this occasion.
by Gail Tue Apr 27, 2010 21:54 pm
Bill Moore, Chairman presented Graeme Obree with a Fullarton Wheelers club kit and lifetime membership to the club. Club members voted unanamously at last weeks club meeting to donate this to Graeme in recognition of his own personal achievements in the sport and the support and inspiration he continues to give others.
Gordon Graham, Championship Secretary announced last years prizewinners. My handing over of the trophies was a bit repetitive but congratulations to all of the winners (Gordon Graham, Brian Loye, David McLellan and Gordon Stead) who will have to work hard this year to beat off the competition. I must say the trophies were the shiniest we have ever seen - Gordon has been polishing them every night since our presentation night out!
Also thanks to all of you who did your bit by supporting the night by turning up and to George and Richard who make fine domestic helpers. A good night was had by all.
Club Members Meeting
by Gail Thu Apr 15, 2010 20:52 pm
A few members have asked to have a club meeting to chat about a few things. Monday 19th April at 7.30pm an open invitation to all club members to have a meeting, address a few issues and look forward to planning for the rest of the season. Fees for 2010 due now.
Re: Club Members Meeting
by Gail Tue Apr 20, 2010 21:25 pm
Draft minutes of last nights meeting posted to Bill for approval. They will be circulated once any amendments are made.
Obree inducted to Hall of Fame
by Brian_Loye Tue Mar 16, 2010 18:36 pm
On Tuesday 16 March 2010 Graeme Obree was one of 6 athletes inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame. Amongst only 88 people in the Hall of Fame, Graeme was recognised for his significant achievements which include:
- breaking the world hour record twice - 1993 and 1994
- winning the pursuit World Championships twice - 1993 and 1995
- setting a number of other track world records
- holding British and Scottish time trial records
- winning British and Scottish timetrial championships
All members of Fullarton Wheelers wish to congratulate Graeme on this recognition of his achievements as a world class athlete.
Well done Graeme!!
Loye wins Moscow Apr
by Willie Stephen Sat Mar 06, 2010 16:05 pm
Congratulations to Brian loye on wining the 35 mile australian pursuit race around the Moscow course near Fenwick, Brian led out from a group of 30 riders to take first place.
2010 Membership Form
by Brian_Loye Fri Feb 26, 2010 17:39 pm
Thinking of joining Fullarton Wheelers or need to renew your membership for 2010? The club agreed the new fees at the AGM and the Membership Application/Renewal form is now online. Fees for 2010 are
Ice breaker Sunday 21st February
by Willie Stephen Sat Feb 20, 2010 13:28 pm
Fullarton Wheelers Cycling Club Irvine
Ice breaker Team Time Trial x 2
Sunday 21st of February 2010
Start: 09.00 hrs
Strip: Eglinton Park, Kilwinning
Course: new course
NO NAME CLUB CAT
1 David Mclellan Fullarton Wheelers SEN
2 Jim Ryland Fullarton Wheelers V40
3 Grant Young Ayrodynamic V50
4 Julie McTaggart Ayrodynamic V40
5 Steven Lockhart Walkers CC V40
6 John Watters Walkers CC V40
7 Alistair Mcfarlane Ayrodynamic V40
8 Steven Connell Ayrodynamic V40
9 Neil Walker Walkers CC SEN
10 Gareth Barnes Walkers CC SEN
11 Gordon Dick Lomond Roads V40
12 Paul Gareze Lomond Roads SEN
13 Micheal Curran Fullarton Wheelers SEN
14 Gordon Stead Fullarton Wheelers V40
15 David Belding Walkers CC V50
16 Martin Kuhn Walkers CC SEN
17 Jack Walker Lomond Roads VET
18 David Munro Lomond Roads VET
19 Tommy Gribbon Walkers CC VET
20 Peter Forsythe Walkers CC V40
21 Alex McAllister Ayr Roads V50
22 Brian nicol Ayr Roads V40
23 Fiona Walker Walkers CC SEN
24 Darren Wood Walkers CC SEN
25 Craig Gilmour Ayr Roads Sen
26 Neil Campbell Ayr Roads SEN
27 Bill Aiton East Kilbride RC V50
28 Micheal Martin East Kilbride RC V40
29 Russell Mowat Walkers CC
30 Catherine Logan Walkers CC V40 Lady
31 James Hendrie VC Glasgow South V40
32 Jim Middleton VC Glasgow South V40
33 John Mason Ayr Roads V60
34 James Mason Ayr Roads V40
35 Daivid Turner St.Christophers
36 Andy Wilson St.Christophers V50
37 Laura McFarlane Walkers CC Sen Lady
38 Julie Nimmo Walkers CC Sen Lady
39 Ken Russell Edinburgh RC V40
40 Jonny May Edinburgh RC V40
41 James McAneny St.Christophers SEN
42 Alan Rutherford St.Christophers SEN
43 Lara MacLean Sandy Wallace
44 Anda-Jay Burgess Sandy Wallace
45 Colin Gillespie St.Christophers V40
46 Colin Meikle St.Christophers V40
47 Stephen Cassidy Fullarton Wheelers V40
48 George Gass Fullarton Wheelers V50
49 Jim Cusick Glasgow Couriers V40
50 Alan Thomson Glasgow Couriers SEN
51 Kenny Girvan Ayrodynamic V40
52 Gregor Grant Ayrodynamic V40
53 Stephen Begg VC Glasgow south SEN
54 Charlie Adams VC Glasgow South V40
55 Bud Johnston Glasgow Couriers V50
56 Raymond Johnston Glasgow Couriers V40
57 Genevieve Freeman East Kilbride RC Sen Lady
58 Colin Freeman East Kilbride RC SEN
59 Chris Smart Glasgow Couriers SEN
60 Ian sim Glasgow Couriers SEN
61 Gareth Jones Athelite Tri Club V40
62 Graeme Allan Athelite Tri Club V40
63 Paul McInally rock and Road Cycles SEN
65 Kenneth Morrice VC Glasgow South SEN
66 Goerge Roberts VC Glasgow South SEN
67 Keith Johnson Walkers CC SEN
68 Tremayne Walkers CC SEN
69 Gordon Graham Fullarton Wheelers V40
70 Brian Loye Fullarton Wheelers SEN
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT NOW STARTS AT 09.00HRS AND IS AT EGLINTON PARK
Happy New Year
by Willie Stephen Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:56 am
Fullarton Wheelers would like to wish all members old and new , plus our website visitors a vey happy New Year. 2010 will be a very promising year for the club as we change our club colours and our members ride and compete in many events around the country. Please feel free to come along to our club runs, club nights and watch this site for other club organised events.
Xmas TT cancelled
by Willie Stephen Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:55 am
Due to severe weather warning from the Met office, tomorrows xmas TTT will now be cancelled. All cheques will be returned by post. Heavy snow is forecast for North Ayrshire and Northern ireland.
See you next year.
xmas time trial - this Sunday
by Willie Stephen Fri Dec 18, 2009 20:35 pm
Urgent call for marshals for Sunday's event at Drybridge, please come and help. Due to road works on the A78 we will be using the old drybridge course.
Marshals please turn up at 09.30.
Fullarton Wheelers AGM 2009
by Willie Stephen Fri Oct 23, 2009 19:31 pm
Fullarton Wheelers 2009 AGM will take place on Monday the 16th of November in Drybridge Hall, Drybridge. The AGM will start at 7.30pm prompt.
Club League final
by Willie Stephen Sat Oct 17, 2009 20:33 pm
Fullarton Wheelers club training league has now been finalised and full results are attached to the League folder. Well done to the winner after 11 events throught the summer months, The winner with 73 points was David McLellan, second with 44 points was Willie Stephen and third with 41 points was Drew Innes.
Club HillClimb Championship
by Willie Stephen Sat Oct 17, 2009 20:08 pm
The club hill climb championship will be held next Sunday 25th of October, location will be Fairlie moor. After the climb we can head to the ex little chef for coffee and cakes. Start time will be 10am first rider off.
Braveheart ride 2009
by Willie Stephen Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:49 pm
Please read below, the annual ride takes place on Saturday 31st of October and no entries will be taken after Saturday 26th. Can you all make a big effort to enter and support this event and show our colours as a strong local club supporting the Braveheart cause.
With only two weeks to this years Braveheart Ride with Sean Kelly, Dan Lloyd, Russell Downing and Dean Downing taking part - now is the time to enter. The closing date for entries this year will be the 26th October at 5PM.
No entry on the day will be available as we anticipate a full entry of 500 competitors.
Come along and experience the unique atmosphere of the Braveheart Ride. In addition to the ride there will be a trade show taking place within the event HQ.
P.S. ARE YOU RIDING OR ARE YOU HIDING, IF YOU ARE HIDING THEN IT SOUNDS AS IF YOU ARE TOO TIGHT AND MISSERABLE TO PAY TO ENTER A LOCAL RIDE TO SUPPORT YOUNG RIDERS. SHOW YOUR FACES AND RIDE ON THE DAY.
Where are we going as a club
by Willie Stephen Mon Sep 21, 2009 23:41 pm
A wee look at where we are going as a club.
To promote cycling and increase our club membership.
How do we do that:
We must all do our best to promote the club and invite people along on our runs or club nights.
Graeme has been doing great over the years as club captain and also at promoting the club. But things must change if we wish to increase our membership. Runs should be aimed at heading for a caf
Xmas Cracker TTT
by Willie Stephen Mon Sep 07, 2009 22:07 pm
FUllarton Wheelers will be running the Xmas cracker this year either on Sunday the 13th or 20th of December, the event will change to a two up TTT and probably change of course as well. Details to follow , organiser is Willie.
Club change of Club colours
by Willie Stephen Sun Sep 06, 2009 20:58 pm
As you all are aware David and Brian have been working with the new clothing manufacturer to pull together a new design and colour scheme for our new club colours. As part of this Fullarton Wheelers will be registering the new club colours with British Cycling for the 2010 season, once this is done you will no longer be able to ride in the existing colours.
It is very important that you come along to the club night and get your order in within the next two weeks at the latest, if you cannot get to the club then contact David and make arrangements to try on the clothing samples. We need to get an initial order of 30 bib shorts and 30 short sleeve jerseys to be able to place an order of any kind.
Please make a big effort to get your order in, especially because of the work done behind the scenes to pull this together on your behalf as a club member.
by Willie Stephen Tue Aug 11, 2009 20:43 pm
League Event-12 is cancelled tomorrow night and a new date will be confirmed soon.
by Willie Stephen Sun Jul 19, 2009 19:40 pm
League event-10 11 mile Time Trial on Wednesday 29/07/09, Irvine-Stewarton-Irvine TT
See League page for course details.
League event-9 Lissens Moss
by Willie Stephen Sun Jul 19, 2009 19:23 pm
League event-9 group ability training at lissens moss starting at 7pm on Wednesday 22/07/09.
usual start and 4 x circuits. Groups will be arranged on the night.
League event-8 15/07/09
by Willie Stephen Sun Jul 12, 2009 21:23 pm
League event-8 , Corraith hilly time trial starting at Drybridge at 19.00 hrs. See details on forum .
Scottish Team Time Trial Champinship
by Willie Stephen Sat Jul 04, 2009 21:06 pm
THe Team Time Trial Champ is being held on the West ferry course at Langbank on Saturday 22/08/09, we have a chance to enter 2 - 3 teams if we can get ourselves organised in time. Distance is approx 30 miles over a dual carriageway course.
Other possibilities are:
It is expected that most Ayrshire clubs will be entering teams into this event, an event that the Fullarton Wheelers have always had a few teams in over the years.
Any takers, if not i will pull a team together myself from club members and organise training sessions.
Club league Event-6 Pennyglen HTT
by Willie Stephen Sun Jun 28, 2009 23:43 pm
Club league Event-6 , Pennyglen Hilly Time Trial around the heads of Ayr and lovely Alloway roads down towards Burns cottage and you might even see Rabbie himself.
Course details to follow. Event starts at: 09.00am on Saturday next.
Meeting at the '' Tam O Shanter experience car park.
Rabbie Burns Series Event-5
by Willie Stephen Sun Jun 28, 2009 23:40 pm
Could you possibly add a post to the thread on the Braveheart forum to advertise RB250 Event 5 run by Walker C.C.
Date: Wednesday 1st July - Start 7:15pm (was 7:00pm)
Course: Hilly 10M TT - B764 Eaglesham Moor road, straight out & back course
Strip: Fulton Hall, Fenwick 6:00pm
Start: On the B764, 0.4M from A77 turnoff (4.5M from event HQ)
Note: You can also sign on the night.
Change of Secretary
by Willie Stephen Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:13 am
Gail Kilbain will be taking over as Secretary until our AGM when a new one has been voted in. Kevin has decided to step down at present due to health problems , hopefully he will take on another job within the club as soon as he is back to good health. I would like to thank Kevin for all his work as Secretary.
I will pass on Gails details through e mail to all members.
Club Clothing design
by Willie Stephen Tue Jun 16, 2009 23:33 pm
As we are coming to our final phase of changing our club clothing design , i propose we meet for a final meeting regarding the designs on Monday 22nd of June at Drybridge Hall for 7.30pm. After this meeting we can push forwad with prices and a final pull together for an order around end of August / beginning of September.
Club League Event-4
by Willie Stephen Tue Jun 16, 2009 23:28 pm
This Wednesday we are holding our Training league event-4 Ardrossan Dams hilly time trial using some local roads around Ardrossan , West Kilbride and Seamill. This event has a distance of approx 15mls and is quite hilly.
We are meeting at the MaCrindles factory gates for a 7pm start.
Club Championship 10 mile TT
by Willie Stephen Sun Jun 14, 2009 14:23 pm
The club 10 mile Time Trial championship will be run on Tuesday 23/06/09 starting at 7pm from Eglinton Park.
Re: Club Championship 10 mile TT
by Willie Stephen Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:06 am
As Bobby is on Holiday for the next few weeks, we will require a timekeeper for the 10 tt on Tuesday and on Wednesday for our group training at Lissens Moss.
Please ring me if anybody is available.
Club league event-3 MTB
by Willie Stephen Sun Jun 07, 2009 22:48 pm
League event-3 is a MTB race at Eglinton Park on Wednesday night, we should meet in the usual car park ready to go at 7pm and do a lap of the course for you all to check it out.
Rabbie Burns Event-4, Loudon RC
by Willie Stephen Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:08 pm
Andy Gorrie is running Event-4 of the Ayrshire and Dumfries Rabbie Burns 250 series on Tuesday 16th of June, this event is a 9 mile undulating time trial round some of the country roads behind Galston.
Please come and support this league and get your entry in ASAP, details as per BCF website.
Club league event-2
by Willie Stephen Tue Jun 02, 2009 20:53 pm
Wednesday night 7pm start at lylestone Caravan park,
Course is : Start outside old school just off B778 proceed to end of road x roads and turn left onto B707 heading for Dalry, after approx 3 miles before Highfield turn left and follow this road for approx 3 miles passing the blair estate. Turn left and keep going until passing the chicken farm proceeding to the t -junction to re join the circuit, this is end of lap-1 and follow same circuit for another 4 laps, at the end of the 5th lap when rejoining the road from Lyestone turn right and follow the road back to finish just before the row of houses on the right hand side.
Total distance: 25miles
I will try and put up some signs if i have time, ps we could be doing with a timekeeper if anybody is available to help.
Galloway Run cancelled
by Willie Stephen Sat May 30, 2009 09:04 am
Tomorrows Galloway run is cancelled and will be arranged for another date, so normal run tomorrow morning at 09.30 at irvine townhouse. Watch the website for updates to club planner with more away day runs.
Club Clothing replacement for 2010
by Willie Stephen Wed May 27, 2009 21:08 pm
After our meeting on Monday evening , it has been decided to choose Giordana as our preferred supplier of club clothing for 2010. As soon as the design process is finalised we will begin to pull together an order and final date to order clothing in the new colours.
I would like to thank David McLellan for his all his efforts in seeking out suppliers and bringing samples to the club nights.
Sabotaged in Pitlochry
by Willie Stephen Sat May 23, 2009 10:10 am
Four Fullarton Riders took part in last weekends Etape Caledonia in Perthshire, our riders were Gordon-S , Stephen, Andy-B and Linn -B. All riders eventually finnished after Police and Marshals managed to clear the Tacks from the roads, well done to all who survived.
Argyll and the rest
by Willie Stephen Sun May 17, 2009 21:54 pm
Argyll Run or not.
9 Riders turned up at Weymss bay terminal on Sunday for our Agyll run, 4 headed for the ferry to cover one lap of the island and 5 others after much debate decided for a ride up to Gourock to catch the 11.00am ferry and ride round the Penninsula for a longer ride to Millport. All the riders on both runs had lovely sunshine and even better scenery , when the Millport group reached the tea room at Ettrick Bay they only had 30 mins to wait until the rest of the club had sailed over on the short ferry from Colintrieve and rode across to the tea room.
Our away runs are becomming very popular and we had two new members joining us for todays run, please check our website for details of more runs around the West Coast.
Website: FullartonWheelers.com or come along to Drybridge Hall on a Monday night at 7.00pm, we are also starting a social run on Monday's leaving the hall at 7.00pm for a easy Bike ride round the local roads .
Argyll Run this Sunday 17th
by Willie Stephen Mon May 11, 2009 23:06 pm
The Argyll run is fast approaching.
The itinerary is as follows.
STARTING POINT: Meet at Wemyss Bay ferry terminal @ 9.00am.
At this point we will decide on which route you prefer and we will purchase tickets accordingly.
ROUTE A: Board the 10.15am Cal-Mac Ferry to Rothesay. Cycle the circular route on A844 round Bute and re-group back at the ferry terminal. Distance 20 miles.
ROUTE B: As above, but cycle up to Rhubodach and back down on A886 and re-group at Rothesay ferry terminal.
Distance 30 miles.
ROUTE C: Meet at Wemyss Bay ferry terminal. Cycle up the coast to Gourock and board the 10.20am Cal-Mac ferry to Dunoon. Cycle northwards on A815 past Loch Eck to Strachur for a cafe stop. Then onwards on A886 through Glendaruel Forest (road, not a mountain bike trail) and down through the Kyles of Bute to Colintraive then board the ferry for the 5 minute crossing to Rhubodach. Cycle down to the ferry terminal at Rothesay where we will ALL re-group again before boarding the ferry for Wemyss Bay to take us back to our STARTING POINT.
Distance 53 miles.
These are ideal routes for beginners to come along and join our experienced riders and enjoy a great day out.
Win for Loye
by Willie Stephen Sun May 10, 2009 23:36 pm
This win was long overdue.
Brian Loye , Fullarton Wheelers took the sprint finish from a group of 8 riders to win Sunday's Barrmill 56mls APR around the Dalry - Beith area of North Ayrshire. While the bunch were suffering during the hot temperatures during the race and several breaks went off the front of the main groups, Brian still managed to find that extra effort to take the win . This is Fullarton Wheelers first win of the 2009 season, hopefully many more to come.
Wind and rain
by Willie Stephen Thu May 07, 2009 22:23 pm
Kevin's 10 on Tuesday was cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, also cancelled was our club 10 mile Time Trial Championship. The Championship will be run later on and Kevin's 10 mile tt will also be moved to a new date shortly as this is Event-1 in the Rabbie Burns 250 Series.
Our next club event is the 25 mile TT Championship starting at 7.00pm next Wednesday evening at Eglinton Park.
A wee Scottish Island
by Willie Stephen Sun May 03, 2009 23:37 pm
A wee Scottish island was invaded by 11 brave members of Fullarton Wheelers on Sunday hoping to break big Jim Cusicks time trial record of one lap of the island, sadly big Jim established his record on his own and we were trying to do it with an 11 person team.
One rider known as the roadside mechanic ended up with a ballon in his tyre and had to crawl back to Brodick with his mate in tow for company to search out more cakes and find out if the local bike shop was open on the sabbath. Then there was 10 green bottles , all 10 made the machrie tea room to find it had been invaded by those golfer types who call themselves Athletes - and they had eaten all the cakes as well.
All that was left for our riders was cold soup , soggy peices and two strawberry tarts that they managed to share into 10 pieces to keep off the cyclists hunger knock. After this they decided to push on round the island heading for the ferry , but by black water foot big Gordon found himself the only one that had waited for postman john. John had decided at the last minute to join the run, even though he had not been on a bike since the big flood ran through kilbirnie and washed all the rods away.
By the time the last group had pushed John out of the hill from lamlash and were heading for the ferry it was nearing 17.30hrs, as they decended into Brodick the ferry was just pulling out with big Nigel and Davie the builder leaning over the edge and waving while trying to eat two kilmarnock pies and a milky way .
A great day was had by all even the poor sods that had to wait for the next ferry, this is the one that brings the mornings papers in .
Check out our website at Fullarton Wheelers.com or come along to our club night in Drybridge hall every Monday night at 19.31hrs.
P.S. Remember to bring some biscuits for the tea.
Arran Club Run - 3 May 2009
by Willie Stephen Tue Apr 28, 2009 00:07 am
This Sunday Club riders from Fullarton Wheelers head over to the Isle o Arran for the first of our Arran visits of 2009, they intend on catching the 09.45 ferry from Ardrossan. Please feel free to join us on this run with a general pace of 15-18 mph and plans to have a cafe stop at machrie tea rooms on the other side of the island.
Group leader for this run is Graeme McNay who has a good knowledge of Arrans roads and its many cafes, look out for our riders at the ferry terminal at Ardrossan who will be wearing our club colours of red, blue and yellow.
Going wild in the Trossachs
by Willie Stephen Tue Apr 28, 2009 00:00 am
Fullarton Wheelers riders Mary Wark and Steve Flindall had another successful outing at Aberfoye on Sunday at the second counting event in the Scottish cross country Mountain bike series, Mark Wark still leads her Grand Vet category winning her category again on Sunday. Steve Flindall finnished strongly to gain an impressive 8th place in only his first season racing n the dark side and in his own Grand Veteran category.
Sunday 26 April
by Willie Stephen Wed Apr 22, 2009 23:32 pm
This Sunday at Aberfoyle Steve and Mary are riding in the Scu Mtb cross country series event-2, Mary is currently leading the Grand Vet category within her age group and Steve has been well placed in his age group so far this season, we wish both of them success on Sunday and dry weather. This Sunday is the usual club run led by Graeme riding along some local roads and maybe a chance of a cafe stop, everybody is welcome to come along and give it a go with the run starting at 09.30 ot the townshouse in Irvine. All our runs are led by experienced group leaders with vast experience of riding around our local roads.
This weekend 18/19 April
by Willie Stephen Sat Apr 18, 2009 14:13 pm
This weekend the club has a busy few days, Gordon and Willie are riding in the Glasgow Couriers 16 mls hilly Time Trial around Newton Mearns / Stewarton area. Also on Sunday Fullarton Wheelers are running the annual Matthew Weideger 10 mile Time Trial starting at Eglinton Park and using the A78 Dual carriage way, this year it has attracted a field of approx 50 riders from around Scotland including our own riders David Wards and David McLelland. You are welcome to come along and have a coffee and chat to some of the club riders and find out more about the club.
Our Training league starts up within the next few weeks, so keep an eye on the website for course details.
Also the club run will not be on tomorrow Sunday 19th due to most riders helping out at the time trial.
Club Run - Sunday 12 April 09
by Brian_Loye Fri Apr 10, 2009 01:02 am
To coincide with the Girvan 3-day stage race over the easter weekend, this Sunday (12 April 2009) the run will leave from the Tam o Shanter experience car park in Ayr - meeting at 09.45am and leave at 10.00. This will give an opportunity to see the race go past. As Scotland
by Brian_Loye Fri Apr 03, 2009 20:47 pm
Do you have photos which could be used for the Gallery section on the new website? It doesn't matter whether these are digitial photos which can be emailed, pictures on CD or prints. Please send to Bobby or Brian for inclusion on the new website - original prints will be returned.
Club Clothing - New Design
by Brian_Loye Fri Mar 13, 2009 20:37 pm
A new design has been drawn up for the Fullarton Wheelers club clothing
by Brian_Loye Fri Mar 13, 2009 20:34 pm
As you'll see , the new website is now up and running. There are a few areas of the site to be completed - this will happen over the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, if have any suggestions or comments please post these on the forum.
Once members have registered on the forum the old website and forum will be closed and simply refer users on to this new site.