With the hottest May on record FWCC riders have been out and about making the most of it. The Sunday club run departed as ever from Irvine's Portal at 09:30, heading inland via Mossblown and Annbank to Stair, Fox Hollow, and back via Tarbolton and Fail. A steady run of between 40 and 60 miles for most riders with rider Martin Shields, as ever, sitting down first yet getting served last in the cafe stop. Saturday saw a hard core climbing contingent head deep into the Ayrshire Alps for a hilly 90 mile run with not one but two cafe stops. A necessity after climbing the Wallacetown Works climb, then Blackies Brae, the notorious Nic O'Balloch, and the ride summit over Tairlaw. Wednesday evening saw the ever popular 'Crit' take place on Irvine's Marine Drive. An inter club circuit training ride conducted at high speed, the good weather brought out no fewer than 16 riders. This quiet circuit has been ridden thousands of times by large numbers of local riders, but this week the unofficial lap record was broken: a fast night then. And finally, Fullarton's future National 25 winners, the Youth Section, have been out and about terrorising the adults with how good they are. Regular rides have been taking place with the youngsters covering 11 or more miles with adult supervision and an ice cream stop, alongside skills sessions in the playground of Symington Primary School.