Sunday morning outside the Portal in Irvine means only one thing: the weekly Fullarton Wheelers' Club Run. Due to it being officially summer not only were there nearly twenty riders present, but some were in shorts and racing jerseys. It was as if they were trying to use their pasty skin tone to reflect back some of the tepid sunshine. Unlike the weekend's racing action and challenging rides over the Ayrhire Alps, this was steady social riding. The pace was easy as the group wound its way through Drybridge, Dundonald, skirting the edge of Craige, then onwards to Galston. After what feels like a long winter the road surfaces are now in really quite poor condition, and the group had to negotiate potholes which resembled meteorite strikes. From Galston the group divided in order to suit people's aspirations and fitness, and a steady run through Moscow, Waterside, the old A77 and finally Kilmaurs ensued. The ever popular Rendezvous Cafe were on standby and served us at lighting speed with bacon rolls and a particularly tasty Malteser tray bake. Distance covered was approximately 40 miles for most, at an average speed of 16mph, 2000ft of climbing, one puncture and, unfortunately for one rider, a major mechanical breakdown.