10 Jun 18
The Ayrshire Explorer is a 103km circular ride on open roads from Troon in South Ayrshire.
It is a non-competitive social ride, the vast majority of which is on quiet 'B' grade roads.
Date: Sunday 10th June 2018
Fully signed route with route sheet hand-out and gpx file for online entrants.
Drinks and light refreshments available at the finish (included in the price).
All finishers will receive an event medal, certificate and goody bag.
Overview: Starting at sea-level, it climbs inland then rolls southwards through beautiful rural countryside, passing through farm land to the tiny village of Stair and onwards through several small villages originally established to support the now defunct mining and weaving industries.
The route turns west at Dalmellington for the climb over the high point of the route (Lambdoughty Hill) to its most southerly point in Straiton, one of the most beautiful villages in Scotland, before heading back north via more 'ex-mining' villages.
The route has just over 3000ft. of ascent.
With a generous 8 hour time-limit you can decide whether it's a day to be amongst the fast folk or an opportunity to complete your own personal challenge.
Please note that this is a non-competitive ride therefore it is up to the rider to time themselves if they so wish.
A rider information pack containing the route sheet, link to an online map and additional information as to location of toilets, shops, cafes, etc. on the route, will be emailed to participants one week prior to the event.
A GPX track file of the route will also be provided to online registrants.
Entry fee: Online entries - £8.00 to Cycling UK members - £10.00 to non-members
Enter your Cycling UK membership number during the event registration to qualify for the £2 discount.
On the day entries - £12 to all entrants.
Open to the following categories:
All under 13's must be accompanied by an adult on the ride.
All under 18's must have a completed, signed Parental Consent form.
18 years and over.
Registration Time: 09.00 - 09.20am
Route Safety Briefing: 09.25am
Event Start Time: 9.30am - please note start may be staggered dependant on entry numbers.
Start Format: Riders leave at 2 minute intervals in groups of not more than 10.
Kindly Note: There is some street parking available around the Scout Hall but there is plenty of parking available within two minutes of the Hall.
Where possible please car share, or arrange to be dropped off and collected.
Up until June 2nd. 2018 all withdrawals will be subject to a £3.00 charge to cover the cost of processing the entry and refund.
After June 2nd. 2018 no refunds will be given