David Bell Memorial race for Girvan

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ONE of the most prestigious events in the UK’s cycling calendar is coming to South Ayrshire later this year.

The South Carrick David Bell Memorial cycle race will take place on Sunday, June 10 and 2011 winner James McCallum has pledged his intention to defend his title when the race takes place in what elite cyclists call the Ayrshire Alps.

This is a high-profile cycling event and the promoting club, Ayr Roads–Harry Fairbairn BMW, have already secured National A status for the 47th running of the 100-mile event, which starts and finishes in Girvan, guaranteeing the best possible line-up of British elite cyclists.

Read more in this week’s Carrick Gazette.