Two compete in Scottish sportive

Alex McAllister
Alex McAllister
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Ayr Roads CC/Harry Fairbairn BMW had two members taking part in the Fresh n’ Low Pedal for Scotland Sportive which took place on Sunday, namely Brian Armour and Paul McGhee.

The 110-mile route from Glasgow to Edinburgh took the riders through the Southern Uplands passing through seven local authorities and incorporating the best sections of numerous Scottish cycle racing circuits, including the A77 10 Mile Time Trial, sections of the Moscow APR and the Strathaven Anderside Classic, incorporating steep climbs around Muirkirk and undulating stretches across wild moorland after passing through Carnwath before arriving in Edinburgh via Balerno. Paul completed the route in just over seven hours.

Meanwhile, 10 members met at Beresford Terrace on Sunday for the weekly social club run.

Conditions were dry if overcast on departing from Ayr, with the decision taken to head east due to the wind direction.

The riders meandered along quiet back roads to Drongan before heading to Skares and New Cumnock. A couple of the group experienced punctures on the climb towards Dalmellington, with rain also making an appearance at this time on the elevated roads.

Upon reaching Dalmellington a few decided to head back to Ayr, while others continued their climbing over to Straiton before heading home.