Straiton Struggle on 28th March


Re-surfacing of the road should be completed just in time for this year’s Straiton Struggle cycle race on the 28th March. The category 3 and 4 race is limited to a field of 60 but it is a very strong field which includes some promising juniors and ladies. Entrants will meet at the McCandlish Hall to register before setting off on a gruelling 54 mile circuit of Straiton – Kirkmichael – Crosshill which they complete 6 times.

Last year’s winner was Kenny Armstrong (Ayr Roads CC), previous entrants have come from all corners of Scotland, including Shetland!, and the north of England. Let’s hope for good weather conditions this year. I believe dry, bright but not too hot, is perfect.

The event is promoted by Ayr Roads Cycling Club who regularly train in this area on Tuesday nights during the summer months.


Straiton Welcomes Team Ghana Cyclists

Four members of the Ghanian Cycling team along with a youngster from Ayr Road pose outside the Buck in Straiton

“Ayr Roads Cycling Club are proud to be supporting Team Ghana at the 2014 Commonwealth Games – Why??….Well, the lads are staying in South Ayrshire in the lead up to the big event, so we’ve taken them under our wings and we’re showing them the cycling highlights of the ‘shire….Mon the Ghana !!”

We couldn’t agree more! One of those highlights is the run out to Straiton with the craggy hills as a backdrop. This route and the roads nearby have long been a favourite training area for cyclists from all over Ayrshire. Members from the Ghanian team and Ayr Roads CC members enjoyed refreshments at The Buck – a famous watering hole for cyclists.

We hope to see them out training again and wish them all the best for Glasgow 2014.