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.



A warm welcome at the Buck

Cyclists enjoying a break at the Buck, Straiton

Visiting Straiton recently were a group of motorbikers from Belgium, followed by a group from Germany and later that afternoon a group of cyclists from Walkers Cycling Club in Kilmaurs, pictured above, stopped for refreshments. The cyclists had set out in the morning and were on the homeward stretch of a 100 mile round trip taking in Girvan, Dailly, Ayr and Prestwick. Cyclist have, like motorists, appreciated the recent road improvements on the Ayr road (the B7045) and Ayr Roads Cycling Club often train on Tuesday evenings in the direction of Straiton.