HARRY Brawley, the new chairman of Ayr Roads/Harry Fairbairn Cycling Club undertook one of his first duties last Saturday, when he welcomed the club’s three new sponsors.

Ayrshire Cycling Services of Prestwick, John Gemmell Coachworks, Auchinleck and Matrix Transport Services, Glasgow who have now joined the Roads Club long term sponsors Harry Fairbairn BMW. Alan Thomson, one of the club’s longest serving members has also renewed his sponsorship, under @giantonthegiant. Both Harry and John happen to be two of the new sponsors.

All three new sponsors are delighted to be associated with the Ayr Club. The Roads Club will act as ambassadors for all sponsors. This will be partly reflected in the Club’s new kit, which will have the names of each sponsor on the club jersey. In addition and for the first time ever, each sponsor will have an event or trophy assigned to them.

On behalf of the sponsors, Gerry McGinley of Ayrshire Cycling Services said: "Ayr Roads is a local club whose successes in cycle sport in all disciplines have been recognized locally and at National level. It is a Community Club and we are well aware of the camaraderie enjoyed by its members of all age groups.

"We are delighted to sponsor Ayr Roads for the next three years and wish its members success in pursuit of rewards at competitive level and importantly the enjoyment leisure cycling has to offer in ensuring a healthy lifestyle. Gerry added that the recent announcement by the Scottish Government to allocate additional funds to finance more cycling opportunities shows the continued interest in the sport. Each sponsor in their own way will be supporting these opportunities through our link with Ayr Roads CC and the wider cycling fraternity within Ayrshire”.

Meanwhile honorary life member of The Roads club, John Mason collected a swathe of medals at the League of Veteran Racing Cyclists at the Track Championships held in the Newport Velodrome, Wales.

John won three golds, one silver and one bronze in the various track disciplines in his age category to round of an excellent season.

Club runs are now well and truly underway. The midweek group recorded a sixty mile ride by way of Crosshill before the ascent of Glenalla Fell. They then dropped down to North Balloch with a stop at Barr before the climb of the Screws, passing Penkill Castle onto their homeward leg via


With fine weather on Saturday, various groups were out. One taking a leisurely run by the Girvan Valley and returning via Killerran.

Whilst the main Sunday run headed for the Cumnock roads taking in a 50-mile circuit.