Like all sports clubs, Ayr Roads/Harry Fairbairn Cycling Club has been blighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a year when the club should have been celebrating its 90th anniversary, various events had to be cancelled – including the Land’s End to John o’ Groats ride.

When restrictions were partially lifted to allow competition, some club members were able to participate in a few end of season races last month.

Personal bests were recorded in both the ‘10’ mile and ‘25’ mile Time Trials staged over the Eglinton Course in Irvine.

On-form Calum MacDonald recorded a personal best in the ‘10’ in a time of 21:08, finishing in 9th position overall. Andy Conway also achieved a PB in a time of 24:13.

In the ‘25’ Charlotte Robb put up a strong performance with a time of 1:01:36, beating her colleague Beth Macrae who returned a time of 1:02:39.

Bobby McGhee and Fraser Tait, both making their debut at this distance, posted times of 1:04:30 and 1:05:56.

The final ’10’ mile Time Trial of the season was at the Loans course, where Michael Curran took the win in a time of 21:39.

He was closely followed by Calum MacDonald, who recorded a time of 21:46.

Eighteen riders also took part in the club’s circuit of Turnberry.

Calum MacDonald was fastest over the course in a time of 1:13:21.

On the touring front, Alan Thomson joined three clubmen last weekend for their annual outing in Galloway.

The club’s last event of the season was staged over Carwinshoch Hill.

Thirteen riders took part in wet conditions, and Calum MacDonald retained the Hill Climb Championship Trophy.

Club junior Lewis McGlynn, 15, finished third overall in a time of 3:54.