A ROUND-THE-WORLD cyclist and film-maker is heading to South Ayrshire to back plans for a safe route for walking, cycling and 'wheeling' between Ayr and Girvan.

Campaigners are hoping to develop an 'active travel' route between the towns which they want to call the Culzean Way.



The South Ayrshire Paths Initiative, which is leading the campaign, says it will be a stunningly beautiful route, based on the trackbed of a disused railway, and will form part of the Sustrans national development plan.

A video supporting the project, created by Markus Stitz, will be shown by the South Ayrshire Paths Initiative in the Cutty Sark events space in Ayr High Street on Thursday, June 1 from 1-3pm.

And Markus, who produced the film, will be there at the screening.

Markus became the first person to cycle around the world on a single-speed bike in 2016, and is now a a key influencer in cycling, with a social media following of more than 46,000 people.

He is also the founder of Bikepacking Scotland, through which he works with tourism organisations to create new bikepacking and cycling routes across Scotland.

Ayr Advertiser: The Culzean Way proposal

Stuart Bates, of the South Ayrshire Paths Initiative, said: "For those of you who haven't heard of The Culzean Way, it is the proposal for a traffic free, coastal, active travel route from Ayr to Girvan.

"For those who have been following the progress of this proposal - this is the latest step in our campaign to turn it into reality.

"Come along and find out about our progress so far and the next exciting stage we are planning.

"This is a free event with light refreshments hosted by SAPI and held at South Ayrshire's indoor Cutty Sark event space.

"We look forward to meeting and discussing our campaign with you."