Welcome to Fullarton Wheelers Cycling Club

Fullarton Wheelers is Irvine’s oldest cycling club. We started in 1934 and have enabled hundreds of people to take part in the sport and pastime of cycling. Whether it is providing access to competitive opportunities like time trialing and road racing, or social Sunday runs and recreational riding, we have something to offer everyone.

We are a busy, sociable, active club and there are normally opportunities to join group rides nearly every day of the week. On Monday evenings we have a big Club ride of about thirty miles, with groups split up into ability levels. Tuesdays are normally set aside for easy-paced recovery runs. Wednesday evening is ‘the Crit’, an informal inter-club training session in Irvine. Thursdays are for the Club Summer League. Saturday mornings are the ‘Bun Run’ from Irvine to Largs and back, including a café stop. Sunday mornings are when the weekly Club Run takes place, a steady social ride of about forty miles and another café stop!

At the moment, like all other cycling clubs, we are in lockdown. Members are still out on the road and we see you. People trying cycling for the first-time during furlough, couples out on their bikes enjoying the unusually quiet roads, people coming back into the sport, younger riders, female riders, older riders. We say to all of you, how would you like to take your cycling to the next level? When lockdown eases we will be offering taster sessions and easy paced rides for those getting (back) into cycling.

We are based in some excellent cycling country. From the countless miles of quiet country lanes to the hard climbing of the Ayrshire Alps. Come and join us and explore all the ways you can take your enjoyment of cycling further.

Strava Activity

Sunday Run – 27th September 2020

The weekly club run from the Portal in Irvine. 16 riders gathered, including our two newest and youngest members - Calum and Charlie. Charlie went on to complete her first 50 mile cycle, and after only a few weeks was able to handle the group riding with no difficulty. Calum sat on the front with Sean for the first hour leaving the older guys puffing behind them on the climbs.

Initially we split into two grou... Read more >

Sunday Run – January 12th 2020

Hello. I can be edited! The nine riders at the Cross this morning could have easily mistaken today's run for 2020's edition of Liege-Bastogne-Liege, with tight bumpy roads, steep ramps and driving rain. There was also a nice bit of wind to make sure we got the full classics experience.

We headed north out of Irvine, but not before we got a lap of the new cycle circuit, sparking debates of a new Summer League ... Read more >

Sunday Run

It was six hardy souls that gathered at Irvine Cross this for this weeks Sunday Run. With the cold front gripping the West Coast and a Gravel Splinter Group heading to Whitelee for the morning, big numbers couldn't be expected. Joe Boyle made everyone feel just a little bit colder by turning up in shorts, I can only hope he had his suncream on! George called thr route and off we went, up through Kilwinning to Saltcoats, taking a left and climing up above the Th... Read more >

Bill Moore Time Trial 2019

This year's Bill Moore Time Trial was won by Georgia Young (East Kilbride RC) in a time of 26:15, and by Dougie Watson (GTR) in a time of 21:08. Bill Moore was Fullarton Wheeler's erstwhile and popular club chairperson and this event, named in his honour, is a favourite date in the racing calendar. Over seventy riders from as far afield as Guernsey descended on a quiet, early morning A78 looking to test themselves on one of Scotland's fastest ten mile courses. ... Read more >

Personal Best for Steve Donaldson

The Corrieri Classic is a popular ten mile time trial hosted near Stirling. A dry morning was good; a ten mph cross/tail wind was less so. Nonetheless, popular Fullarton rider Steve Donaldson achieved a personal best of 26:04. Both Martin Shields and Allan Duncan posted competitive times of 25:13 and 23:17.

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Chasing the Sun

The chase started in Tynemouth the moment the sun rose over the North Sea at 04:27 in the morning. Seventeen hours later it would set behind Arran at the finish line on Prestwick Promenade. In between lay 200 miles of cycling. Chase the Sun is a cycling event which attracts hundreds of riders all looking to challenge themselves to cycle the longest distance on the longest day of the year. This year was the first time the newly launched UK-North route was put to... Read more >