An explosion of brightly coloured knitting will soon be appearing on Troon streets as the Cycle Ayrshire ladies and friends have been busily preparing to decorate old bikes, cycle path signs and bike parking with wool.
The aim is to highlight the town’s many cycling facilities, promote the Cycling Festival and celebrate national Bike Week.
Starting from 2nd of June, for a couple of weeks, you’ve got the opportunity to plan a route taking in Morrisons, Troon station, the swimming pool, Walker Hall and cycle paths to see how many you can find.
Pose your bike with one of the displays, take a photo and try for a prize.
Don’t forget to mention how many yarn bombings you spotted !
Send entries to firstname.lastname@example.org before 12th June.
The Festival may be in its third year but that’s nothing compared with this annual Bike Week event which has been organised in Troon by Cycle Ayrshire for over twenty years.
Designed for families and beginners, it has a good record of attendance and dozens of cyclists of all ages have gone off after the ride clutching their certfificate.
Basically a figure of eight route made up of two five mile circuits, participants can finish after five miles – but most go for the ten having surprised themselves at how quickly they have finished the first loop.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
The 3rd Ayrshire Cycling Festival is brought to you by Cycle Ayrshire (formerly Ayrshire CTC).
We are part of Cycling UK, the national cycling body which has worked for cyclists for over a hundred years.
This year the programme has grown thanks to Ayr Burners, Ayr Active Travel Hub, Kilmarnock Cycle Station and other supporters of Ayrshire cycling.
Phone: 01290 550276