"The hill roads of South Carrick make up the ultimate road cyclist’s playground. Popularly referred to as ‘the Ayrshire Alps’, the landscape offers fantastic scenery, cycle friendly roads, and a tough cycling challenge"

The Ayrshire Alps Challenge

The Ayrshire Alps ChallengeAn exciting new sportive launched with great success in 2022, with a choice of the long 80 mile route with 2170m climb, a medium 62 mile route (full details to follow, route can be found here) or the shorter 48 mile course with 1300m climb. Stiff climbs and sweeping descents over spectacular hills, including the iconic Nic o’Balloch, are guaranteed as are the really quiet roads.

"Ayr Rotary is helping to organise this event. Expect friendly volunteers and marshals, home baking and a great atmosphere."

Bob Cherry, Rotary Club of Ayr

The Routes

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This brand new charity Sportif is organised by the Rotary Club of Ayr working in partnership with Malawi Fruits. We are offering a memorable and enjoyable cycling challenge in some of Scotland's best scenery while raising funds to support local Ayrshire charities and the international charity Malawi Fruits.

The Ayrshire Alps 48 is a more modest 48 mile cycling challenge for those who would not be able to complete the longer route in eight hours or less.

The route takes in some of South Ayrshire's best scenery and there are loads of great climbs - the clue is in the name, this is the Ayrshire Alps for sure! Whatever route you choose, you will be sustained by great sandwiches and home baking provided by our team at the feed stations as well as bananas and health bars for that added sustenance.

Download route file:
GPX Format / TCX Format

This brand new charity Sportif is organised by the Rotary Club of Ayr working in partnership with Malawi Fruits. We are offering a memorable and enjoyable cycling challenge in some of Scotland's best scenery while raising funds to support local Ayrshire charities and the international charity Malawi Fruits.

The Ayrshire Alps 80 is a challenging 80 mile route. It takes in some of South Ayrshire's best scenery and there are loads of great climbs - the clue is in the name, this is the Ayrshire Alps for sure! Whatever route you choose you will be sustained by great sandwiches and home baking provided by our team at the feed stations as well as bananas and health bars for that added sustenance.

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Our events have helped raise in excess of £80,000 to support the vital work of Malawi Fruits - a sustainable community enterprise based in the north of Malawi.

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If you want to find out more about any of the events or the work of Malawi Fruits, please get in touch with the team.

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