48th Davie Bell

In 2013 the 48th David Bell Memorial Road Race will be known as the ‘Ayrshire Alps Classic’, paying tribute to the stunning hill roads of South Carrick.

Christopher Jennings wins the 47th South Carrick David Bell Memorial in Victory Park, Girvan

Christopher Jennings wins the 47th South Carrick David Bell Memorial in Victory Park, Girvan

This will be a ‘National B‘ event run to a ‘National A’ standard with a prize fund of more than £1200, a full race convoy and the same high organisation standard the race has come to be known for!  The event is open to Elite, 1st, 2nd and 3rd category riders.

This is the race that every Scottish cyclist wants to win, with an incredibly rich history and formidable reputation.  With a mix of grueling terrain a top competition, this is not a race for the weak!

 The 48th edition of the David Bell Memorial Race (The Ayrshire Alps Classic) will be run over an 81 mile course featuring the ascents of Carleton, the Screws and the Byne.  Based in and around Girvan, the race concludes with four laps of a circuit featuring the Byne and Assel Valley.

 

Known for being a hardman’s race, the 48th edition of the Davie Bell will not buck the trend with over 1000m of ascent.  However, gone are the steep pitches of the Nic O Balloch that favour the pure climbers so well.  Instead the steady gradients of the Byne will suit powerful riders who can handle the relentless pressure.

 

With the riders passing by Victory Park in Girvan six times this should make for a great spectator friendly race.  Add to that the beautiful opening gallop to Lendalfoot along the gorgeous South Carrick Coastline…  Look forward to the photos!

 

Enter online

 

Sign up now if your hold an E/1/2/3 or equivalent international racing licence.  Entry is available online at www.britishcycling.org.uk

 

We recognise that for many teams, Scotland is a major trek, so are working with local hotelliers to secure the best possible deals.

A full list of accommodation providers in the South Carrick Area can be found here.

Why race the Davie Bell?

We believe we have a truly unique event: fantastic scenery, challenging terrain, cycling history and most importantly the backing of an entire community.  This event is entirely community driven – the promoting club work very closely with local communities to ensure that everyone is involved, with the opportunity to develop and celebrate our own skills and talents.  This brings in local school children, students, social groups, sports clubs and more. 

Additionally, the race has a proven pedigree.  Former winners include Robert Millar, Jason MacIntyre, Evan Oliphant and James McCallum.  Our list of former ‘losers’ is equally prestigious. here

We want to see you at the 2013 Ayrshire Alps Classic, and are keen to open discussion with you to make this happen.

Contact race organiser Christopher Johnson on 07754 503509,ayrroads@gmail.com

 

The 2012 Race Handbook can be found online 

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