47th EDITION – SUNDAY JUNE 10TH 2012

The South Carrick David Bell Memorial is a unique sporting event, piting the tops cyclists in the UK against each other, but also the unforgiving and spectacular landscape of the hill and moor roads of south Ayrshire.  The race features several sectors of unpaved forest road, and is rightly regarded as a ‘Monument’ of Scottish Cycling.

The race pays tribute to David E.T. Bell – aka the Highwayman, a founding member of Ayr Roads Cycling Club.  Recent victors include Rapha Condor Sharp’s James McCallum, Team Raleigh’s Evan Oliphant, and the late Jason MacIntyre.  2012 promises to be bigger and better than ever before!

The South Carrick Davie Bell is a promoted by Ayr Roads Cycling club thanks to the generous sponsorship of South Ayrshire Council and South Carrick Community Leisure.  We are delighted to have secured the backing of Jamieson Plant Hire Maybole and JM Paterson Ltd Kirkoswald.  The race is a unique community venture with big ambitions!

Details of the 2012 route are still being finalised, but we can confirm it will contain at least one section of Forest Drive, and a visit to the Bell Memorial at Rowntree Toll.  Race distance will be 160km and featuring over 2000m of vertical ascent.  And hows about a little teaser…

Current champion James McCallum has confirmed he will return to defend his title with a full Rapha-Condor-Sharp team.  Meanwhile Scottish registered Endura Racing will be looking to perform strongly on home territory against the likes of Herbalife Leisure Lakes, Vanilla Racing, Velo Ecosse and others.  More teams are being announced every day so keep an eye on www.southcarrickdaviebell.org for more.

For details of the 46th David Bell Memorial Road Race held on the 5th June 2011 click here

For more information, contact Race Organiser Christopher Johnson on 07754 503509, or by email at ayrroads@gmail.com

The South Carrick Davie Bell is a promoted by Ayr Roads Cycling club thanks to the generous sponsorship of South Ayrshire Council with the backing of the South Carrick Community Leisure

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