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The Ayrshire Link active travel team have launched a sporting challenge encouraging people to get active this summer.

The team will be attending free family community events throughout June, July and August inviting people to take part in a ‘60 Second Challenge’ with the chance to win a smart watch at each event.  All participants will be automatically entered into a prize draw with the chance of winning an electric bike.  The winner will be drawn at random in September.

The ‘60 Second Challenge’ requires individuals to see how far they can run, walk, cycle or hand cycle in just one minute.  By simply participating people will be automatically entered in a prize draw to win a smart watch.

The Ayrshire Link is a network of Active Travel routes that will connect communities throughout South and East Ayrshire, making it safer and more accessible to walk, wheel and cycle.  The initiative is being promoted by Ayrshire Roads Alliance, a partnership between South and East Ayrshire Councils.

David Manson of Ayrshire Roads Alliance said, “Ayrshire has a strong tradition of hosting community events, and it is great to see their continuation.  We’ve attended a couple so far and the response has been great with lots of people taking part in the Challenge including, of course, lots of dads battling it out in competition with their children.  It’s been a lot of fun.

“We’re also using the opportunity to chat to people about how they currently travel, the benefits of active travel and the work we’re doing on connecting routes through the Ayrshire Link.”

The summer events the Ayrshire Link team will be attending include:-

Saturday 1 June                                                   Barr Gala Day

Saturday 1 June                                                   Tarbolton Gala Day

Sunday 2 June                                                     Carrick Lowland Gathering, Girvan

Saturday 8 June                                                  Colmonell Fun Day

Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 June                             Ballantrae Festival of Food and Drink

Saturday 15 June                                                Troon Gala Day

Saturday 15 June                                                Crosshill Gala Day

Saturday 22 June                                                Summer Family Fest (Holy Fair), Ayr

Saturday 13 July                                                  Bruce 750 Festival Maybole

Saturday 27 July                                                  Barrhill Fete

Saturday 27 July                                                  Prestwick Promenade Celebrations

Saturday 3 August                                              Dundonald Highland Games

Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August                     Girvan RNLI Harbour Gala

Saturday 10 August                                            Colmonell & Ballantrae Agricultural Show

Friday 16 and Saturday 17 August                    Ayr Flower Show

Saturday 24 August                                           Dunure Festival of the Sea

The Ayrshire Link features fifteen different routes currently planned or under different stages of development and spanning over 100 miles. Further information on the Ayrshire Link is available from


For further information:
Sharon McEwan
07801 560 231