Ayr Burners Cycling

Sportive, Cyclocross, Youth, Adventure

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Newsround 27/06/2016

Fort William hosted one of the biggest off-road events of the year last weekend as 800 mountain bikers headed to ‘Ten under the Ben’. This ten hour off-road endurance race is now in its 12th year, attracting riders from all across the UK and beyond. Ayr Burners Cycling QTS were represented in the pairs competition…

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Newsround 20/06/2016

Ayr Burners Cycling QTS took to the tarmac, trails, and boards over the weekend with members partaking in a big mix of cycling activities. On Saturday morning the Burns Centre bunch enjoyed their steady 30 miler around the quiet lanes of South Ayrshire, whilst the young Sparks and Flames headed for the Kyle pump track…

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Burnin’ up the Track!

A few Burners with a hankering for something different, something new, or just had too much time on their hands decided it would be a good idea to go for their accreditation on Sir Chris Hoy’s Velodrome. (JP had coaxed Lindsay and Kev into it.) There are four stages to the accreditation process which by the…

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Newsround 13/06/2016

Mull and Kintyre were the venues for the ten Ayr Burners Cycling QTS riders who signed up for this years edition of The Prestwick Cycle Challenge. Now in its 20th year, this annual three day cycling pilgrimage has raised over £300,000 for many local and national charities. This years route would test even the fittest…

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Newsround 6/6/16

As the stunning weather conditions continued Ayr Burners Cycling QTS rolled out on two wheels across Ayrshire and beyond. On Saturday morning the Burns Centre bunch enjoyed a relaxed start to the weekend with a steady 30 miles, whilst later on in the afternoon some unchartered territory beckoned for another group of Burners. The route…

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Ride Report: Gary’s Kelburn Adventure

It was no use…. It was 1 am and the days events played over in my mind, keeping me awake…. I had to write it….Chris JG told me I had to write it…. So dear burner and those about to burn, visit via the windmills of my mind the windfarm and trails of the Kelburn…

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Newsround 30/05/2015

Ayr Burners Cycling QTS made full use of the sunshine infused bank holiday weekend with some blue sky rides and activities. On Saturday the River Ayr Way was the challenge as a group departed Glenbuck Village on this ‘Sea to Source’ adventure. Nearly 50 miles were clocked up for The Burners who meandered their way…

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2016 Summer League

Schemes and Dreams: 2016 Activity Calendar

As the clocks are set to change, so too are our diaries as we get set to become busy busy! We published our draft 2016 events calendar back in November and since then we’ve been plugging the details into the website.  As well as our weekly social rides, monthly kids clubs, and regular adventures, we have…

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The Ayrshire Himalayas – Challenge 2: Team Everesting

Special thanks to Kevin Pugh for his account of our second challenge of 2016: ‘Everesting’ on Nic O Balloch Firstly, I’d just like to say I’ll be glad if I don’t have to see any more hills in the next few weeks!… Oh wait, there’s the Arran Daytrip this Sunday March 20th – There goes…

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Meet a Burner: Martin Young

Having made a good head start with the Ayr Burners Cycling, we sent one of our founders out to conquer the new world and open up the Auckland Burners section. Martin Young is well known in local cycling circles for being a respected (and generous) photographer, a passionate local cycling advocate, and a local event…

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