Ayr Burners Cycling

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Carrick Ayrshire welcomes hundreds to the Ayrshire Alps Sportive

The village of Kirkmichael turned into an alpine tour resort over the weekend as Ayr Burners Cycling QTS hosted the Ayrshire Alps Sportive. The third edition of the sold-out event had attracted over 320 participants, ready to take on the challenge of a 100km route over six of the toughest climbs in the ‘Ayrshire Alps’….

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Rider finish times for Alps Sportive

Congratulations to everyone that completed the Ayrshire Alps Sportive!    Finish times, as recorded and reported by riders, are as follows: Number Rider   Club Finish Time Distance 217 Jemma McNeill   02:11:36 60 278 Jim Smith   02:22:00 60 73 Aoife Doherty The 5th Floor Cycle Club 02:24:00 60 16 Kathryn Barr   02:40:00…

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Record numbers to cycle the Ayrshire Alps!

A record number of cyclists have signed up for the 3rd Ayrshire Alps Sportive on the 27th August.   Over 320 riders will take on a challenging route that starts in Kirkmichael, crossing the hill roads to Barr and Straiton before returning to Kirkmichael.   The first riders will set off at 0930, and are expected to…

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Youths win the Summer Cross

Round 6 of our 2017 Summer League featured a short CX course at Rozelle Park, made all the more fun by a welcome visit from Dunlop CC! The handicapped format gave the u14s a 4 lap head start on the seniors.   The seniors were originally split into two groups based on experience.  However, the…

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‘Dunc Bunch’ TT results now in!

Ayr Burners held their inaugural Pennyglen time trial on Saturday 5th August. Excellent weather conditions contributed to some superb performances from the 14 Burners who took part. More importantly however, a great time was had by all with the craic mighty, excuses aplenty, and the tea and cakes back at the Burns Centre enjoyed by all….

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Ayrshire Alps Sportive Rider Pack now out

The third Ayrshire Alps Sportive takes place on the 27th August 2017.  The Rider Information Pack can now be downloaded . A big thank you to all our supporters, including Ayrshire Garden Studios, Fresh Food Company, Carrick Cycles, Savoy Park Hotel, QTS and the communities of Kirkmichael and Barr. You can read a review of last…

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Tours and Le Tour

After three weeks of dramatic ‘racing’, we can crown our Yellow Bottle winners Gav and Joanne in the Tour du Lundi. Scheduled for the Tour de France rest days, the Tour de Lundi is a series of social evening rides including a number of optional timed strava segments. Everyone regroups between and enjoys the spin….

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Adam claims the Maillot Pois in the High Mountains

Week 2 of the Tour du Lundi saw Adam Stevens thrive in the High Mountains, winning the queen stage up the Col du Dundonald. Third placed finisher on the stage Gav McKellar gave a critique of proceedings:     Pete Ferrier even though injured still knows how to grab the drops n climb. He went…

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Tour Du Lundi Week 1

Three weeks in July can only mean one thing – Le Tour du Lundi!  Timed to coincide with the Tour de France rest days, our very own 3 week tour takes place every Monday evening with stage winners and and an overall yellow bidon. Stage 1 typically features the sort of short punchy climbs where…

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Donald’s Hebridean Way

With thanks to Donald Laurie for the following tour report: Following on from the exploits of Matt Wing and Jon Mahoney, and then Janice McGeechan, I was the latest Burner to tackle the Hebridean Way, which runs from Vatersay in the south to the Butt of Lewis in the north.  Given this appears to be…

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