Ayr Burners Cycling

Sportive, Cyclocross, Youth, Adventure

Strava Series Round 5 – Hillclimb !!!

It was all to play for as the 2019 Strava Series reached its final destination – Dalrymple. Having toyed with lots of options,  we opted for the slopes of Ballycoach for the second Hill Climb of the series (who could forget the pain of Loch Bradan Dam ?).  With an average gradient of 4% over…

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Burners Christmas Party

Yes, we know it’s only September but it’s time to get your diary out and note the date of the Burners Christmas Party !!! It’s scheduled for Saturday 7th December, when we’ll be meeting in the West Kirk on Sandgate at 3.30pm. That gives you plenty of time to get home from the Saturday morning…

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Cyclocross is GO

The Cyclocross season kicked off proper last weekend with the first rounds of both the Scottish series and the National Trophy series, hosted in Muir of Ord and Derby respectively.  At the Northern end, Kev, Jo, and JP made the trip to the lovely Black Isle where local club Ben Wyvis had laid on a…

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The day the Tour of Britain came to Ayrshire

On Saturday morning (slightly later than the normal 9.30 start) over 20 Burners gathered at the Burns Museum to ride out to watch the Tour of Britain on their way to Kirkcudbright from Glasgow. The orange peloton had a head start on the pros as they made their way over familiar roads through Dalrymple, Kirkmichael…

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Burners 5 Ferries Ride

Last Sunday saw 11 Burners make their way to Ardrossan for the first leg of the much-anticipated (and slightly delayed) 5 Ferries Ride. Being a Sunday towards the end of ‘summer’ meant the boat was pretty quiet and everyone managed to get to the café without resorting to rough tactics. As you may expect, as…

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Saturday Social Ride – 7th September

This Saturday sees some of the world’s top bike riders sampling the Ayrshire country roads. But enough about the Burners, the Tour of Britain will be there too !!! As a result, our usual Saturday Social Ride will be delayed slightly to give us the opportunity to head out and see how the pros tackle…

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Burners Tour 2019 – Caledonia Way

A stormy start to the 2019 Ayr Burners Tour saw the scheduled Thursday evening depart from Ardrossan to Campbeltown postponed by 12 hours due to choppy seas around the Cape of Whiting Bay.  2 hardy riders made it (just) to Campbeltown by way of an earlier sailing – Adrian and Jim had a four day…

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National Trophy Cyclocross Series

For the 2nd year running Ayrshire will be hosting a round of the National Trophy Cyclocross Series at Irvine Beach Park. The racing will take place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October. Course build will be on Friday 25th, and there’ll be a final clear up and inspection on the Monday. The Burners proudly…

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Strava Series Round 4 – Pennyglen TT

It’s all to play for as we plunge into the final round of the 2019 Strava series with 4 riders still (mathematically) capable of taking overall glory.  The Pennyglen TT shook the standings up with a no-show (alarm clock issues) from Harry which gave the series chasers a chance to claw back some placings.  Pennyglen’s…

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Calendar Updates

We’ve got a couple of updates to our calendar of events, so we’ll update the table on the Events page (as shown above) just as soon as the Keeper of the Calendar returns from Majorca !!! In the meantime, please note that the Pennyglen TT listed as August 18th will actually be held the previous…

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