Ayr Burners Cycling

Sportive, Cyclocross, Youth, Adventure

Burners Arran Trip 8th June

A total of 10 Burners and a guest / prospective new member (Brian from Troon) made their way to Ardrossan last Saturday to catch the boat over to Brodick for a circuit of Arran. And, as Barry Manilow once sang, it looks like we made it. Well, most of us did (but more of that…

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Burners Arran Trip – Saturday 8th June

Next Saturday the Burners are off for a day trip to Arran. The meticulously planned schedule involves everyone getting to Ardrossan Harbour for the 9.45 boat and ,,,,, err, that’s it. Actually, there is a bit more to it than that. We’ve contacted CalMac about the prospects of the boat being full, and they have…

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Kit Order Now Here

For those Burners who aren’t on F*c*b**k, but ordered new kit, the good news is that it has been received and is ready for collection at the Savoy Park Hotel. Everything is in labelled bags so it’s easy to check what’s what. If you mention to the guys at reception, they’ll know where the kit…

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Burners Track Taster

Sunday afternoon saw 24 Burners invade the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome for another track session. For many this was the first time riding round in circles following whoever was in front (apart from Saturday morning rides when Duncan isn’t there !!!). The group was split into those who’d been before, and those who hadn’t been…

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Everesting and Strava Series Round 3 – Tour of the Alps 2019

Hills, hills, and some more hills. This seems to have been the overriding feature of the last few weeks for The Burners.  Our annual Everesting pilgrimage to the Nic o’ the Balloch took place last month. What’s Everesting ? It’s when you choose a hill and ascend it until you’ve equalled the height of Mount…

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Dirty Reiver 2019

An Epic Tale by Gav McKellar Sometime ago in 2018, it was decided that doing the 4th edition of the Dirty Reiver in Keilder Forest on April 13th 2019 would be a good idea, even better would be camping out before and after 200kms of gravel roads in the middle of nowhere. Fast forward numerous…

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Strava Series Round 2 – RVA 2019

This years edition of the Ronde van Ayrlaanderen saw competitors kept on their toes with some new bergs (climbs) and some extra mileage bolted on to previous formats. Ronde van Ayrlaanderen ? That’s the name given to The Burners homage to the best and without doubt the hardest one day race in the professional cycling…

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Burners in Print

The current issue of Ayrshire Magazine sees the Burners adorn the front cover in front of an unseasonably festive snow dusted landscape. Inside, the magazine features an in-depth article on our very own QTS Youth Athlete, Harry McGarvie, where he gives us a review of his very successful Cyclocross season, as well as an insight…

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Spring is here – maybe !!!

The weekend just past saw a record turnout for the group ride that leaves the Burns Centre every Saturday at 9.30am. A grand total of 24 Burners enjoyed unseasonably warm temperatures and dry roads as Duncan McArthur lead the group in an easterly direction, before looping back to the Burns Centre for the customary coffees….

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5th Doonbank Trofee proves a winner!

As the mud settles on Rozelle Park in Ayr, we take a look back at the 5th Doonbank Trofee Cyclocross races. Officially, the event begins at 10am on Sunday morning, but the course build begins the week before with a spot of light pruning.  This year we are most grateful to the 18th Ayrshire Scouts!…

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