Ayr Burners Cycling

Sportive, Cyclocross, Youth, Adventure

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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Kids ride free at Doonbank Trofee ‘fun-ride’

As part of their annual Scottish Superquaich Cyclocross event, Ayr Burners Cycling are encouraging local children to participate this Sunday (9th December) as part of a ‘fun-ride’.   The free event will take place before the ‘Doonbank Trofee’ racing gets under way, and gives kids the chance to try part of the course and soak up…

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Rider blog: Harry lands a win!

Thanks to junior Harry McGarvie for blogging about the cyclocross season, and his recent win! As a second year junior I had big ambitions going into the 2018/19 cyclocross season. We’d planned on racing all over Scotland as well as competing in various races south of the border, something I wasn’t used to. I worked…

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Wet Ayrshire Alps Sportive doesn’t dampen enthusiasm!

The picturesque ‘Guitar Village’ of Kirkmichael was transformed into a bustling cycling hub as the 2018 Ayrshire Alps Sportive rolled into town.  This grassroots community based event has grown in size and stature since its inaugural running in 2015, with this years edition drawing in over 300 entrants from all corners of the United Kingdom….

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Summer time, we loved you!

With the Summer being quite a decent one (for a change) The Burners made the most of the rays and clocked up an impressive array of rides, activities and events. Where to start ? June saw some cracking days out, starting with the Troon Cycling Festival where we set out a corking course for our…

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Ayrshire Alps Sportive SOLD OUT!

The final preparations are underway for this weekend’s Ayrshire Alps Sportive.   Nestled at the northern tip of the park area, Kirkmichael Village will play host to over 350 riders from across the UK on Sunday.   Riders will enjoy breathtaking scenery as the take on a series of breathless climbs including Nic O Balloch. Organiser Gavin…

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Everest conquered for the third year

Despite a windchill factor of minus 23 ten baltic Burners bagged a total of 40 ascents of the Nic o the Balloch to claim their 3rd Everesting challenge. Special praise goes to Kev Pugh who kindly brought his mobile health and wellbeing vehicle to basecamp which provided hot beverages and free motivational vibes throughout the…

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Duggan triumphs in Rozelle

David Duggan got the better of the weather to win the fourth edition of the Doonbank Trofee Cyclocross at Rozelle on Sunday.  Having led from the start, Duggan finally managed to distance David Lines on the third of seven laps, as Lines lost traction on one of the courses many treacherous off-camber descents.  Lines was…

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Hundreds expected to watch Rozelle CX action

Rozelle Park will once again host elite Cyclocross racing as the Trek Super Quaich series comes to Ayr.  This Sunday (28th Jan) over 300 people will take on the 4th edition of the ‘Doonbank Trofee’.  The popular event is known for its challenging course through the scenic park in South Ayrshire, with a variety of…

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Download the Doonbank Trofee info pack

The information pack for the 4th Doonbank Trofee Cyclocross races on the 28th January is now ready and can be downloaded here. Many thanks to all our volunteers, sponsors and supporters.   Not long now!    

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