Ayr Burners Cycling

Sportive, Cyclocross, Youth, Adventure



The home for recreational riders in South Ayrshire

Our key aims are to provide cycling opportunities in Ayrshire and to encourage other cyclists to visit Ayrshire.   Ayr Burners Cycling is the ideal home for recreational riders looking to enjoy their cycling without the pressure of racing.  

We welcome cyclists of all ages and are committed to developing youth cycling.   Our focuses include Sportives, Cyclocross, and adventures!

Ayr Burners Cycling also coordinates the development and promotion of the Ayrshire Alps Cycle Park.Ayrshire Alps logo

Get involved to meet local cyclists and share your experiences!

Ayr Burners is sponsored by QTS Group – an association we are hugely proud of.

We have clearly stated aims and align with bodies that can support us achieve these.  Ayr Burners’ is an affiliated group with CTC, the National Cycling Charity, and Scottish Cycling, the governing body for Cycle Sport.  Our ride leaders are trained through Cycling Scotland.

Open to members aged 13 and up, the club is the ideal place for cyclists of all ages to develop their skills.  Riders younger than 13 may join in providing they are always accompanied by a responsible parent/guardian. The club runs many sessions aimed at the “Sparks” and “Flames” age categories throughout the year.

Ayr Burners Cycling’s Constitution was signed in December 2014.



Road SchoolThe ‘Ayr Burners’ name was introduced in January 2013 by the youth cycling group that formed in October 2012 out of the 6 week Road School initiative led by Chris Johnson, alongside members of Ayr Roads Cycling Club.’

The participants were all keen that their group had its own unique identity, and the name ‘Ayr Burners’ was chosen by the youngsters partly to reflect their heritage (they meet at the Burns Centre in Alloway), partly to honour the bard Robert, but mostly because it sounded good.

The group affiliated with CTC (now CyclingUK), while Ayr Roads CC continued to provide support as the membership bank account.  ACS Prestwick Ltd provided members with custom printed Merida jerseys and discounted equipmentSlide1

By summer 2014 many of our original participants were studying for exams while others had developed their skills and moved onto more successful clubs.  Meanwhile, there was a recognised demand for the organised rides and skills sessions by a much wider audience.

The decision was taken in winter 2014 to expand the scope of the Burners and set up as an independent organisation without relying on other clubs for services.


  1. admin February 7, 2015 - 3:29 pm Reply

    Hi John,
    We’d gladly welcome your son to our youth-friendly sessions, but our insurance requires U13s to be accompanied by an adult.

  2. Andrea August 11, 2016 - 8:05 pm Reply


    My (almost) 3 year old loves his balance bike. Do you have any events coming up that he could join in with or is that something that you only do occasionally?

    • admin August 16, 2016 - 11:01 am Reply

      Hi Andrea, we’re hoping to set up a session in September. Due to the upcoming Sportive event at the end of the month we’ve limited time this month. We’ll post all events via our Facebook page if you want to keep an eye out

  3. Barry George September 5, 2016 - 9:05 am Reply

    Hi I road the Ayrshire alps on the 28th and I am trying to find the photos taken on the day there there were some taken on Pinwherry.
    Thankyou to all the organizers and marshal’s I had a great day ( Barry George, Verdets france. ) but I do think you need lots of fresh tarmac. lol. My number was 110 or 101 can remember. replaced someone called Trevor !

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