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.
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Ayr Burners is sponsored by QTS Group – an association we are hugely proud of.
We have clear 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 using through Cycling Scotland.
Open to members aged 13 and up, it is the ideal place for young and novice cyclists to develop their skills. Riders younger than 13 may join in providing they are always accompanied by a responsible parent / guardian.
Ayr Burners Cycling’s Constitution was signed in December 2014.
The ‘Ayr Burners’ name was introduced in 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 with 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 heavily discounted equipment
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.