Ayr Burners Cycling

Sportive, Cyclocross, Youth, Adventure



Weekly Rides

Ayr Burners members meet every Saturday morning at 0930 by the Burns Centre, Murdoch’s Loan, Alloway for a weekly road ride.   Duration is typically 2-3hrs, at a social  conversational pace.  This route changes depending on weather and wind conditions, and typically finishes with a visit to the cafe on our return.  Do feel free to join us for a couple rides as a guest!

Over Winter Months there is a weekly Cyclocross training session on a Thursday night at 7pm.  This is typically held at Fullarton Woods in Troon but does occasionally move so check the Facebook Forum for latest.

Member-led activities

Individual members frequently post ride suggestions and activities on our Facebook Group – these are publicly viewable and company is welcome!  Please check details for ride type and duration

Annual Series

We run an annual league of 12 events – covering a variety of disciplines and biased towards participation rather than speed or strength.  Many activities are handicapped to ensure a more ‘competitive’ experience for everyone.   Details of each round of the league are published on our Facebook Group Forum.    The draft calendar for 2019 is as follows:

February 28 Hill Climb – Loch Braden Dam – Meet by McCandlish Hall, Straiton for 10:00
March 17 Team Everesting – Nic O Balloch.   Meet in Crosshill for 10:00
April 6th Ronde Van Ayrlaanderen.   Strava Ride.   Meet Monkton Cross for 0930
May 12th Ayrshire Alps Strava Ride – 4 timed ascents, social ride.  Meet by McCandlish Hall, Straiton for 10:00
June 15th Dunc Bunch Pennyglen TT.   Usual Saturday am rollout from Burns Centre at Murdochs Loan
June 30th 17 Ayrshire Alps in a Day – Details TBC
July 14/17th TdF Does Ayrshire over two Sundays.   Meet Monkton Cross 0930 for Social rides involving 3 strava segments
August 25 Ayrshire Alps Sportive – OPEN EVENT.   TBC
September 8th Ayr Burners Century Ride – TBC
October 10th Four points of South Ayrshire.  Train south for ride to Glenwhilly, Ballantrae, Failford,  Dundonald
November 11th Merrick by MTB
December 1st Doonbank Trofee Cyclocross – Open Event
Challenge 1: Biggest distance in a day (27 May to 30 June)
Challenge 2: Greatest ascent in a week (1st July to 11th August)
Challenge 3: Meet the Neighbours – cycle in as many Scottish Local Authorities as possible (12 August to 8th September


Family Calendar

Between March and September we promote a series of activities aimed at younger children including our ‘Sparks’ (2-5yr olds on balance bikes), ‘Flames’ (4-8 yr olds on pedal bikes) and Family rides on easy, traffic-lite terrain.    Details for 2019 to be published in February.

Open Events

Our annual Cyclocross race, the Doonbank Trofee, takes place on the final Sunday of January at Rozelle Park.  The last edition took place on 9th December 2018

Our annual Ayrshire Alps Sportive takes place on the final Sunday of August, starting and finishing in Kirkmichael with 60km and 100km rides to choose from.

In 2018 we partnered with Cycle Ayrshire to deliver their ‘Ayrshire Cycle Festival’ from Troon in May.   This included sessions for Sparks and Flames and a Family Treasure Hunt.

Upcoming events

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