Ayr Burners Cycling

Sportive, Cyclocross, Youth, Adventure




Weekly Rides

Ayr Burners members meet every Saturday morning at 0930 by the Burns Centre, Murdoch’s Lone, 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 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 – 

March 2nd Strava Series Round 1 – Hill Climb

Loch Braden Dam

Meet at Burns Centre for 0930

April 6th Strava Series Round 2 – Strava Ride 

Ronde van Ayrlaanderen 

Meet Monkton Cross for 0930

April 28th Team Everesting – Nic O’ Balloch

Meet at Crosshill for 0930

May 5th Strava Series Round 3 – Strava Ride

Tour of the Ayrshire Alps (4 segments)

Meet at McCandlish Hall, Straiton for 1000

June 6th Summer Series Round 1 – Wardneuk Wind Up TT

Meet at Monkton Cross for 1830

June 13th Summer Series Round 2 – Marine Drive APR

Meet at Gailes Hotel, Irvine for 1830

June 16th Galloway Forest Adventure Cross Ride – Details TBC
June 30th 17 Ayrshire Alps in One day – Details TBC
July 8th Summer Series Round 3 – Strava Ride

Tour de Lundi

Meet at Monkton Cross for 1830

July 15th Summer Series Round 4 – Strava Ride

Tour de Lundi

Meet at Monkton Cross for 1830

July 28th 5 Ferries Ride – Details TBC
August 4rd Glentrool 100 Mile Ride – Details TBC
August 18th Strava Series Round 4 – Dunc Bunch Pennyglen TT

Meet at Burns Centre for 0930

September 1st Arran Figure of 8 Loop –Details TBC
September 15th Strava Series Round 5 – Carrick Hill Climb

Meet at Burns Centre for 0930

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 are to be published shortly.

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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