Ayr Burners Cycling

Sportive, Cyclocross, Youth, Adventure

Harry takes Bronze in Scottish Cyclocross Series

It feels like it hasn’t stopped raining since October – probably because it hasn’t!  But while our social ride calendar has taken a hit, conditions have been PERFECT for those riding cyclocross – where the more mud the merrier!  One of our most regular Burners riding cross is young Harry McGarvie who despite being the…

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Ayr Burners Celebrate 1st Birthday

The members of Ayr Burners Cycling QTS enjoyed a big weekend to celebrate the first birthday of the community cycling group. Despite the wild weather, five riders braved the scheduled ‘Trans-Alps Adventure Cross’, using the network of off-road paths that cross the Ayrshire Alps Park Area.  The wild weather meant that the ‘sparks’ balance bike…

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Super Quaich series 2016

On January 24th, Ayr Burners play host to the second round of the new Super Quaich Cyclocross Series. The Doonbank Trofee will see 180 riders race in the surroundings of Rozelle estate, including some key features from an old Pitch and Put course. Read all about the series below: Hot off the Super Quaich Press…

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Burners’ deal to boost cycling in South Ayrshire

Ayr Burners Cycling QTS are pleased to announce a collaboration with the forthcoming Active Travel Hub Ayr that will boost grass roots riding in the area – from toddlers on balance bikes to adults embarking on their first group ride. Founded just under a year ago to promote local cycling opportunities and encourage cyclists to…

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Ride Report – Chris Scott on the far side of the Ayrshire Alps

Chris Scott has been a regular on our recent Adventure Cross rides.  As a ‘Youth Champion’ with the Burners, we gave him some added homework to report on our ‘Iron.Co Ride’.  Pictures tell 1000 words he said…  As a bonus he has given us addition report from the Ayrshire Alps! Ride Report – Sunday 1st…

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School champion – Douglas promotes Belmont cycling

When we discovered from his father Alasdair that Ayr Burners’ Douglas Glendinning had won a place on a cycling camp for secondary school pupils we had to learn more! Here is Douglas’ account of a week in the peaceful Cairngorms national park… Cycling Scotland had a competition to give schools the chance to go up to the…

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Burners in Scotland Outdoors Magazine

The latest edition of Scotland Outdoor Magazine features a case study of Ayr Burners Cycling.  We are included as part of an article titled “The rise of young riders” that includes extracts from interview by popular feature writer Fiona Outdoors with both Lindsay McGarvie and Christopher Johnson You can see feature online via the Scotland Outdoors…

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Photo Winners Announced

At the start of the summer we launched our photo competition and asked Following the Wheel photographer Martin Young to help us with the judging. By the end of September we’d had lots of great entries across the three categories “Burners’ Adventure”, “Burners Abroad” and “Burners Family”.  Time for hard work to begin! We are pleased…

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Jonathan’s Snowball Adventure

Thanks to Jonathan Burn’s for this write up of the Lowther Hills Snowball Sportive on Sunday.  A new addition to the Scottish Sportive Calendar, the 100mile loop features classic hills and stunning views. Around 6 weeks ago, after reading a post on the Ayr Burners Facebook page promoting the new Lowther Hills Snowball Sportive, I decided…

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Peaks, Troughs and Push Irons

After months of preparation and nervous anticipation, The 3 Peaks CycloCross finally arrived for Jo Baxter on Sunday September 27th. This legendary event is now in its 53rd edition, and is steeped in Yorkshire folklore – Commonly regarded as the hardest CX race in the world with its 45% ascents, its technical descents, and the…

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