Ayr Burners Cycling

Sportive, Cyclocross, Youth, Adventure


The Ayrshire Himalayas – Challenge 2: Team Everesting

Special thanks to Kevin Pugh for his account of our second challenge of 2016: ‘Everesting’ on Nic O Balloch Firstly, I’d just like to say I’ll be glad if I don’t have to see any more hills in the next few weeks!… Oh wait, there’s the Arran Daytrip this Sunday March 20th – There goes…

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Meet a Burner: Martin Young

Having made a good head start with the Ayr Burners Cycling, we sent one of our founders out to conquer the new world and open up the Auckland Burners section. Martin Young is well known in local cycling circles for being a respected (and generous) photographer, a passionate local cycling advocate, and a local event…

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Burners go running

It would be fair to say that it has been a tough, mild, wet, stormy winter. For many Burners that changes nothing: pull on some waterproofs, fit some mudguards and hooray let’s cycle! However, for the softies amongst us we’ve found a nice alternative: running. Yup. Over to Lindsay to tell us more: Hello, my…

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Doonbank Trofee: View from the field

Ayr Burners Cycling were represented across the fields at the Doonbank Trofee – the first of our rider accounts comes from Gavin McKellar of Coylton, returning to racing after a 20 year break with a stunning third place finish in the Super Quaich ‘B’ Race.  Thanks Gavin: Being woken up at 0630hrs by my youngest…

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Hundreds turn out to Rozelle for Doonbank Trofee

Rozelle Park in Ayr hosted over 230 cyclists of all ages on Sunday as part of the Doonbank Trofee Cyclocross races organised by Ayr Burners Cycling QTS. The events, which formed part of the Scottish Super Quaich Series, attracted some of the best riders in Scotland, including David Lines (Wheelbase), Anne Ewing (WV Breda) and…

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Ayr Burners to bring major cyclocross event to Ayr

On Sunday 24th January Rozelle Park will play host to the ‘Doonbank Trofee’ – a day of cyclocross racing for all ages, featuring members of the Scottish Commonwealth Games Cycle Team.  This event is part of the National Super Quaich Series and organising group Ayr Burners Cycling are encouraging local residents to come out and enjoy…

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Events Update

2015 was a year of beginnings and adventure for Ayr Burners.  Dark nights and wet weekends have meant that the start of 2016 has seen a bit of a rest from the pedaling, but not the dreaming and scheming. In just two weekends (Jan 24th) we play host to our first open cyclocross event, the…

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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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