Ayr Burners Cycling

Sportive, Cyclocross, Youth, Adventure

FPP Scotland Ltd sponsor Ayr Burners events

Ayr Burners Cycling are delighted to announce FPP Scotland Ltd as a sponsor of upcoming events including the Ayrshire Alps Friendly Rides in August. Operating out of Glasgow, FPP Scotland are a specialist supplier of pipeline products and construction materials. The company prides itself on working proactively with customers, and are at the forefront of supplying innovative…

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Tour Fever! Weekly round up

Where to start this week? We had a record breaking turn out for our third Balance Bike session, we saw Joanne beat the boys in the Summer Series, and our new Tour de France inspired Strava Series kicks off tomorrow. Sparks in Belleisle After a night of rain, the sun came out once again for…

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When Harry met Rod… Dragon Flashbacks

Earlier in June Rod Henderson traveled down to South Wales for the three day ‘Wiggle Dragon Tour‘ .  Our youth correspondent Harry set out to interview Rod following the ride.  And, well, you know… the dog ate some homework and then the summer holidays began.  But despite all these distractions, Harry did catch up with…

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The River Ayr Way – Picture Special

The River Ayr Way is Scotland’s first Source to Sea long distance path, running from Glenbuck to Ayr Harbour. 65km long, it is mostly downhill. However, as our intrepid adventurers will protest, that is rather misleading and only tells half the story. Having sorted out the transport logistics and organised car shares, ten Burner’s gathered…

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Meet a Burner: Will Jackson

Next to enjoy the ‘meet a Burner’ treatment is Will Jackson.  Once you’ve heard Will’s incredible story you’ll understand immediately why we where so keen to find out more… Name: Will Jackson Age: 44 What do you do Will? I work with Bibby Distribution, I mostly work in an office, but I used to be…

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Troon Treasure Hunt – Damp but Awesome!

As the station clock ticked towards 7pm there was a small but committed group assembled for the Troon Treasure Hunt.  However, for those present it meant the chance to pick up big series points.  Ignoring the fine and solid drizzle (warm rain – Scottish Summer at its finest!), the riders took hold of their maps…

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Meet a Burner: Harry McGarvie

We’ve been wanting to run some rider profiles for a while, but who better to start with than young star Harry McGarvie?  Following his big weekend at Millport we caught up with the ‘Hurricane’ Name: Harry McGarvie Age: 13 How long have you been cycling Harry? About two and half years – my Dad (Lindsay)…

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Well done Harry!

All the Burners are delighted for 13year old Harry McGarvie who won the youth hill climb event on the Isle of Cumbrae yesterday. Racing is not one of our key focuses, but it is something Harry really enjoys and we’re glad to support our racing members where we can. Not only did Harry win the…

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The longest day: big mile munchers

It creeped up without any warning from the weather gods, but the Summer Solstice has been. With it came some cyclists taking on biiig mileage days in the saddle. Christopher JG has a look back. 300km I was watching Alex Hamilton’s quest to complete the Chase The Sun  event from the Isle-of-Sheppey to Burnham on Sea…

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6 months old and 100 members!

Ayr Burners are celebrating two important milestones today;  It is now a full six months since Rod Henderson and Christopher Johnson signed the constitution to create a group that would promote recreational cycling across Ayrshire and develop the Ayrshire Alps Cycle Park. We marked our 100th member when young Kenneth Dixon and his parents joined….

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