Ayr Burners Cycling

Sportive, Cyclocross, Youth, Adventure

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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The Water Roads adventure cross

With the sun threatening to break through thick cloud JP, Chris and Martin met in Largs for the Water Roads adventure cross ride. Before the offroad fun could begin though, there was the small matter of a 6 mile climb up the stunning Brisbane Glen. Just before we got to the top someone in the…

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Summer Series 3: Rozelle CX

Once again the sun shone bright for our Summer Series. This week we were in Rozelle for summer cyclocross event using a new and untested 1.4km fast and flowing circuit. As we gathered at 7pm the course crew were running a little slow, but with all hands on deck we had ourselves a marked out…

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Sparks in the Sun: Twitter News Round Up

As we come to the end of another big week of action for the Burners lets turn to twitter to catch up:   Burners complete the Prestwick Cycle Challenge The Prestwick Cycle Challenge (PCC) started on Wednesday, taking riders from Fort William to Inverness via the most amazing scenery Scotland has to offer. Representing the…

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And pause…. Scheduled website maintenance

We are in the process of migrating our web hosting for both the AyrBurners.org and AyrshireAlps.org websites.  This is expected to take approximately 48hours and we may experience some downtime. In the meantime keep up to date with us on Facebook and Twitter Big thanks to our supporters Digital My Way for sorting this out…

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Meet our Belgian Twin!

We are delighted to introduce our first ‘twin’ cycling group – Péd’Hallet. Based in the little village of Grand Hallet in Belgium, Péd’ Hallet is a group of social riders who met through their children’s school.  They enjoy a mix of on and off-road cycling and take part in the many local VTT randonee style…

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James Edwards wins the Stair Fayre: Summer Series 2

Despite the ominous conditions throughout the day we got away with it and enjoyed another great summer series event. 11 Burners met at Auchincruive for the ‘Annbank and Stair Fayre‘ Strava Ride – a 35km rolling social ride around the backroads of Annbank and Stair, but with the option to challenge over 5 strava segments….

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Gary Currie wins the Barnweil Grand Prix!

Finally we’ve been greeted with good weather conditions – our Summer Series has begun! The Barnweil Grand Prix is the first of eight mid-week events we are running through to August, with everything from strava-rides to treasure hunts.  The Barnweil Grand Prix followed a time trial format, but with a difference.  After a qualifying round…

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