Ayr Burners Cycling

Sportive, Cyclocross, Youth, Adventure

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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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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