Ayr Burners Cycling

Sportive, Cyclocross, Youth, Adventure

A Burners Guide to (some of) the Historic Landmarks of the Pennyglen Loop

One of our most popular and commonly-used routes is a loop of Pennyglen, preferably clockwise, returning back to Ayr along the coast road with stunning coastal views. While we’re typically concerned with PBs or worrying about the next hilly section, we actually pass (and totally miss) loads of historic sites without realising it. So a…

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QTS Sponsorship Update

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, 2021 starts on a positive footing for the Burners as we proudly announce the continuation of our long-standing relationship with the good folks at QTS. Since 2015, this funding has enabled us to organize and promote events, encourage new cyclists, and help develop young local cycling talent amongst many other great…

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Scottish Cycling Coronavirus Guidelines

Following the recent Scottish Government announcement on the latest Coronavirus restrictions, Scottish Cycling have issued revised guidance on what activities are permissible. This link Scottish Cycling Coronavirus/COVID19 Guidance (britishcycling.org.uk) gives you you the all the detail you need, but the key point is we’re back to being limited to a maximum of 2 riders from…

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year and welcome to 2021 to all Burners, friends, family and sponsors (more on that on a forthcoming post) – let’s hope it’s an improvement on 2020 !!! As usual, 1st January saw us gathering for the traditional New Year’s Day ride. However, as well as the long-standing ride up to the Masts,…

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New Year’s Day Mast Ride

It’ll come as no surprise that this (next ?) year’s Ne’er Day Mast Ride will be a bit different from previous year’s rides. Instead of a peloton of 20-30 going up in a big group, we’re going to split into smaller bunches so that we comply with all current regulations and socially distance as appropriate….

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Welcome back to the ‘Sparks’!

Learning to cycle is the start of a lifelong adventure, so let’s start early! We’ve teamed up with our amazing sponsors at the Savoy Park Hotel to bring back our popular ‘Sparks’ balance bike sessions for 2-5 years olds in the stunning hotel grounds. This session is led by a fully trained volunteer, and includes…

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Ronde van Ayrlanderen 2020

The fabled cobble will have a new name for 2020 !!! The winners of the 9th Ronde van Ayrlaanderen are … Alex Paterson and Sharon McNicol. Having been delayed from its usual spring slot, the 9th Ronde was a slightly strange affair, run under cool autumnal conditions, with two groups out on the road rather…

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Ardnamurchan Gravel Ride

We’re going to run occasional write-ups of Burners rides away from the familiar roads of South Ayrshire.   Here’s the first about a scenic gravel ride in Ardnamurchan.   Please share your experiences, and we’ll publish them here too (no cash will change hands !!!). This could actually be posted on Paisley Velo’s site, as I was…

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Introducing the Burners’ Family Bike Library

We have a few bikes and great equipment ideal for families with younger children. Available on long term loan to members and supporters. Check out all the details here

New Group Ride Guidelines

You’ll probably have seen the new set of cycling guidelines that were issued by Cycling Scotland for club activities. These mean we’re now allowed up to 30 riders, and a Club Covid contact/coordinator is now mandatory. JP and Jo will jointly take on the coordinator job, ensure a log is kept of who attends the…

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