Ayr Burners Cycling

Sportive, Cyclocross, Youth, Adventure

Everesting and Strava Series Round 3 – Tour of the Alps 2019

Hills, hills, and some more hills. This seems to have been the overriding feature of the last few weeks for The Burners.  Our annual Everesting pilgrimage to the Nic o’ the Balloch took place last month. What’s Everesting ? It’s when you choose a hill and ascend it until you’ve equalled the height of Mount…

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Dirty Reiver 2019

An Epic Tale by Gav McKellar Sometime ago in 2018, it was decided that doing the 4th edition of the Dirty Reiver in Keilder Forest on April 13th 2019 would be a good idea, even better would be camping out before and after 200kms of gravel roads in the middle of nowhere. Fast forward numerous…

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Strava Series Round 2 – RVA 2019

This years edition of the Ronde van Ayrlaanderen saw competitors kept on their toes with some new bergs (climbs) and some extra mileage bolted on to previous formats. Ronde van Ayrlaanderen ? That’s the name given to The Burners homage to the best and without doubt the hardest one day race in the professional cycling…

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Burners in Print

The current issue of Ayrshire Magazine sees the Burners adorn the front cover in front of an unseasonably festive snow dusted landscape. Inside, the magazine features an in-depth article on our very own QTS Youth Athlete, Harry McGarvie, where he gives us a review of his very successful Cyclocross season, as well as an insight…

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Spring is here – maybe !!!

The weekend just past saw a record turnout for the group ride that leaves the Burns Centre every Saturday at 9.30am. A grand total of 24 Burners enjoyed unseasonably warm temperatures and dry roads as Duncan McArthur lead the group in an easterly direction, before looping back to the Burns Centre for the customary coffees….

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5th Doonbank Trofee proves a winner!

As the mud settles on Rozelle Park in Ayr, we take a look back at the 5th Doonbank Trofee Cyclocross races. Officially, the event begins at 10am on Sunday morning, but the course build begins the week before with a spot of light pruning.  This year we are most grateful to the 18th Ayrshire Scouts!…

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Kids ride free at Doonbank Trofee ‘fun-ride’

As part of their annual Scottish Superquaich Cyclocross event, Ayr Burners Cycling are encouraging local children to participate this Sunday (9th December) as part of a ‘fun-ride’.   The free event will take place before the ‘Doonbank Trofee’ racing gets under way, and gives kids the chance to try part of the course and soak up…

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Rider blog: Harry lands a win!

Thanks to junior Harry McGarvie for blogging about the cyclocross season, and his recent win! As a second year junior I had big ambitions going into the 2018/19 cyclocross season. We’d planned on racing all over Scotland as well as competing in various races south of the border, something I wasn’t used to. I worked…

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Wet Ayrshire Alps Sportive doesn’t dampen enthusiasm!

The picturesque ‘Guitar Village’ of Kirkmichael was transformed into a bustling cycling hub as the 2018 Ayrshire Alps Sportive rolled into town.  This grassroots community based event has grown in size and stature since its inaugural running in 2015, with this years edition drawing in over 300 entrants from all corners of the United Kingdom….

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Summer time, we loved you!

With the Summer being quite a decent one (for a change) The Burners made the most of the rays and clocked up an impressive array of rides, activities and events. Where to start ? June saw some cracking days out, starting with the Troon Cycling Festival where we set out a corking course for our…

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