Ayr Burners Cycling

Sportive, Cyclocross, Youth, Adventure

Harry does Belgium – CJG’s extended highlights

We’re in what I assume is a suburb of Brussels, just inside the ring road, but probably once a town in its own right.   The sun has long gone down, and my heart rate is going the same way after a panicked escape from the throngs of spectators on the far side of the course.  …

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New Year’s Day Mast Run

Just in case you thought we’d forgotten about it, this is the reminder for the traditional Burners Ne’er Day Mast Run. As usual, we’ll meet in the Savoy Park Hotel car park, setting off at 10.30 for a sedate run along to the bottom of Carrick Hill, followed by an even more sedate climb up…

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Burners Subscriptions 2020

https://www.entrycentral.com/ABC2020 It’s that time of year when we all start thinking about what’s important to us, and what fits that description better than our membership of the Burners ?!?!?! The link for 2020 subscriptions is attached, which will hopefully save us all loads of time searching back through old Facebook feeds and links. Unfortunately, there…

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Home Advantage – National Trophy Round 3 Irvine

Thanks to Harry McGarvie for the following blog-post on the recent National Trophy round. You can read this and follow Harry’s other exploits at https://theholeshotblog.wordpress.com/ Last year Scotland hosted its first ever round of the National Trophy cyclocross series, held at Irvine Beachpark in North Ayrshire and organised by Walkers Cycling Club. The event was…

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Strava Series Round 5 – Hillclimb !!!

It was all to play for as the 2019 Strava Series reached its final destination – Dalrymple. Having toyed with lots of options,  we opted for the slopes of Ballycoach for the second Hill Climb of the series (who could forget the pain of Loch Bradan Dam ?).  With an average gradient of 4% over…

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Burners Christmas Party

Yes, we know it’s only September but it’s time to get your diary out and note the date of the Burners Christmas Party !!! It’s scheduled for Saturday 7th December, when we’ll be meeting in the West Kirk on Sandgate at 3.30pm. That gives you plenty of time to get home from the Saturday morning…

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Cyclocross is GO

The Cyclocross season kicked off proper last weekend with the first rounds of both the Scottish series and the National Trophy series, hosted in Muir of Ord and Derby respectively.  At the Northern end, Kev, Jo, and JP made the trip to the lovely Black Isle where local club Ben Wyvis had laid on a…

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The day the Tour of Britain came to Ayrshire

On Saturday morning (slightly later than the normal 9.30 start) over 20 Burners gathered at the Burns Museum to ride out to watch the Tour of Britain on their way to Kirkcudbright from Glasgow. The orange peloton had a head start on the pros as they made their way over familiar roads through Dalrymple, Kirkmichael…

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Burners 5 Ferries Ride

Last Sunday saw 11 Burners make their way to Ardrossan for the first leg of the much-anticipated (and slightly delayed) 5 Ferries Ride. Being a Sunday towards the end of ‘summer’ meant the boat was pretty quiet and everyone managed to get to the café without resorting to rough tactics. As you may expect, as…

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Saturday Social Ride – 7th September

This Saturday sees some of the world’s top bike riders sampling the Ayrshire country roads. But enough about the Burners, the Tour of Britain will be there too !!! As a result, our usual Saturday Social Ride will be delayed slightly to give us the opportunity to head out and see how the pros tackle…

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