Ayr Burners Cycling

Sportive, Cyclocross, Youth, Adventure

Bikes At Burns (event update)

At the Burns Museum at 9.30 this morning, a large number of Burners and guests gathered for the eagerly anticipated Bikes At Burns event. As well as an even larger than usual turnout for the social ride, we had 10 riders for a Burns-themed ride, led by our own Burns expert, Bill McCrae. This took our…

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Bikes at Burns

You may have noticed that this coming Saturday (13th July), there is a special bike-themed event taking place at the Burns Museum. As well as being the starting point for our regular Saturday morning social rides, this weekend will see a bunch of different activities taking place. The Clan stunt team will be there, performing…

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Burners June Review

June was a pretty packed affair for the Burners with lots, lots, and lots more riding being clocked up.  We started with a group jaunt to Arran (as described in a previous post), whilst across the water on the Emerald Isle, Gary Currie was embarking on a truly epic journey – 2500kms of the Trans-Atlantic…

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Burners Arran Trip 8th June

A total of 10 Burners and a guest / prospective new member (Brian from Troon) made their way to Ardrossan last Saturday to catch the boat over to Brodick for a circuit of Arran. And, as Barry Manilow once sang, it looks like we made it. Well, most of us did (but more of that…

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Burners Arran Trip – Saturday 8th June

Next Saturday the Burners are off for a day trip to Arran. The meticulously planned schedule involves everyone getting to Ardrossan Harbour for the 9.45 boat and ,,,,, err, that’s it. Actually, there is a bit more to it than that. We’ve contacted CalMac about the prospects of the boat being full, and they have…

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Kit Order Now Here

For those Burners who aren’t on F*c*b**k, but ordered new kit, the good news is that it has been received and is ready for collection at the Savoy Park Hotel. Everything is in labelled bags so it’s easy to check what’s what. If you mention to the guys at reception, they’ll know where the kit…

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Burners Track Taster

Sunday afternoon saw 24 Burners invade the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome for another track session. For many this was the first time riding round in circles following whoever was in front (apart from Saturday morning rides when Duncan isn’t there !!!). The group was split into those who’d been before, and those who hadn’t been…

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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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