Ayr Burners Cycling

Sportive, Cyclocross, Youth, Adventure

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Challenges galore

This week the members of Ayr Burners Cycling QTS have a new challenge on the cards with the goal being 10% of Tommy. Tommy Godwin was the record holder for the furthest distance travelled by bicycle in one year – An amazing 75,000 miles in 1939. The Burners will endeavor to cover ten percent of…

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Lagafater Sunshine

The glorious weather enticed the members of Ayr Burners Cycling QTS out onto the roads and tracks of Ayrshire and beyond last weekend. On Saturday the Burners Burns Centre Bunch enjoyed their usual morning miles which this week took them on a 35 mile jaunt to their favourite haunts around Crosshill and Straiton On Sunday…

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Sportive Season

The sportive season is well underway for the members of Ayr Burners Cycling QTS with many big events being hosted across the length and breadth of Scotland. Last weekend it was the turn of East Ayrshire to provide the backdrop for the ‘Tour of Ayrshire’ – a 100 kilometre loop featuring the best scenery and…

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Sparks, Flames and Sportive Games

Ayr Burners Cycling QTS made full use of the pleasant conditions last weekend with many members enjoying various rides and events. The ‘Burns Centre Bunch’ enjoyed their usual Saturday morning foray into the quiet roads and lanes of the Ayrshire Alps, clocking up over 40 miles during a steady two and a half hour outing….

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EVEREST scaled for the 2nd time

Ayr Burners Cycling QTS faced up to a challenge of mountainous proportions last Sunday as the group attempted to ‘Everest’ in the Galloway Hills. The chosen climb for the riders to scale was the 248 metre high ‘Nic of the Balloch’ with 36 ascents required to gain the 9000 metres of Mount Everest. Drizzly and…

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Biggest jumble yet!

The Ayrshire cycle jumble took place on Saturday afternoon at the Citadel Leisure Centre in Ayr. Now in its 3rd year this gathering proves popular with cyclists from near and far, with everyone in search of that elusive bargain or bike related rarity. 16 stall holders were strategically set up in the hall to entice…

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Ayrshire Alps Sportive Open For Entries

The 2017 edition of the Ayrshire Alps Sportive is now open for entry. Join us for an all-ayrshire road cycling challenge across the Ayrshire Alps Cycle Park. There will be two ride options, starting and finishing in Kirkmichael. This is a non-competitive ride with a social focus and a challenging but hugely scenic route. The…

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Cross season closes with Dig In At the Dock

The fourth and final round of the 2017 Superquaich Series saw four members of Ayr Burners Cycling QTS head to the shores of the Forth for Dig in at the Dock.  The sixth edition of ‘Dig in’ attracted some notable names from home and abroad to the starting line including former European Champion Helen Wyman…

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First of the road excursions

Road cycling dominated the weekends itinerary for Ayr Burners Cycling QTS with members enjoying two different group rides.  The regular Saturday bunch set off from the usual haunt of the Burns Centre for a three hour easy paced pedal which took in the heights of the Wallacetown Ayrshire Alp above Turnberry, before returning via Pennyglen…

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Active Travel Hub supports Family Events

Ayr Burners Cycling are grateful for continued support from the Active Travel Hub in Ayr to promote a full calendar of family friendly cycling events in 2017. The Hub, which recently opened at Ayr Rail Station, is a partnership project funded through Transport Scotland’s ‘Smarter Choices Smarter Places’ Fund.  It’s aim is to encourage more…

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