Ayr Burners Cycling

Sportive, Cyclocross, Youth, Adventure


Donald’s Hebridean Way

With thanks to Donald Laurie for the following tour report: Following on from the exploits of Matt Wing and Jon Mahoney, and then Janice McGeechan, I was the latest Burner to tackle the Hebridean Way, which runs from Vatersay in the south to the Butt of Lewis in the north.  Given this appears to be…

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Travels across Scotland

The good (ish) Summer (ish) weather coaxed out plenty of Burners over the past week with our Strava database full up of excursions to some interesting and far flung places. The Prestwick Cycle Challenge has raised well over £300k for good causes during its 20 year history. This year a strong Burners contingent took part…

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Roads, No Roads and Cafes

Burners a plenty were spotted frequenting the roads, tracks, and cafes of The Shire and beyond last weekend.  The Saturday Morning Dunc Bunch ammased in hefty numbers (almost 20) to be taken on amother magical mystery tour of the lanes and B-roads of the County. All roads lead to Troon where a charity funding cafe…

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Intensive Farming Methods benefit Adam

In round 2 of our Summer League, Adam Stevens surprised the judging team with a fine win over defending champion Gary Currie at the Barnweil TT. The format of the event has riders complete a short loop as a time trial, before the positions are reversed and the fastest riders have to play catch up in…

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Going the distance

Our 10% of Tommy mileage challenge enters it’s second week with the Stevens family (Frances, Paul, Adam, and Laura) firmly planted at the top of the leaderboard – The guys showed true professionalism by travelling all the way to Mallorca for our ‘Tommy’ challenge to ensure the best of conditions for the competition. Rumour has…

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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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