Ayr Burners Cycling

Sportive, Cyclocross, Youth, Adventure

Team Burners take on the Pollocx

The Burners girls enjoyed a grand day out as Glasgow Nightingales hosted a ladies only Cyclocross race. A morning coaching session preceded the main event of the day, with an impressive field of 65 female racers lining up on the starting grid. This would prove to be a very challenging course, with plenty of slippy…

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Henry beats the Tide – StravaRide Series 1

Congratulations to Henry Cruickshank, winner of our inaugural ‘Tide Race’ – challenging riders to make the fastest trip from Troon promenade to Prestwick Promenade via the sandy beaches.   Six riders set off from Prestwick at 1pm to take advantage of low tide – getting a chance to sample the sand and best crossing of the Pow…

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Burners welcome 2017 with hill climb and mulled wine!

14 Burners marked the new year with our now traditional Ne’er Day ride up Brown Carrick Hill. Ride leaders Rod and Duncan led the group out from the Savoy Park in Ayr on a cold morning providing superb views back across to Ayr, Arran and beyond. Best of all, the Savoy Park Hotel treated all…

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Cyclists beat the Harriers

The annual Cyclists versus Harriers race is a festive highlight for Ayrshire off-road enthusiasts with the event now fast approaching it’s 50th year. Ayr Burners Cycling QTS fielded five members including Kev Pugh who donned a running vest for the days proceedings. 2015 proved to be an unsuccessful edition for the two wheeled brigade following…

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Cross, Sparks, Santa!

Fife played host to the 6th and penultimate round of the 2016 Scottish Cyclocross Series last weekend at Lochore Meadows near Lochgelly. Three members from Ayr Burners Cycling QTS made the journey to the picturesque lochside event which was also tincorporated the Scottish National Cyclocross Championships. The venue has been notorious in the past for…

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Ready…Steady…Bananas! Doonbank Trofee Update

False start.   Entry for the 2017 Doonbank Trofee Cyclocross event, round 2 of the Super Quaich Series, was scheduled to open at 19:01 this evening – 01/12/2016. We expected the event to be a popular ‘hot-ticket’, and indeed it has been with over 200people trying to get a space in the opening minutes! Situation: Unfortunately,…

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Burners Celebrate 2nd Birthday

Ayr Burners Cycling QTS celebrated their 2nd Birthday on Sunday with an afternoon of festivities at the Savoy Park Hotel. Chair Christopher Johnson welcomed sixty Burners to the event where the proceedings started with the annual reports from the Chair and the Treasurer Rod Henderson. With over 150 members joining in 2016 the Burners are…

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Burners at the Beach

Cycling fans and racers headed in their droves to Irvine Beach Park on Sunday for Round 5 of the Scottish Cyclocross Series. Ayr Burners Cycling QTS fielded many riders across the veteran and open categories with everyone eager to ride the famous coastal course that has always been a firm favourite in the calendars of…

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2017 Calendar released

Ayr Burners’ 2017 Calendar is now available for view. In addition to our weekly Saturday Social Rides, each month we aim to offer at least one off-road adventure, on-road excursion and family-friendly activity. This list is not comprehensive, and expect more activity to be added to our calendar as the year progresses.  

Cyclocross Fun Park

Five members of Ayr Burners Cycling QTS headed to Strathclyde Park for Round 3 of the Scottish Cyclocross Series. A record breaking entry of 650 riders would see the leafy trails around the lochside jam packed with racers enjoying a notably dry course in comparison to recent years events at the Lanarkshire race. First out…

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