Ayr Burners Cycling

Sportive, Cyclocross, Youth, Adventure

Rider blog: Harry lands a win!

Thanks to junior Harry McGarvie for blogging about the cyclocross season, and his recent win! As a second year junior I had big ambitions going into the 2018/19 cyclocross season. We’d planned on racing all over Scotland as well as competing in various races south of the border, something I wasn’t used to. I worked…

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Wet Ayrshire Alps Sportive doesn’t dampen enthusiasm!

The picturesque ‘Guitar Village’ of Kirkmichael was transformed into a bustling cycling hub as the 2018 Ayrshire Alps Sportive rolled into town.  This grassroots community based event has grown in size and stature since its inaugural running in 2015, with this years edition drawing in over 300 entrants from all corners of the United Kingdom….

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Summer time, we loved you!

With the Summer being quite a decent one (for a change) The Burners made the most of the rays and clocked up an impressive array of rides, activities and events. Where to start ? June saw some cracking days out, starting with the Troon Cycling Festival where we set out a corking course for our…

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Ayrshire Alps Sportive SOLD OUT!

The final preparations are underway for this weekend’s Ayrshire Alps Sportive.   Nestled at the northern tip of the park area, Kirkmichael Village will play host to over 350 riders from across the UK on Sunday.   Riders will enjoy breathtaking scenery as the take on a series of breathless climbs including Nic O Balloch. Organiser Gavin…

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Everest conquered for the third year

Despite a windchill factor of minus 23 ten baltic Burners bagged a total of 40 ascents of the Nic o the Balloch to claim their 3rd Everesting challenge. Special praise goes to Kev Pugh who kindly brought his mobile health and wellbeing vehicle to basecamp which provided hot beverages and free motivational vibes throughout the…

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Duggan triumphs in Rozelle

David Duggan got the better of the weather to win the fourth edition of the Doonbank Trofee Cyclocross at Rozelle on Sunday.  Having led from the start, Duggan finally managed to distance David Lines on the third of seven laps, as Lines lost traction on one of the courses many treacherous off-camber descents.  Lines was…

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Hundreds expected to watch Rozelle CX action

Rozelle Park will once again host elite Cyclocross racing as the Trek Super Quaich series comes to Ayr.  This Sunday (28th Jan) over 300 people will take on the 4th edition of the ‘Doonbank Trofee’.  The popular event is known for its challenging course through the scenic park in South Ayrshire, with a variety of…

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Download the Doonbank Trofee info pack

The information pack for the 4th Doonbank Trofee Cyclocross races on the 28th January is now ready and can be downloaded here. Many thanks to all our volunteers, sponsors and supporters.   Not long now!    

2018 Doonbank Trofee entry opening soon!

The 4th Doonbank Trofee will form part of the 2018 Trek Super Quaich Series, and takes place on 28th January 2018 at Rozelle Park. The DBT will be run under the regulations of British Cycling, and entry will open on Sunday 17th December, at this link:  https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/…/4th-Doonbank-Trofee—T… The event typically sells out within hours so…

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Coming up: AGM, Birthday Buffet and PRIZES!

We will celebrate our third birthday on November 26th.  To mark the occasion we will pay homage to our constitution with a speedy AGM, followed by a super buffet where we toast our 2017 prize winners! The AGM is open to all members and prospective members, although only current members have a vote.  Although no…

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