Ayr Burners Cycling

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5th Doonbank Trofee proves a winner!

As the mud settles on Rozelle Park in Ayr, we take a look back at the 5th Doonbank Trofee Cyclocross races.

Officially, the event begins at 10am on Sunday morning, but the course build begins the week before with a spot of light pruning.  This year we are most grateful to the 18th Ayrshire Scouts!

The kit is assembled throughout the week, and then build gets underway with first light on Saturday.
Three vans, two trailers and some assorted hatchback loads of kit arrives. We are onto a winner as we have the awesome Irvine Beach Park National Trophy team from Walkers Cycling on site with us, along with friends from Ayr Roads. It’s a big shift!


But the result is stunning!

The activity gets underway with a non-competitive ‘fun-ride’ at 10am

Everyone received a prize bag, with no instructions…

Then came the U16 and U14s, the first to get a taste of the full course. Patrick ‘Pato’ Kiehlmann rides off the front with ease, using his superb skills to stay mounted on the stair case

Posted by Garry Owens Photography on Sunday, 9 December 2018

Check out Garry Owen’s full gallery for great photos

Posted by Garry Owens Photography on Sunday, 9 December 2018

Some wee timing issues delayed the start of the Quaich, fortunately Mark Young was on-scene to make it all work

Posted by Ga Fin MickEllar on Sunday, 9 December 2018

And then the Quaich was on!

A joyous occassion for the hosts, as James Edwards pulled off a remarkable win, with club mate Gary Currie riding up to fourth

Alan Anderson has the beats on. They are on loud.

Doonbank tunes.Gimme a theme / genre.Otherwise it will be Hanger 13 Belgian Classics

Posted by Alan Anderson on Wednesday, 5 December 2018

The organiser, fearing troubling letters in the days ahead, asks him to turn it down. Alan obliges, dialling back from eleven to ten-and-a-half… The A race is here!

On the first hurdles Rab Wardell jumps, showing how it is done. After that Gary Macdonald, David Lines and Rab Wardell build a convincing lead.


With Cedric Sachet and Hurricane Harry McGarvie chasing hard behind

Posted by Christopher JG on Sunday, 9 December 2018

Posted by Christopher JG on Sunday, 9 December 2018

Lots of drama in the pits as Harry’s Da Lindsay is performing the work of three pit-crew, and the generator is playing up…

Posted by Bryan Hutton on Monday, 10 December 2018

The racing is excellent, Roz Newman is building a fine lead to gather series points to defend her Quaich title

Posted by Kenny Girvan on Sunday, 9 December 2018

Top local snapper Kenny Girvan of Ayrodynamic Tri Club arrives on scene for the action and the podium shots

Posted by Kenny Girvan on Sunday, 9 December 2018

Posted by Kenny Girvan on Sunday, 9 December 2018

The racing incorporated the Scottish Cycling South West Champs – c’mon the Hurricane!

And some word’s from the man himself:

And back at the front of affairs, Gary Macdonald is gracious in defeat to his coach:

Some great galleries can be found at the Scottish Cyclocross Facebook pages, and in wide screen thanks to Bryan ‘Two Wheel Army’ Hutton

And with that it is over and out:

Full results can be found at Sporthive site

And a further photo album featuring the B-race here: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPBnrs3o0pTPXtTjndt8i_OnVfNP54WJJGMeOwyM7lAGqONcG8-DBaMX6YLmYlSXA?key=OGdQc3ViNFZkR2t5czZuTkJxZFF0VGJqMmpfLXNn

CJG14 • December 10, 2018

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