Ayr Burners Cycling

Sportive, Cyclocross, Youth, Adventure

Challenge Series Update – Round 3

Our 8 round ‘Challenge Series’ is well under way.  At the end of our ‘10% of Tommy‘ quest, just five members managed to cover 10% of the gruelling schedule Tommy Godwin set as part of his 1939 year-long world record.  Congratulations to Alex, David, JP, Alec and Duncan who all exceeded 631km and gained 100…

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Weekly Round Up – Ride Report and Challenge Update

Another big week at Burners HQ – let’s kick off with the Harry’s blog from our Ronde van Ayrlaanderen ride…. Guests and Glory at the Burner’s Tribute to Flanders Words by Harry McGarvie, Pictures by JohnPaul It’s Saturday 11th of April, and that means that it’s time for the fourth ‘Ronde van Ayrlaanderan’, or ‘Hell of the West’ –…

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Burners scale Everest 5 Times!

With just one week remaining in our Ayrshire Alps Cycle Challenge four Ayr Burners have ascended all 16 climbs in the Ayrshire Alps Cycle Park while 17 of us have ridden up the equivalent height of 2,916m. This gives us a grand elevation of 49,572 metres the equivalent of going up Mount Everest (8,848m) 5.6…

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King Edwards first to be crowned!

Ayr Burners’s member James Edwards is the first rider to complete our Ayrshire Alps Challenge! With a morning ride from Straiton to bag the climbs of Tairlaw, Glenalla Auchenairn, Nic O Balloch and Tairlaw Shalloch, James completed all 16 climbs in the park and scored a maximum 125 points! Not to be outdone, Alex Hamilton…

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Challenge 2 Update: Who is riding the Ayrshire Alps?

At the start of February we launched our 2nd challenge – to climb all the Ayrshire Alps (more info here).  After two big weeks how are our members fairing?   Nic O The Balloch looking very different from our ride in September @Cyclistmag @AyrshireAlps pic.twitter.com/aWDeDJoZdP — Jason Kean (@jasonkean) February 8, 2015 Our very own…

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2015 Challenge 1: Strava Art

In 2015 we will set 8 challenges throughout the year.  Points will be awarded to everyone who completes each task and at the end of the year the winner(s) will be rewarded handsomely! To add to the fun, each challenge will only be revealed after the last has completed. So….  First up is Strava Art….

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