Ayr Burners Cycling

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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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Carrick Ayrshire welcomes hundreds to the Ayrshire Alps Sportive

The village of Kirkmichael turned into an alpine tour resort over the weekend as Ayr Burners Cycling QTS hosted the Ayrshire Alps Sportive. The third edition of the sold-out event had attracted over 320 participants, ready to take on the challenge of a 100km route over six of the toughest climbs in the ‘Ayrshire Alps’….

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Rider finish times for Alps Sportive

Congratulations to everyone that completed the Ayrshire Alps Sportive!    Finish times, as recorded and reported by riders, are as follows: Number Rider   Club Finish Time Distance 217 Jemma McNeill   02:11:36 60 278 Jim Smith   02:22:00 60 73 Aoife Doherty The 5th Floor Cycle Club 02:24:00 60 16 Kathryn Barr   02:40:00…

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Record numbers to cycle the Ayrshire Alps!

A record number of cyclists have signed up for the 3rd Ayrshire Alps Sportive on the 27th August.   Over 320 riders will take on a challenging route that starts in Kirkmichael, crossing the hill roads to Barr and Straiton before returning to Kirkmichael.   The first riders will set off at 0930, and are expected to…

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Ayrshire Alps Sportive Rider Pack now out

The third Ayrshire Alps Sportive takes place on the 27th August 2017.  The Rider Information Pack can now be downloaded . A big thank you to all our supporters, including Ayrshire Garden Studios, Fresh Food Company, Carrick Cycles, Savoy Park Hotel, QTS and the communities of Kirkmichael and Barr. You can read a review of last…

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The best of the Ayrshire Alps Sportive

1. The route Tried and tested in the 2015 edition, the route does not fail to disappoint. 403metres of climbing packed into just 60miles, with some of the best views across the Clyde coast and Galloways. The 60km route offered two shortcuts for riders keen to enjoy the best of the Alps without the stress…

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Ayrshire Alps Friendly Provisional Results

Thank you to everyone that came and made the second edition of the Ayrshire Alps Sportive such a great success! Provisional and current results can be found here: 2016-08-28 provisional results These will be updated as more times become available, cheers!  


The Ayrshire Himalayas – Challenge 2: Team Everesting

Special thanks to Kevin Pugh for his account of our second challenge of 2016: ‘Everesting’ on Nic O Balloch Firstly, I’d just like to say I’ll be glad if I don’t have to see any more hills in the next few weeks!… Oh wait, there’s the Arran Daytrip this Sunday March 20th – There goes…

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Ayrshire Alps Friendly – the countdown begins!

We are now just days away from our first official ‘open’ promotion, the FPP Scotland ‘Ayrshire Alps’ friendly reliability trials. We’re really buzzing by the response we’ve had to the event and to the prospect of a big day our climbing 6 of the Ayrshire Alps! Full course information, including routes and handbook can be…

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