Ayr Burners Cycling

Sportive, Cyclocross, Youth, Adventure

On the Road, by Donald Laurie

A Tale of Two Cities Ok, perhaps Prestwick / Ayr doesn’t count as a city, but after getting caught at every set of traffic lights between Prestwick Cross and Doonfoot, it starts to feel like it. Especially after battling against a stiff headwind all the way over the moors from Glasgow. And don’t get me…

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Ride Report: Gary’s Kelburn Adventure

It was no use…. It was 1 am and the days events played over in my mind, keeping me awake…. I had to write it….Chris JG told me I had to write it…. So dear burner and those about to burn, visit via the windmills of my mind the windfarm and trails of the Kelburn…

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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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Doonbank Trofee: View from the field

Ayr Burners Cycling were represented across the fields at the Doonbank Trofee – the first of our rider accounts comes from Gavin McKellar of Coylton, returning to racing after a 20 year break with a stunning third place finish in the Super Quaich ‘B’ Race.  Thanks Gavin: Being woken up at 0630hrs by my youngest…

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School champion – Douglas promotes Belmont cycling

When we discovered from his father Alasdair that Ayr Burners’ Douglas Glendinning had won a place on a cycling camp for secondary school pupils we had to learn more! Here is Douglas’ account of a week in the peaceful Cairngorms national park… Cycling Scotland had a competition to give schools the chance to go up to the…

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Jonathan’s Snowball Adventure

Thanks to Jonathan Burn’s for this write up of the Lowther Hills Snowball Sportive on Sunday.  A new addition to the Scottish Sportive Calendar, the 100mile loop features classic hills and stunning views. Around 6 weeks ago, after reading a post on the Ayr Burners Facebook page promoting the new Lowther Hills Snowball Sportive, I decided…

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Tour Blog: Alex’s End to End of Ireland

Alex Hamilton is best known for his roll as lead of the Ayrshire and South Side Road Cycle Meet Up Group.  He is also gaining a reputation as a fearless mile-muncher.  Having ridden LEJOG before it was time to take on ‘Malin to Mizen‘.  Last week he clocked over 500miles in just 5 days as…

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Hebridean Odyssey – A Burners’ Adventure

Husband and wife JP and Joanne Baxter first met on a cycle tour of Scotland, so what better way to celebrate a birthday than loading up the bikes and enjoying the Scottish scenery.  Of course, things were probably simpler before they were married and JP was still trying to impress.  We understand that the tour was…

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Harry’s Post-Ride Blog

Picture above: Ryan Ferrier proudly wearing his new Burners top Once again we are grateful to our wordsmith Harry McGarvie for documenting our activities. Below we have his account of our Cyclocross skills session at Rozelle. ABC Cyclocross Skills Number 3 On Sunday 19th of April, Rozelle Park in Alloway held host to the third…

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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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