Ayr Burners Cycling

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Martin and Millar take top titles at the 8th Doonbank Trofee

Ayr Burners Cycling played host to the second round of the 2022 Scottish Super Quaich Cyclocross Series on Sunday. The 8th edition of the Doonbank Trofee was run in near perfect conditions, with light winds, dry skies, and relatively firm ground (for Rozelle anyway). Thanks to support from members of Walkers Cycling, the course build…

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8th Doonbank Trofee CX open for entries

Super Quaich Cyclocross returns to Ayr on Sunday 23rd January 2022. Entry is now open via British Cycling for open category and junior racing. As usual, Ayr Burners will also host a free-to-enter fun ride for under 12s. Entry on the day planned – unless public health restrictions change

Doonbank Trofee – Provisional Results

Ayr Burners Cycling would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone that helped ensure that the 7th edition of the Doonbank Trofee was a great success! Congratulations to winners Ben McMullen, Joanne Thom and Fin Mason! As well as being a unique ‘summer-edition’, this was the first open cross race to run in…

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Doonbank Trofee CX: Rider Start Lists published

With one week to go until the 7th Doonbank Trofee, the rider start lists have been confirmed and can be viewed in the Event Handbook Entry for the race has now closed, but fingers crossed we will return to our usual January slot this winter, not so long to wait! We look forward to welcoming…

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Racing returns with the Doonbank Trofee

After a lengthy postponement, the 7th Edition of the Doonbank Trofee will go ahead on Friday 4th June 2021, albeit in a slightly shrunken format. The positive news that South Ayrshire Council will enter Tier 2 restrictions from the 17th May allows organisers Ayr Burners Cycling to put on the popular event, with three fields…

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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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3 Peaks, 2 Wheels, 1 Gear, (0 Idea)

WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY The last Sunday in September, it’s that time of year again… The Three Peaks Cyclocross race in the Yorkshire Dales. 38 miles total, 4 miles¬†unrideable, and 5000ft of climbing & tricky descending. Billed as the UK’s toughest cyclocross race. Last year saw Jo Baxter, Myself (Kev Pugh), and Russell Mowat (Walkers…

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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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Hundreds turn out to Rozelle for Doonbank Trofee

Rozelle Park in Ayr hosted over 230 cyclists of all ages on Sunday as part of the Doonbank Trofee Cyclocross races organised by Ayr Burners Cycling QTS. The events, which formed part of the Scottish Super Quaich Series, attracted some of the best riders in Scotland, including David Lines (Wheelbase), Anne Ewing (WV Breda) and…

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Peaks, Troughs and Push Irons

After months of preparation and nervous anticipation, The 3 Peaks CycloCross finally arrived for Jo Baxter on Sunday September 27th. This legendary event is now in its 53rd edition, and is steeped in Yorkshire folklore – Commonly regarded as the hardest CX race in the world with its 45% ascents, its technical descents, and the…

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