Cyclocross Fun Park
Five members of Ayr Burners Cycling QTS headed to Strathclyde Park for Round 3 of the Scottish Cyclocross Series.
A record breaking entry of 650 riders would see the leafy trails around the lochside jam packed with racers enjoying a notably dry course in comparison to recent years events at the Lanarkshire race. First out of the starting gate for The Burners would be young Cammy McGarvie (pictured) in the U14 category who finished in 20th place from field of almost 40.
The busiest pack of the day would be the men’s 40 plus with over 140 bodies crammed onto the starting grid. James Edwards opened up his 2016 Cyclocross account with a very respectable 46th position from a huge line up.
In the final race of the day Harry Johnson of Pro Vision continued his dominance with a resounding win by nearly 2 minutes from Gary MacDonald, with Burners duo JP Baxter and Kev Pugh coming home in 28th and 46th place respectively.
Next week sees the cross cavalcade head to Fife College for Round 4 of the series.
In other news Ayr Burners Cycling were invited to present to Cycling UK’s annual Scottish gathering in Edinburgh. Chris Johnson provided a presentation about the activities and developments of the community group. Other speakers included ‘Adventure Plus’ cyclist and writer Kate Rawles on her fascinating ‘Carbon Cycle’ tour of America and future plans, and Steven Nelson on the East Lothian all-ability cycling group ‘Beyond Boundaries’.
For full details of all Ayr Burners Cycling QTS events please visit www.ayr burners.org