First of the road excursions
Road cycling dominated the weekends itinerary for Ayr Burners Cycling QTS with members enjoying two different group rides.
The regular Saturday bunch set off from the usual haunt of the Burns Centre for a three hour easy paced pedal which took in the heights of the Wallacetown Ayrshire Alp above Turnberry, before returning via Pennyglen with a coffee and cake stop back at the Burns Museum.
On Sunday the first of our monthly excursion would see a ten strong Burners group head East for the impressive wooded surroundings of Dumfries House after the windswept moor roads of South and East Ayrshire, with nearly 50 blowy miles banked by the riders upon return to Ayr. The next scheduled ‘Excursion’ will take us to the isle of Arran on March 19th.
On the Cyclocross scene the weekends action was at Chatelherault Park in South Lanarkshire where a tough course was laid out in the magnificent setting of the popular country estate near Hamilton. Not one but two steep running sections would prove to be the key feature of the race with strong running legs being an essential asset in the battle for positions. Gary Currie made the journey for Ayr Burners and closed off his 2016/17 Cyclocross season with a fantastic 19th place finish.
For full details of all Ayr Burners Cycling QTS activities visit www.ayrburners.org/events