Ayr Burners Cycling

Sportive, Cyclocross, Youth, Adventure


Gary Currie wins the Barnweil Grand Prix!

Finally we’ve been greeted with good weather conditions – our Summer Series has begun! The Barnweil Grand Prix is the first of eight mid-week events we are running through to August, with everything from strava-rides to treasure hunts.  The Barnweil Grand Prix followed a time trial format, but with a difference.  After a qualifying round…

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Balance Bike Sparks beat the Rain

We held our much anticipated Balance Bike session at Belleisle Park on Sunday.  Aimed at 2-5 year olds, all the spaces for the morning were ‘sold-out’ weeks in advance.  Despite the weather doing its worse, a brief break in the rain ensured the session went ahead for the seven young participants who braved the conditions.  …

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QTS Sponsor Ayr Burners

One of the UK’s leading railway contracting businesses, the QTS Group, has sponsored Ayrshire’s newest cycling group Ayr Burners Cycling. Ayr Burners aim to provide a home for recreational riders looking to enjoy their cycling without the pressure of racing and welcomes cyclists of all ages. The group is committed to developing youth cycling and…

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Challenge Series Update – Round 3

Our 8 round ‘Challenge Series’ is well under way.  At the end of our ‘10% of Tommy‘ quest, just five members managed to cover 10% of the gruelling schedule Tommy Godwin set as part of his 1939 year-long world record.  Congratulations to Alex, David, JP, Alec and Duncan who all exceeded 631km and gained 100…

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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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Harry’s Post Ride Blog

Young Harry McGarvie is one of the Burners’ key Champions – tasked with helping us achieve our aim of promoting youth friendly opportunities.  He is also a skilled writer and, it turns out, something of an adventurer.  Thanks to Harry for his blog about our Southern Upland Ride on Good Friday: Words By Harry McGarvie, Pictures…

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Twitter Newsround

It has been a busy, busy week for the Ayr Burners.  To take us through it here are a collection of the best tweets: Ayr Burners Young Team go on a date with the Fullarton Wheelers’ Youth   Big thanks to @FWCC1934 for hosting The Burners tonight…Some very sore legs in the morning we think…

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Ayrshire Alps Challenge Final Results

At the end of our Ayrshire Alps Challenge we have FIVE riders who rode all 16 climbs in the park. Incredible! Well done to James, Alex, Jason, Jim and Duncan. 22 Burners scored points in the challenge, ascending the equivalent of 58km! After a short breather we kick off our next challenge ‘10% of Tommy‘…

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Burners scale Everest 5 Times!

With just one week remaining in our Ayrshire Alps Cycle Challenge four Ayr Burners have ascended all 16 climbs in the Ayrshire Alps Cycle Park while 17 of us have ridden up the equivalent height of 2,916m. This gives us a grand elevation of 49,572 metres the equivalent of going up Mount Everest (8,848m) 5.6…

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