Ayr Burners Cycling

Sportive, Cyclocross, Youth, Adventure

Sparks in the Sun: Twitter News Round Up

As we come to the end of another big week of action for the Burners lets turn to twitter to catch up:   Burners complete the Prestwick Cycle Challenge The Prestwick Cycle Challenge (PCC) started on Wednesday, taking riders from Fort William to Inverness via the most amazing scenery Scotland has to offer. Representing the…

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And pause…. Scheduled website maintenance

We are in the process of migrating our web hosting for both the AyrBurners.org and AyrshireAlps.org websites.  This is expected to take approximately 48hours and we may experience some downtime. In the meantime keep up to date with us on Facebook and Twitter Big thanks to our supporters Digital My Way for sorting this out…

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Meet our Belgian Twin!

We are delighted to introduce our first ‘twin’ cycling group – Péd’Hallet. Based in the little village of Grand Hallet in Belgium, Péd’ Hallet is a group of social riders who met through their children’s school.  They enjoy a mix of on and off-road cycling and take part in the many local VTT randonee style…

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James Edwards wins the Stair Fayre: Summer Series 2

Despite the ominous conditions throughout the day we got away with it and enjoyed another great summer series event. 11 Burners met at Auchincruive for the ‘Annbank and Stair Fayre‘ Strava Ride – a 35km rolling social ride around the backroads of Annbank and Stair, but with the option to challenge over 5 strava segments….

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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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