Ayr Burners Cycling

Sportive, Cyclocross, Youth, Adventure

Doonbank Trofee Event Guide online

The event guide for the 8th Doonbank Trofee Cyclocross is now available here Please note entry for the U12 fun-ride will be open until Friday and riders will be confirmed then.

New Year’s Day Mast Ride

Yes, it’s hard to believe that almost 12 months have passed since last year’s memorable frosty and ice-ridden traditional Mast Ride, but this is your early reminder for the 2022 event. Unlike last year, there are no currently no restrictions on numbers in place, but who knows what the next couple of weeks may hold,…

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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

From action to protest – the tale of a cycling facility

Over the last year, Ayr Burners Cycling has been working in partnership with South Ayrshire Council officers to develop proposals for an all-ability cycling facility at the site of the former Glenburn Bing in Prestwick.  Since October all activity has frozen and the project is now in jeopardy.   More concerning though, is that existing public…

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What we did last summer (in France)

I’ve probably bored you all to tears with tales of the trip that me, Robbie and Donald Smith made through France, but a couple of Burners had asked me to do a write-up with some photos for the web-site.  It’s impossible to condense almost 3 weeks of riding into a couple of pages, and a…

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Burners on Tour !!!

We’re looking to gauge interest in a couple of trips for 2022 – a long weekend in either Majorca or Denia, and a two night Ardnamurchan gravel adventure. For the Spain trip, we’re thinking of a weekend in May, flying out on a Friday and returning on Monday. That gives us potentially 2.5 days riding,…

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Jude Paterson – Scottish Champion !!!

Huge congratulations from everyone at the Burners go to Jude, who won the Scottish Road Race V50 title in Kincraig last weekend. It was fast and furious from the start, with riders racing for the Junior and Veteran Scottish titles as well as the overall race victory, and a handful of competitors were distanced early…

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Pedal for Scotland – Ayr

The Pedal Ayr family ride saw over 500 cyclists sign up for a scenic 10 kilometre traffic free ride around the coastline of Ayr. The route started off from the Low Green before heading out towards Greenan shore where everyone enjoyed the panoramic vistas of Kintyre and beyond. The return leg visited Cambusdoon (where the…

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Burners June Update

The solstice always provides a good excuse for riding bikes even more than usual, and this year it was no different for the Burners. Big mileages (200) were clocked up by Jude, Alex, Roy, and Paul who all took part in the Chase the Sun event (East Coast to West Coast). You’ll see Jude’s write-up…

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Chase The Sun 2021 (by Jude Paterson)

Back in 2019 a group of the Burners completed the Chase the Sun challenge ride, from the East coast at dawn (in Northern England) back to the west coast of Scotland – 200 miles in a day. Having been inspired by this Alex & I entered to take place in 2020. But it wasn’t to…

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