Ayr Burners Cycling

Sportive, Cyclocross, Youth, Adventure

Burners AGM 2021 Minutes

It’s not as exciting as reading about a planned event or catching up on photos from the latest ride, but here (at last !!!) are the Minutes from our 2021 AGM. This was slightly different from previous years in that, like many meetings in these Covid times, it was held over Zoom rather than at…

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Burners Events Calendar Update

Every year we run a number of challenges and events so, assuming the easing of Covid restrictions continues, we plan to do so again for 2021. The Events page has been updated with details and any amendments to dates and/or times will be reflected there (as well as on the Facebook page). In the meantime,…

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Scottish Cycling Group Ride Guidelines

Following the announcement on Tuesday by the Scottish Government of some limited relaxation of Covid restrictions, Scottish Cycling have today published guidance on what that means for group rides. The key excerpt is as follows – Key information from our revised guidance published 12 March Scottish Cycling continues to seek clarity from sportscotland and the Scottish…

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A Burners Guide to (some of) the Historic Landmarks of the Pennyglen Loop

One of our most popular and commonly-used routes is a loop of Pennyglen, preferably clockwise, returning back to Ayr along the coast road with stunning coastal views. While we’re typically concerned with PBs or worrying about the next hilly section, we actually pass (and totally miss) loads of historic sites without realising it. So a…

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QTS Sponsorship Update

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, 2021 starts on a positive footing for the Burners as we proudly announce the continuation of our long-standing relationship with the good folks at QTS. Since 2015, this funding has enabled us to organize and promote events, encourage new cyclists, and help develop young local cycling talent amongst many other great…

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Scottish Cycling Coronavirus Guidelines

Following the recent Scottish Government announcement on the latest Coronavirus restrictions, Scottish Cycling have issued revised guidance on what activities are permissible. This link Scottish Cycling Coronavirus/COVID19 Guidance (britishcycling.org.uk) gives you you the all the detail you need, but the key point is we’re back to being limited to a maximum of 2 riders from…

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year and welcome to 2021 to all Burners, friends, family and sponsors (more on that on a forthcoming post) – let’s hope it’s an improvement on 2020 !!! As usual, 1st January saw us gathering for the traditional New Year’s Day ride. However, as well as the long-standing ride up to the Masts,…

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New Year’s Day Mast Ride

It’ll come as no surprise that this (next ?) year’s Ne’er Day Mast Ride will be a bit different from previous year’s rides. Instead of a peloton of 20-30 going up in a big group, we’re going to split into smaller bunches so that we comply with all current regulations and socially distance as appropriate….

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Welcome back to the ‘Sparks’!

Learning to cycle is the start of a lifelong adventure, so let’s start early! We’ve teamed up with our amazing sponsors at the Savoy Park Hotel to bring back our popular ‘Sparks’ balance bike sessions for 2-5 years olds in the stunning hotel grounds. This session is led by a fully trained volunteer, and includes…

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Ronde van Ayrlanderen 2020

The fabled cobble will have a new name for 2020 !!! The winners of the 9th Ronde van Ayrlaanderen are … Alex Paterson and Sharon McNicol. Having been delayed from its usual spring slot, the 9th Ronde was a slightly strange affair, run under cool autumnal conditions, with two groups out on the road rather…

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