Ayr Burners Cycling

Sportive, Cyclocross, Youth, Adventure

Schemes and Dreams: 2016 Activity Calendar

As the clocks are set to change, so too are our diaries as we get set to become busy busy!

We published our draft 2016 events calendar back in November and since then we’ve been plugging the details into the website.  As well as our weekly social rides, monthly kids clubs, and regular adventures, we have four ‘themed’ series this year:

The ‘Challenge Series’


Throughout 2016 we will set 9 challenges, aimed at encouraging members to get out on their bikes and enjoy some new experiences.  We are already well into this series, after the ‘Half-Hour Record’ and ‘Team Everesting’ challenges.  Points are awarded to all participants with the winner crowned at our AGM in November.  It is not all about the rider with the largest engine, as we also feature such cultural delights as our ‘GPS Art Attack’ and the ‘Commuter Special’.  Next up is the call to ride the Ayrshire Alps – how many can you climb in a 3 week period?

The ‘Summer League’


Running fortnightly across the summer months, our Thursday evening get togethers give us everything from an orienteering to timetrialling, off-roading to playground ‘Olympics’.  Points are allocated to all participants and test skill and strategy as much as strength and speed.

Strava-Ride Series

2016 Strava Series

Increasingly copied by others, this is an original Burners’ concept!  Our ‘Strava-Rides’ are effectively social outings, interrupted with some timed segments recorded on Strava.  There is no pressure to participate in these, and all riders must regroup after the segments.  On a typical ‘Strava-Ride’ no more than 10% of the distance covered will be timed, but the added spice of the segments always results in great fun.  Alongside such classics as our Tour of Flanders tribute ride (The Ronde), we also link up our Tour de France inspired Monday night series alongside on and off-road rides in the Ayrshire Alps.

Active Travel Hub Ayr – Family and Leisure Rides


We are really proud to have teamed up with the Active Travel Hub Ayr project, aiming to transform Ayr into a walking and cycle-friendly destination.  To support the project we are putting on eight open activities to encourage families, new and returning cyclists.  All supported by our trained ride leaders, these are excellent opportunities to build confidence, explore the network of local cycle trails and have a great time.

More information on our activities can be found on the events page of the website.  Details are usually populated at least two months in advance of the activities.

Add your own suggestions

If you have your own ride or activity that you would like to lead please do share it with us by visiting the upload page.

CJG14 • March 23, 2016

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