Ayr Burners Cycling

Sportive, Cyclocross, Youth, Adventure

The River Ayr Way – Picture Special

The River Ayr Way is Scotland’s first Source to Sea long distance path, running from Glenbuck to Ayr Harbour. 65km long, it is mostly downhill. However, as our intrepid adventurers will protest, that is rather misleading and only tells half the story.

Having sorted out the transport logistics and organised car shares, ten Burner’s gathered by Glenbuck at 10am, ready to take on the path. What happened next…

Along the old railway path towards Muirkirk the group made good progress

Along the old railway path towards Muirkirk the group made good progress


The river grows large as the group approach Sorn

The river grows large as the group approach Sorn

Joined by guests from Walkers, it was a lengthy and well deserved lunch break at Sorn

Joined by guests from Walkers, it was a lengthy and well deserved lunch break at Sorn

With the Glasgow Dunoon night ride to complete that evening, Alex H enjoyed his ‘warm-up’ and headed home at Mauchline

More than 50 styles and fences greeted the group, as did the joy of nettles and overgrown overgrowth

More than 50 styles and fences greeted the group, as did the joy of nettles and overgrown overgrowth


Gavin McKellar came home haunted by “killer nettles n 8ft high Hogweed!”
Local Historian David T provided informative narrative on the various bridges and viaducts the river wanderers passed under

Local Historian David T provided informative narrative on the various bridges and viaducts the river wanderers passed under


Approaching Annbank and the time is already 5pm!  We were due to be home for three...

Approaching Annbank and the time is already 5pm! We were due to be home for three…


Scott K is the first to confirm that some riders escaped the jungle

Scott K is the first to confirm that some riders escaped the jungle

While Lindsay and Martin make right to the end of the pier.  Journey complete!

While Lindsay and Martin make right to the end of the pier. Journey complete!

We called it ‘Adventure Cross’, it became a ‘Cross Epic’.

Well done everyone!

admin • July 5, 2015


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