Ayr Burners cyclists tackle ‘five ferries’ route

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A jam packed Arran ferry was the beginning of a fantastic day out for the Ayr Burners on Saturday as the group tackled the famous ‘5 ferries’ route. Starting in Brodick, the 60 mile loop involves using the various small ferries in and around stunning Argyle. The Kintyre peninsula provided beautiful views as the group moved north towards the smaller ferry links between Tarbert, Portavadie, Clointraive, eventually leading onto Bute and the homeward leg from Rothesay to Wemyss Bay. With the Ardrossan to Arran ferry being overly busy, a second group of ‘Burners’ decided on a visit to the picturesque Brisbane Glen and Loch Thom, with a cafe stop in Lochwinnoch on the homeward leg. 80 miles in the sunshine were clocked up for the 6 happy riders.

This week there are two group rides planned - Thursday evening sees round two of The Burners summer series with a 35km ride around Annbank and Stair, whilst on Friday evening an 8 mile family ride along Ayr Seafront takes place as a fund raiser for the recent Nepalese Earthquake. Full details can be found at ayrburners.org