Ayr Burners enjoy full weekend of cycling

The Ayr Burners negotiate the Clauchlands Ridge.
The Ayr Burners negotiate the Clauchlands Ridge.

The Ayr Burners Cycling group took full advantage of the spring like weather conditions over the weekend and enjoyed the beautiful and varying cycling terrains that Ayrshire has to offer.

An overseas trip to Arran was on the menu on Saturday, with an off-road loop though the islands natural trails being the order of the day. Glenashdale Falls, Fairy Glen and the Clauchlands Ridge were some of the many highlights amongst the stunning 35 kilometre route. Sunday saw a return to the tarmac for “The Burners” with an epic days cycling in the Galloway hills with fellow cyclists from the Coylton Cycling Club and the Ayrshire Road Cycle Meet-Up group.

The “Ayrshire Alps” are gaining a reputation for being some of the finest roads for cycling that the UK has to offer. The group embarked on a 70 mile loop which started in Barr village and included seven of the highest peaks in the area. An impressive 6000 feet of climbing was totalled by the riders at the end of a challenging but thoroughly enjoyable day in the saddle.

The next Burners group ride is on Saturday 21st February - An inspiring 40 kilometre cycle on the unsealed forest roads of the Ayrshire Alps, departing Straiton Village at 0930am. Full details can be found at ayrburners.org