Full steam ahead

It was full steam ahead last weekend for Ayr Burners Cycling QTS as they headed to Dunaskin for a full day of activities.

The Scottish Industrial Railway Centre just outside Patna provides a fascinating insight into the local heavy industry of yesteryear with its museum and it’s volunteer ran collection of fully operational steam trains. Where better for The Burners to set up a day of games and activities for the young Sparks. The SIRC had over 300 visitors throughout the day which kept the Ayr Burners busy with a constant flow of youngsters eager to have a ride around the

custom made course.

The 3 Peaks Cyclocross Race is renound worldwide for it’s tough terrain and sometimes savage conditions, with the 2016 edition proving no different. The Ayr Burners fielded one rider this year with Kev Pugh making the journey to the startline in Helwith Bridge deep in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

Despite the inclement weather Kev managed to better his 2015 time by over 20 minutes, finishing in an impressive 4 hours and 35 minutes.

On the road front The Poppy Scotland Sportive headed South East from Edinburgh on its 120 kilometre route taking in Dunbar and North Berwick and clocking up 6000 feet of ascent along the way. Now in its third year this popular fund raising event is becoming well established. Burners husband and wife duo Frances and Paul Stevens completed the leg sapping task along with over 300 others in a time of 6 hours, wih the goal of boosting the funds of a great cause well achieved.

For full details of all Ayr Burners Cycling QTS events visit www.ayrburners.org