Mixed fortunes for Burners

JP Baxter negotiates the mud at the Scottish Cyclocross race in Fife
JP Baxter negotiates the mud at the Scottish Cyclocross race in Fife

The Scottish Cyclocross Series headed to Fife College last Sunday for Round 4 of the hotly contested national competition. Conditions were heavy going with sections of deep mud proving hard work for the riders. Many sections of the course were better suited to running as opposed to peddling with technical abilities tested to the maximum.

Two Burners made the journey with mixed fortunes applying to both riders. Gary Currie suffered three punctures in the Veteran 40s race and hence was a DNF, whilst JP Baxter managed to salvage 30th place from 100 starters despite also being subject to a mid race puncture.

Next week sees the series visit Ayrshire at the greatly anticipated Irvine Beach Park round on Sunday. Racing starts from 9am.

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Ayr Burners Cycling QTS member James Edwards was recognised at a national cycling conference last week for his role supporting primary school children to learn to cycle.

James volunteers as an instructor to deliver the Bikeability Scotland cycle training programmes at Grammar Primary in Ayr. Bikeability Scotland is delivered to more than 1,000 primary schools across Scotland every year.

Following nomination by the school James was shortlisted as a ‘volunteer of the year’ which he went on to win at Cycling Scotland’s Annual Conference in Perth.

An active member of the Burners, James is also a regular helper at events including the Ayrshire Alps Sportive and Doonbank Trofee Cyclocross in Rozelle. A big congratulations from everyone at the Burners.