Scott moves into top place in cycling series

Ayr burners Cycling prepare for their latest ride.
Ayr burners Cycling prepare for their latest ride.
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Round two of the Ayr Burners Summer Series saw 11 riders take on the ‘Annbank and Stair Fayre’ on Thursday evening. A 35 Kilometer route was devised around the quiet back roads between Auchincruive and the two villages, with 5 timed segments thrown in for ‘the Burners’ to compete for. Favorable conditions helped the bunch glide around the lanes between the ‘sectors’, with an easy social pace being maintained throughout the evening. Once the times had been collated the winner was announced as James Edwards by a mere 1 second from Scott Knox, with Pete Ferrier taking third spot on the evening. After two rounds in the series Scott Knox moves into top place, closely followed by Gary Currie and Harry McGarvie.

Sunny skies greeted the group who decided on an expedition along the West Highland Way on Saturday. Departing from Bearsden, the trails through Mugdock Country Park led onto the picturesque area around Carbeth and Craigallian Loch, before a stop was taken at the Glengoyne distillery. Return was via Strathblane and Dumbrock Loch with a total of 22 glorious off-road miles clocked up on the Mountain Bikes.

Next Sunday sees the much anticipated adventure-cross ride along the Lagafatter Way. Leaving from Barrhill Train Station at 0930, this 52 kilometer off-road ride takes in some stunning scenery, with a re-fuel stop planned in the village of Ballantrae. Full details can be found at