2019 Membership Subscriptions

Our online membership process (via WebCollect) is now live!

As agreed at the AGM, we are offering returning members a 20% early bird discount until Friday 15th February (£20 instead of £25.)

Please follow the link to our Membership Application page for further information on how to purchase your subscription and the membership benefits available – http://www.gmbc.org.uk/membership-application/

 

Week Day Rides

Midweek club rides start from Milngavie & Bearsden Sports Club (see map below), which is a short bike ride from the station.  There’s no need to join GMBC to come along to your first few rides.  The routes and durations vary to suit the conditions & those present.  Tea, biscuits, changing facilities and bike wash are available afterwards.  All you need is a well maintained bike which is suitable for use off road, a spare tube, pump and multi-tool and some enthusiasm and a crash helmet.

During Autumn, Winter and Spring (Sept – April) you will also need a set of lights powerful enough to ride offroad which will last about 3 hours (for example, Solar Storm lights or these from Planet X/Magic Shine.)

Remember: no-helmet, no ride!

We have two mid-week rides to choose from:

  1. 7.45pm on Wednesdays
  2. 7.00pm on Wednesdays (Introductory Ride – pace & distance to suit those present)

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GMBC Cairngorms Easter Trip – 19th, 20th & 21st April

It’s that time of year again folks…it’s the GMBC Easter Extravaganza!!

Over the last few weeks, we looked at a few different destinations and venues but quickly realised places were booking up fast and also a tad more expensive than usual.  This is by far the biggest and largest subscribed club trip we do every year, so we had to find a place that could accommodate the potential for 20+ folk.

We have decided to revisit the Cairngorms; there’s loads of trails, varied riding from epic mountain paths with some extreme exposure, gnarly enduro trails to sweet flowing forest singletrack, café stops and a refreshing cold pint knowing that you’ve earned it.  And of course, it’s all about the bikes and the banter!

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2019 GMBC Jersey Design

GMBC are pleased to reveal the draft designs for the 2019 jerseys, pending finalisation of sponsors’ logos.
This year’s jersey is based on a recent classic and has been designed by Lee at Vickers Creative.  Jerseys will be manufactured by The Cycle Jersey (TCJ) and we would aim to have orders placed by the end of February for delivery in late March/Early April. We’ve been offered a great deal by TCJ so the 2019 jerseys come in at a more competitive price than our last offering.
We will have 2 alternative jerseys available – XC and Enduro.

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Balmaha Sign Up Form

It’s time for the annual assault on Balmaha.  The sign up form can be found below.  Deadline to sign up is end of Tuesday 15-Feb[EDIT: cut-off was incorrect on the original post – it is now the morning of Wednesday 16-Jan and the trip is on 09/10-Feb]

Meeting at Bullands for breakfast about 8.30- 9am, cars can be parked at clubhouse. Then it is a gentle pedal to Balmaha out the WHW.. loads of chat about nothing.. This is a social spin out and is about 40km with the option of doing Conic Hill. There will be a lunch stop in Drymen.

We then stay at Balmaha for the night where you can get something to eat at the Oaktree Inn and a few beers or can cook your own at the hostel. Then pedal back on the Sunday at your own pace.

https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/29268473?guests=1&adults=1

 

How to book:

Price will be about £25 per person. Space for only x14 people at the hostel. Your space isn’t confirmed until you’ve paid for it.

Payment details: BACS transfer only
Sort: 80-07-24
Account: 00875203
Reference: Balmaha19

Booking Form

 

 

Sunday Local Ride

A heads up for this coming Sunday about a local ride.  Please note there are 2 start points & times for this one;

  • 9am in the club car park, or
  • 10am at Mugdock visitor centre (just at the entrance to the courtyard area)

If you start at 9am from the hall then you’ll need to get yourself up to Mugdock visitor centre for 10am where I’ll meet you.  (I need to finish my ride at the visitor centre so that’s where I’ll meet you to start with).  The ride will include a cafe stop.

 

Mugdock Sunday Local Ride