As mentioned at the AGM, we’re pleased to announce that GMBC will be hosting the 1st round of the Scottish Mountain Bike Orienteering Spring League on Saturday 12th April. We are hosting this event for a second year, and it’s shaping up to be a great event with the new club facilities at Milngavie and Bearsden Sports Club playing host.
If you are unfamiliar with MTB orienteering (formerly known as Trailquest) the objective is to visit as many of the 30 checkpoints as possible within the 3 hour time limit. Continue reading
Midweek club rides start from Milngavie & Bearsden Sports Club (see map below). Routes and duration vary to suit the conditions. Tea, biscuits, changing facilities and bike wash are available afterwards. We have two mid-week rides to choose from:
- 7.00pm on Tuesdays
- 7:45pm on Wednesdays
Watch out for glass in the car park at the club hall! Also, the tea urn in the kitchen isn’t working so you may struggle to get hot water (unless you bring a kettle with you – which I resorted to tonight!). We’ll sort out a kettle as soon as we can. You could always sample the bar……
The weather has dried up a bit and the forecast is looking good so who’s riding on Tuesday? Let’s see if good weather gets as many people out riding as last week’s pancakes.
I have a free morning on Tuesday if anyone fancies a road ride. My MTB is out of action so has to be a road ride. It’s my first road ride for 2014, so nothing major planned. Open to offers though.
The club has booked a bunkhouse on Arran for a weekend away in September. The riding on Arran is fantastic but it’s hard to get good quality accommodation so don’t miss the chance. There are 14 places for club members, check the calender entry for details:
Just came across this online … http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/parking-at-glentress-1
Personally, I won’t be using their carpark anymore, don’t have any issues with paying a fiver for the day, but the tactics employed by this external company I do not condone.
Any advice out there on 29er tyres to find the balance between fast rolling and traction on the mud, dirt, leaves and some rocks and roots.
Continental’s Mountain Kings aren’t doing it for me, very sketchy on the corners . . . .
I’ll be riding tonight, so long as I get my bike back from the shop.
Forecast to be OK this evening: dry and quite mild http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/glasgow-glasgow#?tab=fiveDay&fcTime=1393372800
7.45 @ the club
Just a reminder, the forecast is looking pretty good for Saturday so if you’re after excellent trails with snow capped mountains in the background look no further: