Week Day Rides – Tuesday & Wednesday

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 off road suitable bike, a spare tube, pump and multi-tool and some enthusiasm.

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 three mid-week rides to choose from:

  1. 7.00pm on Tuesdays
  2. 7.45pm on Wednesdays
  3. 7.00pm on Wednesdays (Introductory Ride – pace & distance to suit those present)

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Mince/Pie Ride – 13-Dec

Hi.  It’s the customary seasonal bimble which is the mince pie (& non-alcoholic mulled punch) ride.  It’s a regular ride (maybe a bit shorter than normal) followed by a bit of a social session back at the hall.

It means we’ll buy vast quantities of the cheapest mince pies we can get our hands on so the mince pie mountain lasts us well into June or July 2018.  But apparently best before dates are just advisory anyway.  Please post up on the club website or on FB to say you’re coming.

Our effort will look nothing like this!

Yours sincerely,

Mr Kipling

2017 Annual General Meeting

Please note that it’s the club’s AGM on Wednesday 29th Nov (arrive 7pm for 7:30pm start).

  • To submit any points for the AGM agenda then please email info[AT]gmbc[DOT]org[DOT]uk by Monday 20th Nov.
  • A finalised agenda and previous AGM minutes will be made available before the 2017 AGM (hopefully by 22nd Nov).

Currently the plan is to host the AGM in the lounge area upstairs at the sports club and as per previous years, there will be some light refreshments available as well as the famous GMBC AGM prize draw.

It’s YOUR club so we encourage everyone to participate in the AGM so you can have your say about what’s working well and what we can do to make the club better for its members.  Hope to see you there.

Graham (GMBC Chairman, on behalf of the Committee)

Old Kilpatricks Ride

Ride report: up, up, up, steep up, flatter but windy, icy headwind = cold teeth, descend through muddy ruts and trees, more up, great tailwind, hike-a-bike, cold sidewind, more muddy ruts, great views, great chat, fast & slidey descent, beautiful sunshine, steep, twisty trails.  Smiles all round at the bottom.

Here’s what you missed:

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Sunday Kilpatricks Ride

I’ll be doing this ride tomorrow.  I’m not fit/fast just now but I have a time constraint so I’ll be wanting to keep moving to make sure I get the miles in before it’s game over.  It should be a cold, clear day tomorrow so that steep, steep climb up the front will be an ideal warm up 😉  There’s no cafe stops en route so bring food/munchies.  Depending on progress there may be an option for some extra loops or extending it.

Meet at Kilpatrick station & ready to ride for 9am.

Kilpatricks Sunday Ride

 

Blair Atholl Bike Ride – plans

OK, then, who fancies a bike ride?  It’s still a few days away and the weekend weather forecast is changing frequently but I’m going to opt for doing the ride on Sunday 22nd Oct as the weather looks slightly better at this point.

Meet at the visitor car park on the main street in Blair Atholl and be ready to ride by 10am.  The ride starts with a warm up on tarmac before the first climb and descent.  Then it’s over to Craigower to play about on the trails in there.  After that we head over to ride beside the Tummel for a bit before head back up and over to Blair Atholl with a fast and twisty descent with some great views (clouds permitting).

Stats from the last time I did the ride say 32km, 1350m of climbing/descending and it took just over 5 hours (including stops).

Check the weather, pack appropriate clothing, take food as there are no cafe stops planned until the end of the ride.

If you want to ride share then either organise that via FB or on the club website.  I have space for 1 person and I can pick up anywhere along (or just slightly off) the A82/Gt Western Rd.

Pub Trip (28-Oct)

Posted by Barry on FB.  Saturday 28th Oct, from 7:30pm onwards in Coopers pub on Great Western Road.

All welcome; whether you’re a GMBC member or not, come along, say “Hi” and enjoy some banter.