GMBC Summer BBQ Sign Ups Now Open

Does it come with fries?

Gavin’s burger at last year’s club BBQ! **

Hi.  So, do you fancy joining in with the club summer midge-fest BBQ?  It’s open to paid up club members (plus guest).  The club will provide the a few of the basics (buns, burgers/sausages, some salad, sauces etc).  If you want to cook something specific then feel free to bring along whatever food you like.  Drinks will be available via the bar at the Sports Club.

We need to get an idea of numbers so we can plan the food & drink.  If you’re coming please can you:

  • fill in the sign up sheet for you and any guest/family you are bringing
  • advise any dietary requirements & drink preferences
  • advise if you are able to help with organising the BBQ

GMBC Summer BBQ Sign Up Sheet


** Not really, it’s this one…

Week Day Rides – Tuesday & Wednesday

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.  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)

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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Ride Your Bike: Earn Money

This came in to the club email via our affiliation with British Cycling……

“With the exciting approach of the Tour de France, ŠKODA UK are recruiting for the Škoda Cycling Club.   The Škoda cycling club will consist of 21 cyclists each required to ride a replica section of the Tour de France throughout the UK.
Invite your friends and family to get out and active with you on a day of your choice.  All we ask in return is that you log your journey with pictures or a short video clip and make a note of any local pubs, points of interest and great viewpoints that you see along the way.
Your story will then go live at the Telegraph online cycling hub. Once all 21 sections have been completed each experience will be mapped and included in the new Škoda Cycling Club app to encourage the public to do the same.
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BBC TV – Volunteers Required!

From a request received from a BBC TV Researcher….

“I hope you don’t mind me contacting you. I am emailing from the BBC where I work on a BBC2 sciences series called ‘Trust me I’m a Doctor’.

We are looking for volunteers for an experiment on Monday 27th June to see how different fabrics affect the way you sweat and smell. The results will be analysed by the University of Manchester.

I was wondering whether any members of the Glasgow mountain bike club would be interested in taking part. We are looking for a group of 20 people to do 2 training sessions (for one hour) at a spin class. They would wear t-shirts we give them and then after the hour a quick under arm swab will be taken. That’s so the scientists can look at the bacteria you sweat out. Continue reading

Selkirk Sunday Ride (29 May)

Hi.  I’ve decided to head to Selkirk tomorrow to get a big ride in.  It’ll need to be a prompt 9:30am start to cover the 50-55km and various descents & climbs, it’s probably 7-8 hours out on the bike, including a few stops.  The riding is mixed but I’ll be taking in as much fast & technical descending as I can find or remember.  This also means some big climbs – sorry.

There’s the option of a coffee stop about 1/3 the way around the route.  After that there’s no cafes so bring enough food & water to last the day.  There are points to bail out around the ride but I won’t have spare maps so you’ll need to be self-sufficient if you think you may head back sooner.  It looks like it’ll be dry but cloudy with a bit of a breeze.

If you’re interested then post up here or text me (oh-7-nine-7-7 oh-4-3-7-oh-7)

Club Social: Pub Trip 27th May (Coopers)

For folks not doing Glentress 7 …..

Where:  Coopers pub, Great Western Road, Kelvinbridge

When: Friday 27th May, 7pm onwards

What: beer and banter, trying to recognise clubmates without crash helmets on!

Why:  why not, it’s been a while since the last club social and it’s the start of a bank holiday

Post up if you’re coming.

Save The Date: GMBC Summer BBQ – 02-July

Here’s some advanced notice for your busy calendars.  The GMBC Summer BBQ will be on Saturday 02-July, at the Milngavie & Bearsden Sports Club.  The plan is the same as last year – to enjoy some beautifully cooked burgers & sausages, some lovely fresh salads all washed down with a cool, refreshing drink in the sunshine with fellow club members (*).   As per last year, we’ll be making use of the sports club bar to buy drinks.

The BBQ event is open to all paid up club members – so if you haven’t joined or renewed in 2016 please head over to the Membership Application page and follow the instructions there.  It’s fine to bring along family and your partner (I’m sure club members can talk about something other than bikes for a few hours!).

A sign up sheet will be posted soon so we can get names & estimate food etc.  Hope to see you there.

* aka incinerate some dead animal flesh, garnish with a token salad leaf, wash down with some beer or wine or beer AND wine whilst squeezing into the gazebo to avoid the rain showers!