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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Alternative to Alpkit Gordon 20L

My rucksack has gone trekking to Machu Picchu, unfortunately the invitation wasn’t extended to me. So I am looking for a replacement for my Alpkit Gordon and they don’t have any stock other than flo yellow till December.

Any lightweight dry sack for around £25 would be appreciated


2015 Club Tops- Update and for Sale

There are a few folks still needing to pick up their club kit. If you are one of them let me know and we can make arrangements.

We ordered a number of spare tops and these are now available for those who missed the original order. In addition, the manufacturing issue with the short sleeve jerseys has left us with a number of small sized jerseys which are now surplus. As the club has not had to pay for these, and due to the limited number of folk they will fit, they are being sold off at a discounted rate. The available club kit and prices are as follows:

Mens Short Sleeve ¾ Zip  – 5 small (£15 each), 4 medium, 1 large, 1 xx-large, 1 xxx-large (all £41.62)

Mens Long Sleeve full zip – 1 small, 1 large (£59.36 each)

Unisex MTB ¾ sleeve – 1medium, 1 large (£56.30 each)

 Let me know if you are interested in any of the above.

As with the original order if you are a paid up member you will, receive a £10 discount on your order. £10 refunds are currently being distributed on Tuesday nights.



Curry & Quiz Night

After the success of the last one, Fiona at Milngavie & Bearsden Sports Club is organising another curry & quiz night (Saturday 3rd October, £15 per person) and has asked that we advertise it.  GMBC members are more than welcome.  Tables of 8 but odd numbers are OK.

If you’re interested please post up here.  I can’t make it so someone will need to take the lead and get numbers to Fiona (I can put you in touch with her).  Event details are here:


Lennox ride anyone?

I’m planning on doing the Lennox forest trails on Sunday 13th morning- my default option is to start at Kirkintilloch although if it suits the masses better I can ride across to milngavie for the start.  It’ll be a 9am start to let me get home for 12ish.

Anyone fancy it? I’ll be gentle on the climbs, some interesting descending but some fairly chilled out too.