We are trying to do our bit, and as such the committee has made the difficult decision that we won’t be organising any group rides as a club until this advice changes. This includes Wednesday night rides. I hope you manage to keep getting out, keep the fitness and skills up for when we can ride together again.
I’d recommend for those who might be doing more solo efforts to feel free to ask here for routes, or download Trailforks or similar to help you find the, er, trails.Hopefully we’ll still be allowed out solo/in household groups for the forseeable future, I’m sure you’re all capable of deciding how to behave outside of club activities to get us through this with minimal impact.
This isn’t a great bit of news, but I’m sure with enough YouTube Shreddits and chat on here we’ll make it through even if we get into a full lockdown.
It’s (finally) that time of year again to put about half the cost of a tyre towards the running of the club. This will enable us to provide a number of benefits. I won’t try to list them all, but for this year we have a few things planned:
– Social Wednesday rides mixing all of us together. – Weekends away. – An actual club BBQ in an exclusive rural location. – Insane amounts of local trail knowledge – “fantastic” “chat” during all sanctioned club rides.
Please use the web collect as normal. As we have had delays this year, the deadline for discounted £20 membership is the end of March.
Midweek club rides start from Gavin’s Mill in Milngavie, which is a short bike ride from the station. (View a Google Map of the location). 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.
Remember: no-helmet, no ride!
We have two mid-week rides to choose from:
7.00pm on Wednesdays (Introductory Ride – pace & distance to suit those present).
Come join us on Sunday 27th October for what is being tipped “as the greatest round in SMBO history”. The concept is genius…mountain biking and orienteering in and around Mugdock Country Park and surrounding areas! Following on from the success of last years event, Glasgow Mountain Bike Club are hosting another round of Scottish Mountain Bike Orienteering 2019 Series bmbo.org.uk and promises to be a fun day out. Last year we hosted around 40 riders, and everyone came back with a smile on their face and splattered in mud.
Update – this ride is now confirmed for Saturday 12th Oct.
Weather dependent but it’s a classic on a good day. Autumn colours, great scenery and a cafe finish. 12th or 13th Oct – will choose the best day weather-wise. If it’s miserable both days then I’ll postpone.
Sunday 27th Oct is the Mugdock round of the Scottish MTB Orienteering series, based at the Kirkhouse Inn, Strathblane. The checkpoints are being planned and refreshments are being ordered. Keep the date free to come along and try your hand at navigating around Mugdock & surroundings in the 3 hour race format. More details about times, sign on and cost etc will be confirmed on the calendar event below;
The weather looks good for the Trossachs round of the MTB Orienteering season which is on this Saturday, starting at Brig O’ Turk. It’s a time limited race (probably 3 hours) to collect as many checkpoints as possible. If you’re late back you lose points. The route you choose is up to you. It’s a great event format for any ability level, you go at your own pace (unless you’re in a team with Tom Wylie 🙂 ). There’s usually munchies after the event and a relaxed vibe. Can’t say fairer than that for £15!