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.  At this time of year 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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Ordnance Survey photo competition

OS has announced a photography competition for their map covers. Follow the link to submit your own photos or vote for favourite ones:


Shall we try to get a few bikes onto the covers? If you upload anything, post a link in a comment so that everyone can give their vote. The deadline for the Outdoor Leisure series has gone already, but there are still plenty cover space for the remaining Explorer series (deadline April 19) and Landranger series (31 October).


Take Care of your Trails Weekend – Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th April 2015.

Take Care of your Trails Weekend – Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th April 2015.

A nationwide, coordinated weekend of volunteer-based trail maintenance events happening across Scotland.
Aim – to highlight the quality and quantity of trail repair work that is happening across Scottish mountain biking and to get more people involved in helping out with the maintenance of their local trails.

Find more info here on locations & how to sign up…http://www.dmbins.com/…/take-care-of-your-trails-weekend-11…

Ben Lomond is needing a push.

Sunday 15 Local Ride

Hi, I was planning to head out for a wee spin around Mugdock this Sunday morning, at the usual time 9 am.

I posted late last year about a breakin where I had two bikes stolen – no sign of them however the insurance payed out so I have two new shiny bikes just waiting to be ridden.

I haven’t been out on either bike for ages and so a couple of hours, depending on the weather, and a cuppa is probably all I will manage.

I haven’t seen any mention of the local Sunday ride on the site for a while and I know some people are keen to head further afield at the weekends these days but if anyone is interested to join me it would be good to meet up.

All the best, Steve

Calling All Triathletes

Dear All,

I’d appreciate any help spreading the news about my little brother’s new company and his first innovative product.  I know this won’t immediately appeal to GMBCers, but I bet you have friends/family who are triathletes.

This Triathlonbox is now available on the market to ease the stress of transition.

The product has been designed by my younger brother and manufactured with all British components.  He’s done a huge amount of research and created a really robust, well thought out product.  I wish him all the success he is due.

If you would like to see more, then feel free to visit (it’s worth it just to see the cool little video of all the kit “swimming and running” into the box on his home page):




Sunday XC Ride?


Weather is looking dry, bright and warmer east of the country on Sunday, so does anyone fancy an Ochils XC ride? I am thinking riding from BofA towards Glen Devon on a mix of road and pathways, then heading up and over the hills on a footpath to Auchterader, then heading back via mix of road and tracks pack.

I estimate this will take approx 3-4 hours, distance approx 40 miles.

Or, up for any other ideas, but best stay more east as much drier….


Easter Trip Update

Hi.  2 weeks to go before the final payment is due for the bunkhouse. Thanks to those who’ve paid up already, namely: Gav, John & Helen, Myriam, Angus, Gillian, Eilidh, Thomas, Sam and Tim C.

If you think you’ve missed out on a place then either sign up or drop me an email so I can add you to the list as we may have some spaces become available.

Glentress/Selkirk This Weekend

There’s a few of us heading down to Glentress/Selkirk for the weekend.  It’s primarily for the Bowhill duathlon on the Sunday but my plan is to head down to Glentress on Saturday for a bit of a play about.  I won’t be riding the black if I’ve got a race the next day.

Post up if you fancy coming along on the Saturday.  We also have 3 spaces in the bunkhouse (which is a 15min cycle from GT) if you want to make it a 2 day trip to Glentress.  The hostel is about £20 for the night, payable at the hostel.