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:
- 7.00pm on Tuesdays
- 7.45pm on Wednesdays
- 7.00pm on Wednesdays (Introductory Ride – pace & distance to suit those present)
We’ve been advised that there will be trail running events in Mugdock Park on Thu 14th and Thu 21st June (7 – 9:30pm both nights). If you’re riding on either of those nights then please be aware that you may be sharing the trails with more people than normal.
Trail running routes
Well that was a great wee ride! Sunshine, good company and great riding.
Sunshine on the Kilpatricks
A few more photos here:
Tuesday 05-Jun, departing 7pm from Old Kilpatrick Station. 8-9 miles, approx 1800ft of up & down.
More details in the ride calendar…
Hi, I’ll be along for the Tue 7pm ride this week. I’ll not be particularly quick but I’m planning on riding some techy trails while they’re so dry. I’ll also be along for the Wed 7pm Intro ride – and there’s a rumour that ex-pat, ex-club members Jo and/or Al Byford may make an appearance for the Intro ride.
Sunday ride at Aberfoyle tomorrow. Meeting in the main car park opposite the Scottish Wool Center at 10am.
Will be riding the “enduro” trails behind Go Ape and around the mast area. These are red and black graded natural trails. Helmet essential and knee pads, elbow pads highly recommended.
Ride is likely to last a couple of hours, plenty of options for coffee and cake after the ride.
Hope to see some of you there.
Post up if your coming along.
Here’s a message that came in to GMBC from the G4S recruitment for the Glasgow 2018 European Games (and other events)….
I’m getting in touch with local Glasgow cycling clubs regarding opportunities for staff and members (who are over 18) to work at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.
As you’ve probably heard, cycling will be a big part of the championships and we will be supplying Event Stewards for Road Cycling races across Glasgow, Stirling and East Dunbartonshire, Track Cycling at The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Mountain Biking at Cathkin Braes and BMX at Knightswood Park. In addition to the 2018 championships we also have other exciting events coming up such as Ed Sheeran at Hampden, Bruno Mars, TRNSMT Festival & year round events at the SSE Hydro.
The work is on a casual basis to fit around existing commitments and involves tasks like checking tickets, showing people to their seats and providing general information and assistance to the public.
It’s a great opportunity to earn extra money whilst playing a part in these historical games.
Applications are to be made through the G4S Careers Portal and interviews can be selected and booked by applicants using our online booking system. You will also find further information regarding the role through this link:
If you would like any further information about this please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Recruitment Officer – Scotland
G4S Events, Secure Solutions (UK) ltd ”
For more info contact
Come and celebrate/commiserate* as club stalwart and part-time MTB model/pin up heads up to Inverness to get out of his GMBC Committee actions.
Club Social – Goose’s Leaving Do
(*delete as applicable)
This coming Sunday (08-April) is path maintenance session #2. We need as many folks as possible. The plan is to work on Riverside again. It’s a popular path and some sections aren’t holding up well so the Ranger has suggested some repair work on the wider, muddy sections. This means we need quite a few bodies to complete it on the day so if you’re free please put yourself forward, even if you can only attend for a few hours.
The day’s work is planned from 10am to approx 3pm. Meet at the boulders on Khyber Road.
If you want to join this session then please email info[AT]gmbc[DOT]org[DOT]uk so we can plan the work etc.
Its almost time to get the bike prep’d and get your bags packed.
Just some final things before we go;
Bunkhouse will be available from 4pm on Friday afternoon. Bedding is provided.
From memory there is a bike wash facility, however i am bringing a bucket and sponge just in case!
Food / Drink –
This weekend is primarily self catering. Sam has kindly arranged an Indian takeaway on Saturday evening (£12.95 includes mixed starter, main, rice, nann and a soft drink. Make sure you bring plenty of supplies closest shop to the bunkhouse is 8 miles away.
The club will be providing Tea / Coffee / Milk and some fruit etc.
Riding Plans –
There are plenty of trails in the area and we are planning on doing various rides to suit everyone. There is still quite a lot of snow around in the mountains at the moment and there is a rumor that “Beast From The East MK3” is going to hit at the weekend! Hopefully it wont come to anything but it’s nothing us hardy GMBC folk can’t handle 🙂 So be prepared for winter riding conditions, plenty of warm clothing and spares etc.
There are some of us up for a ride on route to Laggan on Friday, Dunkeld or Aviemore has been suggested so far, I will post up when I know more.
If you have any questions, give me a shout.
Looking forward to seeing you all there at the weekend 🙂