GMBC Christmas Night Out – Sign Up Sheet

Fill in this form to reserve your place for the GMBC Christmas Night Out at Bibi’s Mexican Cantina – 8th December:

https://goo.gl/forms/lVzvGvnBCb1ZvTGK2

£25 for 4 course meal plus first drink.  Limited to 25 people (paid up club members only).  This form will be open for a few weeks and we’ll follow up with a WebCollect event to manage payments.

More event details here:

GMBC Christmas Night Out – save the date

Week Day Rides – Tuesday & Wednesday

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:

  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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Tina’s 40th Birthday / GMBC Lake District Weekend 19th-21st Oct

Hello folks,

Tina posted on Facebook a few weeks back looking for a show of hands for this trip. Some folk have confirmed and some are a maybe for now, the good new is; we have enough to officially call it a party weekend!  This post is for the details of accommodation, prices and how to pay. We have provisionally booked the hostel for the Friday, Saturday & Sunday night, but it’s only being held for a limited time.

We need you to confirm how may nights you’ll be staying and payment by Monday 1st October – please no later!

Accommodation – Windermere Youth Hostel, single gender shared dorms – see here for more info https://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/yha-windermere

Costs – Friday £27, Saturday £27, Sunday £12 (this includes a £9 discount per person as the club has a YHA membership). So, £54 if staying Fri/Sat, £66 if staying all 3 nights.

Riding – There will be different rides to suit all levels and abilities. More on this nearer the time, but it’ll be one hell of a great weekend…Tina has guaranteed it or your money back!*

How to book – fill in this form:

https://goo.gl/forms/W2FFMrEuyqQEbJm53

How to pay – To make this as simple as possible for everyone, we have decided to not use Webcollect and ask you to pay directly into the club bank account.  It’s the same account number and sort code you would have paid your membership fee to but here it is again.

Account # – 00875203, Sort Code – 80-07-24.  Please use Tina40 as the reference so we can cross reference the payment.

Remember – payment no later that Monday 1st October please – we need to pay the hostel in full shortly after this date.  Any payments or bookings after this date, will need to be done directly with the hostel and you may not be eligible for the £9 discount from the YHA Club Membership, so get booked up ASAP!

I’ll copy this link to Facebook so we don’t miss anyone out. Enjoy your trip!

*refund applications are filed in the bin 😉

GMBC Christmas Night Out – save the date

Get it in your calendars!!  Saturday 8th December, Bibi’s Mexican Cantina in Partick.  Time TBC.

4 course Christmas menu – £25 per head (incl first drink and 10% service charge).  This doesn’t include any subsequent drinks (they have a license and you a free to spend as much, or as little, as you like on festive drinks).

https://bibiscantina.co.uk/menu/#christmas-dinner

The Small Print:

  • For paid up club members only.
  • Bibi’s advised they are limited to 25 people so we’ll start a waiting list if we exceed 25 reservations.  If we can extend the reservation with Bibi’s then we’ll take names from the waiting list.
  • Reservations will be taken via an online sign up form, on a first come first served basis.  The link to the reservation form will be published on the website within the next week.
  • A few weeks after the reservations are taken we’ll collect payments via the WebCollect site and you’ll be able to make your menu selections.
  • If you don’t pay for your place by the deadline (date TBC, which will be stated clearly on the sign up form) it will be offered to the next person on the waiting list.
  • If you need to cancel your place after you’ve paid for it and we can fill your place with someone from the waiting list then you’ll get your money back.  If we don’t have anyone to take your place then it will depend on Bibi’s cancellation policy.

 

 

Offer For Club Members

An offer from Cycle Wild Scotland for paid up GMBC members…
Hi all
We have a course running the weekend after next with spaces available that we’d like to offer at bargain rates to British Cycling club members, parents and associates.  It’s the British Cycling Level 2 MTB Leader on 8 & 9 September in Pitlochry.   Price: £100 instead of the usual £190.  For further details, give me a bell and/or have a look a this link http://www.cyclewildscotland.co.uk/bmbla-level-2-leader-award/
For further details on British Cycling’s mountain bike leader awards see this link https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/mtbleadership
Could you please forward this offer to your members.  Many thanks for your help in this.
cheers for now
Jules

01796482726
07786882857
07547181595

 

Scottish Cycling: 4 year strategy workshop

We’re looking for your input to a Scottish Cycling workshop where they will be consulting on their 2019 – 2023 strategy.  As we’re an affiliated club, two GMBC committee members will be be attending one of the workshops later this week where cycling clubs will be invited to share their thoughts on what can the governing body can do to develop the sport.

There was a survey issued to collect comments but it’s closed now.  If you didn’t complete the survey, or didn’t even know about it but want to have some input then now’s your chance.  Perhaps consider;

  • what they are doing well & should continue
  • what they could do better at
  • anything they should focus on
  • what do you think the sport’s governing body should be doing to promote cycling (in all it’s varieties)

For reference, here is the page where Scottish Cycling publicised their strategy review.  Please have a read and send us your thoughts.

Please send your feedback to info[AT]gmbc[DOT]org[DOT]uk before 4pm on Thursday 23-Aug

Glasgow 2018 Cycling Events

There’s some cycling events on as part of the Glasgow 2018 European Games.  Please note the time trial event on 08-Aug may cause traffic disruption on the roads near the club hall (although the event is due to finish by 3:15pm) so perhaps consider the train or cycling out from the city.  At this point, the 7pm Intro Ride will still be on.

Time trial route

Glasgow 2018 Cycling Events

 

Torridon Trip 14-16 September – Sign Up Now!

Hi everyone,

It’s time to get signed up for the Torridon trip. Please follow the link below that will take you to the Web collect sign up page. Please read all the information carefully before signing up.

To ensure you don’t miss out you must sign up and pay the full amount by Tuesday 14 August to secure your place!!

https://webcollect.org.uk/gmbc/event/torridon-trip-14-16-september-2018

More detail will be posted up in the coming weeks with regards to riding plans and food/ drink plans etc.

If you have any questions give me a shout

That’s all for now 🙂