Introductory Rides 2014: Starting 30th April 7pm

Introductory rides are starting again.

GMBC curious? Just getting back into riding? Fancy a chilled out ride? Then introductory rides are for you!

Wednesdays 7pm at Bearsden and Milngavie Sports Club located here .  We’ll head out for between an 1hr 30min – 2hrs at the pace of the slowest rider for a social ride on good trails (think trail centre blue).  Tea and biscuits/beer 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!

If you have any questions email, post below or on Facebook.  A current GMBCer will be on hand at each ride to bore you senseless with terrible patter  provide information/advice about the club and mountain biking…

See you on the trails.

Car Parking At The Hall

Hi folks. There’s been a request from the hall that we do not use the main car park closest to the hockey pitches, the one with the bike wash. So if you’re doing a local ride tomorrow (or any night from now on) please bear this in mind. The other parking areas are fine to use although there has been some space put aside temporarily to accommodate Commonwealth Games visitors so the overflow car park maybe be busier than usual.

Avid Elixer Brake Lever Clamps

Stab in the dark here. I’ve bought a set of Elixer 3 brakes off Ebay for the bike I’m building up for my daughter. They have however, come with the matchmaker clamps which are incompatible with the shifters I have. I know plenty have had Elixers but have swapped them for something else. I was wondering if anybody would like to swap their standard clamps for the matchmakers that I have. Alternatively I would be happy to buy the clamps.


Queen’s Baton Relay Event – Sat. 19th July

The Queen’s Baton Relay will be at the club hall this coming Saturday!  It’s a great chance to see it up close and to enjoy some of the build up to the Commonwealth Games.  If you can make it along then please post up on the website.

There’s more detail about the route for Day 36 of the relay here:

Timings: Continue reading

Matts Charity Birthday Ride

As some of you may know this Wednesday (16th) is my 22nd birthday & it’s also the day I am cycling 100 miles from Old Kilpatrick to the top of Dundee Law. 100 Miles, 1 Day, 1 Bike… My Voodoo Bizango you have seen me out on the trails with & on tv ;)

The ride is to raise funds & awareness for the Charity Little Hearts Matter. This Charity support families of children born with Single Ventrical Hearts.
Please checkout their website:

This is also a memorial thing for me as a close friend of ours lost her Daughter to Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrom (known as HLHS) at only seven and a half weeks.

Clydebank post done a write up on the ride, you can read the story here:

We have a justgiving page at

We also have sponsors forms and LHM Badges for sale at £1 to raise extra funds, please email or facebook message me if you want to sponsor the ride, email or comment for badge requests or any more info.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, all & any support is greatly appreciated & helps so many people.


Borders Raid Weekend Away

It’ll appear on the calendar soon but we’re planning a weekend away down in the Borders on Sat 23rd and Sun 24th Aug.  The plan is to book hostel accommodation but space is limited so it’s on a first come first served basis.  We have 3 interested so far and the hostel said they only had 9 spaces so post up here if you want to come.  If you can post up in the next day or 2 that would be good.  If we have more people than spaces in the hostel then I can suggest a few campsites locally.  The plan is:

  • Innerleithen red trail on Saturday, but save some energy for….
  • A big natural ride near Selkirk on Sunday (red mainly, with some black sections)

Of course, if you can’t come for the weekend then just come along for one of the days.  NB: The Sunday ride will depart from Selkirk so allow plenty of time and it may be an early start to pack in all the trails.

Arran Weekend Trip – Last Places!


There are three remaining places in the bunkhouse for the Arran trip on the 12th of September (calender link).

The bunkhouse is really comfortable and spacious so grab yourself a slice of luxury biking accomodation for only £36 for the weekend.

These places need to be filled so after next Friday (18th July) I will open any remaining places to non club members. So if you have friends or partners interested please let me know. You can either post on the calender page or drop me an email.