Hello from Marina Cycles

Hi everyone, just wanting to introduce myself as the club’s new sponsor – Marina Cycles.I’ve been riding with the club since 2000, and so I’m really stoked to be supporting the club in this way.

As well as the discount (10% on most things) for paid up members, once covid begins to blow over I’m looking forward to hosting some ride-outs from the shop – Lennox Forest, Barrhill and Croy Hill and a load of loops up the Campsies and elsewhere (as well as post ride hose as well as the usual biscuits and tea available post ride!).

Also I’ll be offering club members an open night with a more substantial range of refreshments and there are some other events in the pipeline once things start to get back to normal.

If you’d like to pop in and see the shop, you can find me Tuesday to Saturday at:

Unit 4, McBride Avenue,
Kirkintilloch,
G66 1XP

I have a range of bikes including MTB, gravel, ebikes and more from Kona and Dawes for sale as well as full workshop facilities, and supply Shimano, SRAM, DT Swiss, Halo, Rockshox, X Fusion, Maxxis, Schwalbe, Continental and many more.

Alternatively, you can call 07720713701, email ladevrx@gmail.com, or message the shop on Facebook.

web: http://www.marinacycles.com

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marina-Cycles-Kirkintilloch-624487021517849

See you in store or on the trails soon!

Week Day Rides

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.  Covid restrictions permitting, 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.

Please use the GMBC Ride Form to sign up for a published ride.

Remember: no-helmet, no ride!

We have two mid-week rides to choose from:

  1. 7.00pm on Wednesdays (Introductory Ride – pace & distance to suit those present).
  2. 7.45pm on Wednesdays

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Club Ride Sunday 22nd August- Aberfoyle

Hi,

We are having a club ride this Sunday at Aberfoyle. The plan is to ride the steep techy off piste black graded trails that are dotted around the woods above Aberfoyle.

The ride will be about 20/25km (2.5hrs) with fire road climbs and steep and techy descents.

Meeting Place- Aberfoyle overflow car par just off Main Street

Meeting Time – Ready to ride for 8.30am

Equipment- Helmet, well maintained bike, spares, trail snacks and water.

Hopefully see some of you there, post up if you are coming along.

Chris

Emergency SMS

I found this on a British Cycling article and thought I’d share it in case anyone else thought it could be useful (for bike rides or family who have hearing or speech impairments). It describes how to sign up to be able to send an emergency message by SMS, for example you have an incident in a remote area and only have enough signal to send an SMS.

EmergencySMS sign up

Wednesday Club Rides

Hi all, we hope you’ve enjoyed the variety of club rides we’ve organised to get back into group rides over the last 6 weeks. The plan moving forward will be to run one of these club rides on the first Wednesday of each month,then for the other weeks of the month we’ll encourage members to meet up for rides at 7pm on a Wed and post up on the Facebook members page any other rides they’ve planned (weekends/other evenings). Info on the 2nd June ride can be found below

Wednesday Night Rides

To get you back into the spirit of group rides there will be another couple of hosted rides exploring the local trails heading out at 7pm on Wednesday evening over the coming weeks.

Next week (12th May) – Tom and Bosco will be out with a group around some more of Mugdock’s singletrack
GMBC Wednesday Evening Ride – Milngavie – Wed 12th May – Glasgow Mountain Bike Club

The week after (19th May) – Ian will be heading out with a group hoping it’s a clear evening for a decent view
Roam with a view – A Wednesday night ride (7pm depart) – Glasgow Mountain Bike Club (gmbc.org.uk)

Due to COVID-19 Track and Trace restrictions, please sign up in advance if you want to join either of these rides