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)
It’s the festive mince pie and mulled wine ride this Wednesday. Whether you’re riding at 7pm or 7:45pm pop up to the lounge bar afterwards for a hot drink (tea also available) and some mince pies.
Mince Pie Ride
Hi, here are the documents for the AGM this Wednesday instead of a ride (up at the club hall, refreshments available, open to all but voting rights only for current club members);
The usual Wednesday night ride with added post-ride festivities;
Mince Pie Ride
Argyll design top for sale, never worn. Freeride style with 3/4 length sleeves, size men’s L, made by Pactimo. Looking for £20. I can bring it along to the AGM next week. If you’re interested then email grahamDOTandertonATgmbcDOTorgDOTuk or text me if you have my mobile.
Front of jersey
Back of jersey
Hi. Who’s out for the 7pm Intro ride this week?
It’s that time of year again when the weather turns sour that we decide to host our AGM. It gives you an excuse to be out of the rain and come and see what’s been happening in your club. It kicks off at 7.30pm at the Bearsden Milngavie Sports Club bar area upstairs.
What is the purpose of an AGM you ask?
- It’s to allow club members to hear/see reports from the committee on the achievements and work of the club over the year.
- For members to elect the committee for next year.
- If required, to make changes to the club constitution.
It’s to give you, the paying club members an insight to what’s been going on and to have your say about what happens in the future. It’s a very worthwhile event and it normally lasts the length of a summers evening club ride. There will be refreshments, some snacks and a wee prize draw for the attendees.
It’s not mandatory attendance but it’s only one evening out of the year. As it’s on a Wednesday night which is our busiest evenings for club rides, I’m assuming we’ll be filled to capacity (hopefully). There’s normally a bunch who head out earlier that evening for a club ride and finish at the AGM, so keep an eye on social media posts nearer the time for those updates.
Looking forward to seeing you then.
Some photos from the Pitlochry ride on Sunday;
In the calendar for this coming Sunday…
Perthshire Autumn Gold Ride (Pitlochry)
I am heading down to Innerleithen tomorrow to ride the Golfie. Plan on being there for 10am and ready to ride out shortly after that.
Weather is looking good, been dry for the last couple of days so hopefully the trails will be in good nic.
Trails are awesome fun, mainly black graded natural singletrack decents with fire road climbs to reach them.
I know it’s short notice but hopefully see some of you there. Post up if you coming 😃
Luke, Tim and myself are planning a bothy trip 27/28 October with this ride in. All you need is a sleeping bag, air bed, head torch and a bag of coal. This is the ride in: