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. 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.
Come join us on Sunday 27th October for what is being tipped “as the greatest round in SMBO history”. The concept is genius…mountain biking and orienteering in and around Mugdock Country Park and surrounding areas! Following on from the success of last years event, Glasgow Mountain Bike Club are hosting another round of Scottish Mountain Bike Orienteering 2019 Series bmbo.org.uk and promises to be a fun day out. Last year we hosted around 40 riders, and everyone came back with a smile on their face and splattered in mud.
Update – this ride is now confirmed for Saturday 12th Oct.
Weather dependent but it’s a classic on a good day. Autumn colours, great scenery and a cafe finish. 12th or 13th Oct – will choose the best day weather-wise. If it’s miserable both days then I’ll postpone.
Sunday 27th Oct is the Mugdock round of the Scottish MTB Orienteering series, based at the Kirkhouse Inn, Strathblane. The checkpoints are being planned and refreshments are being ordered. Keep the date free to come along and try your hand at navigating around Mugdock & surroundings in the 3 hour race format. More details about times, sign on and cost etc will be confirmed on the calendar event below;
The weather looks good for the Trossachs round of the MTB Orienteering season which is on this Saturday, starting at Brig O’ Turk. It’s a time limited race (probably 3 hours) to collect as many checkpoints as possible. If you’re late back you lose points. The route you choose is up to you. It’s a great event format for any ability level, you go at your own pace (unless you’re in a team with Tom Wylie 🙂 ). There’s usually munchies after the event and a relaxed vibe. Can’t say fairer than that for £15!
I’m planning a localish bike ride on Sunday 08-Sep. It’s weather dependent but at the moment it’s looking OK. Meet in front of Gavin’s Mill building (in the Tesco car park, Milngavie), ready to ride for 10am.
Take some food but I’m planning on a cafe stop in Killearn. The route will take us out of Milngavie towards Carbeth then there’s a couple of options depending on the weather but we’ll end up in Killearn for a break. Then it’s the pipe track back to Strathblane & up to Mugdock before heading back to Milngavie for fist bumps and high fives. Including the stop I guess this will take about 4.5hrs.
Terrain is expected to be non-gnarly for the most part. Pace will be on the slow side of medium speed. Basically it’s a sociable “bimble”.
You may or may not be aware of the Single Speed UK event being held at Comrie Croft at the end of August. It’s a charity event, organised by volunteers and is supporting Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). We’re actively seeking either donations to the fund raising or sponsorship support & prizes for the event itself. We have a large community of riders within GMBC and surely you know some businesses or individuals who would like to lend their support.
CRiY, is close to the hearts of many in the cycling community, former British youth cycling champion Ben Forsyth (son of Scottish world championship winning endurance mountain bike rider Keith Forsyth) lost his life to a cardiac condition at the age of 20 last year. Read the story here.