Our online membership process (via WebCollect) is now live!
As agreed at the AGM, we are offering returning members a 20% early bird discount until Friday 15th February (£20 instead of £25.)
Please follow the link to our Membership Application page for further information on how to purchase your subscription and the membership benefits available – http://www.gmbc.org.uk/membership-application/
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 bike which is suitable for use off road, a spare tube, pump and multi-tool and some enthusiasm and a crash helmet.
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 two mid-week rides to choose from:
- 7.45pm on Wednesdays
- 7.00pm on Wednesdays (Introductory Ride – pace & distance to suit those present)
GMBC are pleased to reveal the draft designs for the 2019 jerseys, pending finalisation of sponsors’ logos.
This year’s jersey is based on a recent classic and has been designed by Lee at Vickers Creative
. Jerseys will be manufactured by The Cycle Jersey (TCJ)
and we would aim to have orders placed by the end of February for delivery in late March/Early April. We’ve been offered a great deal by TCJ so the 2019 jerseys come in at a more competitive price than our last offering.
We will have 2 alternative jerseys available – XC and Enduro.
Draft XC Jersey Design for 2019
Draft Enduro Jersey Design for 2019
It’s time for the annual assault on Balmaha. The sign up form can be found below. Deadline to sign up is
end of Tuesday 15-Feb. [EDIT: cut-off was incorrect on the original post – it is now the morning of Wednesday 16-Jan and the trip is on 09/10-Feb]
Meeting at Bullands for breakfast about 8.30- 9am, cars can be parked at clubhouse. Then it is a gentle pedal to Balmaha out the WHW.. loads of chat about nothing.. This is a social spin out and is about 40km with the option of doing Conic Hill. There will be a lunch stop in Drymen.
We then stay at Balmaha for the night where you can get something to eat at the Oaktree Inn and a few beers or can cook your own at the hostel. Then pedal back on the Sunday at your own pace.
How to book:
Price will be about £25 per person. Space for only x14 people at the hostel. Your space isn’t confirmed until you’ve paid for it.
Payment details: BACS transfer only
A heads up for this coming Sunday about a local ride. Please note there are 2 start points & times for this one;
- 9am in the club car park, or
- 10am at Mugdock visitor centre (just at the entrance to the courtyard area)
If you start at 9am from the hall then you’ll need to get yourself up to Mugdock visitor centre for 10am where I’ll meet you. (I need to finish my ride at the visitor centre so that’s where I’ll meet you to start with). The ride will include a cafe stop.
Mugdock Sunday Local Ride
Anyone fancy a local ride on Thursday? The pace will be easy and the vibe will be sociable. Planning a mid-ride cafe stop too.
Local Ride: 27th Dec
Left behind my multi tool in the car park following the ride on Wednesday night. Get in touch if found please.
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