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 info@gmbc.org.uk, 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.

Great Outdoors Festival – 30th August – 7th September 2014

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The Access Officer at East Dunbartonshire Council has forwarded this on (see attached programme).  There is a Great Outdoors festival being held across East and West Dunbartonshire, the Campsies and the Kilpatricks between 30th August and 7th September. Details of events are on the programme.  Perhaps most notably fro GMBC there is a Path Repair Day at Mugdock Country Park on Saturday 30th August, 10am – 12pm…

For sale – Cervelo S2 frameset + finishing kit

Size 56cm, 2012 model, black and red and in mint condition. Comes with matching fork, 3T bars, stem and post, and fizik saddle. Also has an ultegra 6700 front mech and ultegra BB installed, both of which have done less than 500 miles.

This bike is not mine, it’s a good friends, I’m posting it up here for him. Pics available, Reply either here, to my email address in profile, or more preferably to his – gordon778 AT msn.com.

Looking for £750, based in Kilmarnock, but will be flexible for postage.

Dumyat Tues 29th July

If anyone fancies it, I’m meeting some folks at Logie Kirk, 7pm on tuesday. Nice singletrack climb up through the woods, up and down Dumyat, and some cracking descending too. Weather looks good, probably shouldn’t have typed that…

x1 Spare Ticket For Commonwealth MTB Event

Hi.  I have 1 spare ticket for the Commonwealth Games MTB event at Cathkin Braes (Tue 29th, 11am to 4:30pm).  £15 (face value) and it’s yours, first come, first served.  To reserve the ticket either post up on the club website, email me or phone/text (contact details on the club members page).

Ben Lomond Ride Report

Lots of punctures, a broken chain and some mysterious blood trails – all part of the summertime epic that was this week’s Ben Lomond ride.  We had an amazing night of weather with amazing views over towards Argyll and with the good breeze the midges were kept at bay until we got back to the car park.  The usual rocky descent didn’t disappoint with drainage ditches and tight switchbacks to negotiate.  It was great to see some new and old members out riding – glad you enjoyed it.  Here’s a link to some more of the photos:

Ben Lomond photos

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.

Stuart