Our Lovely New GMBC Club Kit – TEAM STORE CLOSES 14th MAY

ROLL UP, ROLL UP

The GMBC Team Store is NOW OPEN and taking club jersey orders.

Link to the store is:

https://teamstore.pactimo.com/stores/select

The password is:

glasgowmountainbike

You will all have had the chance to try on the kit so should know your sizes. I will be at the club post ride tonight (Tues) and also intend to ride tomorrow (Wed). I will have the kit with me for anyone who hasn’t tried the kit yet or who wants to double check sizes.

You will no doubt notice the Team Store closing date of 10th of May. I have previously discussed this with Pactimo who have noted that they can extend the opening period to 10 days. I believe the 5 day period is their default and shown at this time because the store has just opened. I believe that this will be altered by Pactimo shortly.

Stuart

Week Day Rides – Tuesday & Wednesday

Midweek club rides start from Milngavie & Bearsden Sports Club (see map below).  Routes and duration vary to suit the conditions.  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.  At this time of year you will also need a set of lights powerful enough to ride offroad which will last about 3 hours (for example)

Remember: no-helmet, no ride!

We have three mid-week rides to choose from:

  1. 7.00pm on Tuesdays
  2. 7.45pm on Wednesdays
  3. 7.00pm on Wednesdays (Introductory Ride – pace & distance to suit those present)

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Big Away Ride- Glen Devon- Saturday 6th June

Hi All,

It’s been 2 years since Graham lead a bunch of hardy soles out into the wilds of the Ochils to do this club classic, so putting it back on the calender for this year, and John can even come for once!

  The route would start at the Golf Club car park just on the outskirts of Tilly, cycle track to Dollar then up and into the hills, returning to the car park after about 30km and 800m of climbing.  There aren’t any facilities en route to speak of (possible tea stop at a boathouse in Glen Devon).  The post-ride plan is to then head to Bridge of Allan to sample the delights of the chippy or a BBQ at ours if the weather looks ok.

It’s not massively technical as it’s mainly land rover track and open moorlands but the climb IS steep and it’s exposed so pack appropriate waterproof clothing. There is however, about 5km  of very technical riding down to the finish at Tillie.  Once into the hills there’s nowhere to stop for food so pack enough food & water.

Start time likely to be around 10am, and ride will be weather dependant as its all very exposed and not really a ride for bad weather.

 

 

 

Renault Megane Sport Tourer (Estate) for sale – great car for carrying bikes!

Hi,

We’re selling our 54 plate diesel Renault – company car forces sale. Takes 2 large bike bags easily. It has integrated roofrails and includes Thule footpack for roofbars. Also comes with 4 extra winter tyres (partworn). £990. It’s on Autotrader here: http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201505173550627/sort/locasc/postcode/g664pa/channel/cars/onesearchad/used%2Cnearlynew%2Cnew/body-type/estate/page/1/usedcars/radius/1500/model/megane/make/renault?logcode=p

Let us know if you’re interested!

Alison

Any Local Rides This Weekend?

Hi, is anyone riding locally this weekend, possibly Sunday? I’m asking because there’s a visitor from the US (Mitch) who’s asking if he can join us this weekend. I’m busy so won’t be out locally but if you’re riding please can you let me know and I’ll put you in touch with Mitch, if he hasn’t already joined up on Facebook. I’ve given him a few options for renting bikes locally, including Dales Cycles. Hope the friendly GMBC massive can help out. Thanks.

BREAKING NEWS: x1 Hostel Space for 7 Lochs/3 Ways Ride

Hi folks – one of the riders for this weekend’s 7 Lochs, 3 Ways ride has pulled out of the overnight stay (Saturday 9th May) so we have x1 bed spare in the dorm room at the Inversnaid Bunkhouse.  Costs involved are: £20-ish for the hostel, £9 for the ferry crossing to Inversnaid, £whatever for food & drink over the weekend.  There’s no baggage transfer so you’ll need to carry whatever clothing etc you need for the weekend.

First come, first served.  Email me or post up here.

10am start from Balloch train station to catch the 5:15pm ferry to Inversnaid and (probably) a 9am start from Inversnaid on Sunday.

3 Lochs Ride

Hi. It’s a 10am depart from Balloch this Saturday. The 5 of us who are doing the overnight part of it have a ferry to catch from Inveruglas so we need to be prompt. The 10am start should allow enough time for a brief stop in Helensburgh and a slightly longer one in Arrochar.

Any day trippers joining us have options to return from Arrochar via the Loch Lomond cycle path or Tarbert via the train or Inveruglas via road/cycle path or by cutting down to Garelochhead.

It’s cross bike compatible but the recent wet weather may have made some bits muddy and there were a few rocky sections on a fireroad but generally nothing hugely technical.

Day 1: approx 64km to Inveruglas
Day 2: approx 68km back to Glasgow

If you have any questions then please let me know.

BBQ and Demo day Cancelled – I’m sorry!

Hi Guys! Unfortunately I have to cancel Saturday BBQ. I apologize It’s 100% my fault. I didn’t organize this properly but I promise I’ll do better next time. I’ll be attending next commitee meeting to discus and organize everything in proper way. I’m still planning to ride on Saturday morning if anyone fancy. Please let me know what time would be best for those who can show up! Apologize one more time.

If you have any questions please feel free to drop me an email at wojtek@dalescycles.com or call me after 6pm – 07840868217

Cheers
Wojtek Zietek

GMBC Team Kit Store NOW OPEN

ROLL UP, ROLL UP

The GMBC Team Store is now open and taking club jersey orders.

Link to the store is:

https://teamstore.pactimo.com/stores/select

The password is:

glasgowmountainbike

You will all have had the chance to try on the kit so should know your sizes. I will be at the club post ride tonight (Tues) and also intend to ride tomorrow (Wed). I will have the kit with me for anyone who hasn’t tried the kit yet or who wants to double check sizes.

You will no doubt notice the Team Store closing date of 10th of May. I have previously discussed this with Pactimo who have noted that they can extend the opening period to 10 days. I believe the 5 day period is their default and shown at this time because the store has just opened. I believe that this will be altered by Pactimo shortly.