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 Wednesdays (Introductory Ride – pace & distance to suit those present)
At the end of last year, concerns were raised around some of the practicalities of our clubhouse venue. The committee listened and over the last few months, we have been in contact with several different venues to ensure that the club’s requirements can be met and have found, what we believe to be a fantastic premises!
Situated on Gavin’s Mill Way (via the road into Tesco Milngavie), Gavin’s Mill (run by volunteers) operates as a fair trade shop and café owned by the Gavin’s Mill Community Project and is described as “a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, which aims to look after Gavin’s Mill as a community resource, and to work with local community groups to develop it into a centre for sustainable food and crafts, building on the heritage of the Mill and its surroundings.”
From early discussions, we were delighted with the Mill’s ethos and enthusiasm to work with local groups as well as being open and amenable to meet our club’s requirements (e.g. enabling us to fit a new tap so we can wash our bikes!)
To ensure we maintain good relations going forwards we ask that you please take note of the following:-
Club members who wish to make use of the Tesco car park during club rides should provide note of their car registration to Tesco Milngavie front desk, to ensure that the 3-hour parking limit restriction is lifted.
Please note, GMBC take no responsibility and shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered from your use of the Tesco car park facility.
The bike wash tap is located within the disabled toilet (this is located on the left of the building as you enter the main door) and the nominated committee keyholder will be responsible for setting up and dismantling the extension hose for club members washing their bikes.
We request that bikes are washed at the side of the building where drainage is located.
We will keep the club’s tea, coffee, biscuits and mugs in a clear plastic crate, stored in the small space to the left of the downstairs café. All club members are requested to wash, dry and tidy away any mugs/items after use.
We ask that all club members ensure any mud, water, dirt, etc. is swept and mopped up as required in order to leave area clean for volunteers opening the Mill the following morning. If club members are muddy, please use outdoor seats brought into downstairs area to minimise transferring this mess onto the Mill restaurant seats as best as possible.
And finally…as we start to roll into the lighter nights then what better way to familiarise yourself with the new clubhouse than turning up to a club ride?! First official ride from the new clubhouse will be tomorrow’s Intro Ride (Wednesday 10th April) at 7pm followed by a post-ride cuppa and the best value brand biscuits we can buy (from Tesco, of course!)
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.
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.