Velodrome taster session anyone ? Sun 19th March, 2pm

I have just updated the FB post with this.  If you are up for it, please let me know asap :

 Right folks, here’s the info from Glasgow Life. In summary, we block book, pay in advance, and we divide the cost by the number of riders. We need to fill it, at 15 people, to keep it to the minimum, which is £18 a head. There is availability on Sun 19th March at 2pm

So, who is up for Sun 19th March ? If we have enough within next few days I will book and pay for it, so if you post up you are committing to pay your share. We will open up to friends of club members etc to fill if required :

Thank you for your enquiry regarding booking a corporate group session on the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome. Please note this is only a taster session meant for companies to book for team building. It does not count towards the accreditation process.

The maximum number in a group is 15 people and the minimum is 3 people. The session lasts one hour with a coach. The cost is £270 and all the equipment is provided. We suggest that you turn up at least half an hour before the session starts for everyone to pick up their kit, (helmets, shoes & bike). Please see enclosed further information on what a taster session will cover. All participants must follow the set programme and instructions of the Coach on the day.

If you would like to book a session at any of the above times, please let me know and I will check availability for you.

Please note we are unable to take provisional bookings for the Velodrome and all bookings are on a first come basis.

Full payment must be made once the booking is confirmed.

Barry "Nae Gears" Mears

Barry “Nae Gears” Mears

Prost-8 Grampians – some club members fundraising for Prostate Cancer

Some of you may know that I, along with a group of friends, including our own Pete Morgan, Chris Johnstone and Sanny, are doing a bike ride challenge next month, and are raising money for Prostate Cancer UK along the way.

Please have a look at the attached JustGiving link; any contributions will be hugely gratefully received for this very important cause, which is personally very close to me.

Please feel free to pass onto others.

Many Thanks

Arrochar Alps this Sunday, 28th ?

this is up on the Facebook page :

How about Succoth, Glen Loin on Sunday morning ? Meet at Arrochar & Tarbet Station car park ( the main car park on the A83 beside the old church/cafe) ready to ride for 930 ? It’s all off road, lots of twisty singletrack, a big fireroad climb and a fast wide descent. Ride time 2.5 hrs ish.

Post up here, or on the FB thread if you fancy it.



Ardgarten Loop Sunday 14th June?

This is a great loop if decent weather, so posting up to see who’d be up for it, if it stays settled.  Starts and finishes Ardgarten car park, it’s ideal for cx bikes or HT’s and here’s the route :

With a group it’s probably 4 hrs away from the car park, incl a food stop.  There is nowhere to buy food , so need to be self sufficient.  Ride depart at 0930 sharp


5 ferries this Sunday anyone ?

Pete, Sanny and I are planning on doing 5 Ferries this Sun, 24th, riding from Wemyss Bay Station 0730 sharp for 945 ferry from Ardrossan. Last minute but were waiting for a good forecast.

So post up here or on FB if you fancy it. Road bikes required and an average pace of 15mph. Its about 65-70 miles, with brekkie on first ferry and sandwiches from Co-op in Tarbert for lunch. Bring snacks and bottles though !  If al goes to plan ferry back to Wemyss bay gets in 6ish