Torridon Trip 14-16 September – Sign Up Now!

Hi everyone,

It’s time to get signed up for the Torridon trip. Please follow the link below that will take you to the Web collect sign up page. Please read all the information carefully before signing up.

To ensure you don’t miss out you must sign up and pay the full amount by Tuesday 14 August to secure your place!!

https://webcollect.org.uk/gmbc/event/torridon-trip-14-16-september-2018

More detail will be posted up in the coming weeks with regards to riding plans and food/ drink plans etc.

If you have any questions give me a shout

That’s all for now 🙂

Torridon Weekend Away 14-16 September

Hi Folks,

I am looking at booking the ever popular Torridon weekend away trip for the 14-16 September this year.

Likely plan:

  • Drive up to accommodation Friday night approx 3.5/4 hrs drive
  • Big ride on Saturday
  • Return to accommodation Saturday night, chat, good times, food and drink.
  • Smaller ride on Sunday
  • Return home Sunday afternoon

Accommodation: Hopefully a hostel of some sort. TBC once we know numbers.

Distance: 45-50km, 1300m ascent. More can be added towards the end if we’re going well!

Terrain: Black grade. Rocky, very steep in places, some exposure, occasional drop offs. Distance adds extra difficulty – it’s harder when you’re tired!

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Ben Lomond Ride Wednesday 4 July 6:45-10pm

It’s steep, rocky and potentially midge infested but it’s a classic nonetheless.  Involving a big chunk of hike-a-bike upwards from Rowardennan expect a rough, rocky (black + grade) trail with large drainage ditches and rock staircases and switchbacks in places.

Knee/elbow pads suggested (and obviously a crash helmet!!).  Pack a spare tube or 2 as we had a few punctures last time.  The plan is to ride/push up from Rowardennan car park and see how far we get before we need to head back down – fingers crossed, pretty far up.  Sunset is around 10pm just now but maybe take a light just in case we have a mechanical up the hill and come down later than expected.

Meeting in the car park at 6.45 for a 7 o’clock ride time.

You now need to pay for parking in the car park so bring some change.

Fingers crossed the good weather will hold out until next Wednesday, should the weather turn bad we will postpone to another date.

NB: The Google map can’t place the car park too well, but it’s NTS car park at the end of the road, you can’t miss it.

Aberfoyle Sunday 29 April 10am

Sunday ride at Aberfoyle tomorrow. Meeting in the main car park opposite the Scottish Wool Center at 10am.

Will be riding the “enduro” trails behind Go Ape and around the mast area. These are red and black graded natural trails. Helmet essential and knee pads, elbow pads highly recommended.

Ride is likely to last a couple of hours, plenty of options for coffee and cake after the ride.

Hope to see some of you there.

Post up if your coming along.

 

Easter Weekend 30 March – 2 April

Hi Folks,

Its almost time to get the bike prep’d and get your bags packed.

Just some final things before we go;

Accommodation

Bunkhouse will be available from 4pm on Friday afternoon. Bedding is provided.

From memory there is a bike wash facility, however i am bringing a bucket and sponge just in case!

Food / Drink

This weekend is primarily self catering. Sam has kindly arranged an Indian takeaway on Saturday evening (£12.95 includes mixed starter, main, rice, nann and a soft drink. Make sure you bring plenty of supplies closest shop to the bunkhouse is 8 miles away.

The club will be providing Tea / Coffee / Milk and some fruit etc.

Riding Plans –

There are plenty of trails in the area and we are planning on doing various rides to suit everyone. There is still quite a lot of snow around in the mountains at the moment and there is a rumor that “Beast From The East MK3” is going to hit at the weekend! Hopefully it wont come to anything but it’s nothing us hardy GMBC folk can’t handle 🙂 So be prepared for winter riding conditions, plenty of warm clothing and spares etc.

There are some of us up for a ride on route to Laggan on Friday, Dunkeld or Aviemore has been suggested so far, I will post up when I know more.

If you have any questions, give me a shout.

Looking forward to seeing you all there at the weekend 🙂

Easter Weekend 30 March – 1 April 2018

LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP FOR THE EASTER WEEKEND AWAY. THERE ARE 9 PLACES LEFT IF YOU WANT TO SECURE YOUR PLACE ON THE TRIP YOU MUST BOOK UP AND PAY BY FRIDAY 9 MARCH.

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFO

 

Hi Folks,

Plans are now in place for our annual Easter weekend away. Please see details below…….. get in there quick to secure your place!!!!

Accommodation
 
We have booked Laggan Pottery Bunkhouse for 15 in accordance with club interest. Maximum bunkhouse capacity is 22, if all 15 places are booked and you still want to attend please contact the bunkhouse directly. http://www.potterybunkhouse.co.uk/
2 nights (30/31 March) – £40
3 nights (30 March – 1 April) – £60
 Bunkhouse is open from 4pm on Friday
Food / Drink 
Bunkhouse is self carting. Looking at ordering an Indian takeaway to the bunkhouse on Saturday night
Onsite coffee shop (opens at 10am)
BYOB, looks like the closest supermarkets Kingussie / Newtonmore
Travel 
Bunkhouse is accessible by car. Please post up if you would like to car share.
There are some potential rides on route if leaving from Glasgow ( Comrie Croft and Dunkeld). I am sure the will be some chat going around if anyone is interested in this.
 Rides
There is an abundance of riding for all abilities around the Laggan area, some on the door step of the bunkhouse and some more just a short drive away, here are some ideas for rides we have so far;
Friday – Possible rides on route as above
Sat / Sun – Ben Alder Loop / Kingussie singletrack / Laggan Wolftrax & Enduro trails / Carn Barn More / Glen Feshie
I am sure folk will know of some more trails in the area.
Booking
Click the link below to head over to the web collect site to book your place. Spaces are limited on this trip to secure your place please book by Wednesday 21 February.

*Conditions – reservations & cancellations

By signing up you accept that you are liable to pay for the accommodation which you have reserved

If you reserve a space and do not pay by the due date your space will be offered to the next person on the waiting list

Space is reserved on a first come first served basis – a reservation won’t be considered as final until it has been paid for

We will keep a waiting list in case the accommodation is oversubscribed.

If you reserve a space and then cannot attend your space will be offered to the next person on the waiting list – if there is no-one on the waiting list it is YOUR responsibility to find someone to take your place

Club Easter Weekend 30 March – 1 April 2018

Hi,

Looking for a show of hands of all interested in the club Easter Weekend away this year (30 March – 1 April ) so I have an idea on numbers when booking accommodation. Currently thinking on something in the Cairngorms area, hopefully that has a mix of trails for everyone. If you could let me if you are interested as soon as possible that would be great.

Cheers 🙂