Hello from Marina Cycles

Hi everyone, just wanting to introduce myself as the club’s new sponsor* – Marina Cycles.I’ve been riding with the club since 2000, and so I’m really stoked to be supporting the club in this way.

As well as the discount (10% on most things) for paid up members, once covid begins to blow over I’m looking forward to hosting some ride-outs from the shop – Lennox Forest, Barrhill and Croy Hill and a load of loops up the Campsies and elsewhere (as well as post ride hose as well as the usual biscuits and tea available post ride!).

Also I’ll be offering club members an open night with a more substantial range of refreshments and there are some other events in the pipeline once things start to get back to normal.

If you’d like to pop in and see the shop, you can find me Tuesday to Saturday at:

Unit 4, McBride Avenue,
G66 1XP

I have a range of bikes including MTB, gravel, ebikes and more from Kona and Dawes for sale as well as full workshop facilities, and supply Shimano, SRAM, DT Swiss, Halo, Rockshox, X Fusion, Maxxis, Schwalbe, Continental and many more.

Alternatively, you can call 07720713701, email ladevrx@gmail.com, or message the shop on Facebook.

web: http://www.marinacycles.com

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marina-Cycles-Kirkintilloch-624487021517849

See you in store or on the trails soon!

*Logos on this website to be updated!

Annual Fireworks Ride

Wednesday November 6th for the fireworks this year. 7.30 start time to suit all comers rather than the normal 7/7.45 split.

If you can, contact me (post here or on the FB group) to enable me to bring suitable volumes of mulled wine and hot dogs.

Bring your own firework.

Ciaran path, devil’s staircase ride

If anyone isn’t doing the first aid etc. and fancies a ride this Saturday (22nd April), I’m heading up to the King’s House Hotel to ride ciaran path via the devil’s staircase.

Good couple of options for mid- and post- ride refreshment, though be prepared for rocky technical trails (I’ll be taking pads) and obviously the usual weather.

Riding from 10.30 at King’s House.  Should be a good day out, the forecast is good!

Carn Ban Mor / Laggan

If anyone fancies it I’m heading up tomorrow (Sat 9th) to do (weather and stream heights permitting) Carn Ban Mor and then drive across to play at Laggan for a while.

I will be setting off at 10am prompt (with some food) from the car park up Glen Feshie. Post here if you are interested.  I have one space in the car currently, free petrol for anyone that comes along as I’m just running an errand really.

I need to be done by 4pm as I’m picking my daughter up at the cafe in Laggan at that time.

Post here or on the thread of Facebook if you’re interested.

Lennox ride anyone?

I’m planning on doing the Lennox forest trails on Sunday 13th morning- my default option is to start at Kirkintilloch although if it suits the masses better I can ride across to milngavie for the start.  It’ll be a 9am start to let me get home for 12ish.

Anyone fancy it? I’ll be gentle on the climbs, some interesting descending but some fairly chilled out too.


Bike theft…

Hi all, just got told a friend’s specialized crux cyclocross bike was stolen today from outside the dental hospital in town. If you anyone thinks they’ might’ve seen it or gets offered one at a price that’s almost too good to be true, get in touch and I’ll pass on any info. Apparently the bike was only 2 months old, and not cheap.

Keep your bikes well locked up out there folks!

Firework Ride

Don’t forget the firework ride this Wednesday (2nd November).

Bring as many fireworks/sparklers as you can fit in your camelbak (or panniers if you’re feeling particulalry burny), and join us for a ride out to a mystery remote spot where we can let them off accompanied by some hot dogs and mulled wine (courtesy of GMBC).

Non (paid up!) members will be pushed off a cliff and/or burnt in a large doll fashioned from wicker.

Hope the weather’s decent!


Trail centre weekend – 26th-27th November – Dumfries and Galloway

Final call for anyone that fancies a trail centre weekend on the last weekend of November. It should be a good boost as the natural trails get more claggy (if that is possible) and the nights draw in.

The plan is to head down on Saturday morning, ride all day, then take some beer and food up to the bunkhouse at Marthrown of Mabie and stuff our faces, followed by more riding the next day.

There are plenty of trail centres close to the bunkhouse, so even the most energetic should satisfy their riding urges.

I want to get the deposit paid by early next week so email me to arrange payment by then if you are keen to go.


Chairman Luke

AGM – 30th November, St Andrew’s Church Hall

Hi all,

Just to clarify some points recently brought up regarding the AGM-

– It’s a great place to give feedback to the committee and have your say as a member if you’ve been unable to get in touch with us some other way for whatever reason, for instance if you live under a rock and/or never ride with the club.

– In the interests of getting the best views, including those of any former members, the committee welcome anyone with anything to say to the AGM, member or otherwise.

– Note that if you wish to vote on any matters in the AGM (or in the event of an EGM), you MUST be a member of the club. Filled out membership forms and cash can be given to a committee member at any point prior to the start of the AGM (including on the night ten minutes before), (although why you would have waited 11 months to pay up is beyond the comprehension of the committee).

Hopefully I’ll see plenty of you out on the trails before then. I know I’m already looking forward to the firework night ride.


Chairman Luke