COVID-19 Statement

From Luke (GMBC Chairman)

In line with the recent COVID-19 advice:

https://www.gov.scot/news/people-advised-to-limit-social-contact/

We are trying to do our bit, and as such the committee has made the difficult decision that we won’t be organising any group rides as a club until this advice changes. This includes Wednesday night rides. I hope you manage to keep getting out, keep the fitness and skills up for when we can ride together again.

I’d recommend for those who might be doing more solo efforts to feel free to ask here for routes, or download Trailforks or similar to help you find the, er, trails.Hopefully we’ll still be allowed out solo/in household groups for the forseeable future, I’m sure you’re all capable of deciding how to behave outside of club activities to get us through this with minimal impact.

This isn’t a great bit of news, but I’m sure with enough YouTube Shreddits and chat on here we’ll make it through even if we get into a full lockdown.

Cheers,

Luke

2020 Subscriptions

From Luke (GMBC Chairman)

Hi everyone,

It’s (finally) that time of year again to put about half the cost of a tyre towards the running of the club. This will enable us to provide a number of benefits. I won’t try to list them all, but for this year we have a few things planned:

– Social Wednesday rides mixing all of us together.
– Weekends away.
– An actual club BBQ in an exclusive rural location.
– Insane amounts of local trail knowledge
– “fantastic” “chat” during all sanctioned club rides.

Please use the web collect as normal. As we have had delays this year, the deadline for discounted £20 membership is the end of March.

Cheers on behalf of the committee

Go to webcollect.org.uk/gmbc and follow these instructions:

  1. Create a WebCollect login (click “sign in or sign up”)
  2. If you’ve never had a subscription before click “Browse Subscriptions”.  If you have been a member before then click “Renew/Manage Subscriptions” and choose the membership applicable to you

2019 GMBC AGM

Save the date, Wed 27-Nov-19 at the Burnbrae Pub & Grill. It’s your club so come along and have your say in what it does and how it’s run.

It’s planned to start at 7pm so please arrive early to get a seat and a drink.

If you have any items you want included in the agenda then please submit them to committee[AT]gmbc[DOT]org[DOT].uk.

AGM documents have now been published:

2019 Agenda
2018 Minutes

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.

SMBO Sunday 27th October – Hosted by GMBC – New Venue

Come join us on Sunday 27th October for what is being tipped “as the greatest round in SMBO history”. The concept is genius…mountain biking and orienteering in and around Mugdock Country Park and surrounding areas! Following on from the success of last years event, Glasgow Mountain Bike Club are hosting another round of Scottish Mountain Bike Orienteering  2019 Series bmbo.org.uk and promises to be a fun day out. Last year we hosted around 40 riders, and everyone came back with a smile on their face and splattered in mud.

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GMBC: We need your help

You may or may not be aware of the Single Speed UK event being held at Comrie Croft at the end of August. It’s a charity event, organised by volunteers and is supporting Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). We’re actively seeking either donations to the fund raising or sponsorship support & prizes for the event itself. We have a large community of riders within GMBC and surely you know some businesses or individuals who would like to lend their support.

CRiY, is close to the hearts of many in the cycling community, former British youth cycling champion Ben Forsyth (son of Scottish world championship winning endurance mountain bike rider Keith Forsyth) lost his life to a cardiac condition at the age of 20 last year.  Read the story here.

Support us by passing the hat round (£)

A JustGiving site has been set up for cash donations (link and below)
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ssuk19

Support us by sending goods – race, raffle and auction prizes

Please send these to the race office (nothing is too big or too small)

FMR Research, St Georges Studios, 93-97 St Georges Road, Glasgow, G61 3RP

SSUK loves you

Club Trip: SSUK19, Comrie, 23-25 Aug

We’re overdue a club trip/social. So, why not join some GMBCers & sign up for a weekend of riding & social activities at the GMBC-sponsored Single Speed UK event Comrie Croft? What’s the plan?

Fri. 23-Aug to Sun. 25-Aug.

  • Friday – a couple of hours evening ride on local hills & trails – mid-ride pit stop at the pub in Comrie, return to the Croft to the onsite bar.
  • Saturday – “race” day, it’s a very social & relaxed event followed by food, drinks, prizes, an auction, music & even more socialising
  • Sunday – another few hours mellow, social riding and more banter
  • Onsite facilities: camping, food shop, bike shop, cafe, toilets/showers
  • Prizes provided by Genesis Bikes, Shand Cycles, Glenturret Whisky, Endura, Fibrax & more

More info: Comrie SSUK19 Facebook page and here’s a video of the 2017 version of the European singlespeed event, held in Scotland, so you get a flavour of the atmosphere.

Sign up at the SSUK19 Eventbrite site, £50 for racing, £35 for a non-riding ticket.

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