Woohoo – we have a new clubhouse!

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!

Introducing GMBC’s new clubhouse….Gavin’s Mill.

Gavin’s Mill

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!)

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Club AGM Wednesday 28th of November 7.30pm @ BMSC

Hello all,

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.

Looking forward to seeing you then.

Your Committee

GMBC Christmas Night Out – Sign Up Sheet

Fill in this form to reserve your place for the GMBC Christmas Night Out at Bibi’s Mexican Cantina – 8th December:

https://goo.gl/forms/lVzvGvnBCb1ZvTGK2

£25 for 4 course meal plus first drink.  Limited to 25 people (paid up club members only).  This form will be open for a few weeks and we’ll follow up with a WebCollect event to manage payments.

More event details here:

GMBC Christmas Night Out – save the date

Tina’s 40th Birthday / GMBC Lake District Weekend 19th-21st Oct

Hello folks,

Tina posted on Facebook a few weeks back looking for a show of hands for this trip. Some folk have confirmed and some are a maybe for now, the good new is; we have enough to officially call it a party weekend!  This post is for the details of accommodation, prices and how to pay. We have provisionally booked the hostel for the Friday, Saturday & Sunday night, but it’s only being held for a limited time.

We need you to confirm how may nights you’ll be staying and payment by Monday 1st October – please no later!

Accommodation – Windermere Youth Hostel, single gender shared dorms – see here for more info https://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/yha-windermere

Costs – Friday £27, Saturday £27, Sunday £12 (this includes a £9 discount per person as the club has a YHA membership). So, £54 if staying Fri/Sat, £66 if staying all 3 nights.

Riding – There will be different rides to suit all levels and abilities. More on this nearer the time, but it’ll be one hell of a great weekend…Tina has guaranteed it or your money back!*

How to book – fill in this form:

https://goo.gl/forms/W2FFMrEuyqQEbJm53

How to pay – To make this as simple as possible for everyone, we have decided to not use Webcollect and ask you to pay directly into the club bank account.  It’s the same account number and sort code you would have paid your membership fee to but here it is again.

Account # – 00875203, Sort Code – 80-07-24.  Please use Tina40 as the reference so we can cross reference the payment.

Remember – payment no later that Monday 1st October please – we need to pay the hostel in full shortly after this date.  Any payments or bookings after this date, will need to be done directly with the hostel and you may not be eligible for the £9 discount from the YHA Club Membership, so get booked up ASAP!

I’ll copy this link to Facebook so we don’t miss anyone out. Enjoy your trip!

*refund applications are filed in the bin 😉