We’re looking for your input to a Scottish Cycling workshop where they will be consulting on their 2019 – 2023 strategy. As we’re an affiliated club, two GMBC committee members will be be attending one of the workshops later this week where cycling clubs will be invited to share their thoughts on what can the governing body can do to develop the sport.
There was a survey issued to collect comments but it’s closed now. If you didn’t complete the survey, or didn’t even know about it but want to have some input then now’s your chance. Perhaps consider;
- what they are doing well & should continue
- what they could do better at
- anything they should focus on
- what do you think the sport’s governing body should be doing to promote cycling (in all it’s varieties)
For reference, here is the page where Scottish Cycling publicised their strategy review. Please have a read and send us your thoughts.
Please send your feedback to info[AT]gmbc[DOT]org[DOT]uk before 4pm on Thursday 23-Aug
There’s some cycling events on as part of the Glasgow 2018 European Games. Please note the time trial event on 08-Aug may cause traffic disruption on the roads near the club hall (although the event is due to finish by 3:15pm) so perhaps consider the train or cycling out from the city. At this point, the 7pm Intro Ride will still be on.
Time trial route
Glasgow 2018 Cycling Events
Ramsay at Trailcoach is running an advanced skills course aimed at preparing you to ride steep & slippy terrain on 5th Aug, starting from Wheelcraft in Clachan of Campsie.
You can get more info here:
Steep & Slippy – Enduro Skills with TrailCoach
Steep & Slippy – Enduro Skills
Ramsay at Trailcoach is running an advanced MTB skills course at Cathkin Braes on 14th July so why not sharpen up your bike handling skills. More info here:
TrailCoach – Advanced Skills
Advanced MTB Skills
4th August sees Ramsay at Trailcoach run his Core Skills session at Cathkin Braes. If you’re new to mountain biking or want to go back to basics then check out some info in our calendar and on the Trailcoach site:
TrailCoach – Core Skills
Core Skills – Beginner MTB
Just to confirm, the 7pm local Intro ride is on this week in case you don’t fancy the hike-a-bike up Ben Lomond. I’m mulling a Burncrooks expedition this week, maybe even a Whangie loop if there’s time and it suits the group.
We’ve been advised that there will be trail running events in Mugdock Park on Thu 14th and Thu 21st June (7 – 9:30pm both nights). If you’re riding on either of those nights then please be aware that you may be sharing the trails with more people than normal.
Trail running routes
Hi, I’ll be along for the Tue 7pm ride this week. I’ll not be particularly quick but I’m planning on riding some techy trails while they’re so dry. I’ll also be along for the Wed 7pm Intro ride – and there’s a rumour that ex-pat, ex-club members Jo and/or Al Byford may make an appearance for the Intro ride.
Here’s a message that came in to GMBC from the G4S recruitment for the Glasgow 2018 European Games (and other events)….
I’m getting in touch with local Glasgow cycling clubs regarding opportunities for staff and members (who are over 18) to work at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.
As you’ve probably heard, cycling will be a big part of the championships and we will be supplying Event Stewards for Road Cycling races across Glasgow, Stirling and East Dunbartonshire, Track Cycling at The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Mountain Biking at Cathkin Braes and BMX at Knightswood Park. In addition to the 2018 championships we also have other exciting events coming up such as Ed Sheeran at Hampden, Bruno Mars, TRNSMT Festival & year round events at the SSE Hydro.
The work is on a casual basis to fit around existing commitments and involves tasks like checking tickets, showing people to their seats and providing general information and assistance to the public.
It’s a great opportunity to earn extra money whilst playing a part in these historical games.
Applications are to be made through the G4S Careers Portal and interviews can be selected and booked by applicants using our online booking system. You will also find further information regarding the role through this link:
If you would like any further information about this please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Recruitment Officer – Scotland
G4S Events, Secure Solutions (UK) ltd ”
For more info contact