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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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