All Hands On Deck – Trail Maintenance #2

This coming Sunday (08-April) is path maintenance session #2.  We need as many folks as possible.  The plan is to work on Riverside again.  It’s a popular path and some sections aren’t holding up well so the Ranger has suggested some repair work on the wider, muddy sections.  This means we need quite a few bodies to complete it on the day so if you’re free please put yourself forward, even if you can only attend for a few hours.

The day’s work is planned from 10am to approx 3pm.  Meet at the boulders on Khyber Road.

If you want to join this session then please email info[AT]gmbc[DOT]org[DOT]uk so we can plan the work etc.

Trail Maintenance Sessions

We’re planning 2 dates for trail maintenance within Mugdock Country Park this Spring and we’re looking for volunteers to help out.  The dates are Sunday 25-Mar and Sunday 08-Apr.  If you want to join the session then please email info[AT]gmbc[DOT]org[DOT]uk so we can plan the work.  More details about the work will follow shortly.

Last night was one of those nights when…

  • ….. you had a free evening AND the weather was dry – hallelujah!!
  • you turned up to find out you’re the only one riding on a dry, winter’s night
  • you had a mechanical before you even left the car park
  • the mud and puddles weren’t quite frozen despite it being just below freezing
  • your front mech froze (yes I still use a front mech!) during the ride leaving you on the granny ring but you’re unfit so you were never out of the granny ring anyway
  • it felt like -20 when it was only -2
  • you lost the feeling in your toes half way round your route
  • you had the trails to yourself and the fellow bikers you met were friendly and enjoying themselves
  • you got back and noticed the mud had frozen onto the bike and it’s set like concrete
  • you kept the heating off in the car on the way home so the frozen mud didn’t melt and create a swamp in the car boot
  • you got home and felt happy that you made the effort and had another winter ride to remember.

2017 Annual General Meeting

Please note that it’s the club’s AGM on Wednesday 29th Nov (arrive 7pm for 7:30pm start).

  • To submit any points for the AGM agenda then please email info[AT]gmbc[DOT]org[DOT]uk by Monday 20th Nov.
  • A finalised agenda and previous AGM minutes will be made available before the 2017 AGM (hopefully by 22nd Nov).

Currently the plan is to host the AGM in the lounge area upstairs at the sports club and as per previous years, there will be some light refreshments available as well as the famous GMBC AGM prize draw.

It’s YOUR club so we encourage everyone to participate in the AGM so you can have your say about what’s working well and what we can do to make the club better for its members.  Hope to see you there.

Graham (GMBC Chairman, on behalf of the Committee)

Pub Trip (28-Oct)

Posted by Barry on FB.  Saturday 28th Oct, from 7:30pm onwards in Coopers pub on Great Western Road.

All welcome; whether you’re a GMBC member or not, come along, say “Hi” and enjoy some banter.