Scottish Bike Show at SECC Sat 16th/Sun 17th April

Hello Peeps,

I know this is very short notice, but we have managed to secure a spot on the Alpine Stand at this weekends first Scottish Bike Show.

We are looking for a handfull of fellow club members to volunteer some of their time (4hrs approx) by helping out on the stand.

The aim is to promote the club and it’s fantastic benefits, increase the number of club members, inform visitors that all other clubs are inferior and to promote our new ‘Beginner Rides’ starting Wednesday 4th of May (volunteers needed for that too!)

We’ll have flyers available to hand out and posters up on the stand to promote this. It’d be great if the volunteers could also wear any GMBC apparel to emphasize this.

It’ll be a free entry to the volunteers, I’m pretty sure it’s £7.50 per person, if folk just want to attend. From the committee members, we’re able to cover the Saturday morning slot, I’ll probably be around for most of the day too. We are restricted to 2 passes, and my thoughts were to have 2 folk in the morning slot and 2 in the afternoon, allowing us a continued presence and it would only require part of your day.

For the folk that wish to attend, please remember that the car park will charge around £4 (the committee will reimburse this to volunteers).  Alpine have told us that if you wish to cycle in, there will be space to store your bikes at the rear of the stand.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, or even popping along to say hello whilst you maybe visiting. If you are free to assist, please let me know which day and what time.

Thank you very much

Barry 07766463369

Saturday Ride- Another option- Arrochar


With the weather forecast looking great for Saturday, me and John are heading up to Arrochar to try a new route- well, new to us! Its called Coire Grogain from Kenny Wilson’s book.

Description is 18km from Arrochar off into the hills. Looks good, with some forest track and single track descents. Book suggests more decents than climbs, but that can’t be right!!

We have a map and the ability to navigate should anyone else want t come along.

Meet at 11am at the main car park in Arrochar- first one you come to as you head through the village. Don’t know how long it’ll take-maybe 3 hours? Graham and Neil did it last year, and can perhaps shed some light.

Let me know if anyone fancies it. Mobile is 07792605021.



Social ride

Howdy all,

just a wee reminder about the Saturday social ride that is scheduled for the first Saturday in June.  (That will be the 4th)  So far there has been quite a bit of interest in this ride so it is looking good.

Currently there are no limitations on numbers, where you join the ride, where you leave the ride, how many coffee’s and scones you have, how many lunches you have or how much you may have to drink.

A reminder of the route.  Mostly off-road, leaving Milngavie at 10 heading to the Carbeth via various trails. From Carbeth to the Blane Valley Inn.  Then to Kincaid House Hotel Milton of Campsie from there to the Stables in Kirkie and finally finish off in the Torrance or Wheatsheaf Inn before returning, on a leasurly ride, on the back roads to Milngavie.


Alpine bikes club night Tue 5/4/2011

Sorry for the short notice, but I only received notice of this myself 30 minutes ago:

We are holding our club night tomorrow evening from 6pm till 8pm we have good fantastic discounts on everything in store and discounts on new bikes. These apply only for this night.

This is being held at the alpine bikes store situated in the Tiso outdoor experience

50 Couper street, glasgow, G4 0DL
0141 559 5450

Please contact members of your club and attend the night to receive these discounts

Hope to see you tomorrow



WordPress help wanted

I’m impressed by the new GMBC site. Can anyone help me with a WordPress updrade to one of my websites please ( I’ll pay for your time and I’m thinking that half a day in our office (just north of Charing Cross) should do it – I’ve mapped out what I’m looking for, got the access codes to the site hosting and am WordPress registered. Please e me Thanks, Simon Haslam

Baldernock Cycle Gala

Anyone who thought of going to the gala at solid rock cycles in Balmore and decided not to , missed a treat. The Clan stunt team turned up with Danny McCaskill on board and gave an outstanding display of acrobatics. I had only seen the youtube clips of Danny McCaskill, but to watch from 10 feet away was breathtaking, the guy is a genius on a bike and the rest of the Clan were equally brilliant.