Easter Weekend 30 March – 1 April 2018

Hi Folks,

Plans are now in place for our annual Easter weekend away. Please see details below…….. get in there quick to secure your place!!!!

Accommodation
 
We have booked Laggan Pottery Bunkhouse for 15 in accordance with club interest. Maximum bunkhouse capacity is 22, if all 15 places are booked and you still want to attend please contact the bunkhouse directly. http://www.potterybunkhouse.co.uk/
2 nights (30/31 March) – £40
3 nights (30 March – 1 April) – £60
 Bunkhouse is open from 4pm on Friday
Food / Drink 
Bunkhouse is self carting. Looking at ordering an Indian takeaway to the bunkhouse on Saturday night
Onsite coffee shop (opens at 10am)
BYOB, looks like the closest supermarkets Kingussie / Newtonmore
Travel 
Bunkhouse is accessible by car. Please post up if you would like to car share.
There are some potential rides on route if leaving from Glasgow ( Comrie Croft and Dunkeld). I am sure the will be some chat going around if anyone is interested in this.
 Rides
There is an abundance of riding for all abilities around the Laggan area, some on the door step of the bunkhouse and some more just a short drive away, here are some ideas for rides we have so far;
Friday – Possible rides on route as above
Sat / Sun – Ben Alder Loop / Kingussie singletrack / Laggan Wolftrax & Enduro trails / Carn Barn More / Glen Feshie
I am sure folk will know of some more trails in the area.
Booking
Click the link below to head over to the web collect site to book your place. Spaces are limited on this trip to secure your place please book by Wednesday 21 February.

*Conditions – reservations & cancellations

By signing up you accept that you are liable to pay for the accommodation which you have reserved

If you reserve a space and do not pay by the due date your space will be offered to the next person on the waiting list

Space is reserved on a first come first served basis – a reservation won’t be considered as final until it has been paid for

We will keep a waiting list in case the accommodation is oversubscribed.

If you reserve a space and then cannot attend your space will be offered to the next person on the waiting list – if there is no-one on the waiting list it is YOUR responsibility to find someone to take your place

Club Easter Weekend 30 March – 1 April 2018

Hi,

Looking for a show of hands of all interested in the club Easter Weekend away this year (30 March – 1 April ) so I have an idea on numbers when booking accommodation. Currently thinking on something in the Cairngorms area, hopefully that has a mix of trails for everyone. If you could let me if you are interested as soon as possible that would be great.

Cheers 🙂

Ne’er Day Ride?

Hi.  Anyone up for a ride tomorrow?  Clear your hangover, get a start on the new fitness regime.  A later midday start at the club hall for anyone feeling a bit rough from the partying.  I’ll bring some milk in case there’s no cafes open so we can get a cuppa back at the hall after the ride.

Ne’er Day Ride

GMBC

Mince/Pie Ride – 13-Dec

Hi.  It’s the customary seasonal bimble which is the mince pie (& non-alcoholic mulled punch) ride.  It’s a regular ride (maybe a bit shorter than normal) followed by a bit of a social session back at the hall.

It means we’ll buy vast quantities of the cheapest mince pies we can get our hands on so the mince pie mountain lasts us well into June or July 2018.  But apparently best before dates are just advisory anyway.  Please post up on the club website or on FB to say you’re coming.

Our effort will look nothing like this!

Yours sincerely,

Mr Kipling

Sunday Kilpatricks Ride

I’ll be doing this ride tomorrow.  I’m not fit/fast just now but I have a time constraint so I’ll be wanting to keep moving to make sure I get the miles in before it’s game over.  It should be a cold, clear day tomorrow so that steep, steep climb up the front will be an ideal warm up 😉  There’s no cafe stops en route so bring food/munchies.  Depending on progress there may be an option for some extra loops or extending it.

Meet at Kilpatrick station & ready to ride for 9am.

Kilpatricks Sunday Ride

 

Blair Atholl Bike Ride – plans

OK, then, who fancies a bike ride?  It’s still a few days away and the weekend weather forecast is changing frequently but I’m going to opt for doing the ride on Sunday 22nd Oct as the weather looks slightly better at this point.

Meet at the visitor car park on the main street in Blair Atholl and be ready to ride by 10am.  The ride starts with a warm up on tarmac before the first climb and descent.  Then it’s over to Craigower to play about on the trails in there.  After that we head over to ride beside the Tummel for a bit before head back up and over to Blair Atholl with a fast and twisty descent with some great views (clouds permitting).

Stats from the last time I did the ride say 32km, 1350m of climbing/descending and it took just over 5 hours (including stops).

Check the weather, pack appropriate clothing, take food as there are no cafe stops planned until the end of the ride.

If you want to ride share then either organise that via FB or on the club website.  I have space for 1 person and I can pick up anywhere along (or just slightly off) the A82/Gt Western Rd.