Save The Date: Mugdock SMBO

Sunday 27th Oct is the Mugdock round of the Scottish MTB Orienteering series, based at the Kirkhouse Inn, Strathblane. The checkpoints are being planned and refreshments are being ordered. Keep the date free to come along and try your hand at navigating around Mugdock & surroundings in the 3 hour race format. More details about times, sign on and cost etc will be confirmed on the calendar event below;

Trossachs MTB Orienteering

The weather looks good for the Trossachs round of the MTB Orienteering season which is on this Saturday, starting at Brig O’ Turk. It’s a time limited race (probably 3 hours) to collect as many checkpoints as possible. If you’re late back you lose points. The route you choose is up to you. It’s a great event format for any ability level, you go at your own pace (unless you’re in a team with Tom Wylie 🙂 ). There’s usually munchies after the event and a relaxed vibe. Can’t say fairer than that for £15!

Sunday Local(ish) Ride

I’m planning a localish bike ride on Sunday 08-Sep. It’s weather dependent but at the moment it’s looking OK. Meet in front of Gavin’s Mill building (in the Tesco car park, Milngavie), ready to ride for 10am.

Take some food but I’m planning on a cafe stop in Killearn. The route will take us out of Milngavie towards Carbeth then there’s a couple of options depending on the weather but we’ll end up in Killearn for a break. Then it’s the pipe track back to Strathblane & up to Mugdock before heading back to Milngavie for fist bumps and high fives. Including the stop I guess this will take about 4.5hrs.

Terrain is expected to be non-gnarly for the most part. Pace will be on the slow side of medium speed. Basically it’s a sociable “bimble”.

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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Golfie / Innerleithen trip Saturday 20 October

I am heading down to Innerleithen tomorrow to ride the Golfie. Plan on being there for 10am and ready to ride out shortly after that.

Weather is looking good, been dry for the last couple of days so hopefully the trails will be in good nic.

Trails are awesome fun, mainly black graded natural singletrack decents with fire road climbs to reach them.

I know it’s short notice but hopefully see some of you there. Post up if you coming 😃