To get you back into the spirit of group rides there will be another couple of hosted rides exploring the local trails heading out at 7pm on Wednesday evening over the coming weeks.
Next week (12th May) – Tom and Bosco will be out with a group around some more of Mugdock’s singletrack
GMBC Wednesday Evening Ride – Milngavie – Wed 12th May – Glasgow Mountain Bike Club
The week after (19th May) – Ian will be heading out with a group hoping it’s a clear evening for a decent view
Roam with a view – A Wednesday night ride (7pm depart) – Glasgow Mountain Bike Club (gmbc.org.uk)
Due to COVID-19 Track and Trace restrictions, please sign up in advance if you want to join either of these rides
Details on this techy ride on the events page plus a sign up form, here;
Saturday 12-Oct looks like the better weather day for the Perthshire ride.
Ride details here:
Meet point: https://w3w.co/proved.radio.unicorns
Start time: 10am (ready to ride please)
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;
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!
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”.
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.
Anyone fancy a local ride on Thursday? The pace will be easy and the vibe will be sociable. Planning a mid-ride cafe stop too.