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.
Local Ride: 27th Dec
It’s the festive mince pie and mulled wine ride this Wednesday. Whether you’re riding at 7pm or 7:45pm pop up to the lounge bar afterwards for a hot drink (tea also available) and some mince pies.
Mince Pie Ride
The usual Wednesday night ride with added post-ride festivities;
Mince Pie Ride
In the calendar for this coming Sunday…
Perthshire Autumn Gold Ride (Pitlochry)
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 😃
Luke, Tim and myself are planning a bothy trip 27/28 October with this ride in. All you need is a sleeping bag, air bed, head torch and a bag of coal. This is the ride in:
Come join us on Sunday 7th October 2018 for a bit of mountain bike orienteering in and around Mugdock Country Park and surrounding areas!
Following on from the success of the 2017 event, Glasgow Mountain Bike Club are hosting round 3 of the Scottish Mountain Bike Orienteering Summer 2018 Series www.bmbo.org.uk/ and promises to be a really fun day out.
It’s time to get signed up for the Torridon trip. Please follow the link below that will take you to the Web collect sign up page. Please read all the information carefully before signing up.
To ensure you don’t miss out you must sign up and pay the full amount by Tuesday 14 August to secure your place!!
More detail will be posted up in the coming weeks with regards to riding plans and food/ drink plans etc.
If you have any questions give me a shout
That’s all for now 🙂
I am looking at booking the ever popular Torridon weekend away trip for the 14-16 September this year.
- Drive up to accommodation Friday night approx 3.5/4 hrs drive
- Big ride on Saturday
- Return to accommodation Saturday night, chat, good times, food and drink.
- Smaller ride on Sunday
- Return home Sunday afternoon
Accommodation: Hopefully a hostel of some sort. TBC once we know numbers.
Distance: 45-50km, 1300m ascent. More can be added towards the end if we’re going well!
Terrain: Black grade. Rocky, very steep in places, some exposure, occasional drop offs. Distance adds extra difficulty – it’s harder when you’re tired!
It’s steep, rocky and potentially midge infested but it’s a classic nonetheless. Involving a big chunk of hike-a-bike upwards from Rowardennan expect a rough, rocky (black + grade) trail with large drainage ditches and rock staircases and switchbacks in places.
Knee/elbow pads suggested (and obviously a crash helmet!!). Pack a spare tube or 2 as we had a few punctures last time. The plan is to ride/push up from Rowardennan car park and see how far we get before we need to head back down – fingers crossed, pretty far up. Sunset is around 10pm just now but maybe take a light just in case we have a mechanical up the hill and come down later than expected.
Meeting in the car park at 6.45 for a 7 o’clock ride time.
You now need to pay for parking in the car park so bring some change.
Fingers crossed the good weather will hold out until next Wednesday, should the weather turn bad we will postpone to another date.
NB: The Google map can’t place the car park too well, but it’s NTS car park at the end of the road, you can’t miss it.