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.

Autumn + Perthshire = Win

Hi.  Anyone fancy a bike ride in glorious Perthshire this autumn?  If so, then mark your calendars for the weekend of 21/22 Oct.  The plan is to ride on one of the days – whichever has the better weather.  I’ll make a call in the days running up to that weekend.  It’ll be somewhere up near Pitlochry or Blair Atholl, similar to autumn rides we’ve done up there before.  Expect a some climbing, some descending, some mud, some great scenery – you know, mountain biking, that sort of thing.

I’ll advise more details closer to the time.  Here’s some photos from a previous ride, just to whet your appetite:

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