It’s Nearly Here: 30th Anniversary Weekender!!

It’s only a few weeks to the club’s 30th anniversary weekend away!  There’s still some spaces left for the trip.  The hostel is in a great location in the Trossachs, surrounded by lochs and mountains and some great biking for all abilities.  The Trossachs Tryst hostel has been renovated since our last visit with a new kitchen and bathroom facilities and it still has the great indoor and outdoor space to host our weekend.

Apart from some great rides and plenty of laughs, what can you expect from the weekend away?  Here’s a rough plan:

Friday 18th – The Starters

  • Arrive at hostel from 4pm onwards – don’t turn up early – you won’t get access
  • Meals: local food at the Lade Inn pub or make use of the new kitchen to prepare your own
  • Events: possible short, non-techy evening ride up nearby Ben Gullipen, start time TBC (hopefully at the top in time for sunset), socialising in the hostel

Saturday 19th – The Main Course

  • 10am – local rides depart
    • Ride Option 1: Angus – techy
    • Ride Option 2: Graham – mix of trails, some tech, some fireroad, looking for distance and scenery
    • Ride Option 3: TBC – if there’s any interest in this option then we’ll need a volunteer to host it – an easy ride, focus on chilling out and social
  • Rides aim to return 3-4pm, after that it’s the afternoon/evening entertainment, including:
    • team competitions
    • fantastic GMBC BBQ
    • the (in)famous GMBC Big Fat 30th Anniversary Quiz
    • prize giving/awards ceremony & cake

Sunday 20th – Just Desserts!

  • Check out of the hostel by 10am
  • Head over to Aberfoyle for a variety of ride options:
    • Dales Cycles – demo day based in Aberfoyle – details TBC
    • Local enduro trails or mix of fireroad on offer
    • Cafes and/or ice cream to finish before heading home

Some photos from the 25th Anniversary Weekend:


Event Details:

30th Anniversary Weekend Away

Small print:

  • No camping available
  • Bedding is provided
  • It’s a BYOT hostel – Bring Yer Own Towel
  • The Club will provide some breakfast essentials, e.g milk, teabags, fruit maybe, hangover pills, Red Bull, curry
  • Bring your own booze – if you forget then there’s an well stocked bottle shop at the Lade Inn pub nearby(-ish)
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    • Hi Graham I’m working on Saturday, but would like to do one of the rides from Dunkeld. Do you know what time would be best to arrive in Dunkeld? Will the meeting point be at the public car park at the end of the main street?

      Cheers Graham – Nigel

  1. Dunkeld?? We’ll all be in Callander for the anniversary event. Riding from the hostel on Saturday and from the main car park in Aberfoyle on the Sunday. The start time on Sunday is probably between 10 & 11am. I’ll confirm later.

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