Week Day Rides

Midweek club rides start from Milngavie & Bearsden Sports Club (see map below), which is a short bike ride from the station.  There’s no need to join GMBC to come along to your first few rides.  The routes and durations vary to suit the conditions & those present.  Tea, biscuits, changing facilities and bike wash are available afterwards.  All you need is a well maintained bike which is suitable for use off road, a spare tube, pump and multi-tool and some enthusiasm and a crash helmet.

During Autumn, Winter and Spring (Sept – April) you will also need a set of lights powerful enough to ride offroad which will last about 3 hours (for example, Solar Storm lights or these from Planet X/Magic Shine.)

Remember: no-helmet, no ride!

We have three mid-week rides to choose from:

  1. 7.45pm on Wednesdays
  2. 7.00pm on Wednesdays (Introductory Ride – pace & distance to suit those present)

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NEW CLUB SPONSOR – SPROCKETS CYCLES

The committee are delighted to announce Sprockets Cycles as GMBC’s new club sponsor.

At the AGM, it was agreed the time was right to part ways with our previous sponsor and enable the committee to nominate a new sponsor capable of delivering all round best value for club members.

So what’s on offer from Sprockets?

Fully paid up club members can now benefit from:

20% off all RRP prices on accessories (excluding Garmin)

10% off all Garmin

20% off workshop work including

20% off parts (at retail price) 

20% off labour 

15% off all retail prices on bikes (excluding 0% finance deals.) Finance packages will be available but not 0% on sale bikes

10% discount on bike fitting

Plus discounted demo bike rates for club members willing to do a small blog or write up on the product tested.

As well as offering GMBC the option to host an open night once every quarter for club members where there will be special pricing on the evening.

Not already a GMBC club member?

No problem, our sign-up process with further details on all membership benefits can be found here

2019 club top order

Each club member can also currently benefit from a £10 discount on their 2019 club top order (featuring our new club sponsor logo – image to follow shortly). Please note all orders must be made by Sunday 24th February – we don’t want you to miss out!

Official launch event

As part of the official launch, the committee are working towards an event which will be held at Sprockets Cycles. Further announcements (including updates to website/Facebook content) to follow shortly.

Please note, all discounts with our previous sponsor, Dales Cycles have now expired.

We hope you will agree, this is an exciting new chapter for GMBC and we thank you for your patience during this transition period.

2019 GMBC committee.

GMBC 2019 Jersey Order

GMBC are pleased to announce that the order form for 2019 jerseys is now live.  You can place your order via WebCollect;

https://webcollect.org.uk/gmbc/event/2019-club-top-orders

Ordering Small Print:

  • Please fill out a separate form for each item purchased
  • Payment must be received by 24/2/19 or your order will not be processed
  • Payment should then be made by Bank Transfer.
  • GMBC will refund £10 to each paid up member who purchases a jersey once the jerseys are delivered. (Please note this is £10 per member not £10 per jersey)
  • Sizing charts

 As a reminder, we will have 2 alternative jerseys available:

  • XC jersey – Race Fit, in either short sleeve (1/2 zip) or long sleeve (full zip) with rear pockets
  • Enduro jersey – looser fit and a round neck in either short or long sleeve

TCJ new fabric is a 140gsm polyester based one, and it really nice and smooth to touch Prices (before discount inc VAT):

  • XC jersey
    • Short sleeve £45
    • Long sleeve £48
  • Enduro jersey
    • Short sleeve £40
    • Long sleeve £45
  • Windcheater Lite £70

GMBC Cairngorms Easter Trip – 19th, 20th & 21st April

Reminder….

It’s that time of year again folks…it’s the GMBC Easter Extravaganza!!

Over the last few weeks, we looked at a few different destinations and venues but quickly realised places were booking up fast and also a tad more expensive than usual.  This is by far the biggest and largest subscribed club trip we do every year, so we had to find a place that could accommodate the potential for 20+ folk.

We have decided to revisit the Cairngorms; there’s loads of trails, varied riding from epic mountain paths with some extreme exposure, gnarly enduro trails to sweet flowing forest singletrack, café stops and a refreshing cold pint knowing that you’ve earned it.  And of course, it’s all about the bikes and the banter!

As it’s a 3 night stay, you actually have the option for 4 days of riding. If you wish, you can arrive Friday early get a ride in, Saturday and Sunday big days out, and if you or your bike isn’t broken by then, a Monday recovery ride.

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2019 Membership Subscriptions

Reminder of early bird discount until 15-Feb for returning members…

Our online membership process (via WebCollect) is now live!

As agreed at the AGM, we are offering returning members a 20% early bird discount until Friday 15th February (£20 instead of £25.)

Please follow the link to our Membership Application page for further information on how to purchase your subscription and the membership benefits available – http://www.gmbc.org.uk/membership-application/