Rides This Week

Hi, I’ll be along for the Tue 7pm ride this week.  I’ll not be particularly quick but I’m planning on riding some techy trails while they’re so dry.  I’ll also be along for the Wed 7pm Intro ride – and there’s a rumour that ex-pat, ex-club members Jo and/or Al Byford may make an appearance for the Intro ride.

Aberfoyle Sunday 29 April 10am

Sunday ride at Aberfoyle tomorrow. Meeting in the main car park opposite the Scottish Wool Center at 10am.

Will be riding the “enduro” trails behind Go Ape and around the mast area. These are red and black graded natural trails. Helmet essential and knee pads, elbow pads highly recommended.

Ride is likely to last a couple of hours, plenty of options for coffee and cake after the ride.

Hope to see some of you there.

Post up if your coming along.

 

Glasgow 2018 – Stewards Needed

Here’s a message that came in to GMBC from the G4S recruitment for the Glasgow 2018 European Games (and other events)….

Hello,

I’m getting in touch with local Glasgow cycling clubs regarding opportunities for staff and members (who are over 18) to work at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.

As you’ve probably heard, cycling will be a big part of the championships and we will be supplying Event Stewards for Road Cycling races across Glasgow, Stirling and East Dunbartonshire, Track Cycling at The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Mountain Biking at Cathkin Braes and BMX at Knightswood Park. In addition to the 2018 championships we also have other exciting events coming up such as Ed Sheeran at Hampden, Bruno Mars, TRNSMT Festival & year round events at the SSE Hydro.

The work is on a casual basis to fit around existing commitments and involves tasks like checking tickets, showing people to their seats and providing general information and assistance to the public.

It’s a great opportunity to earn extra money whilst playing a part in these historical games.

Applications are to be made through the G4S Careers Portal and interviews can be selected and booked by applicants using our online booking system. You will also find further information regarding the role through this link:

http://eventsjobsuk.g4s.com/jobs/Glasgow-Customer-Care-Stewards-2018_106546/

If you would like any further information about this please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Best regards

Ian

Ian Nowacki

Recruitment Officer – Scotland

G4S Events, Secure Solutions (UK) ltd

For more info contact

ian.nowacki[AT]uk.g4s.com

All Hands On Deck – Trail Maintenance #2

This coming Sunday (08-April) is path maintenance session #2.  We need as many folks as possible.  The plan is to work on Riverside again.  It’s a popular path and some sections aren’t holding up well so the Ranger has suggested some repair work on the wider, muddy sections.  This means we need quite a few bodies to complete it on the day so if you’re free please put yourself forward, even if you can only attend for a few hours.

The day’s work is planned from 10am to approx 3pm.  Meet at the boulders on Khyber Road.

If you want to join this session then please email info[AT]gmbc[DOT]org[DOT]uk so we can plan the work etc.

Easter Weekend 30 March – 2 April

Hi Folks,

Its almost time to get the bike prep’d and get your bags packed.

Just some final things before we go;

Accommodation

Bunkhouse will be available from 4pm on Friday afternoon. Bedding is provided.

From memory there is a bike wash facility, however i am bringing a bucket and sponge just in case!

Food / Drink

This weekend is primarily self catering. Sam has kindly arranged an Indian takeaway on Saturday evening (£12.95 includes mixed starter, main, rice, nann and a soft drink. Make sure you bring plenty of supplies closest shop to the bunkhouse is 8 miles away.

The club will be providing Tea / Coffee / Milk and some fruit etc.

Riding Plans –

There are plenty of trails in the area and we are planning on doing various rides to suit everyone. There is still quite a lot of snow around in the mountains at the moment and there is a rumor that “Beast From The East MK3” is going to hit at the weekend! Hopefully it wont come to anything but it’s nothing us hardy GMBC folk can’t handle 🙂 So be prepared for winter riding conditions, plenty of warm clothing and spares etc.

There are some of us up for a ride on route to Laggan on Friday, Dunkeld or Aviemore has been suggested so far, I will post up when I know more.

If you have any questions, give me a shout.

Looking forward to seeing you all there at the weekend 🙂

Trail Maintenance Sessions

We’re planning 2 dates for trail maintenance within Mugdock Country Park this Spring and we’re looking for volunteers to help out.  The dates are Sunday 25-Mar and Sunday 08-Apr.  If you want to join the session then please email info[AT]gmbc[DOT]org[DOT]uk so we can plan the work.  More details about the work will follow shortly.