Glasgow 2018 Cycling Events

There’s some cycling events on as part of the Glasgow 2018 European Games.  Please note the time trial event on 08-Aug may cause traffic disruption on the roads near the club hall (although the event is due to finish by 3:15pm) so perhaps consider the train or cycling out from the city.  At this point, the 7pm Intro Ride will still be on.

Time trial route

Glasgow 2018 Cycling Events

 

Torridon Trip 14-16 September – Sign Up Now!

Hi everyone,

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!!

https://webcollect.org.uk/gmbc/event/torridon-trip-14-16-september-2018

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 🙂

Intro Wednesday still on

Just to confirm, the 7pm local Intro ride is on this week in case you don’t fancy the hike-a-bike up Ben Lomond.  I’m mulling a Burncrooks expedition this week, maybe even a Whangie loop if there’s time and it suits the group.

Torridon Weekend Away 14-16 September

Hi Folks,

I am looking at booking the ever popular Torridon weekend away trip for the 14-16 September this year.

Likely plan:

  • 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!

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Ben Lomond Ride Wednesday 4 July 6:45-10pm

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.

NB: Busy Trails

We’ve been advised that there will be trail running events in Mugdock Park on Thu 14th and Thu 21st June (7 – 9:30pm both nights).  If you’re riding on either of those nights then please be aware that you may be sharing the trails with more people than normal.