Big Sunday Local Ride

Hi.  I’m planning a big day out tomorrow with the aim of getting further afield in the local area.  Basically out to the Kilpatricks, through them to the Whangie and back into the local trails.  Option of a cafe stop out at Eden Mill but take food in case you need it before we get there.  More blurb here:

Sunday Local Ride


30th Anniversary Club Tops – Shop Now Open

The Pactimo shop is now open..finally!

The 30th anniversary club tops will be available to buy through the Pactimo shop until Tuesday 9th May.

To enter the shop, go to  click my team store, then input glasgowmountainbike password in the below window

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A few important points;

  1. ‘If people are using a visa debit, they should inform their bank otherwise their purchase transaction will be blocked by their bank as believing to be fraud.  We are a US based clothing company and so banks will block the transaction to protect the client.  When banks are informed prior to placing the order with us transactions go through with no incident.  Please do inform the team otherwise their cards will be block.  Visa and Master card are accepted but not American Express. ‘
  2. ‘ENTERED ORDERS CAN’T BE CANCELLED, if a wrong size is entered we can alter it BEFORE we close the team store but not after the store has been closed.’
  3. There are a couple of small errors with logo positioning on the tops shown in the shop. Don’t worry, these have been corrected for the production templates.
  4. Please do not ask Pactimo to re-open the shop if you are late to purchase a top. This delays the whole order for everyone.

The fit kit will be available for the last time at tonight’s ride (Wednesday 03-05-17) as I have to send it back tomorrow.

Any questions, give me a shout


30th Anniversary Club Tops

We are now in the final stages of the club top design and will hopefully have the online shop open at the end of this week or the start of next week.

Below is a sample of what the final design will look like on the continental top. All the variations will be available to view when the shop opens. (Kudos to Mario for the work he has put in with the top design.)




We will be offering the following tops;

S/S Continental Top – male/female
L/S Continental Top – male/female
S/S Trail Top – male/female
L/S Trial Top – male/female
Brekenridge WX-D Vest – male/female

You can find details on the tops here –

Sizing Kit – I will make the sizing kit available at the sports club before and after the evening rides on the follow days;

Tuesday 25/04/17

Wednesday 26/04/17

Tuesday 02/05/17

Wednesday 03/05/17

Please let me know if you are planning on coming to try on the sizing kit. If anyone can’t make these dates get in touch and I’ll see what we can do. Other people trying on the tops can also give feedback on what the actual sizing is like.

More details to follow.

Ciaran path, devil’s staircase ride

If anyone isn’t doing the first aid etc. and fancies a ride this Saturday (22nd April), I’m heading up to the King’s House Hotel to ride ciaran path via the devil’s staircase.

Good couple of options for mid- and post- ride refreshment, though be prepared for rocky technical trails (I’ll be taking pads) and obviously the usual weather.

Riding from 10.30 at King’s House.  Should be a good day out, the forecast is good!

Mountain Bike Orienteering “Glasgow Grit” 2017

Come join us on Sunday 21st May 2017 for a bit of mountain bike orienteering in and around Mugdock Country Park and surrounding areas!

Following on from the success of the 2016 event, Glasgow Mountain Bike Club are hosting round 3 of the Scottish Mountain Bike Orienteering Summer 2017 Series, and promises to be a really fun day out.

Last year we hosted around 45 riders, where the age range spanned 50 years and everyone came back with a smile on their face so we will be aiming for more of the same. The course takes in woodland, moors and even a castle.  A mix of walkers’ paths, fire roads, some fun technical trails and hills mean the event is suitable for all abilities whether you just want to have fun or are looking for more of a challenge.

The event will be based at GMBC HQ at Milngavie and Bearsden Sports Club, with ample parking and toilet/changing facilities.  Registration will be open from 9am, and results and prize-winners announced from 2:30pm.  Using the marked-up maps provided, you start at the sports club and try and find as many checkpoints as you can in three hours.  There’s no defined route, and checkpoints vary in distance, location and points!  Tea, coffee, soup and cake will be available, and results and prize-winners will be announced at the sports club afterwards. Continue reading

Monday Mugdock?

Monday’s weather is looking a better bet than Tuesday’s so in the spirit of namby pamby, fair-weather cycling is anyone up for a quick spin around the usual suspects in Mugdock tomorrow (Mon 10/04)? I could do a 6.30 meet no problem but might not suit anyone else so can be flexible with the time. 7pm would be the latest though. Back home by 8.30. Any takers?

Last Weekend’s Path Maintenance

Following on from the work done on improving the drainage on the West Highland Way through Mugdock Wood the Park Ranger has been in touch with some positive feedback.  She said,

We had a couple of compliments from very pleased people on Monday about WHW and the fact there was no water running down it.

I’m sure it’s down to the quality of work rather than the recent dry spell 😉  Anyway a big high five to John Bennie, Neil MacNamara, Rob Sim, Andrew Dickson, Ian Godber and Luke Devereaux for doing the business last weekend.  I got some good before and after photos which I’ll post up soon.

MTB Fantasy League & First Aid Update

Hi there.  An update to the GMBC Fantasy MTBer League is due soon.  Which eligible club activities can you bag some points for?

For example, anyone on the trail maintenance gets points, have you taken a Strava KOM off Tom (Luke’s been busy!!), did you take part in John Bennie’s Ardgartan Loop – which I’m counting as one of the “Classic Rides” series.  Also, there will be bonus points for the riders who took part in the velodrome taster session organised by Iain.  There’s points up for grabs in the SMBO planned for 21-May (organisers, helpers, competitors and podiumers can all get points!!).

Artists Impression of GMBC Fantasy Mountain Biker Podium

Here’s where to log your efforts – points will be allocated as per the scoring sheet, unless I’ve had a few beers in which case it’ll be quite random.

Log my efforts dammit!!

Also, there’s still 3 spaces left of the first aid course which members requested as club/rider development at previous year’s AGMs.  Bag your spot by emailing infoATgmbcDOTorgDOTuk.  If you can’t make it but know someone who can then please ask them to get in touch too as it would be a shame for the slots to go to waste.

First Aid Training