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.

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.