Tina’s 40th Birthday / GMBC Lake District Weekend 19th-21st Oct

Hello folks,

Tina posted on Facebook a few weeks back looking for a show of hands for this trip. Some folk have confirmed and some are a maybe for now, the good new is; we have enough to officially call it a party weekend!  This post is for the details of accommodation, prices and how to pay. We have provisionally booked the hostel for the Friday, Saturday & Sunday night, but it’s only being held for a limited time.

We need you to confirm how may nights you’ll be staying and payment by Monday 1st October – please no later!

Accommodation – Windermere Youth Hostel, single gender shared dorms – see here for more info https://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/yha-windermere

Costs – Friday £27, Saturday £27, Sunday £12 (this includes a £9 discount per person as the club has a YHA membership). So, £54 if staying Fri/Sat, £66 if staying all 3 nights.

Riding – There will be different rides to suit all levels and abilities. More on this nearer the time, but it’ll be one hell of a great weekend…Tina has guaranteed it or your money back!*

How to book – fill in this form:


How to pay – To make this as simple as possible for everyone, we have decided to not use Webcollect and ask you to pay directly into the club bank account.  It’s the same account number and sort code you would have paid your membership fee to but here it is again.

Account # – 00875203, Sort Code – 80-07-24.  Please use Tina40 as the reference so we can cross reference the payment.

Remember – payment no later that Monday 1st October please – we need to pay the hostel in full shortly after this date.  Any payments or bookings after this date, will need to be done directly with the hostel and you may not be eligible for the £9 discount from the YHA Club Membership, so get booked up ASAP!

I’ll copy this link to Facebook so we don’t miss anyone out. Enjoy your trip!

*refund applications are filed in the bin 😉

GMBC Social & Leaving Do (Drygate)

We’ve organised a table for 20 folks in the Drygate Beerhall (upstairs in the Drygate pub) for an evening of socialising and getting talked into all sorts of crazy ideas for bike rides.  The pub is just off Duke Street, east of the High Street, near High Street station.  It’s got an amazing menu of beers and does food.

The table is reserved from 7pm.  The idea is that if you want food head along earlier.

Everyone is welcome – whether you’re a club member or not and it would be great to see some of the new members along to join in and meet fellow clubmates.

So who’s coming??


GMBC Social/Leaving Do: Fri 29th Aug

So, it’s been awhile since we’ve had a good old swally in the pub.  And, sadly, 3 long term club members are leaving for pastures new so we thought it was an ideal opportunity to get together and celebrate the start of some new adventures, whether you’re leaving Glasgow or not.

Tom & Ieva are moving through to start the Edinburgh chapter of GMBC (maybe) and skinny Simon is flitting to France where the sun shines all the time and drinking wine is a national sport (this should suit Simon no end!!).

The plan:

  • Where: Drygate Beerhall (upstairs), Drygate Brewing Co., 85 Drygate (we have a table booked for 20 people)
  • When: 7pm onwards
  • Who: open to all; new members, not-so-new members, partners/friends etc.
  • What: turn up, get food if you fancy that, get a drink, chat and be social.

So, who’s up for this??

Aviemore Weekend Away – Trip Report

With the weather improving during the week this weekend away was being hotly anticipated by all 23 people signed up for it.  And it didn’t disappoint!!  There was bucketloads of gorgeous sunny weather, fantastic trails to explore and a lot of laughs and good club spirit.  Thanks to everyone who came along and made it what it was.  And thanks to the organizers (Sam, Ryszard & Dawn), chefs (Ross, Paivi, Simon & Dave), washer-uppers (everyone else) and brownie slicer extraordinaire (Rueben).

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