GMBC: We need your help

You may or may not be aware of the Single Speed UK event being held at Comrie Croft at the end of August. It’s a charity event, organised by volunteers and is supporting Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). We’re actively seeking either donations to the fund raising or sponsorship support & prizes for the event itself. We have a large community of riders within GMBC and surely you know some businesses or individuals who would like to lend their support.

CRiY, is close to the hearts of many in the cycling community, former British youth cycling champion Ben Forsyth (son of Scottish world championship winning endurance mountain bike rider Keith Forsyth) lost his life to a cardiac condition at the age of 20 last year.  Read the story here.

Support us by passing the hat round (£)

A JustGiving site has been set up for cash donations (link and below)

Support us by sending goods – race, raffle and auction prizes

Please send these to the race office (nothing is too big or too small)

FMR Research, St Georges Studios, 93-97 St Georges Road, Glasgow, G61 3RP

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Club Trip: SSUK19, Comrie, 23-25 Aug

We’re overdue a club trip/social. So, why not join some GMBCers & sign up for a weekend of riding & social activities at the GMBC-sponsored Single Speed UK event Comrie Croft? What’s the plan?

Fri. 23-Aug to Sun. 25-Aug.

  • Friday – a couple of hours evening ride on local hills & trails – mid-ride pit stop at the pub in Comrie, return to the Croft to the onsite bar.
  • Saturday – “race” day, it’s a very social & relaxed event followed by food, drinks, prizes, an auction, music & even more socialising
  • Sunday – another few hours mellow, social riding and more banter
  • Onsite facilities: camping, food shop, bike shop, cafe, toilets/showers
  • Prizes provided by Genesis Bikes, Shand Cycles, Glenturret Whisky, Endura, Fibrax & more

More info: Comrie SSUK19 Facebook page and here’s a video of the 2017 version of the European singlespeed event, held in Scotland, so you get a flavour of the atmosphere.

Sign up at the SSUK19 Eventbrite site, £50 for racing, £35 for a non-riding ticket.

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Perthshire Ride: Comrie Croft

Maybe Comrie Croft and surroundings, maybe Pitlochry.  I’ll post up specific details and a location on Saturday after the trail maintenance.  Probably a 10am start, probably a big day out.  All a bit vague but let me know if you’re interested.

Comrie Megaloop Photos

Another great day out!  Cold wind & icy trails in places but lots of smiles and stunning blue skies.  The ride had a bit of everything; fireroad, tarmac, singletrack, bog, a fat bike, llamas, and giant white wallabies – but sadly no micro-pigs.  Everything you’d expect from a GMBC bike ride.  Here’s a few photos:

And a few more photos:


Comrie Croft Ride

Fancy a wee trail centre blast in Perthshire??  Comrie Croft has a selection of trails packed into a small area that should suit everyone.  Flowy blues, scenic & twisty reds and a challenging black.  I was surprised how rocky and tight some of the trails were so be aware that the grading here may differ to what you’re used to at the regular 7 Stanes trail centres.

It’s just west of Crieff (up the A9 north of Dunblane and turn off for Braco).  The cafe facilities may be shut down for winter so take some munchies just in case.  The forecast for Perthshire is looking OK for Sunday.

Comrie Croft Ride

Meet at Comrie Croft – ready to ride 11am.

Address:  Braincroft, Crieff, Perthshire PH7 4JZ

May include Glen Turret ride too