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  2. mcburnied

    All Rings - 17th March 2019 - On Stand By

    Well done to the lads who went out today. Low numbers but not too surprising given the weather this week and into the weekend. Nevertheless, we had Ian, Terry, Big G, Andy T, Davy, Aiden and myself at the Abbey and decided the big ring would head for Largs. I was looking for a shorter run and Aiden wasn’t firing on all cyclinders with a bit of a cold so we planned a shorter route. We rode together till we hit Lochwinnoch but were pretty wet at the time as heavy rain had come on around Howwood. Aiden and I split off there and headed up John’s hill and out to Kilmalcolm thereafter turning back through to BOW and back along the Georgetown. Nice wee 35miler and it was actually quite nice when the sun came out, but pretty gusty I have to say. After a brief stop at Castle Semple to let the rain ease the lads carried on to Largs then round the coast taking in 2 cafe stops on their journey. Over 60 miles for these guys but major kudos to big Andy Taylor who did some extra miles and clocked up a ton! Well done big chap. See you all out soon. Ciao for now Derek
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  4. Hello All, So the weather has continued to be poor again throughout this week, and although tomorrow is looking to be dry with some sunshine, it is still going to be very cold with high wind and heavy gusts. There is also likely to be some form of residual impact from the poor conditions today. As per last week if you are planning to go out please monitor the chat group to see who else is interested. Anyone who is going out will meet at the Paisley Town Hall at 9:00am as per usual. There is no defined route as it will be decided in the morning depending on numbers, conditions, and preference. If some do go out I would advise a route that offers some protection and is not overly exposed (particularly to the wind) - probably local and not too far. It won't be long before the better weather comes in and we can all get back to business as normal.
  5. Sandy

    Ellen McArthur Cancer Trust Largs - Cowes

    Saturday 4 May to Sunday 12 May
  6. Guys A friend works for emcancer trust and passed this on. If anyone is interested can you go direct to [email protected] who can provide more information. Day Rider Expression Of Interest Form.docx
  7. Aidan Quinlan

    Dark Ring Bunch Runs

    Weather Dependent so keep an eye on WhatsApp. Dark Ring Fast Bunch Hillington Loop Thursday night (14th March 2019) leaving the Abbey for 18.45 Sharp LIGHTS ARE ESSENTIAL. Propose to do some different types of efforts and group splits. Pace is high and groups might be split depending on numbers/ability on the night. Segment: https://www.strava.com/segments/16225918 19.00 Meeting Spot Google MapsPin: https://maps.google.com/?cid=4190942552704653003
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  9. Hello All, After monitoring the weather conditions over the last few days, all rings are expected to be abandoned for this week as it is unlikely that anyone will be out. The forecast for tomorrow is pretty poor with a combination of weather factors contributing to this such as cold temperatures (2-3°), heavy rain with potential sleet, and persistent wind with heavy gusts. Naturally the weather may change by tomorrow (as it has done even recently), but at the moment it is not looking good at all. It has been pretty damp and noticeably much colder over the last few days/nights, and although the weather appears to be better than forecast for today - it could easily all change as you get further afield. Typically if any riders are planning to go out tomorrow - or for those that may decide to do so in the morning - please declare your intent in our chat group and keep watch there for information on what others are doing. The routes planned for this week were expected to be based locally with plenty of bail opportunities if needed. If any do decide to go out tomorrow then they can plan a route that suits themeselves based on the conditions at the time. For everyone else there are plenty more good days ahead of us to get out and enjoy.
  10. Aidan Quinlan

    Dark Ring Bunch Runs

    Weather Dependent so keep an eye on WhatsApp. Dark Ring Fast Bunch Hillington Loop tomorrow night (07th March 2019) leaving the Abbey for 18.45 Ssharp LIGHTS ARE ESSENTIAL. Propose to do one lap reconnaissance and a some alternating efforts. Pace is high and group split is dependent on numbers/ability on the night. Segment: https://www.strava.com/segments/16225918 19.00 Meeting Spot Google MapsPin: https://maps.google.com/?cid=4190942552704653003
  11. Caleb

    Tacx Flow Smart Trainer

    Is anyone looking for a smart trainer? Haven't been able to get enough use out of mine because of uni. Compatible with Zwith etc and come with ANT+ USB. Looking for around 80 pounds and happy for people to see it before buying. Wont have it up in Paisley until next week as i need to get it from Dumfries..
  12. Mark

    Cycling in the straths.

    Yeah, driving is pretty much the only way to get there. I'm up a few times a year visiting. Depending on the time of year I usually take my bike or hillwalking gear. The wind is something else. Especially if you're going on the coast road from Tongue round to Durness.
  13. Mateusz Sobanski

    Cycling in the straths.

    I've spent 2 days cycling in the area 12 years ago. Spectacular scenery, strong headwinds 😁 Do you always drive up and down Mark?
  14. Mark

    Cycling in the straths.

    Hi folks, I've been doing this ride for the past few years. It starts in Tongue in the far north and goes through some spectacular scenery in the middle of nowhere. The money raised is all for a good local cause. Much better than the corporate etape Caledonia etc where about 1% of the money goes to a good cause. If anyone fancies it gimme a shout. My wife's family are starting an Air bnb in a house that belongs to the family so if it's ready in time accommodation should be sorted. I can't promise that the renovations will be finished in time but I think the plan is for it to sleep 6. The link is posted below. https://www.cyclinginthestraths.co.uk/
  15. Update [Sat 2nd March @ 11:00am]: Meet-up time for those attending this event will be at 08:45 at Paisley Town Hall / Abbey. That gives us plenty of time to get down there, checked in, and organised. Although it should remain dry with some sunshine, it is going to be a bit windy tomorrow with potentially some heavy gusts so make sure you have gloves and a jacket. There is a sportive event on this week that a number of club members will be attending. If you are unaware of this event you can find more information about it in this topic here: Be advised that we are predominantly participating in the 45 mile route for this event - though we may opt to do additional miles once concluded. This is an organised event involving other clubs and riders, therefore if you want to join us it is adviseable that you register and pay online to make the process smoother for everyone on the day. The Johnstone Wheelers are hosting the event therefore it helps them out greatly if they know before-hand how many riders are expected to attend - lets make it easy for them. Registration for the event can be made on British Cycling here: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/195167/Don-Smith-Memorial-Ride-2019 The club rides will continue as normal this week for those that are not participating in this specific event - please see those topics for additional information on what is planned. For those attending this event we want to get down there sharpish and not to be in a rush trying to get there. We will confirm meet-up times before the weekend and meet at the Paisley Town Hall as per usual. Those that live on the route we can pick you up on the way - you don't need to come to the Town Hall. We will be taking the cycle path from Canal Station all the way to Lochwinnoch.
  16. The wee ring route for this week will be fairly local heading out to Bishopton, Houston, Bridge of Weir, cycle path to Kilmacolm, up Carruthmuir, and down Johnshill into Lochwinnoch - with the return journey being the cycle path back to Paisley. All in it will be an estimated distance of around 35 miles, with about 1,462ft elevation - main climb will be up Carruthmuir. Update [Sat 2nd March @ 11:00am]: Although it should remain dry with some sunshine, it is going to be a bit windy tomorrow with potentially some heavy gusts so make sure you have gloves and a jacket. Please note we are currently on reliability rides and this ride forms that purpose. If you have not had the opportunity to get out much due to weather (like many of us) then this ride will be suitable for you. This is a club social ride so the usual criteria applies: - We will ride at wee ring pace or that of the slowest rider - Regrouping at top of any climbs allowing for recovery. - Ensure you have spare tubes, food/energy, and basic tools for mechanicals. - Bring your phone incase you need it, and money for the cafe stop. - Note this route is subject to change depending on conditions on the day We meet at Paisley Town Hall @ 09:00am - all welcome to join us as per usual.  I will get a route plotted and online soon.
  17. Hello all, the Big Ring route for this week will be Largs which will come in at a distance of around 56 miles. This route will be from Paisley, passing through Inchinnan, Bishopton, Port Glasgow, Greenock, Gourock, Wemyss Bay, and then on to Largs. Cafe stop will be at the Bagel Basket, before heading up the Haylie Brae and then descending into Kilbirnie, hitting the cycle path to Lochwinnoch, and then continuing on the cycle path all the way back to Paisley. Please be advised that this route will be dependent on the weather conditions - if deemed to not be suitable then an alternative route will be considered. Please also note that there are other rides on this week so numbers will be varied - Big G will captain this specific ride. Update [Sat 2nd March @ 11:00am]: Although it should remain dry with some sunshine, it is going to be a bit windy tomorrow with potentially some heavy gusts so make sure you have gloves and a jacket. This is a club social ride so the usual criteria applies: - We will ride at middle ring pace - Regrouping at top of any climbs allowing for recovery. - Ensure you have spare tubes, food/energy, and basic tools for mechanicals. - Bring your phone incase you need it, and money for the cafe stop. - Note this route is subject to change depending on conditions on the day We meet at Paisley Town Hall @ 09:00am - all welcome to join us as per usual.  I will get a route plotted and online soon.
  18. Dimitar Nechev

    Don Smith Memorial 3rd March 2019

    I am with you guys.
  19. Aidan Quinlan

    Don Smith Memorial 3rd March 2019

    Signed up for Medium route and will ride there and back.
  20. Veloscot

    Time to say goodbye.

    Ronnie these days would struggle to hold any wheel 😢
  21. Stephen Murphy

    Wee Ring Sun 24th Feb

    Liam i am aiming to come out mate 👍
  22. Derek McBurnie

    Big Ring - Sun 24th Feb

    Nice one Tahir, will be great to see you back out again! As I said to Liam I will decide on the morning and see how the numbers are balancing but I would like to do this route with you. Cheers Derek
  23. Derek McBurnie

    Wee Ring Sun 24th Feb

    Liam, I will be out but will decide on the day if I join you or do the Big ring. Thanks Derek
  24. Aidan Quinlan

    British Cycling Membership

    Bump for the new year.
  25. mark-s

    Don Smith Memorial 3rd March 2019

    Signed up for the Medium route and plan to cycle down to Lochwinnoch and back
  26. This week the big ring will be heading out over the bridge towards Helensburgh, up Sinclair Street and then towards Balloch and then back home. Cafe stop planned for Balloch. Aprox 48 miles. For those wanting more miles, there's the option to split at the foot of Sinclair Street and head towards Faslane and then up and over Glen Fruin. I;ve not done that part before so someone will need to captain that bit. https://www.plotaroute.com/map/768901 Usual rules apply...tidy bunch, regroup at top of hills and pace dictated by slowest rider. Bring food, gels, money for cafe stop and spare tubes/tools for bike in case of any mechanical's. Leaving the abbey at 9.00 so meet just before.
  27. liam mcd

    Wee Ring Sun 24th Feb

    Looks like the weather is picking up heading towards the weekend, so proposing a nice wee Wee Ring route to get you all back out on the bike again? I personally have not been out in a while and although looking forward to it know my fitness has dropped off, So come and join me and your fellow Club members I'll make you look good!! 😂😂 Looking at heading out of Paisley towards Elderslie, Johnstone and Howwood. Up the Bowfield and across past Greenacres to Canny Man at Lugton. (Unfortunately it wont be open at that time!!) So we shall continue on to the Clerkland Farm Cafe stop just outside Stewarton. Coming out we head back on ourselves and turn right onto Kingston Road and head for Neilston and Barrhead. Before rolling back down into Paisley Plenty of options to bail early or increase your mileage, so should suit most......... Basically saying here, "No Excuses!" 😈🚲😈 https://www.plotaroute.com/route/424592?units=km Approx 30 miles, but a bit hilly in places. Post up please if you are planning on coming out, It really helps with the planning and organisation on the day. 😊   LOOK AT THE ROUTE AND FAMILIARISE YOURSELF WITH IT! You might be on the front when it's time to turn, make sure you know when and where! 😉   Nice leisurely pace, no one gets left behind, We ride at the pace of the slowest rider on the day and we wait at the top of hills etc.......  Bring a helmet, spare tubes, tools, nutrition and a drink Plenty fluids. Money for coffee/tea, and a mobile phone......and your bike!!    Leaving from Paisley Town Hall at 9am, so get there just before 8.50am!
  28. This weeks Sunday cycle will be to Largs for Big Ring via coast we have few options go via Greenock Cut back Helia brae, or coast to Largs back Helia brae or old Largs road , can decide on day , Cafe Break at Largs Approximately 52 miles Bring a helmet, spare tubes, tools, nutrition and a drink Plenty fluids. Money for coffee/tea, and a mobile phone. We are only as fast as the slowest rider, regrouping top of hills, we start together, we finish together. All winter rides are subject to change on the day due to weather.Please keep an eye on the Whatsapp Chat . Leaving from Paisley Town Hall at 9am, so get there just before 8.50am!
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