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  3. Planet x pro carbon road bike black size small. Full sram rival 22 groupset. 172.5 crankset with 50/34 chain rings and wi fly rear mech with 11-32 cassette. Campagnolo wheels with 700c x25 tyres. Very capable bike that's in Excellent condition with a full service just bn done. £450
  4. We have a dozen of our members away this weekend to Spain so thinking of a joint ride with bail out points since our numbers will no doubt be greatly reduced. We will likely post a route, possibly Stewarton, which gives us various route options home. So, let’s see you out on Sunday. Usual rules apply and make sure you, your bike and your kit are well prepared. Derek
  5. Week 4 saw the temperatures we were hoping for but Mother Nature threw a beast from the east at us in the form of a strong wind which certainly helped us on the way out but the way back was grueling! 2mins more coming back for me than the outward leg says it all! Anyway times below from the evening. Sub 16 for Dave was a masterclass in TT riding. Big Andy only a couple of seconds off PB and I was disappointed not to go sub 19 but I simply died on the last 1/2mile. Andy McLeod struggled to match his time last week but Sandy put down his best time this year so far. Kieran had a decent ride but again the wind back meant he didn't manage another PB this week. Paisley Velo CC Championship TT No. 1 25/04/19 TT No. 2 02/05/19 TT No. 3 09/05/19 TT No. 4 16/05/19 TT No. 5 23/05/19 TT No. 6 30/05/19 TT No. 7 06/06/19 TT No. 8 13/06/19 PB (This Year) 1 Dave McCormack 16:10:00 15:57:00 15:57:00 2 Andy Taylor 17:35:00 18:03:00 17:19:00 17:21:00 17:19:00 3 Kevin Carr 18:17:00 18:37:00 18:17:00 4 Mark Syme 19:39:00 18:43:00 18:43:00 5 Greig Hiddleston 18:44:00 18:44:00 6 Derek McBurnie 19:28:00 19:03:00 19:03:00 7 Don Smith 19:05:00 19:05:00 8 Andy McLeod 20:59:00 19:23:00 19:58:00 19:23:00 9 Sandy Ross 19:52:00 19:37:00 19:32:00 19:32:00 10 Aidan Quinlan 20:42:00 19:55:00 19:55:00 11 Kieran Cunningham 21:00:00 20:26:00 20:48:00 20:26:00 12 Dugald McCallum 20:39:00 20:39:00 13 Geoff Clark 21:25:00 21:25:00 As per the competition rules we split the field into 2 groups to open up the opportunity for more people to win an award. I have consulted with the committee and it has been agreed to draw the line at 19mins clean as per the last 2 years. The rules remain that you need to post 4 rides total and your qualifying time will be the accumulation of your 2 fastest rides. Congratulations to the Group 1 riders for their good times, you will receive a reward for this at the AGM. Next week is the Denia trip where half the field will be going so we will not have a competitive week but I for one would like to do a run anyway so by all means come down as usual if you are not going to Spain. We won't be formally timing it so take your own time. Ciao for now speed freaks Derek
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  7. Sorry for delay in uploading last week's TT results. This was the first week of fair conditions and this was reflected in the times across the board. Current champion Dave made his 2019 debut with a very good time but not quite his best. Big Andy rode well putting down a PB so he will firmly have sub 17m in his sights now for sure. Cracking ride by Mark Syme with his all time best and Andy McLeod showed us what he can do by knocking over a minute and half off his week 1 time. Sandy had a decent ride but I am sure he will have sub 19m in his sights soon. Young Kieran also made good strides by knocking 34s off his best to date so he should break the holy grail of sub 20m in no time. PB's a plenty!!. I think with a bit of warmer air to cut through and favourable wind this week, we may see some more quick times!! Hoping for a healthier turn out this week. Cheers Derek Paisley Velo CC Championship TT No. 1 25/04/19 TT No. 2 02/05/19 TT No. 3 09/05/19 TT No. 4 16/05/19 TT No. 5 23/05/19 TT No. 6 30/05/19 TT No. 7 06/06/19 TT No. 8 13/06/19 PB (This Year) 1 Dave McCormack 16:10:00 16:10:00 2 Andy Taylor 17:35:00 18:03:00 17:19:00 17:19:00 3 Kevin Carr 18:17:00 18:37:00 18:17:00 4 Mark Syme 19:39:00 18:43:00 18:43:00 5 Greig Hiddleston 18:44:00 18:44:00 6 Don Smith 19:05:00 19:05:00 7 Andy McLeod 20:59:00 19:23:00 19:23:00 8 Derek McBurnie 19:28:00 19:28:00 9 Sandy Ross 19:52:00 19:37:00 19:37:00 10 Aidan Quinlan 20:42:00 19:55:00 19:55:00 11 Kieran Cunningham 21:00:00 20:26:00 20:26:00 12 Dugald McCallum 20:39:00 20:39:00 13 Geoff Clark 21:25:00 21:25:00
  8. Mark Syme and I are considering a 3 to 4 day cycle tour of Ardnamurchan and Mull area late June. Probably Thursday 27th June to Saturday 29th June before the full tourist season is at a peak. If anyone is interested in joining us let then let us know. I'm planning to look into accommodation this week so an early heads up from anyone that's interested would be appreciated. The plan is to travel light and stay in a combination of bunkhouses/hostels and hotels in Strontian, Tobermory and Craignure/Oban. Tobermory is likely to be a hotel as it's not that easy to get accommodation there. The plan is to drive to and from Oban, although taking the train is an option. The Craignure/Oban stopover is optional as you could catch the ferry back to Oban on the 3rd day and travel back from Oban to Glasgow. But the opportunity of a few aperitifs in the pub in Craignure/Oban and a more leisurely trip back home the following day looks more appealing to me. The proposed route is as below. However there are a few short cuts that can be taken dependent on weather and fitness levels. So daily mileages could be restricted to circa 45 miles per day or less if necessary. Short cuts are denoted by dotted lines on the map. The route is scenic and far from flat, with a significant proportion of it on single track roads. However it’s a touring trip so speed is not of the essence. That is unless we are running late for a ferry!
  9. This Sunday we will leave the Abbey at 9am as usual and we are heading to Strathaven Via the Barrhead Dams and the A77. OOK 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! 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 Plenty fluids. Money for coffee/tea, and a mobile phone......and your bike!! 65miles 4000ft https://www.strava.com/routes/18797133
  10. Wee ring this week will head over to Balloch. Paisley-Erskine Bridge-Dumbarton-Balloch Circa 40 miles, social pace, flat route except the bridge, regrouping at each side. Bring tubes, tools and money for Cafe stop. See you at 855 at the Abbey.
  11. 4 of us out today on a wee/middle ring combo. Tahir, Lee, Stephen and me decided on a local run which took us down to Bishy then back road to Gleddoch with the sharp nippy climb up Netherton road. We then did half the West Glen and dropped down to Kilmacolm. Further burnieness to follow with a steady climb up the classic velo haunt - Carruthmuir and then for a wee change we headed left and down the back lanes to Crossflat farm. Some nice 20 percenters on that stretch which tested the legs and built up a nice lactic feeling. Prize was a great cake and coffee at the Boarding House with excellent service as usual. Hats off to Stephen for his efforts today on a 25! Need to get a 32 mate or go Dave R and get 34 dinner plate!! Some good training for the Denia trip and great company as usual. Rock on with the velo!
  12. 4 of us out today on a wee/middle ring combo. Tahir, Lee, Stephen and me decided on a local run which took us down to Bishy then back road to Gleddoch with the sharp nippy climb up Netherton road. We then did half the West Glen and dropped down to Kilmacolm. Further burnieness to follow with a steady climb up the classic velo haunt - Carruthmuir and then for a wee change we headed left and down the back lanes to Crossflat farm. Some nice 20 percenters on that stretch which tested the legs and built up a nice lactic feeling. Prize was a great cake and coffee at the Boarding House with excellent service as usual. Hats off to Stephen for his efforts today on a 25! Need to get a 32 mate or go Dave R and get 34 dinner plate!! Some good training for the Denia trip and great company as usual. Rock on with the velo!
  13. Guys, I won’t be out this week and Liam can’t make it either. Although I might fit something in around 11am! You will see Tahir has a middle Ring Run arranged so go along and see who shows up. There is likely to be folk looking for a similar ride to you so you can decide on a route in the morning. Sorry we haven’t plotted something but life just gets in the way sometimes!! Derek
  14. Well done to all guys out today , and Dimitar for organising , my apologies once again for not making , working 😒
  15. The Rubbish Ring! Thanks again to Dimitar for organising - every little helps and we had some supportive comments from folks passing
  16. Can't believe how much rubbish is lying around. Thanks to Dimitar for organising this. We filled 16 bags but only covered about 300m at the top of Auchenlodment Road.
  17. Not sure of numbers for the middle ring this week due to Pedal the Park so we'll wait and see who we get on Sunday for the proposed run to the winfarm via Stewarton with the cafe stop being at the windfarm itself. Route is aprox 43 miles. https://www.strava.com/routes/18663868 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. Meet at Abbey just before 9
  18. So, week 2 completed on another tough night for racing. Fairly strong cold head wind back with rain just to add to the misery 🤢 We welcome Geoff Clark to the TT and he put in a more than respectable first time of 21:25 in these trying conditions. Aidan knocked 47s off last week's time and I surprised myself with 19:28 when I didn't expect to beat 20mins. Dugald also had a good first run of the year after his tendonitis probs so good to see him out again....sub 20 defo on the cards!! Andy and Kev both a little slower than last week, due to weather and fatigue due to other events and good to see Don back in the saddle after his ongoing shoulder issues. Devoid of his usual TT bike and kit he turns up for a leisurely ride on the route to give the legs a wee turn and he puts in a 19:05!! Rips my knitting that does! I thought his basket and paniers would at least have slowed him down a little 😡 Anyway, lets hope for some fairer weather conditions next week. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR FINAL SCORE IS THE COMBINATION OF YOUR 2 FASTEST TIMES GUYS!! 😉 See you next week speed freaks..... Derek Paisley Velo CC Championship TT No. 1 25/04/19 TT No. 2 02/05/19 TT No. 3 09/05/19 TT No. 4 16/05/19 TT No. 5 23/05/19 TT No. 6 30/05/19 TT No. 7 06/06/19 TT No. 8 13/06/19 PB (This Year) 1 Andy Taylor 17:35:00 18:03:00 17:35:00 2 Kevin Carr 18:17:00 18:37:00 18:17:00 3 Greig Hiddleston 18:44:00 18:44:00 4 Don Smith 19:05:00 19:05:00 5 Derek McBurnie 19:28:00 19:28:00 6 Mark Syme 19:39:00 19:39:00 7 Sandy Ross 19:52:00 19:52:00 8 Aidan Quinlan 20:42:00 19:55:00 19:55:00 9 Andy McLeod 20:59:00 20:59:00 10 Kieran Cunningham 21:00:00 21:00:00 11 Geoff Clark 21:25:00 21:25:00 12 Dugald McCallum 20:39:00 20:39:00 13
  19. Hi guys, this Saturday 4th of May is our clean up Scotland ride 😮. Aye it is too ambitious lets just do one road. Plan is to meet at Abbey at 09:00 and head cycle path towards Elderslie then up Auchelondment Road. Once up the hill we stop and clear all the litter we see. I have already collected litter picks and bags from the council. Planning to come with my car to bring the equipment and take away bags. We can all for a cake after. Dimitar
  20. I am glad the weather was reasonably kind to us on week 1. Although I feared the worst when the thunder and lightning started! Anyway, week 1 results below and well done to those who turned out. Hoping for more next week. Andy McLeod shall be timer but he will require help for hauderupper and back up timer. On the subject of timing, make sure you record your own time for checking purposes and please keep your wits about you on this road as oncoming vehicles WILL be overtaking other cyclist and will be in your lane!! Paisley Velo Georgetown TT Series 2019 Championship as follows: The competition will be decided upon your 2 fastest times combined. In order to achieve a qualifying time you must post a minimum of 4 times over the 8 weeks. The field will be split into 2 Groups to promote more competition. Prize for winner and runner up in each group. Guest riders are welcome but only paid members of PVCC can compete for the prizes. Paisley Velo CC Championship TT No. 1 25/04/19 TT No. 2 02/05/19 TT No. 3 09/05/19 TT No. 4 16/05/19 TT No. 5 23/05/19 TT No. 6 30/05/19 TT No. 7 06/06/19 TT No. 8 13/06/19 PB (This Year) Combined Time 1 Andy Taylor 17:35:00 17:35:00 GROUP 1 2 Kevin Carr 18:17:00 18:17:00 4 Greig Hiddleston 18:44:00 18:44:00 3 Mark Syme 19:39:00 19:39:00 5 Sandy Ross 19:52:00 19:52:00 6 Aidan Quinlan 20:42:00 20:42:00 7 Andy McLeod 20:59:00 20:59:00 Group 2 8 Kieran Cunningham 21:00:00 21:00:00 9 10 11 12 13 See you Thursday Derek 2019 Georgetown TT Series Wk 1 Results.pdf
  21. Bit late I know, but proposal for Wee Ring tomorrow. Leave Paisley for Barrhead, Possibly with or sitting behind Middle/Big Ring. Lochlibo Road to Canny Man, take a left for Dunlop. Splitting from Middle ring route. In Dunlop pick up the B706 for Beith. Turn left onto A737 for a short while to bottom of Beith, head for Glengarnock, and into Auchengree Farm shop for coffee (If it is open?) I have a feeling they dont open until 11am? If Not cafe stop will be Castle Semple/Lochwinnoch After Auchengree, we pick up cycle track and motor back towards Lochwinnoch and on to Paisley. https://www.plotaroute.com/route/817988?units=km 35miles, with options to increase if you wish. 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!
  22. Hi all, As per our events schedule the Georgetown Time Trial Series starts on 25th April 2019. - 7.2miles to Houston and back. Meeting point is Auld's car park in Inchinnan Business park and you should be there and registered with the timer by 6.35pm with a 6.45pm start. You will set off at 1m intervals with the slower riders preferably going off first as this saves time. A charge of £2 is applicable which goes towards the costs of trophies and medals. We will be splitting the field at the half way stage after 4 weeks to create Group 1 and Group 2 to create more competition. Watch out for weather updates week by week and also on the WhatsApp group as it may be cancelled at last minute due to bad weather. One important thing to note is that this is a busy road and can be dangerous at times. ALWAYS keep your eye on traffic as vehicles will be overtaking riders on the other side of the road and will therefore cross over into your lane which clearly creates an increased risk to you so watch out for this. I have attached last year's table for Series B just for newbies to see the timings etc. As always, ensure you and your bike are well prepared and have fun. Derek Georgetown TT Series B 2018 FINAL RESULTS.pdf
  23. As the Club is running the 3 Ferries route across ALL Rings tomorrow, I thought I'd post a Wee Ring fun run for those not wishing to do the 3 ferries or struggling with time etc. Weather looking good for a summer saunter, plus I have identified a new Cafe Stop (The Coachouse in Bridge of Weir https://www.thecoachhouse-bow.co.uk/) that I think we should check out. Coffee and Roll, or Coffee and Cake £3.95. Bike racks, and entry to the beer garden from the rear of the premises, ticks all boxes!! So 2 options for tomorrow, both around the 30 mile mark and both with around 1700ft elevation, but nothing too strenuous, you've ALL ridden them before. Both would lead us out past airport into Inchinnan, past Ingliston Equestrian Centre. 1. Then we either turn right out past Gleddoch, and take the lumpy route to come out half way up the Clune Brae, into Kilmacolm and on to BoW for Cafe 2. The other we turn left, into Houston, into BoW, but take a left out Torr Road. Turning right at the end and head out towards KIlmacolm, before coming back into BoW and stopping. Again 2 options for getting back to base, 1. Cycle track from BoW to Paisley, or 2. Church st to Kilbarchan, and Beith Rd. through Johnstone Elderslie to base. https://www.plotaroute.com/route/712307?units=km https://www.plotaroute.com/route/712303?units=km 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!
  24. Yikes, 24% er in there for half a kilometre!! Bring it on Derek
  25. Alternate run for Saturday. Those who are doing the Etape are heading down towards the Borders to do the Dalveen and Mennock passed https://www.strava.com/routes/18199677 start in Crawfordjohn and circular route of 40 miles with the iconic climb of Mennock Pass up to Wanlockhead Need to take your car and looking to start at Crawfordjohn at 8.30-9.00 This is a run to give good climbs rather than pace all welcome
  26. This weeks Club run takes us to the Islands and the 3 Ferries. We all meet in Wemyss Bay to catch the 09:00 Ferry to Dunoon . Guys that are cycling down to Wemyss Bay meet at the Abbey at 07:00. For those taking the train down it leaves at 08:02 from Gilmour St and arrives in Wemyss Bay at 08:39. We have 3 options as usual which are. Big Ring cycle down to Wemyss Bay (29 miles 972 ft) do the 3 Ferries (45 miles 2768 ft) and cycle home from Gourock (24 miles 764 ft). Middle ring either cycle to Wemyss Bay (29 miles 972 ft) or cycle home from Gourock (24 miles 764 ft).Do the 3 Ferries (45 miles 2768 ft) Wee Ring train to Wemyss Bay do the a lap of the island and then take the train home from Gourock. 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! This is a combined club run where 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 Plenty fluids. Money for coffee/tea, and a mobile phone......and your bike!! Also maybe an idea to bring a sandwich with you as cafe stops are limited on this route. 3 Ferries: https://www.strava.com/routes/17961403 Paisley to Wemyss Bay: https://www.strava.com/routes/18199096 Gourock to Paisley: https://www.strava.com/routes/18199209
  27.  Easter Friday Cycle a few of us are intending to go for a cycle on Friday 19 th April , we are going to Kilgreggon via Helensburgh, Arrochar , Balloch back to base , about 80 miles , alternative if you don't want to do whole route Kilgreggon , ferry to Gourock back to base by train or cycle. We will be setting off at 8 am from Abbey We are only as fast as the slowest rider, regrouping top of hills, we start together, we finish together All Welcome
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