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  2. Wee ring will be cycling from Abbey to Howwood , cycle path to Glengarnock , Beith , over to Bowfield descent down it 😃, cafe break Boarding House , we could add a few miles after cafe break or head home see how we all feel , approx 31 miles Niceleisurely 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! Ian
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  4. Week 1 of the PVCC HCC done then on a cool but reasonably calm Sunday morning on the Bowfield. 10 riders competed so given that it is a 2 stage event, they will be the 10 riders who will compete for the overall prizes. As expected Dave McCormack is setting the pace and will be difficult to catch on week 2, unless he gets a mechanical - which could be arranged!! 😉 We have a cracking battle for the second and third places with Kevin Carr putting in a fast time and Danny Thomson not far behind and with a longer route on Auchenlodment these small time splits could be easily made up. We have a very close grouping between Dimitar, Mark, Terry, & Andy who all had really good rides and they are by no means out of the race for trophy. Thanks to Sandy, Tahir and Gavin for helping me with the timing and starts. All to play for, see you on the 6th October. Derek Paisley Velo CC Hill Climb Championship Week 1 Bowfield 15/09/19 Week 2 Auchenlodment 06/10/19 1 Dave McCormack 03:59:00 2 Kevin Carr 04:18:00 3 Danny Thomson 04:25:00 4 Dimitar Nechev 04:42:00 5 Mark Grabham 04:43:00 6 Terry Nelson 04:51:00 7 Andy McLeod 04:58:00 8 Andy Taylor 05:17:00 9 Geoff Clark 05:23:00 10 Ian Morris 05:58:00
  5. Liam, great report and well done for leading the wee ring group again. Great to see Andy Brown back out again as you say and I hope Fraser enjoyed his morning out with and that he got that special buzz of riding in a group which we all get when we first go out in a bunch. Julie seems to be improving nicely too so great stuff all round. Derek
  6. Great Wee Ring ride today with Davy, Julie, Andy and Fraser (who was joining us on his first group run). We all stuck together nicely, even though Julie was setting a middle ring pace at the front out past the airport. Davy soon restored order! 😆 The ride itself was thankfully uneventful, apart from my chain coming off on the climb after Ingliston...... A good way to get off the front, and end up sitting at the back!! 😜 No other mechanicals which is always good! We diversed from the planned route due to Fraser's lack of mileage to-date, and we didn't want to split the group. So we missed out a small loop, and progressed to Kilmacolm. Davy went off for some extra miles by himself, and said he would catch us back up later on............Still waiting on him reappearing!! 😂🤣 Cafe stop at The Coach House, which everyone agreed was a lovely place, and a few are planning to return to sample the Steak night Specials (Tues evenings check their webpage https://www.thecoachhouse-bow.co.uk/) or maybe even the Chateaubriand at £55 which includes sides and a bottle of Malbec!! Think its one of our poshest cafe stops! lol! As we sat a bit longer than expected (Still waiting for Davy!) we decided to head back to Paisley via Houston and Georgetown, up to St. James (hate that section past Airport...too busy!) and into Paisley where Andy and Fraser split for home and Julie and I went the opposite way. Good work all round, Julie getting stronger each week, even having to reign her back a few times. Great to see Andy Brown back out with the Velo again, and I'm sure he'll be back to full fitness pretty soon.... and signing up! 😉 . Kudos to Fraser! Well done mate, that was a tough shift you put in, but you held on there with us all the way. Not been out much lack of miles in the tank, and fairly new to road biking, or at least biking without an engine!! 🏍️ You done well Sir! and look forward to seeing you out next week again! Weather held good for us too, so all round a nice morning out with fellow cyclists and good banter. At nearly 65km for me and an average speed of 22.3 kmh Thats pretty good for the Wee Ring..... Pat yourselves on the back this evening!
  7. My wife bought this new from Dales two years ago for £450, and it's done about 18 miles. Setup is pretty basic but it's in VGC. Frame is 44cm. Get in touch [email protected] or on here with sensible offers pls. Photos attached.
  8. My sister in law bought this shortly after my wife got her bike, but they haven't done very many miles and I need to make room in the shed. She's just got a Peloton spin bike so this one has to go. This has done about 30 miles. Its in VGC but is definitely one for gentle social rides with the family or for going messages etc. Was about £200 from Halfords in Paisley, so please make me a sensible offer - [email protected] or on here. Photos attached.
  9. Skinsuit SOLD, winter bibs still for sale... any offers?
  10. I will be and bring a mate that’s never really cycled in a group. Would it be okay if hang at the back till he is okay with shouts and signals etc ?
  11. Wee Ring Route this week. Leave Abbey, out past Airport, Straight through past McGills bus garage to Bishopton, Ingliston, and back towards Houston. Turning right for Bridge of Weir, out Torr Rd, and turning right away from that big bad Carruithmuir climb! 😂 But still climbing along Lochwinnoch road. Turning left at the crossroads, we take the B788 Auchenfoil road for a bit before turning right and meeting up with the Auchenbothie Road taking us back into Kilmacolm and Bridge of weir for Cafe stop at The Coach House. Easy roll back to Paisley along Cycle track. (Option for those looking for more challenge to take Church st. over to Kilbarchan, and then Auchengreoch to the top of the Braes? ...... Only if you want!! 😲) https://www.plotaroute.com/route/712307?units=km Circa 37miles or 60Km 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!
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  13. No earlier than 9.30 and hopefully no later than 10am Greg Derek
  14. What time are we due to start sunday? Trying to plan round family commitments G
  15. Happy to cook meal for everybody on friday night if folks are interested? Aurelien
  16. This year will see the HCC being contested over 2 rides instead of 1. Week 1 will be on 15 September and the second week on the 6th October. Weather permitting of course, although we need to conclude it by the 20th of October at the very latest in advance of the AGM and Presentation of awards the following week. Week 1 will be on the Bowfield climb that we are all very familiar with. Nice and short and not too steep. The second run will either be on the Braes climb, as previous years, or we may switch to Auchenlodment. We shall decide well in advance so watch this space as I would like to check out the road condition on each climb, safe start and finish conditions etc. So, we will meet at 9am at the Abbey as usual, cycle out to the venue, take names, set start times and commence the race at 1m intervals. Thereafter, we will continue, probably in 2 groups on a wee leg loosening club run. Let’s get good numbers out for these. Even if you don’t see yourself as much of a climber, it is still great to take part and compete in a club event. You never know, you may win a prize for effort!! See you soon Derek
  17. Thanks again Dugald for all your efforts organising. What border is it? 😉
  18. Thanks @Liam McDaid for another fab ride this morning 👍
  19. So Guys and Gals the updated list of riders is below Me , Mark S,Ian, Terry , Greg( Sat night only), Andy T, Dave B , Gav , Derek, Don, Andy McL , Aiden , Mat S , James , Aurilien , Vern , Dimitar ( travelling down Fri evening), Mark G Still awaiting Simon , Gerry and James Guest to confirm these are great numbers and thanks to you for coming along it helps keep the cost down. Based on these numbers it will be around £50 each for the two nights. My thinking based on last year is that we eat in Friday night and phone in Saturday night which seemed to work last year. I have not been out a lot lately due to health issues so I will be doing the smaller route this year for those who want to come. Plenty of leaders for the large route but as long as Greg is not navigating you will be fine although you may wish to take a transponder for the search helicopter. The large route shouldn't be as long as last year if Greg is kept away from his Garmin Will update you nearer the time re transport etc but remember there are still spaces available. Tour of the Borders .gpx
  20. I'm hoping to be out on Sunday for Wee ring but got a surprise 50 tonight...planning on being good, but we'll see 🤣
  21. I'll be there. Route looking interesting. Some new sections 🙂
  22. Posting this on behalf of Liam who’ll captain this run. Apologies for the late post. Wee Ring Sun 8th Sept. Leave Paisley by Canal street, towards Elderslie, joining cycle track to Kilbirnie, back towards Beith, Gateside, and up towards the Canny Man at Lugton. Taking a left and crossing country back towards Howwood, coming down the Bowfield, where we stop for coffee. then an easy ride back to Paisley. https://strava.app.link/vBSy0EkULZ 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!
  23. Hi all, we introduced this award 2 years ago and I feel it is a special award as the winner is selected by their peers in the club. The other awards are for cycling ability but this is based on your contribution to the club and it’s members. So, your vote may go to someone who regularly displays some of the following attributes for example 1. Regularly attends club runs and events 2. Contribute to the betterment of the club including contribution to organising events 3. Helpful to and supportive of other club members 4. Shown good cycling ability throughout the year - based on their own fitness level!! 5. Team player 6. Perhaps made good improvements this year 7. Leads by example and is a safe rider Essentially, you make your choice on the merits you feel are applicable. The most votes we have had for this award has been just over 20. But with a club of our size with 50 members I would hope to see more votes coming through this year. So, can you, by 30 September, send an email to [email protected] with your vote please? Feel free to add a brief note of your reasons for your choice, otherwise a name will suffice. I look forward to receiving your votes. Regards Derek
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