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  2. Rememberance Sunday Cycle This Sunday will take us down the coast to Gourock. Wee ring will stay with Middle / Big the pace will be adjusted to suit . Up the cycle track to Port Glasgow, down the clune ( can have a look at what you will be climbing later lol ) and following the road to Gourock. With it being remembrance Sunday, we'll cycle up Lyle hill to the war memorial and will have a stop to pay our respects. From there we'll head back down and have a cafe stop in Gourock. Wee ring will head back to Port Glasgow up the Clune , Kilmacolm , BOW , Georgetown, round airport and home Approx 35 to 40 miles Two good hills. Remember to wrap up and bring the usual essentials including mudguards! We regroup at top of hills , we start together we finish together Remember , fluids , tools , tubes, mobile, money for cafe stop , and bike Meet at 0850 to leave at 0900 Ian
  3. Check out this route on Strava: https://strava.app.link/DviSMkGUq1 — Gourock Big Ring
  4. Evening troops This Sunday will take us down the coast to Gourock. The plan is to stick together with the wee ring heading out. Up the cycle track to Port Glasgow, down the clune and following the road to Gourock. Sensible pace to this point please as it's a mixed group. With it being remembrance Sunday, we'll batter up the Lyle hill to the war memorial and will have a stop to pay our respects. From there we'll head back down and have a cafe stop in Gourock. After that we'll leave the wee ring and head round to inverkip and up the greenock cut. Then over the back road into greenock and up the hill to kilmalcolm and home via BoW and Georgetown. Just under 60 miles for the day with a few good hills. It looks like a sunny but freezing cold morning. Ideal winter cycling! Remember to wrap up and bring the usual essentials including mudguards! See you Sunday Andy
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  7. Hi guys Just a quick note to keep you posted on the new committee. The list of guys who put themselves forward will be meeting to discuss individual roles and the general future plans. The planned date for this is the 28th of November. Ideally it would be sooner but this is the earliest possible date due to work commitments and holidays. Once we've met, we'll be in touch with more details of plans for roles and responsibilities as well as details on priorities for the coming months and beyond. Appreciate your patience in the meantime and we're looking forward to getting going! Cheers Andy
  8. Good numbers at the Abbey this morning with the majority going with the Wee Ring. Middle / Big ringers were Terry, Don, Kevin, Geoff and myself and we set off with the Wee Ring and split from them just after Bishopton where we joined by ex Velo member John Downes who rode with us for a bit. Made rapid progress along West Ferry and Kevin due to time constraints split from us to go up the Clune and head back home as did John shortly after. Battering along the coast the remaining 4 of us soon arrived at The Bagel Basket in Largs just in the nick of time as the JWCC arrived just behind us en masse. Cafe stop over The Haylie Brae beckoned and the least said about that the better! A rapid descent followed down to Kilbirnie and onto the cycle path homeward bound. As always, a great day on the bikes with members looking out for each other.
  9. Winter Cycles next 6 week 3 rd November - Middle / Big - Largs Wee Ring - West ferry , Clune 10th November - Middle / Big - Renfrewshire Cycle, Wee ring will do same less miles at there pace 17th November Middle / Big - Helensburgh Wee Ring - Balloch 24th November - Middle / Big East Renfrewshire Wee Ring - East Renfrewshire less miles at there pace 1st December Middle / Big - Largs Wee Ring - West ferry , Clune 8th December Middle / Big - Renfrewshire Wee Ring - Renfrewshire, less miles at there pace You will notice we repeat our self after week 4 , this is our winter program due to not known what winter will bring we really don't want to be doing cycles that involve ferry's etc . We will try and mix up routes by going for example round coast to Largs one week , next block via Greenock cut , but with our winters these routes are subject to change on day
  10. It was a positive meeting even with some differences of opinions. Also thanks to David McCormac for organising the training talk. It's been so long ago. Just after last year AGM.
  11. I have the 520 also it’s basic but does the job
  12. There will be a ride leaving from Aulds at Inchinnan Ind Est 8.15am on Saturday. This will be c30miles around the lanes at Langbank, Houston and Kilmacolm area and will be hilly. This is a great opportunity to improve your climbing . It will be at own pace with regrouping at top of each climb. Usual rules apply and if you have lights and mudguards stick them on. If enough time and people want we can go for a coffee in The Farm at No 12 after Hilly Lanes.gpx
  13. Hi all, AGM report attached for your review and information. Section 6 has a list of the discussion points that came up. Clearly we need to get the committee positions sorted soon as we need to advise Scottish Cycling and CTT of our new secretary details this month. Thanks to the people who have stepped up to join the new committee. Support them PLEASE! Derek PVCC AGM Report 2019.pdf
  14. Most of them do basic things you need like everything they get more advanced as they go along , I've got 1000 but as Matt said 520 , 810 good as well , check FB buying and selling page get some good deals on there , phone is fine too if you are not bothered about looking at it , just ask Rab you will be King of mountains everytime even when you do same hills as rest 😂
  15. This week see's the start of the winter runs and week 1 for Wee Ring . Leaving the Abbey, we'll head through Bishopton, West Ferry and along to Clune up Clune regroup then onto Kilmacolm, Bridge of Weir , cafe stop will be at Coach House ( does nice rolls reasonable priced ) and then we have a few options , into Kilbarchan, or Georgetown or cycle path then home , Captain Dave Barr will have a chat see what you would like to do Weather's looking OK at this stage but as is always the case (especially over the winter months) this route is subject to change. Winter months also mean mudguards on bikes...no excuses now, the Velo police will be watching 😉 ! We regroup top of hills , only as fast as slowest cyclist , we start together we finish together Meet at 8.50am at the Abbey bringing the usual stuff...gels, food, phone, tools etc with the usual club rules applying.
  16. This week see's the start of the winter runs and week 1 takes the middle/big run to Largs. Leaving the Abbey, we'll head through Bishopton, West Ferry and along the coast to Largs where the usual cafe stop will be at Bagel Basket and then up the Haylie Brae into Kilburnie and finally joining the cycle path back to Paisley. Weather's looking OK at this stage but as is always the case (especially over the winter months) this route is subject to change. Winter months also mean mudguards on bikes...no excuses now, the Velo police will be watching 😉 ! Meet at 8.50am at the Abbey bringing the usual stuff...gels, food, phone, tools etc with the usual club rules applying.
  17. Thanks for the recommendation Mat, I'll check them out 👍
  18. I have a 520 and for what I need it for it's fine. Navigation is very basic. 520+ has a longer lasting battery. 820 offers turn by turn navigation I think a few members have the 820
  19. I hope this is the right place to post 😁 I'm looking to buy a midrange Garmin & looking for feedback/suggestions on which is the best?
  20. ok thanks Aurelien. I called at the Boarding House today and spoke to one of the staff. All ok to lock bikes at the back or they might be able to bring some in. Recommend bringing a lock just in case leaving the Abbey 6:30👍
  21. ok, should be there unless running late from work, will post in what's app in case i won't make it. Aurelien
  22. Hi For those that can not make Dunoon there will still be a club run from the Abbey this Sunday. Proposed route is Paisley - Bishopton - Houston- BOW - Lochwinnoch - Paisley back via cycle path. Plenty bail out points and options for more miles of people want them. Meet at Abbey for 0850. Bring the usual tools, tubes, food, drink and money for the cafe stop. G https://www.plotaroute.com/mobile/route/910017
  23. Guys / Gals this week we will be taken ferry to Dunoon arrangements are different from normal . We will be meeting at 0850 Western Ferry's Gourock to catch the 0900 ferry to Dunoon, we can get there by car , train or cycle down . If getting train catch 0735 Paisley Gilmour St , gets you in Gourock for 0805 , gives you time to get ferry tickets at local newsagent slightly cheaper than buying on ferry , then cycle round to Western ferry approx 1.5 miles . Taking cars meet at ferry , tickets newsagents, for those cycling down look out for posts on PVCC rides group. Wee Ring will be doing approx 36 miles to Strachur , we will cycle to Strachur, Cafe break , cycle back again , Captain Ian Morris. Middle / Big will be doing option of 100 miles approx , cycling down to Western Ferry's , cycling in Dunoon , then cycling home . If you still want to do Middle / Big but don't want to do 100 miles take car / train to ferry's and do Dunoon cycle . If cycling down look out for start times from Abbey on PVCC rides group. Captain Mark Syme We ride at the pace of the slowest rider on the day and we wait at the top of hills, regroup , we start together we finish together  Bring a helmet, spare tubes, tools, nutrition and Plenty fluids. Money for coffee/tea, and a mobile phone......and your bike!! Remember clocks change this weekend , cycling down will require lights , it's a good practice to get lights on bikes at all times now , we will get away without mudguards this week , after that we will require mudguards Ian
  24. Good stuff Aurelien Plan is to leave 630 from town hall Cheers Greg
  25. Hi Greg, i fancy to cycle to it too if i can leave work sharp. What time are you planing to leave paisley at? Aurelien
  26. Hi all, The arrangements for the AGM are 7pm for 7.15pm start. As always there will be tea/coffee/juice on offer and some sandwiches. I will be preparing a report that will become the record of the meeting which will be uploaded to the site. However, the agenda will loosely be as follows. 1. Chairman address and reflection of 2019. 2. Review of Income and Expenditure 3. Presentation of Awards (Photo opportunities) 4. Outgoing chairman's statement 5. Voting in of new committee (3-5 members) 6. Items for discussion including Saturday & Sunday Runs, TT, Hill Climb. Club Kit, Communications - forum/whatsapp/facebook, funds and any other club business 7. Close by 9pm latest Unfortunately Liam won't be there as he will be on holiday so you will have to listen to me for longer....sorry about that! Also, I appreciate that changing the committee on a wholesale basis is not ideal but we are not going anywhere so we will help support the new committee as an overlap in the coming months. Graeme Galbraith is also looking to hand over the club treasurer role so we need to discuss the mechanics of this also. He will, thankfully, be available to do the tax statement annually so that will be a help to the club. We have many awards to make on the evening so I am very much looking to another positive AGM and hopefully with a healthy attendance from the club members. Regards Derek
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