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  1. Unfortunately the second wind growth spurt never came. It's free to someone that'll use it. Tight fit on me but just far too long. I wear XL castelli jerseys/jackets for comparison. Link to the sizing - https://www.evanscycles.com/endura-fs260-pro-short-sleeve-jersey-EV324615
  2. Saturday the 24th August Suggestion is the usual coastal run down through Bishopton,Greenock,Gourock, Largs and home (plenty of options to cut is short). Usual stop in Largs. Depending on numbers might call an audible and go chasing some local hills. Leaving from Paisley Town Hall at 8am, so get there just before 7.50am!  Remember the essentials . Bring a helmet, spare tubes, tools, nutrition and a drink Plenty fluids oh and your bike . 
  3. An early rise for the brave or the stupid awaited the Velo who put up their hands for the annual 5 Ferries cycle. With another volatile weather week, as usual all eyes were on BBC weather up until Friday evening. Eager to make the most of the day Andy T and I met in Paisley at 6.45 to cycle down to Wemyss Bay. Heavy fog passing the airport made us a bit sceptical of what mother nature had in store. Tailwind at our backs we spun down to see who else had avoided the 'col de aff'. Rumour has it some members had pre-5 ferries 5 pints on the Friday night. Sure enough Don, Gavin, Mark S, Derek, Dave Barr and Geoff were waiting tickets in hand as the weather began to look like a belter and sure enough swarms of cycling groups began to turn up. The promise of a good days weather was too good to pass up. It must have been obvious that it was my maiden 5 ferries as when I asked the shop keeper how long was the ferry he promptly replied 'about 65 metres'. Well at least he roasted me in metric terms I thought. Dave decided to do his own thing cycling around the Isle of Bute as his back heals. The rest of us we were off. The Kyles of Bute viewpoint climb was the first of three nice climbs throughout the route where Don and Andy showed continued great form despite Andys recent brief venture into camping. Don cohersed us to have a brief shop stop at Tarbert to refuel and try and make a 13.10 ferry at Claonaig which turned out only to be a figment of his imagination. The wait for the 13.50 Ferry was welcomed and laughs were a plenty. After a quick stop at Lochranza for coke and ice cream we were set to take on the last climb of the day. Our tiring legs eventually got up it and after a quick regroup we decided to put the hammer down into Brodrick (for fear they would be out of fish). Fish and Chips suppers in Brodrick and an ice cold beverage on the Ferry to Ardrosson capped off a great day on the bike with the Velo. The 5 Ferries comes highly recommended and with great reason. One to watch out for.
  4. Guys this Saturday the 13th July Big Gav's bunch run will be leaving the Abbey for 08:00. Coastal run down through Bishopton,Greenock,Gourock, round to IBM and home. Around 50 miles. With the weather looking good some may continue right around the coast (Usually stop in Largs). This will be a fast pace and depending on numbers it might split into 2 groups. Group 1 19+ Mph Group 2 17-18 mph Cafe stop for IBM loop will be either back in paisley or the Farm in Inchinnan. Leaving from Paisley Town Hall at 8am, so get there just before 7.50am!  Remember the essentials . Bring a helmet, spare tubes, tools, nutrition and a drink Plenty fluids oh and your bike .  https://www.strava.com/routes/15650747
  5. Has anyone signed up to this?
  6. Weather Dependent so keep an eye on WhatsApp. Dark Ring Fast Bunch takes on the Belladrome Thursday night (28th March 2019) leaving the Abbey for 18.30 Sharp. LIGHTS ARE ESSENTIAL. Last week before the clocks change. 😁 Segment: https://www.strava.com/segments/4454800 18.45 Meeting Spot Google MapsPin: Bellahouston Dr Bellahouston Dr, Glasgow G52 1HJ https://maps.app.goo.gl/7QJEb
  7. With big Gav sipping Mai Tai's on holiday this weekend proposing something a bit different for this Saturday as some people are wanting long miles since Saturday is to be the best day of the weekend. All subject to weather conditions of course. Note: Theres a 2up TT on the West Ferry from 9 am Propose to meet at the abbey for 8am and all head down the west Ferry. For those wanting to be up the road early they can do the IBM loop and hammer it home missing the TT and others can do the following route ~100k 1000m loop http://www.strava.com/routes/17564068. If the weather on the day is extra good and the bodies are willing The Don says suggested we take the Ferry to Dunoon and take on the rest and be thankful for what would be a 💯 mile ride. Keep an eye out on the WhatsApp for updates. Slainte, Aidan
  8. This thread is for Saturday Bunch Runs. Numbers, route and ability dependant but the bunch usually takes the form of double chain gang pace lines. Ride will be at a decent pace and depending on ability levels the group maybe split into two groups.  Usual requirement of helmets, spare tubes, pump/co2 etc! Meeting times vary so keep an eye on posts/WhatsApp for notification. Common Routes: Full coast route: https://www.strava.com/routes/15442214 IBM cut: https://www.strava.com/routes/17667980
  9. Weather Dependent so keep an eye on WhatsApp. Dark Ring Fast Bunch takes on the Belladrome Thursday night (21st March 2019) leaving the Abbey for 18.45 Sharp LIGHTS ARE ESSENTIAL. Segment: https://www.strava.com/segments/4454800 19.00 Meeting Spot Google MapsPin: Bellahouston Dr Bellahouston Dr, Glasgow G52 1HJ https://maps.app.goo.gl/7QJEb
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Signed up for Medium route and will ride there and back.
  13. Hi Stuart, The official Club Hill Training and competition is planned for the later part of the 2019 Summer. But there was a singular thread for the 2018 hill training routes etc which can be found Here. I'd also suggest having a look at the clubs Strava group where you can search back through some of the members activities and see some routes which might be suitable. Cheers, Aidan
  14. A good few of the velo are doing the Pedal The Park Cycle Muirshiel on Sunday the 5th May. It's the 5th year of the sportive and a good opportunity for some endurance miles for those going to Denia and for everyone before the height of the summer. Further details and online entry are available on the site. Summary details: Start 8am Est. Field Size: 400 110km / 68 miles | Entry: Online: (£20.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£30.00)
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