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  1. Guys / gals middle /big ring will be doing East Renfrewshire cycle this week , up and around Stewarton , 70 to 80 miles with bail out points, meeting earlier due to mileage 9 am start Abbey We ride at the pace of the slowest rider on the day and we wait at the top of hills, regroup go again , 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!! 
  2. Guys / gals joint post this week , wee / middle big cycle , once again not looking good weather wise hopefully we get a window to get out for few hours at least , different meeting point this week due to Paisley 10k , we will meet on Love Street opposite JW Grants builders , usual time Middle / Big ring will do coastal route to Largs back via Helia Brae or Old Largs road, we can decide at Cafe Stop , approx 56 miles Wee ring will head round to Port Glasgow , up Clune then into Kilmacolm , can either head to Bridge of Weir for cafe stop or Boarding house where they can decide how many more miles they want to do Depending on weather these routes could change See you at Love Street at 08:50 sharp.  We ride at the pace of the slowest rider on the day and we wait at the top of hills, regroup go again , 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!! 
  3. I intend to be there on day to cycle round Arran Jersey size Large
  4. 5 FERRYS On Saturday 3rd August the club plans to do 5 ferrys , for all who have not done it is one to tick off as a cyclist ,still great day out if you have done it , there is different options I will do my best to post them Option 1 Train This is option I would take if I was doing it train Paisley Gilmour St to Wemyss bay to Rothesay ,cycle to Rhubodach , Colintraive , cycle to Portavadie ,hills in this cycle but don't spend too long at top of hills or you will miss ferry at Portavadie ( every hour ) arrive Tarbet , cafe break , cycle to Claonaig to Lochranza , cycle round to Arran catch first ferry back to Ardrossan ,if all going well for you catch 1515 Brodick to Ardrossan arrive 1610, 1636 train back to Paisley , the more likely ferry is 1640 Brodick to Ardrossan 1735 , 1807 train back to Paisley , all going well you will be able to have beer in Arran or on ferry , train back to Paisley , all in cycling Approx 55 miles. Train Paisley G dep 0804 arr Wemyss Bay 0842 Ferry Wemyss Bay 0900 arr Rothesay 0935 Cycle Colintraive ferry dep 1000 arr Rhubodach 1005 Cycle Portavadie dep 1145 Tarbet arr 1210 Cafe break , Cycle Ferry Claonaig 1350 arr Lochranza 1420 Cycle, next ferry if this is missed 1505 Brodick dep 1640 arr Ardrossan 1735 Train 1805 back to Paisley There is one earlier train 0642 from Paisley Gilmour St would need to adjust ferry time if guys / gals wanted to catch that one Option 2 Take car to Ardrossan, cycle to Wemyss Bay , car at end of cycle for going home , ferry start time as above from Wemyss Bay , leave times up to cyclists when they leave for this option Approx 73 miles Option 3 Cycle to Wemyss bay do 5 ferrys and cycle home from Ardrossan , I will leave to whoever fancies this option to arrange starting times from Abbey Approx 83 miles Cycle there and back , 5 ferrys Approx 111 miles We ride at the pace of the slowest rider on the day and we wait at the top of hills , 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!!  Could you leave names below if doing this cycle Unfortunately I won't be able to make it , enjoy your day , stay safe Ian 
  5. KILGREGGON This Sunday we will leave the Abbey at 8 am ( notetime ) we are heading to Helensburgh ( gel stop monument ) then onto Kilgreggon , cafe stop , we cycle back same way back till Glen Fruin over to Balloch and back to base, approx 70 to 80 miles We ride at the pace of the slowest rider on the day and we wait at the top of hills , 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!!  See you at Abbey 0750 
  6. Not done this route for a while Symington This Sunday we will leave the Abbey at 8 am ( note time ) we are heading to Barrhead , Lochlibo road , Torranyard, Dreghorn, Dundonald, Cafe stop Langloan farm , Gateshead , Kilmarnock , A77 back to base approx 62 miles  See you at the Abbey at 07. 50  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 we are going 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!! 
  7. I'm intending to do Three Lochs tomorrow leaving Abbey 8am , this involves cycling to Arrochar and back via old Balloch road , it is 80 miles from Abbey . There is plenty of bail out points if you can't do whole cycle , can cycle to Erskine then do own cycle , Balloch , Helensburgh Sinclair Dr or Glen Fruin , if you carry on you are in for Arrochar , cafe stop Arrochar then cycle back to base. Usual rules , only as fast as slowest cyclist , regrouping on hills , remember drinks , gels etc ABBEY 8AM start
  8. Well done to all guys out today , and Dimitar for organising , my apologies once again for not making , working 😒
  9.  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
  10. 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!
  11. I'm going to enter be good if we could get good turnout in Velo colours to participate in this , good cause as well . Ian
  12. Stuart , we will be doing hill training when clocks change , midweek , instead of doing hill reps we are looking to take in few hills over a 20 - 30 mile cycle , this doesn't help you in mean time , head out towards bishopton get on country roads , Kilmacolm u will find hills around there , look at guys in club Strava most Sunday's we take in hills of some sort follow those routes . Cycle path to Kilmacolm and head over to Lochwinnoch cycle path back , good training route for hills , can do other way about also. But most of all get out and cycle your hill fitness will take care of themselves but don't avoid them Ian
  13. It's hard this time of year to motivate yourself to get out , but come the good weather it becomes more enjoyable and look forward to getting out , you know you are more than welcome to join us again , look forward to seeing you on the road in future James ( my training bud ) you are going nowhere bar out on road again, you have other commitments now but there will always be time for a cycle , see you soon 🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️
  14. New Year Cycle 2019 We will be starting off the New Year with our annual cycle into Glasgow, roads should be quiet, we will meet at Abbey at 10 am ( hour later than normal ) head along Paisley Road West , go into Belladrome for a few laps , then head into Glasgow, take in a hill then head for cafe stop, this will be an easy pace cycle Usual requirements Helmet, spare tubes, tools, mobile, money for cafe stop, lights , mudguards We are only as fast as slowest rider, regrouping top of hills, we start together we finish together Weather looks good at moment but keep an eye on forum/ whatsapp for any changes Ian
  15. This week our Xmas Sunday cycle Big ring will be to Largs, ( good calorie burner before festive season ) we will meet at Abbey 9 am , cycle round Airport, Bishopton, Westferry, Gourock, round the coast to Largs, Cafe break Bagel Basket, back via Haylie Brae, Kilbirnie, cycle path to base , Approx 56 miles We are only as fast as slowest cyclist, regrouping top of hills, we start together we finish together Remember spare tubes, tools, mobile, money, mobile phone, nutrition and a drink , lights and mudguards winter cycle This cycle is all weather dependent this time of year , we may shorten or go as one group wee/ big depending on numbers Looking forward to seeing you before festive season kicks in Ian
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