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  1. This week we will do Bunch Training followed by a Club Run for all rings and newbies , the Committee think we could all benefit with a brush up on Bunch Cycling , and as we have had a big intake of newbies recently this will be very beneficial for them. We like to see good turnout for this and our experienced cyclists helping out with this . We will meet at Abbey 0850 and cycle round to Inchinnan at 0900 ( note time ) We will follow this with a Club Cycle round Renfrewshire 35 to 45 miles to practice our Bunch Cycling Remember Tubes, money , card, mask, tools etc
  2. Sunday 6th September Bunch Training Saturday 12 th September Pitlochary Etape ( note day ) Sunday 20th September Ayrshire Alps Saturday 26th September TT Competitions ( Georgetown) ( note day) Sunday 27 th September Club Cycle TBC Sunday 4th October Hill Climb Competition , followed by Club Cycle Sunday 11th October Arran Sunday 18th October TBC Sunday 25 October TBC 1st November Winter Cycle TBC All these dates will have Wee Ring cycles on the day as well We have 3 dates TBC on them,we would like members to suggest a favourite cycle they would like to do
  3. This Sunday Middle / Big will be going to Largs via Fairlie Moor ( Dalry side ) Cafe Break Largs , back via Brisbane Glen Dave Reid put this route forward , it's good when members put forward routes they want to do Big Ring Captain Greg Middle ring Captain Andy T Meet at Abbey at 8 am We are only as fast as slowest cyclist , regroup top of hills Remember , Tubes, money , card , mask , nutrition
  4. Sundays Wee ring we'll be heading to Kilbirnie over to Largs then West Kilbride Beath then Lochlibo Rd to Barrhead and home about 45 miles plenty of bail out points meet at the Abbey at 8 o'clock We are only as fast as slowest cyclist , regroup top of hills Remember , Tubes, money , card , mask , nutrition
  5. Wee/Middle / Big Rings Sunday 16 th August This is one of few cycles all rings can all go to same place , unfortunately we need to split up due to restrictions on numbers who can cycle together, for those who hadn't done this before we usually meet up at Wemyss Bay ,Ferry to Rothesay then all cycle round island together, Middle / Big would cycle to Rhobadach for next Ferry, this time we will need to split into our rings and do our own thing. Few options for this cycle Option 1 For Middle/ Big, 100 miler, cycle to Wemyss Bay 29 miles Approx for 1010 Ferry to Rothesay arrive 1045, cycle round Rothesay 23 miles approx then onto Rhobadach 6 miles approx for next ferry, there is one at 1140 I would imagine for social cycle will be tight , next one 1240 should catch that comfortably. Rhobadach to Colintrievie ferry only takes 5 mins then its cycle to Dunoon 20 miles Approx, then Western ferry back to Gourock ferry times every hour 1350, 1450, 1550 etc, then cycle back home Clune or West ferry 24 miles Approx. No cafe stops on island for Middle / Big , I've taken sandwiches on this cycle before . Could have a fuel stop in Colintrieve ( if open ) or Gourock but be prepared if doing 100 miler Middle Ring will be leaving at 0750 Captain Andy Mc Leod Big Ring leaving at 8 am Captain, TBC please note times Option 2 Middle / Big , Take Car or train to Wemyss Bay , do Three Ferrys , train or car home , 47 miles Approx Train 0902 Paisley Gilmour Street Arrive 0939 , catch 1010 ferry to Rothesay If taking Car , park in Station need all day ticket buy at booking office if machines not working, or leave car at Gourock ( finishing at Gourock) and cycle to Wemyss Bay 8 miles Approx Wee Ring options as above , Captain Ian Morris, we will cycle round island , will visit Ettrick Bay and try and discover a few other places in Rothesay , Cafe Stop on island 35 miles , return ferry to Wemyss Bay , train or car home We are only as fast as slowest cycle , regrouping top of hills ,we start together we finish together Spare tubes , Tools, Money / Card / Mask for cafe stop , Nutrition for refuelling Hope that all makes sense Ian Morris
  6. Big/Middle Ring Sunday 9th August This week we have 100 miler cycle for Big / Middle Ring , change of route due to landslide on Rest and be Thankful, we will now be cycling to Gourock for Western Ferry , we will go via cycle path down Clune round coast to ferry to Dunoon cycle to Strachur , Cafe Break , then up and over Glendaruel, take road to Tarsan Loch back to Dunoon , cycle home via West Ferry or up the Clune , home Another option if limited on time is , cycle to ferry , Strachur, cycle back to ferry , cycle home , approx 80 miles , also train is option to Gourock or back from Gourock 8am Start Abbey Big Ring away first usual stops and regrouping points We are only as fast as slowest cycle , regrouping top of hills ,we start together we finish together Spare tubes , Tools, Money / Card / Mask for cafe stop , Nutrition for refuelling
  7. This Week Wee Ring will be going to , Balloch , Drymen Wee Ring with Captain Dave Barr will be heading to Erskine Bridge, Balloch , Drymen , Home , approx 50 miles , bail out points along the way Only as fast as Slowest Cyclist , Regroup top of hills , we start together we finish together Remember Spare Inner Tubes, , tools, nutrition , money , mobile 8 AM Start at Abbey
  8. Few dates for your Diary's up and coming cycles , we are looking to give you as many good cycles as we can over remaining summer months Largs all Rings 26 th July Wee Ring Captain Dave Barr Middle Ring Captain Tahir Big Ring Captain Andy Taylor Crow Road and Drymen 2nd August Drymen Wee Ring Captain Dave Barr Crow Road Middle Ring Captain Dugald MC Callum Big Ring Captain Andy Mc Leod 100 Miler and Helensburgh 9th August Wee Ring TBC 100 Miler Big Ring Captain Terry Middle Ring Captain Ian Morris Three Ferry's and Rothesay Wee Ring Captain TBC Middle Ring Captain TBC Big Ring Captain TBC Hoping to do Ayrshire Alps , Fife Cycle , 5 Ferrys , Millport and any other suggestions members have Ian Morris
  9. Newbies, back to fitness cycle for present members Hoping to see a few new members to Club , after a quick chat we will look at appropriate route , thinking round Airport , Georgetown , BOW , Kilmacolm , depending on fitness might head half way up John's Hill , Howwood , Cafe Break , Home , Captain Ian Morris We are only as fast as Slowest Cyclist , Regroup top of hills , we start together we finish together Remember Spare Inner Tubes, , tools, nutrition , money , mobile 8 AM Start at Abbey
  10. This Week Wee , Middle , Big heading to Largs Wee Ring with Captain Dave Barr will be heading along cycle path to Kilmacolm , down Clune , round the Coast to Largs , alternative to do Greenock Cut to Largs , back via West Kilbride Big Ring Captain Andy Taylor , Middle Ring with Captain Tahir will head along cycle path to Kilmacolm, down Clune , Lyle's hill , Greennock Cut , Largs back via Helia Brae or West Kilbride , Captains will decide after discussion with guys / gals at Cafe Stop Big Ring will set off first followed by Middle then Wee , please go with Ring you are most comfy with in regards to pace etc All Rings are only as fast as Slowest Cyclist , Regroup top of hills , we start together we finish together Remember Spare Inner Tubes, , tools, nutrition , money , mobile 8 AM Start at Abbey
  11. Guys / Gals , ( Subject to government and British Cycling Club Guidelines) Hope you are all well and enjoying good cycling weather this summer Reunion Cycle, fingers crossed there is light at end of tunnel and we are able to post cycles again on weekly basis. This week's cycle is all rings going to Helensbugh in our bunches Wee / Middle / Big Big setting out first and other rings to follow , we will meet up in Helensburgh Square for catch up all rings in Velo colours ( if you have them ) . Once catch up over we will go our separate ways with Captains , there is plenty of routes from Helensburgh Sinclair Dr , Balloch , Home Approx 54 miles Glen Fruin ,Balloch , Home Approx 64 miles Kilgreggon, Glen Fruin ,Balloch , Home Approx 80 miles Arrochar , Balloch , Home , Approx 80 miles Just a few examples of what we can do, at Helensburgh the Captains will talk to there appropriate Rings to see what they want to do . It would be great to see a good turnout on reunion cycle although I say with a word of caution, no approval it will be off We are only as fast as slowest cyclist , start together finish together Remember Tubes , tools , nutrition , money , mobile MEETING 0800 PAISLEY ABBEY Ian
  12. Hi Ian , Have a look at New Members page , gives you general idea of where you need to be in terms of cycling fitness . We always welcome new members and if you don't feel ready for bunch cycle , I'm sure some of guys or gals would go out with you to give you basics on cycling with a club . Hope this helps Ian Morris
  13. All Club Cycles are cancelled until further notice. Our overriding priority is to ensure your health and safety as the nation moves through this difficult time. Stay well, and refer to the Scottish and national government guidelines.
  14. Winter cycles , Strathaven , cycle to Barrhead , top of Dams , Newton Mearns, Eaglesham , back roads to Strathaven , Cafe Break ,same route on way back , possiblity to throw in few new back roads on way back to base . As with all Winter Cycles subject to change Approx 52 miles Meeting 0850 Abbey We are only as fast as slowest cyclist , start together finish together Remember Tubes , lights , tools , nutrition , money , mobile Captain Gavin Moore
  15. Winter cycles , Wee Ring , Stewarton, Cycle to Barrhead , Lochlibo Road , Lugton, Dunlop , Stewarton , Cafe Break , A77 back to base , as with all winter cycles subject to change Approx 40 miles Meeting 0850 Abbey We are only as fast as slowest cyclist , start together finish together Remember Tubes , lights , tools , nutrition , money , mobile Captain Dave Barr
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