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  1. Club Weekend September 2020 The Old Bunkhouse Glassie Farm , Aberfeldy So after the success of the past 3 weekends to Kinlockleven and Peebles we have organised another for this year. We decided on a change of scenery and some new roads to ride on so this year we are off the Perthshire from 18th-20th September , 2 nights stay. I have booked accommodation in The Old Bunkhouse at Glassie Farm , outside Aberfeldy which gives is a terrific base to explore the area. We have the exclusive use of the place which sleeps up to 25 in bunk bed/single beds with a mixture of en-suite and non en-suite. Web site details below https://www.thebunkhouse.co.uk/ The format will follow the last two to Peebles with a morning start from Paisley up to the area where we go a ride before booking into the accommodation, Second day is the main riding day and In know that some of the Velo know this area so will be organising the routes for us. Sunday we play it be ear depending on the alcohol consumption on the Saturday night. We have previously eaten both nights in the digs which is a great atmosphere and good laugh, The format for the rides has been to split into 2 rings so that it caters for all of us. So don't be put off thinking that you will be dropped or hold anyone up that has never been an issue and both groups tend to do the same route at different pace. This is a great opportunity to have an old fashioned club weekend with like minded people and to see a part of the country you may never have seen or have only driven through on a car and has been well attended on the last 3 occasions. The cost for the whole bunkhouse is £1100,00 which is comparable with the £1000.00 Peebles cost last 2 years. If we fill all beds then it would be £44.00 for the two nights but based on past experience and numbers it should not exceed £60.00 If you are interested in going please confirm to me through the Velo Rides WhatApp ASAP. I am looking for a £10.00 non refundable deposit by end of January as I need to pay a £250.00 deposit by then and although I can pay it would rather not be out of pocket that amount till September. The balance is due 1 month before we go. Honestly this is a weekend not to miss as the banters good . I will also post on WhatApp group along with Bank Details SO COME ON LETS BE HAVING YOU
  2. 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
  3. Wee Ring Route Sunday 6th October PVCC Wee Ring 06.10.19.gpx
  4. This weeks run will see us leave Abbey and head down to Johnstone as one group to watch the club hill climb championship We will head at own pace to watch at top of climb Then head down to Stewarton via Lugton where cafe stop at Clerkland Farm before heading back to Paisley via Neilston meet at Abbey for 8.50am usual club rules apply bring spare tubes etc and money for the cafe and at this time of year lights if you got them weather looks ok but keep an eye on Forum and WhatsApp for updates
  5. 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
  6. Guys just a reminder of the Borders Sept weekend from 27-29th Sept. I have the following manes down as going but there are still spaces Dugald , Mark S, Ian M , Terry , Simon , Greg , Andy T , Dave B , Gav , Dereck , Don, Andy McL , Aiden , Matt S , James Anyone interested PM me on WhatsApp Thanks Dugald
  7. Alternate run for Saturday. Those who are doing the Etape are heading down towards the Borders to do the Dalveen and Mennock passed https://www.strava.com/routes/18199677 start in Crawfordjohn and circular route of 40 miles with the iconic climb of Mennock Pass up to Wanlockhead Need to take your car and looking to start at Crawfordjohn at 8.30-9.00 This is a run to give good climbs rather than pace all welcome
  8. Very good Simon. Can we do it from start next time so Im in it LOL
  9. Sorry for late post but for Sunday looking good at run north of river on what might be new roads for some Head to Balloch then Croftamie over Stockiemuir climb to Queens View Head over to Strathblane then back road to Milngavie via Mugdock Then back to Paisley Meet Abbey 9.00am and ill be at bridge and lead the ride Usual rules apply Post up if going as weather looks a bit indifferent
  10. Drymen_Callander_Aberfoyle-Drymen.gpxDrymen_Callander_Aberfoyle-Drymen.gpx Looking at an alternate ride on Saturday to a different part of the world using the cars. We would meet at Drymen and follow a route towards Aberfoyle through Port of Menteith and over Braes of Greenock into Callander ( café stop). We then follow the Invertrossach Road to Loch Eck we climb the Duked Pass north to south ( the easier side) before a drop into Aberfoyle. Onto the cycle track towards Gartmore and then a wee climb up The Pipe Track before another downhill to finish back in Drymen. I done this back in October and it was 3 1/2 hrs plus the café so say 4 hours. The pace will be to suit the slowest rider as there is 3200fr climbing in this where individuals to push on before regrouping. Will be subject to weather but it looks fine at the moment. Ideal miles for getting the fitness up and follows part of the Evans Sportive we are doing in April
  11. 12 names already which is great. Remember either post in Forum or Velo WhatsApp if your going
  12. Right chaps. Bunkhouse is booked for 27-29!September. Same price as last year at £1000 for the 2 nights sleeping up to 28 I need to pay a deposit so if your going looking for £20 per head Based on last year it ended up at £65 each but hopefully based on feedback we will have more numbers Great area to cycle in and I’m sure that The Wall of Talla will be conquered by us again
  13. Guys I’m quite happy to organise the trip in September and I understand that from tonight’s meeting going back to Peebles would be good I’ve been in touch with them and the available weekend to take the place over is 27-29 Sept I’m looking to see if that suits and numbers. It’s £1000 for the 2 nights but it sleeps up to 28 and based on last year it was £55/ head
  14. Weather looks fair for Sunday Proposing to meet at Abbey at 9.00 and head out through Elderslie to catch the cycle track down to Kilbirnie. Head over the back road to Lochwinnoch Up first part Johns Hill and across to Kilbarchan before dropping down into BoW. Option here for cafe stop or head to Inchinnan along the Georgetown for stop at The Farm Then back to Paisley via Inchinnan and Love Street usual lights and mudguards and bring spare tubes and pump. Also money for cafe I’m only back after 8 weeks so will be a gentle pace and we stop at top of hill to regroup The route is on Velo WhatsApp