Sponsored Bike Ride

Cancer Support Scotland have asked us to help publicise this – a good ride for a great cause…

(The title is a link but it just seems to go to the website, the event appears in the header image when it does – click on it..)


Moscow to Houston 24/08/14

Our next big challenge event is our “Moscow to Houston” bike ride, which is taking place on Sunday 24th August 2014.

Moscow to Houston Poster

The starting point is in Moscow, Ayrshire, and the finish line is in the Fox & the Hounds pub in Houston, Renfrewshire (see what we did there?).

The event is open to riders of all abilities, so if you feel up to the challenge please sign up! Our very own Chief Executive, Colin Graham, is even taking part!

When you sign up you will be provided with an information pack, giving you fundraising ideas and help on how to prepare. You will also receive a Cancer Support Scotland t-shirt and a rider number.

On the day we will have trained first aiders as well as volunteers to help cheer you on.

We advise all riders to get their bikes checked before the event

The cycle is approximately 36 miles and the route, which goes via The Calman Centre, can be seen below. Although the cycle is mostly on cycle paths and lanes there will be some riding on roads.

Combined Skills Drit Crit

We are running an event on Saturday the 30 August (again at Nether Pollock) It will involve the same 3 skills bases and an age group race afterwards – it will be the 1st round of a small race series that we have agreed to run with 3 other clubs.

The club will not run on the 30th August because of this event but it would be great if you child could take part and support the event, the cost is £6 and you enter via the following link. Brief detail below – full details onthe British Cycling Page here.

Combined Skills Dirt Crit 30th August 2014

To make our event a bit different we will run it as a “Combined MTB Skills” event. This means that before the XC race each rider will take part in a skills demonstration.


The idea behind these events is that points accrued in the skills section lead to some kind of advantage or handicap in the race section.

There will be 3 skills courses to allow the difficulty to be tailored to the relevant age groups.

Likewise the XC race course will have more difficult extensions for the older age groups. 

Set up 0730
Sign On 0900
Sign On Close 1030
Marshall Briefing 1100
Judge Briefing 1100
Skills Practice 0900-1100
Course Practice 0900-1100
Skills Session Start 1130-1330
XC Session Start 1400-1600
Prize Presentation 1615

Entry and full details here.