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  1. Hi folks, proposing Dunoon via RABT this Sunday, roughly 100 miles. Meet at Clubrooms 0900 and south side of Erskine Bridge at 0940. Likely a quick toilet stop at Helensburgh where there is a bailout point if you're time barred or not up for the ton. Head up to Arrochar via Faslane over the rest, quick coffee at the top and then descent the main road (avoiding Hells Glen unless you really want to do that lol) and through Strachur to Dunoon. Return either via West Ferry / Bishopton (which is not a bad shout) or if you want more hills then up the Clune or the Whin, can decide on ferry. Bring some food too it can be long miles without a cafe but I’m sure we’ll stop at Sheilas Let's keep a nice tight bunch, regular spells, if you're at the front check no one is dropping back behind you and reduce your pace to keep everyone together. Equally if you're off the back - shout so we can pass the message on to ease up. A decent sized well-organised and disciplined bunch will help get us all round hopefully in good time. Expected return to Gourock 3pm so back in Johnstone at the back of 4. Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/2856498711421507998 See you there! Colin.
  2. Nice one George, I’m in. Get you at clubrooms
  3. Hi Dan, can you PM me your full name and number and I’ll get you added shortly. Cheers, Colin.
  4. Yip should make this. See you there!
  5. Hi folks, 9am at clubrooms and 9.40 at the Erskine Bridge (south side) for a jaunt across the water along through Helensburgh and past Faslane to Kilcreggan. We'll join up with 30milers to Helensburgh or Faslane (depending on who from 30milers wants more miles). Suggest we keep the water on the left and we take on the Coulport climb after the cafe in Kilcreggan. Return via Glen Fruin or back the way we came - can discuss at cafe on the day. Circa 80 miles. See you Sunday Colin.
  6. I was going to suggest incorporating a ferry or five in the coming weeks since weather finally getting better. Can't wait! I am at a friends Saturday night so hopefully won't be too rough on Sunday and hope to catch you at half 8. Looking forward to this!
  7. Will likely tag along as far as Helensburgh/Rhu or thereabouts (as long as its dry lol), need to be home sharp on Sunday. Great route though! Worth phoning ahead to the cafe at Kilcreggan (if its open!) to let them know how many cyclists are coming, perhaps call when stopped at Erskine Bridge - I recall the service there has historically been a bit hit n miss lol.
  8. I’m thinking about doing some MTB here and there. Wondering if anyone here has one for sale? Full sus preferred.
  9. I will do similar distance on this shitey peloton, hopefully at same time. Is it possible to stream these Zwift rides so everyone can watch/listen?
  10. Codg1e

    Spied a Wheeler

    Gerard D going fast down Main Road (B789) hill in Langbank today as I was huffing and puffing my way up it in the pishing rain 😓 lol
  11. Cheers for that! I'm leaning towards the 530. Thank you
  12. So some of you will know I've been cycling (properly) for about 10 years now, 5 years on my tod, and 5 of those with a club, with two most recent years with JWCC. Was using an app on my iPhone (not strava) to log my rides at first, then discovered the joys of a Garmin in 2016. Now, 4.5 years later my 'trusty' Edge 520 is on its last legs so I'm looking to upgrade come payday. I love big long.... days in the saddle 😆 like door to door round Arran, maybe even a mythical DA some time soon, so ideally I want something compact/similar size to the 520, but with longer battery life. I'm immediately looking at the Edge 530... but has anyone got any other recommendations? Don't want to spent any more than £300. An alternative would be to just use Strava on iPhone until April when a newer Garmin Edge would be due to come out (530 plus or 540)? Any advice you have would be great. Cheers
  13. Codg1e

    Farewell

    So sorry to hear this Davie. Whilst I have no photos, I do recall enjoying your chat and banter over the last year or two that I've been a member. It was clear from the outset that you absolutely love cycling. I hope you get loads of enjoyment out of the ebike and I wish you all the best with your treatment. Colin.
  14. All the best. 2021 will be better 💪
  15. Dear Club Members Today, as our area has moved into Tier 3, the committee have reviewed the latest guidance. We note that the restrictions under Tier 4 were practically unworkable for club bunch rides, and that there is very little difference between Tier 3 and 4 restrictions. In line with other Scottish cycling clubs, we have decided that the best course of action, for the present, is to suspend all club activity until further notice. If you do go out on your bike please ensure you follow the guidelines, and be mindful that they are now enshrined in law. If you’re unsure about them, the latest information is here: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/scotland/article/20200313-Scottish-Cycling-Coronavirus-COVID19-Guidance-0 . Johnstone Wheelers hope to return to the roads again soon, but for now there will be no further club runs or related activity. We are very active on Zwift - see the Virtual Rides forum on The Bunch, and further details in Main Bunch WhatsApp group. Keep safe - and we’ll gang forward again soon JWCC Committee
  16. Now ice here so won’t be out. May keep this in reserve for next week instead
  17. Assuming there is no ice, I am looking at 0930 meetup at Clubrooms for a tour of Renfrewshire (we're not allowed to ride out of the local authority area as we're still level 4). I've plotted the below route, as a guide: https://www.strava.com/routes/2770376452796050646 This takes us into Paisley centre, then up Neilston Rd and Calside, up the Braes to the Car Park In The Sky, then along the road past the trout fishery down to Newton of Belltrees, Lochwinnoch, up the Johnshill and then down the Barneigh hill towards Howwood. We turn off to Kilbarchan, over the hill to Bridge of Weir and Houston, then up to Langbank (the same as the hilly TT route), dropping down into Langbank, up station road (aye!) then up Netherton Road, the back road (Corsliehill Road) to Houston, then along the Georgetown to Bishopton, up Slateford Rd for a change, Erskine, Inchinnan, then back along the Georgetown heading back to clubrooms. Its ss close to 100k without visiting too many places twice as Bring your essentials, food + facemask incase you need to stop at a shop. Hopefully see you in the morn. Colin.
  18. Cheers Eric. I'm taking from this, that yourself and those who reside in Kilmacolm/outwith Renfrewshire are unable to join our bunch at the moment? It says Travel is OK informally but not for formal rides (maybe due to bunch size). So yourself and Colin couldn't come to clubrooms tomorrow? Or am I reading that wrong lol
  19. Members, we have received updated guidance from Scottish Cycling regarding club activity during the current pandemic with particular attention to areas in Levels 3 & 4. Specifically, until further notice club rides must stay within the boundary of the local authority (in our case, Renfrewshire). There are no changes to the group sizes which remain at up to seven riders in a club-organised bunch ride. We note that non-club organised rides remain at six riders from two different households only. Please adhere to these guidelines – the clubs reputation is at risk and the law would be broken by not doing so. Virtual bunch rides continue on Zwift – we now have a 'Virtual Rides' section on The Bunch, full details available in there. We hope members continue to abide by the guidelines, but for clarity: Any ride organised on The Bunch or the club WhatsApp Groups are club-organised with rider details sent to our Covid convenor, Eric. Any outwith this are not official club rides. See you Sunday for a Tour De Renfrewshire. JWCC Committee.
  20. Members, we have received updated guidance from Scottish Cycling regarding club activity during the current pandemic with particular attention to areas in Levels 3 & 4. Specifically, until further notice club rides must stay within the boundary of the local authority (in our case, Renfrewshire). There are no changes to the group sizes which remain at up to seven riders in a club-organised bunch ride. We note that non-club organised rides remain at six riders from two different households only. Please adhere to these guidelines – the clubs reputation is at risk and the law would be broken by not doing so. Virtual bunch rides continue on Zwift – we now have a 'Virtual Rides' section on The Bunch, full details available in there. We hope members continue to abide by the guidelines, but for clarity: Any ride organised on The Bunch or the club WhatsApp Groups are club-organised with rider details sent to our Covid convenor, Eric. Any outwith this are not official club rides. See you Sunday for a Tour De Renfrewshire. JWCC Committee.
  21. Codg1e

    Renfrewshire Lanes

    A quick gooe revealed a few answers. There were potential sites at back of Langbank and Lochwinnoch, as seen in yellow on the map in this document. But in terms of actual sites, they're in green and yes I believe its Warlock Road which is the other one. Only info I could find which was reasonably useful was here: http://www.wctrs-society.com/wp-content/uploads/abstracts/berkeley/G6/189/Microsoft Word - WTC leisure lanes.pdf
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    Renfrewshire Lanes

    Yip you can turn up Corsliehill Road its one of the lanes. Really nice view when it opens out, a favourite wee route of mine. Not a clue where the rest are though.
  23. See you 0930. Will try my best not to be late 😇
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