Welcome to VC Glasgow South
Are you looking for some company in the saddle?
Would you like to join a bike club but worried that bike clubs are elitist, hardcore and only for the superfit and crazily dedicated?
Well, we’ve probably all been there, which is why we set up VC Glasgow South, the friendly face of Scottish cycling. VCGS members are incredibly easy to spot when in the saddle, and you’ll see us out on the road (or track or trail) on every day of the week, right throughout the entire year – road racing, TTing, training, cyclocrossing, riding cyclosportives, on the track, etc.
A popular entry point into VCGS is via one of our two Sunday social rides, when we gear down and place extra emphasis on the social aspects of cycling. The average speed is typically around 15 mph, the destinations are interesting and varied, and the cycling duration is usually 2-3 hours (the shorter Sunday ride, starting at 10:00 a.m.) or 3-4 hours (the longer Sunday ride, starting at 9:00 a.m.). These Sunday social rides are scheduled every weekend, and normally start from Newton Mearns, Eaglesham Cross or Mearns Kirk. Check our Forum for more details.
In the Winter months we also have a training ride on Tuesday evenings (8:00 p.m., East Kilbride) and a chaingang on Saturday mornings (9:00 a.m., from Newton Mearns). Additionally, in the Summer months we organise and run a very popular club-confined TT series (Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., A77) and a Thursday evening multi-club chaingang (also on the A77; start time 6:30 p.m., moving to 7:00 p.m. once the longer days arrive).
Check our Website, Forum, Twitter feed or Facebook page for further details about our rides and routes.
Membership is open to everybody – women and youths are very welcome – and costs
£25 per year for seniors,
£15 for students/over-65/unemployed,
or £0.01 for under-16s (payable via our British Cycling page).
We suggest that you come along for a handful of rides first before even thinking about joining the club formally.
Best of all, membership of VCGS (a.k.a. the Lime Green Machine) entitles you to wear the funkiest lycra in Scotland (by far!), all sourced from PSL Team Sports.
You don’t have to wear the VCGS club kit but, let’s face it, you’re going to want to!
VCGS is proudly sponsored by Dales Cycles and Velocast.