Jun 24

Kilbride Cycling club charity Ride 24th June 2017

Some photos from last weekends ride from Kilbride cycling club through the glens. 

Jun 17

Fun Run Of the Glens  FROG 17th June 2017

A great turn out form Old Bleach at the annual FROG with club members completing the 50 and 100 mile events.

Mar 20

‘Floating’ start for Sundays

Ever the revolutionary forward thinkers, we’ve come up with an idea to try out on our Sunday club runs.

Rather than have a fixed start time, we are going to try organising our Sunday club runs so we are back in Randalstown by a certain time each week.

Ideally we would like this to be somewhere between 1-30pm and 2pm. That means we will be altering our start time on a weekly basis to suit.

As an example, say we want to cycle round Lough Neagh. The most likely way we would go totals around 78 miles. As it’s flat and we’re not particularly fast, we would expect that to take a little shy of 4h30m of actual cycling. Add 1 hour for a coffee stop and ‘those random delays which happen for no apparent reason‘ and you’ve got a total of 5h30m. Take that from 2pm and it means we would start off at 8-30am. Simple!

As we mentioned earlier, this is something we are trying out to see if it works. In fact, if you are a fan of terrible contrived puns (which we are) one could say we are time trialling.

All this makes it even more important anyone who wishes to come out on a Sunday gets in touch first. Although the likelihood is we’ll still roll out at 9-30am most Sundays, there is a reasonable chance we will be leaving earlier.

We will send eMails, WhatsApp messages and post in our Facebook group to ensure all our club members are aware what time our Sunday club runs will start at. Please contact us if you are unsure of the start time and wish to know.

Mar 14

Old Bleach goes crazy for TUEs!

That’s right – we’ve gone bananas, dolally, meshuga, bonkers, gaga and utterly off our trolleys and out of our trees for TUEs.

Starting in mid to late April, we’ll have two club runs every Tuesday throughout the summer. We truly are crazy for Tuesdays.

We’ll be running the second year of our ‘higher effort’ Tuesday Evening cycles – leaving St. Comgall’s Primary School car park, Antrim at 6-30pm. Then, if you prefer a more ‘sociable’ ride, you have the excellent option of doing our new T7s run from the same location, leaving at 7pm.

The additional Tuesday 7 o’clock club run isn’t the only change Old Bleach has coming up; We’re very much about listening to our club members and being malleable, to create more enjoyment for those involved.

This being the case, we have moved our Wednesday Sevens back a day so we now have Thursday Sevens. As the name suggests, these club runs will take place at 7pm on Thursdays and will leave from outside The Old Forge, Randalstown.

Combined, the Tuesday Sevens and Thursday Sevens form our T7s runs – fun cycles designed to maximise enjoyment on a bicycle. We’re very optimistic about the T7s and hope you’ll find them as entertaining as we imagine you will.

Please keep checking our calendar to see when the evening cycles will be taking place.

We hope these tweaks and the new club run will help you get more and more enjoyment out of Old Bleach as we head into the spring/summer of 2017. If you have any questions, please contact us for details or feel free to comment below.

Mar 02

Mini Figure Scenes

Mini Wha Now?

You may not have heard of Mini Figure Scenes. That’s quite understandable as it is a new service provided by, young entrepreneur and Old Bleach member, Martin Robb.

Martin offers various options, for people who would like to get a personalised scene put together, featuring a figure (or figures) set in an environment of your choice.

At the time of writing this shameless (but richly deserved) plug for Mini Figure Scenes, the most popular choices are priced as follows…

  • Personalised figure – £15
  • Boxed scene – £20
  • Diorama (as shown in picture) – £25+

You can look at (and Like) the Mini Figure Scenes Facebook page right here. It’ll have plenty of up to date photos of more projects and lets you contact Martin directly if there is anything specific you would like to have done. Say, for example, you want Martin to make a diorama you could use as a trophy – let your imagination run riot!

In the meantime, here are some further photos, of the diorama pictured above, for your perusal…

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