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Bearsden & Milngavie Directory Linking Local People with Local Businesses

GOLF GOLF TIPS BY DARYN COCHRANE

MOTORING CARS TO ENJOY YOUR RETIREMENT

MOVIES LAST NIGHT

TRAVEL SHANGHAI - A CITY OF CONTRASTS

MUSIC WICKERMAN FESTIVAL PREVIEW

Business Ÿ Music Ÿ Books Ÿ Motoring Ÿ Travel Ÿ Health Ÿ Food Delivered FREE to 12,500 homes throughout Bearsden & Milngavie

June/July 11

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P & N BATHROOMS ESTABLISHED 1988

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WELCOME We celebrated our 4th year anniversary in the last issue and continuing on from that we would like to thank all of our readers for their support and making us now firmly established within the community. Also the advertisers themselves for continuing to support this magazine as they find it one of the most cost effective ways to gain new business. We still have a lot of our advertisers who started with us back in 2007 which proves it works for them! Moving on we are now finally in Summer which means long days, holidays and sunshine (hopefully). It is also time for gardening where we have a new article on growing your own vegetables and of course festival time and a preview for The Wickerman Festival is on page 32. We hope you enjoy reading this issue and once again please mention the directory when using any of the advertisers and if you have any suggestions for subjects you would like covered please drop us a line.

Until the next issue!

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Bishopbriggs Directory Bearsden & Milngavie Directory Tel: 0141 945 4210 Email: info@sbdirectory.co.uk

Independently owned and published by SB Directory. We gratefully acknowledge the support of business whose adverts appear in the Bishopbriggs Directory, and whilst everycare is taken to enquire accuracy, the publishers cannot accept responsibility for loss, damage or omission caused by error in the printing of an advert. All artwork is acceptable on strict condition that permission has been given for use in this publication. Adverts are accepted on the understanding that descriptions of goods and services are fair and accurate. Any reproduction of any material is forbidden without the written consent of the publishers. The publishers cannot accept responsibility for views expressed by contributors, or for the accuracy of claims made by advertisers. Bishopbriggs Directory & Bearsden and Milngavie Directory are a registered independent business and are not associated in any way with any other similar local publications.

CONTENTS USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS

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MUSIC REVIEW

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AT THE CINEMA: LAST NIGHT

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TRAVEL: 14 SHANGHAI A CITY OF CONTRASTS GOLF TIP: THE SHORT GAME

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS: 20 WAYS TO GET A FRESH LOOK FOR SUMMER

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THE WICKERMAN FESTIVAL PREVIEW

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MOTORS: CARS TO ENJOY YOUR RETIREMENT

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TECH GUIDE: 46 APPS THAT TRANSFORM TRAVEL GARDENING: VEGETABLE GROWING

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BOOKS FOR ALL THE FAMILY THIS SUMMER

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RECIPE: CAJUN ROAST MONKFISH

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SPORT LE TOUR DE FRANCE 2011

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PUZZLES: CROSSWORD SUDOKO

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Brookwood Library Milngavie Library Westerton Library Allander Leisure Centre

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MUSIC NEW RELEASES

Blondie - Panic of Girls The album will be the band’s ninth studio album following 'The Curse of Blondie', which was released in 2003. Debbie, Chris and Clem have once again united together to create the new album, produced by Jeff Saltzman (The Killers) and Kato Khandwala (My Chemical Romance, Papa Roach). The new album promises to encapsulate the true character and spirit of the sound of Blondie and as always, an eclectic mix of Pop/Punk/Rock/Reggae all feature. Deborah Harry may be 65 but she has energy and a voice to put some of todays artistes to shame!

The Chemical Brothers - Hanna OST The Chemical Brothers are getting into the celebrity-composer act, which has become increasingly popular thanks to high sales of Daft Punk’s awesome soundtrack for Tron: Legacy. For the Chems they had a difficult job at hand, there’s no way that the film and their music was a perfect fit in the same way Daft Punk seemed to be for Tron: Legacy. But in many ways this is where The Chems have out shone their French counterparts, they seem to keep their own style and adapt it to the film. Some tracks are pretty, some are ominous and haunting, a few are just plain fun, but all the songs on the Hanna OST are quality electronica from one of the genre’s foremost acts. If the soundtrack is this good, I can’t wait to see the film.

Friendly Fires - Pala Friendly Fires have return with their highly anticipated second album 'Pala'. The new album is named after the island in Aldous Huxley's 1962 novel 'Island', 'Pala and is set to follow on the success of their debut album that was released in September 2008 and went on to sell over 200,000 copies in the UK, picking up a Mercury Prize nomination and two Brit Awards nominations along the way. The album also sees musical collaborations with The Harlem Gospel Choir (on 'Hurting') and Holy Ghost's Alex Frankel (who plays Clavinet on 'True Love').

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Brian Flanigan Painter & Decorator Established 1985

Interior & Exterior PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURED — Paper Hanging — FREE ESTIMATES — — Ames Taping — Skim Coat Plastering — Coving — Roof Coatings — Exterior Wall Coatings —

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KleanKwikBlinds Domestic & Commercial Blind Cleaning and Repair

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Same Day Service FREE Pick Up & Delivery 0141 776 1378 07872 040 210 www.KleanKwikBlinds.com

T&G Stoneplast – Specialists in Stone Restoration – Roughcasting – Plastering – Stonemasonry – Stonecleaning – Artexing & Artex Removal – Ames Taping FREE ESTIMATES

Tel: 0141 563 6889 Mob: 07717 753 514 Email: t-g-stoneplast@hotmail.co.uk

At Laptop & PC Doctor we offer expert advice and a fast, cost effective service by experienced PC engineers.

We offer many services which include: Repairs and Servicing   Data Recovery   Virus + Spyware Removal   Networking   Laptop Power Socket Repairs   Home Call-outs   Screen & other Hardware Replacements   Same Day Emergency Services   Apple Mac Repairs   Laptop and PC Sales

Web: www.laptopandpcdoctor.co.uk Email: mail@laptopandpcdoctor.co.uk Visit your local experts at 59 Milngavie Road Bearsden, G61 2DW (opposite ASDA)

0141 942 4020 Open 9AM - 6PM Monday - Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10AM-5PM

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Burnbank - A home from home for your pet The Burnbank Pet Hotel in Queenzieburn has recently changed hands in December 2010 and is now a family business run by Lisa McCabe and her Dad James Kerr, offering the best overnight accommodation in the area for cats and dogs. They also offer a day care service for both cats and dogs and are open all year round, which is uncommon for boarding establishments. They aim to provide the best quality service you could hope for. Lisa explains “As pet owners ourselves, we understand the anxiety which comes with leaving your feline and canine friends when you go on holiday, as after all they are part of the family! We offer comfortable surroundings and lots of cuddles and attention, therefore a typical home from home experience.” The cattery has room for 40 cats per night, all comfortably set out with beds, blankets and toys. The cattery is also well heated, therefore keeping them toasty and warm during the winter months and the dog kennels can accommodate 50 dogs per night, all with their own little room, which includes bed, blanket and chew toys. Each one is heated, therefore keeping our 4 legged friends nice and warm.

Before moving into the pet hotel, Lisa and James ran a successful dog walking business (Stardust Dog Walking), which now runs hand in hand with the pet hotel and therefore provides a full dog walking service, offering 1 hour and 2 hour walks along with the day care service. Currently, they are offering a 10% discount for multiple animals from the same household. Why not pop along and see what they can offer for your furry friends.

Pr fromices £8

Pet Accommodation Walking – Grooming – Day Care Monday to Friday: 9.30am till 5.30pm Saturday & Sunday: 9.30am till 12.30pm for more information on our range of services:

Tel: 01236 824 892

www.burnbankpethotel.co.uk

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AT THE CINEMA LAST NIGHT

The ever-lovely Keira Knightley plays Joanna Reed, half of a New York-based British couple hitting a tricky spot seven years into their previously happy and successful marriage, during which husband Michael (Sam Worthington) has never before mentioned his beautiful colleague Laura (Mendes) until Joanna meets her one night. In perhaps a contender for the 'worst timing ever' ward, Joanna becomes instantly suspicious and challenges Michael to admit that he finds Laura attractive - right before he has to leave for a week-long business trip with her. Meanwhile, while Michael's away, Joanna runs into old flame Alex (Canet), who she's never told Michael about either, and agrees to go for a drink with him. As the story progresses, each half of the couple must challenge both who they are away from their relationship, and the temptation placed before them while apart. Cut down to basics, Last Night is a story about choices those that a couple makes in how much to reveal to each other and the ones they must make when faced with temptation, and while the plot is occasionally predictable it does force you to think about those big

relationship questions - what constitutes cheating, for example - and makes you ask yourself what you'd do in Joanna and Michael's respective situations. Although it does feel contrived in places, Last Night's strength lies in the way it makes us empathise with the characters, and this is helped along nicely by excellent performances from all four of the leads. Knightley seems both emotionally and physically fragile as Joanna, a woman with a glossy New York lifestyle but who is ultimately unfulfilled, while Worthington plays Michael to a tee as the boring, emotionally closed off husband. We could have perhaps done with a bit more depth to Mendes' character, but she does make an excellent sultry temptress and does the best with what she's given. Last Night may not make for a great date movie or one to take your significant other to - it's hardly a romance and could provoke some awkward conversations - but it's well-acted and throws forth some interesting questions about how much we should - or do - reveal to our partners

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TRAVEL SHANGHAI: A CITY OF CONTRASTS

Shanghai is the second largest city in China: colourful, exotic and quickly making a name for itself as a mustvisit long haul destination. In the past it has been the domain of adventurers, swindlers, gamblers, drug runners, the idle rich, fashion dandies, tycoons, missionaries, dangerous gangsters and pimps; a dark memory during the long years of Communist isolation. Today the sun rises on a city typifying the huge disparities of modern China: monumental buildings that reach for the sky and glinting department stores that swing open their doors to a stylish elite while child beggars, prostitutes and the poor struggle to live. But travellers still love this city of contrasts, which has earned itself the accolade of the Paris of China and the Queen of the Orient.

Located at the centre of the mainland’s coastline, Shanghai has long been a major hub of communications, transportation and international exchange. The municipality covers an area of 6,341 square kilometres and has a bustling population of more than 17 million. Shanghai is China’s largest economic industrial base and a famous historical and cultural city. It is home to the most modern stock exchange in the world, to one of the most advanced subway systems and to the third tallest skyscraper, the Jin Mao Tower. Visitors to Shanghai are not only dazzled by the modern metropolis and gateway to a developing China, but are also able to immerse themselves in the unique Shanghai culture, a combination of Chinese and western elements.

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Even back in the dull Communist era, Nanjing Donglu had a distinctly shop-tillyou-drop feel about it. Nowadays, high street stores such as Esprit, Benetton and McDonald’s have shouldered Marx and Mao right out of the way. A visit to the Old City is easily combined with a stop at Yuyuan Garden, a wellrestored Suzhou-style garden created during the Ming dynasty. Jade Buddha Temple, located in North West Shanghai, is the most popular Buddhist temple in this city. It is famous for two jade Buddha statues, one of which is reclining and the other seated.

Huaihai Lu Colourful festivals and celebrations litter the yearly Shanghai calendar, such as the Shanghai Nanhui Peach Blossoms Festival, Shanghai International Tea Culture Festival and Shanghai China International Art Festival.

Culture vultures can immerse themselves in the fascinating history of China to be found in the Shanghai Museum where there are 120,000 works of art. Expect to spend half, if not a whole day here. It is one of the city’s highlights.

The well-known Bund area is a must for visitors to Shanghai. Here, 52 buildings lining the narrow shoreline of the Huangpu River offer a living exhibition of Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architectural styles as well as combinations of Chinese and Western looks. The area of Huaihai Lu is all about shopping, with huge department stores blotting out the sun along a road colourfully lined with flower boxes, while the area around the hotel is littered with cafes, boutiques and antique shops. Head down the side streets off Yan’an Lu for the tatty, down-at-heel fin de siècle architecture that is so evocative of yesteryear. Nearby, the Yuyuan Gardens and bazaar area of the old town offer some delicious lunchtime snacks and welcome greenery. Nanjing Donglu (Nanjing Road East) has long been China’s golden mile, although these days it’s looking a bit the worse for wear beside the luxury option of Huaihai Lu. But shoppers still love it. A late 1990s renovation project pedestrianised the street from Xizang Lu to Henan Lu, and the shopped-out can catch the tourist train that runs along its length.

Yuyuan Garden

If you have a head for heights, how about a stay at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai? It is the highest hotel in the world -– located on the 53rd to 87th floors of the Jin Mao Tower – in the heart of Pudong, Shanghai’s financial and business district, and with easy access to the Shanghai Stock Exchange, Shanghai World Financial Centre and the International Conference Centre.

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Howdens Joinery (Kirkintilloch) is celebrating its 10th birthday and have added new displays to their newly designed showroom, showing off their latest design ideas to the public. Howdens Joinery is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of kitchen and joinery products, supplying local authorities and social housing providers, as well as the private sector, offering a range of kitchens and joinery products specifically designed to meet the needs of modern living; complete with a full range of accessories, built-in and freestanding appliances, work surfaces, sinks and taps. Their aim is to offer a unique design service coupled with value for money and good old fashioned customer service. With a network of over 490 local depots around the country and because they are local, your trade professional can collect exactly what he needs when he needs it to create your dream home so no inconvenience of long delivery dates. The major

benefit of purchasing a kitchen from Howdens is that all cabinets come rigid built - i.e. not flat packed therefore saving time and money on installation. If you don’t already have a tradesman in mind, Howdens can put you in touch with a local tradesman in your area who will be happy to get your dream kitchen installed or Howdens will be happy to invite your chosen trade professional to open an account. Store manager Chris goes on to tell us “We pride ourselves on the creativity of our kitchen designers and their ability to bring out the best in our clients ideas. The skills and knowledge available to us in our workshop means we can bring the most imaginative or complicated fitted kitchen to life, offering a completely bespoke service from planning your kitchen from scratch.” He continues “We offer a prices to suit every taste and budget, which are competitive with the large DIY outlets.” Howdens also have over 80 door styles to choose from including internal, external, French and garage doors along with a wide range of quality joinery products. Pop along to the showroom to see for yourself the products on offer and have a chat with one of their knowledgeable staff who will only be happy to help.

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By Daryn Cochrane PGA Professional Esporta Dougalston

GOLF TIP The Short Game - Target Your Weaknesses

Complete these tests, pinpoint your problem area (for example, only one in ten shots into the circle from the bunker) then book a coaching session with me to work on improving this weak aspect of your game. Just watch your scores drop. Pitching Set up or identify three target circles, each with a fiveyard radius, at 30, 40 and 50 yards. Hit ten pitches, alternating randomly between the targets and score how many land within the intended circle. Bunkers Set up or identify three target circles, each with a fiveyard radius, at ten, 15 and 20 yards. Hit ten bunker shots, alternating randomly between the targets and score how many finish within the intended circle. Chipping Set up or identify three target circles, each with a six-

feet radius, at 15, 20 and 25 yards. Hit ten chip and runs, alternating randomly between targets and score how many finish inside the intended circle. Holing out Set ten balls around a hole on a small slope about four feet from the hole. Score how many putts you hole out of ten. Distance control Set up or identify three target semi-circles, each with a four-feet radius, behind the hole at 20, 30 and 40 feet. Hit ten putts, alternating randomly between targets and score how many finish beyond the hole but within the intended semi-circle. For any further help with your game, you can call me on 0141 956 6161, email me at golfinghouse@btconnect.com or pop into my shop at Esporta Milngavie. Have a fabulous golfing month!

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General Junk

THE waste collection and rubbish removal service business needs. From water-coolers to colour copiers, from files to filters, from desks to desk tops, even fixtures and fittings. Trade Junk: At General Junk, we appreciate that your time is your money. General Junk offers you the opportunity to solely concentrate on your profession. With one free phone call, we can allocate a two hour window, provide no obligation upfront all inclusive rates, and dedicated manpower to lift, load and dispose of all your junk on the spot.

General Junk is a waste collection and rubbish removal business with a difference covering domestic, garden, office and trade waste collection, from single items to full clearances. Home Junk: Whatever the reason, General Junk removes the burden of domestic waste disposal. From cutlery and crockery, to tables and chairs, to doors and windows, even bricks and mortar, we specialise in general junk removal. Whatever you want to dispose of, whether an individual item or a full house clearance, we are here to service your needs. Garden Junk: General Junk offers an unrivalled garden clearance service. From acres of scrubland to an unwanted window box, our garden clearance service covers any junk. Our teams come prepared for a mammoth task, so no matter the scale of the job we're ready to dig in. From sheds to gazebos, from shrubs to trees, from hoes to hoses, from bird baths to gnomes, even dirty great concrete slabs! We remove patios, we remove furniture, we remove greenhouses. Whatever you want to dispose of, whether an individual item or a full garden clearance. Office Junk: Whatever the reason, General Junk provides a fast, efficient and professional service tailored to your

We've got waste disposal down to a fine art. Our waste collection service is second to none. Skip hire is a thing of the past. General Junk's waste collection process is designed with you in mind. One free phone call, one free quote agreed and we collect, load and dispose of your domestic waste. It's that simple! Rubbish removal shouldn't mean rubbish service. We do what we say we will, when we say we will. All of our staff are trained to respect your property. We will make every effort to ensure that your property is left exactly the way we find it, minus the junk At General Junk there are no hidden costs. Our pricing policy is as clear and simple. You only pay for the amount of junk collected. Our prices include all labour and disposal charges (i.e. landfill or transfer station).. So, if you have General Junk that you want to dispose of responsibly, call us FREE today

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Get rid of your junk with just one FREE phone call General Junk is a waste collection and rubbish removal business with a difference. We pride ourselves on customer service. Our waste collection process is designed with you in mind. Rubbish collection should not mean rubbish service. We do exactly what we say we will, when we say we will. We collect, load and responsibly dispose of any non-hazardous waste, from single items to full clearances. We even clean up after ourselves. So if you have general junk that you want to dispose of, call us free today.

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INTERIORS 20 WAYS TO GET A FRESH LOOK FOR SUMMER Want to give your home a quick, easy and inexpensive makeover for summer? Interiors expert Katherine Sorrell offers 20 inspiring solutions 1. Pop some fresh flowers in a vase. Even casual arrangements of garden flowers in a cheap vase or an old goldfish bowl will brighten up all but the most formal of rooms. 2. Light a scented candle or line up a set of multicoloured tea lights. 3. Change your cushion covers. For the most up-to-date look, choose vivid but co-ordinating colours, in a variety of quirky patterns. 4. Disguise a tired sofa or a boring bed with a pretty throw. 5. Replace dated lampshades or light fittings. So quick, easy and cheap, there’s no excuse not to. 6. While you’re at it, check that your light bulbs are the right wattage for the room - there’s nothing worse than poorly lit rooms, or ones that are so dazzling they look like a lamp shop.

10. In a girl’s room, suspending a corona over the bed, with some sheer curtains draped around, will go miles towards that fairytale room she’s always wanted. 11. Flower lights wrapped around the bedhead are a lovely touch, too. A boy might prefer camouflage netting or a giant map of the world on the wall behind the bed.

7. Use paint to transform your home from top to bottom. Floors, walls, window frames, skirtings, shelves, freestanding furniture and even kitchen and bathroom tiles can all be refreshed and revived with a lick of paint.

12. Create a fabulous display of pictures. Instead of dotting them around in an ad hoc fashion, frame them all the same and hang in orderly rows for super-duper impact.

8. Flooring sets the tone for any room, and if your carpet is looking tired, you’ll be amazed at the effect a change can have. One option is to remove the carpet entirely and renovate the boards beneath. To strip away old stains or surface coatings, hire a professional sanding machine and follow the instructions carefully, before sealing, staining, liming, waxing, bleaching or painting.

13. Look at your light switches. If yours are of the bogstandard, white plastic type, check out the alternatives stainless steel, nickel, chrome, brass, even ‘invisible’ acrylic, with a rocker, dolly or even neat little push button switch. The same goes for switch plates, TV aerial sockets, even shaver and electric toothbrush plates.

9. Adding or replacing a rug is another instant way to change the look of your floor. Think bold texture, pattern or colour.

14. Do the same for door handles, blind and light pulls, cupboard and drawer pulls, and any other knobs or handles you can find. Substituting ordinary ones with something interesting, tactile and good-looking can make a world of difference.

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15. Flouncy, fussy curtains have to go. Replace with simpler versions (no pelmets, thanks). Practically every high-street store has ready-made curtains at reasonable prices. 16. New bath and basin taps will go a long way towards giving your bathroom extra pizzazz. Replacing them is a doddle for a plumber (or even a DIY dad). 17. The most ugly-duckling bathroom can be turned into a beautiful swan with the right towels. Soft, neutral colours have a timeless look, while bold patterns are of the moment. 18. The latest look for walls is to use specially designed stickers to create a graphic, funky pattern. Just peel and position for an instant new look. 19. There are some snazzy storage ottomans currently available. Not only does it add an extra seat to the room, but for an emergency cleaning, you can scoop up everything in sight and just toss it in. 20. Last but by no means least, clean your windows it really will add a sparkle to the room.

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Tired of main dealer prices? Are you looking for alternative garage services at affordable prices? Audi Technik is a local independent full service and repair facility specialising in Audi, Volkswagen, Seat & Skoda. Based in Bishopbriggs, Audi Technik Centre is a garage you can trust were all makes and models are welcome. Owner William Connolly is a fully trained Audi master technician with over 20 years experience within the VW group of vehicles, so you can be confident that both you and your vehicle are in safe hands. They undertake all types of work, from servicing, replacing timing belts to full engine diagnostics with all service books stamped to validate warranties. Your car will also have its electronic management system checked and service interval light reset. Owner William tells us “We only use genuine parts and as a VW group specialist garage, we give all of our customers the highest quality service, regardless of whether you have an old or new vehicle”. William then goes on to say “Regular vehicle servicing is often overlooked by car owners however it is more important than most vehicle owners realise. By keeping your service book up-to-date you will retain a better resale value when you come to sell your vehicle.” Did you know that servicing and maintaining your car at Audi Technik Centre does not affect your

manufacturer’s warranty? In October 2003, European Legislation came into force allowing motorists to use any garage of their choice to service their cars without invalidating the manufacturer’s warranty. This basically means you are free to benefit from the competitive pricing and individual service offered by your local independent garage. If you are looking for a little more fun or performance for your car, then Audi Technik Centre can assist you too. They offer performance tuning and modifications to most models including MTM tuning, suspension, uprated brakes, induction and exhaust modifications plus many more. When it comes to increasing the performance of your VW group car, then Audi Technik is a great place to start. Fault Finding & Diagnosis: The garage have fault finding and diagnosis service which is dedicated to vehicles from the Volkswagen & Audi Group (VAG) range, using the latest diagnostics equipment including the VAS 5052, the official VW & Audi system to assist us in trouble shooting your problem. The VAS system is connected to VW Audi in Germany which gives them access to their vast technical resource library with everything from wiring diagrams to key codes. Choosing Audi Technik Centre gives you the reassurance and peace of mind that your car is professionally maintained by a qualified technician in a reliable independent garage at a competitive price.

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Jo Jingles is a happy little fellow all dressed in red and yellow. He loves to stimulate young minds and teach children to:

The classes are carefully structured and each week we introduce educational themes i.e. colours, shapes, numbers, animals using well-known nursery rhymes and action songs. Children have "hands-on" experience with at least two percussion instruments e.g. drums, tambourine, bells and they get to join in with 'little Jo' who is always ready with the actions. He also knows over 1000 songs, some familiar and others that are unique to Jo Jingles.

♫ To p l a y p e r c u s s i o n i n s t r u m e n t s expressively. ♫ To sing songs. ♫ To hold a tune. ♫ To find the rhythm to move and dance to. ♫ To make new friends. Jo Jingles is celebrating it's 15th year this year. To celebrate this milestone I would like to offer a free CD to all those new to Jo Jingles who sign up for a block of classes.

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Our experienced presenters run classes in a friendly and informal manner so you can be safe in the knowledge that your child, and maybe you too will learn about music in a stimulating and secure environment.

A new "Jingle Babies" class beginning in May in Milngavie. This class is for babies from 3 months to 1 year. For a limited time babies under 6 months are free. Please mention the directory when booking your Jo Jingles session.

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The Wickerman Festival, this year celebrating its 10th Anniversary, is the annual music festival held at East Kirkcarswell Farm, near Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway, dubbed 'Scotland's alternative music festival', takes place on Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd of July. The main spectacular, is a 40 foot high wickerman sculpture based on the British horror film 'The Wicker Man' (1973) starring Christopher Lee and Edward Woodward and is set within a natural amphitheatre of 120 acres of prime Galloway grazing land. The fesival offers an eclectic line-up of rock, indie, punk, electro, techno, drum & bass, reggae and folk music as well as a host of family-friendly activities. Manchester legends James have confirmed their only Scottish festival appearance this year as Friday night headliner. Fronted by the charismatic Tim Booth, James’ set is sure to be filled with hit after hit, with classic indie tracks such as ‘Sit Down’ and ‘Laid’ in their locker, making them an act no music lover can afford to miss. Welsh rockers Feeder headline on the Saturday night and will entertain with hits from their 20-year career including ‘Buck Rogers’, ‘Just the Way I’m Feeling’ and ‘Shatter’. Also appearing are The Coral, following their phenomenal return with the critically acclaimed 'Butterfly House', they have cemented their position as one of the UK's most established and exciting bands. Other noteable acts on the bill are Scouse rockers Echo & The Bunnymen, Noisettes, The Hoosiers, Glasgow legends GUN and 80’s pop group The Bluebells, Fans of old style punk will also be treated to performances in the Scooter Tent by The Damned and From The Jam. Brand new emerging artists Rachel Sermanni and Emma’s Imagination are sure to pull in a huge crowd at the festival. With diverse acts spread across 10 stages, the Wickerman is one of the most eclectic on the festival circuit and is a must visit festival. Weekend adult (16+ years) tickets cost £90, teenagers aged 13-15 cost £45, kids 12 and under are admitted free. To purchase tickets and for more information on the festival including luxury camping and full line up news log on to www.thewickermanfestival.co.uk


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CHARTWELL DENTAL CARE Located on Drymen Road beside Bearsden Cross, Chartwell Dental Care is a long established family dental practice, providing Denplan or Independent 'pay as you go' treatment to our patients. As a family practice, we register our private patient's children under the NHS and provide the same high standard of treatment until they leave higher education.

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I.T Blog by Colin Fyffe - Virus Cleanup Virus cleanup jobs account for quite a lot of my work, the last few weeks in particular has seen a rise in scareware and fake alert type malware (Malicious software). These viruses are now big business and fund organised crime. If you discover that you have a virus on our computer, or better yet, before such an event. You need to download a removal tool. There are many to be had, but the easiest one to use that I recommend is the excellent, free Malwarebytes’ Anti Malware. If you Google search ‘MBAM’ it should appear top of the list. Click on the free version and download. It is around 7 Mb. If you are unfortunate enough to have a virus you may find that you are prevented from accessing internet pages. In this case, we will have to try safe mode, we were going there anyway. Restart the computer and lightly tap the F8 key after the first screen appears. This screen may show the brand of the computer. If at this point you see the windows loading graphic you have missed the point to press F8, restart and try again. You should be diverted to a list of

commands, one of which will be ‘Safe m o d e w i t h networking’, or similar depending on your operating system. Highlight using the arrow keys and press enter. Going in to safe mode it will look slightly different to normal but things should work to some degree. If you still cannot access the internet here I am sorry to say that your virus may have its teeth in too deep for this article, either that or your internet connectivity is down in safe mode. Once Malwarebytes’ is downloaded, run the installer and let it update. Update before every scan you do on the machine – third tab along. Let it run the quick scan and remove any nasties it may find. Restart and repeat the update and scan in normal windows operation. Hopefully that helped. Let me know how you get on.

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MOTORS CARS TO ENJOY YOUR RETIREMENT You’ve worked hard, looked after the pennies and sacrificed your preferred choice of wheels for family cars. However, things are different now: the children have flown the nest, you’ve got time on your hands and more importantly more cash, so why not treat yourself to a new set of wheels? Retirement is the perfect time to take advantage of lower insurance premiums and empty roads (everyone else is at work), but the hard part is what to choose. Here we take a look at five cars to suit five different needs…

The I’ve Got A Reputation To Uphold choice… BMW 5-Series Audi A4 Cabriolet, Our pick: 520d SE Touring, £31,830 The new 5 Series is a marked improvement on the outgoing model. It not only looks better now the design has been toned down, but the engines are even more efficient. If you’ve spent your life in the boardroom, you’ll know how good a BMW is and there’s no reason you shouldn’t enjoy a new one now. We’d go for the Touring (estate) version, which looks stunning and has plenty of room too. Just don’t go mad on the options list!

The Grandparents Called Into Duty choice… Audi Q7 Our pick: 3.0 TDI Clean Diesel S Line, £47,290 A large part of enjoying retirement is the luxury of having time to lend a hand looking after your grandchildren. The thing is, little ones come with a lot of baggage, so you’ll need a car that can fit it all in. The Q7 is a great solution. Not only has it got acres of spaces, efficient diesel engine choices and a great specification, it’s also fabulous to drive. The I’ve Got To Have A Sportscar choice… Jaguar XKR Our pick: XKR Coupe, £77,900 You’ve worked hard for it, so why not splash the cash on something that’ll make an impression at the golf club? We’d resist the urge to buy a Porsche 911 (despite the force being strong) and instead head for a Jag dealership. The XK-R is a cracking car to look at, great to drive and sounds incredible, but above all it’s comfortable. If you really want to blow the budget, find another £6k and opt for the convertible. To advertise call Scott or Natalie on 0141 945 4210 or email: info@sbdirectory.co.uk


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The Keeping An Eye On The Pennies choice… Hyundai ix35 Our pick: 1.7 CRDI Premium, £19,345

The Chance To Relive Your Youth choice… VW Golf GTI Our pick: GTI, £25,045 The Golf GTI has been a fixture in most of our motoring lives for decades, but we’d hazard a guess that although you always wanted one, it never really fit in with your lifestyle. Well, now’s your chance. The MK6 is the latest version and even though it’s put on a few pounds since the legendary MK1 arrived it’s still very good indeed. The 2.0-litre TSI lump serves up 207bhp, which is good for 60mph in 6.9 seconds and, as it’s built by Germans, it’ll stay the course too.

If you’re looking for a car that’s good to drive, comfortable, won’t cost the earth and has a decent warranty, then the ix35 is a great option. Hyundai has really upped its game with this soft-roader in terms of build quality and feel. It looks great and the high-level driving position gives a commanding view of the road. Just beware lead times are long so get that order in well before you want to take delivery.

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TECH GUIDE SMART PHONE APPS THAT TRANSFORM TRAVEL If you've ever scoured the streets of a strange city trying to find a cash machine, found yourself hopelessly lost after taking a wrong turn or wished you knew even a few words of another language, you'll know that travelling isn't always easy. Help is at hand, or rather in your pocket: with a few well chosen apps, your smartphone can be the perfect travel companion. Smartphone apps aren't just for Facebooking, Tw e e t i n g a n d playing Angry Birds: they can transform the way you travel, too. Some of them concentrate on the nuts and bolts - how to get there, whether your flight is delayed, where the British Embassy is - and others on the bigger picture, with guides to the most interesting attractions and best hotels. Some apps do both, telling you about interesting things and then using GPS and maps to guide you there. Before we get app happy, two quick warnings: remember your charger - location-based apps drain batteries very quickly - and watch out for roaming fees. Some apps need an internet connection to function, and you may incur pricey mobile data charges when you use them. On the nuts and bolts side there's Flight Times UK (iPhone), which you can use to see if your flight into or out of the UK has been delayed; Accuweather (iPhone and Android) for long-term weather forecasts; Tripadvisor (iPhone app, or via your phone's web browser) to find hotels, flights and restaurants and to browse users' reviews before you book; and a wide range of GPS applications ranging from Android's free Google Maps to the excellent (and batterykilling) TomTom Europe for

iPhone. While most travel apps are free or just a few pounds, TomTom's European apps are £42.99 for Eastern Europe, £52.99 for Western Europe and £69.99 for all of Europe. Some of the best travel apps come from the Lonely Planet stable (www.lonelyplanet.com/uk). Its iPhone and Nokia city guides tell you everything you could possibly want to know about your destination and make good use of maps, while Android users can take advantage of Compass, a city-specific augmented reality app for destinations including Paris, Seoul and London. Compass enables you to point your phone's camera at something and see relevant information, such as the best nearby sights or restaurants. Lonely Planet also provides phrasebooks for Nokia, Android and iPhone users. Compass isn't the only augmented reality app: Wikitude (for iPhone, Android and some Nokia devices) overlays information on real-world footage, so for example you can download an overlay showing you where the nearest Starbuck's is; Etips City Guides (iPhone) use augmented reality to show places of interest; and Metro AR Pro (iPhone) shows you where the nearest tube or metro stations are. Some apps can act as translators too. Google Goggles (iPhone and Android) can take a photo of a menu or sign in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish and translate it into English, while the Google Translate app (Android and iPhone) can translate written text between 57 different languages, read the results aloud in 23 languages and translate spoken words in 15 languages. And then there's Word Lens (iPhone), which can recognise text and replace it in real time - so if you point your phone at a menu, sign or billboard, you'll see the text change from Spanish to English immediately. It's one of the most extraordinary things we've ever seen, and makes us feel like we're living in the future.

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VEGETABLE GROWING There is something lovely about this time of year: even on the less appealing days it rarely gets too chilly, the soil is warm and feels all the more full of potential. But there is no doubt that your vegetable growing may seem to be close to peaking and perhaps in some areas on the decline. Rather than forgetting the fun of growing your own until next year, why not add to what you already have and start some crops from fresh? If you’ve missed the boat totally and never actually planted anything this year, there’s still time to grow some tasty home grown vegetable and herbs....it’s not too late to start, but you’ll have to get your skates on. Knowing what responds best to late sowing is the key, and knowing what might be worth the risk has the potential to be the icing on the cake. That lovely warm soil is a real advantage to those somewhat tenuous sowings made right at the start of the season, but you may also have to spend more time watering your vegetables, especially when the plants are small. Sow yourself some ruby chard. These fantastically brightly coloured plants mean you can create something seriously good-looking as well as tasty. ‘Bright Lights’ is the wackiest with bright yellow, orange, red, pink and purple stems. It can be sown successfully into August and can be used as ‘baby leaves’ for salads or as an alternative to spinach. Several of the oriental vegetables respond especially well to later sowing. Mizuna is one of my favourites. With its pretty divided leaves and ability to grow very fast, it can be sown right through from now and into September. Good in stir fries or as a salad ingredient, Mizuna does best in a sunny site. A covering of fleece helps to keep the flea-beetle away and so prevent the leaves becoming riddled with tiny holes. Spring onions make really tasty additions to salads, ploughman’s lunches and stir-fries. They grow rapidly and although it is getting late, a prompt sowing now should still give you a crop of tiny spring onions in October. Sow enough to leave some in the soil where you can then harvest full-sized versions in March. Carrots can be sown for many weeks of the year and some varieties of ‘maincrop’ carrot including ‘Ideal’ can

still be sown until early August. Sow within the week and you’ll be cropping from autumn to Christmas time. Choose a light soil, free from stones, or grow in a deep container. If in doubt about sowing times, just check the packet. I love eating them, but hate buying those ridiculously expensive baby spinach leaves, but grow your own and you can have as many as you like for little outlay. They are perfect in salads and sandwiches....and much, much tastier and more tender (and a lot cheaper) than those you buy in cellophane bags. Make successional sowings from now and in to September and in five to six weeks you can harvest the baby leaves. If you like fullsized spinach leaves, then just leave the crop in the ground and allow it to grow a little more.

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Chinese cabbage is another late-season stalwart. It is one of the fastest growers I know and perfect for anyone who wants a delicate steamed vegetable or a wonderfully tasty and crunchy addition to a Chinese style meal. Also known as Chinese leaves, if you sow promptly you should be harvesting in late October. If you enjoy miniature beetroot or baby beet as they’re often known, then buy a packet of beetroot seed and sow some of them promptly for a delicious, crop of small-sized beetroot from the autumn until Christmas. French beans are so much better when grown at home. It is hard to make them tough or tasteless. A speedy sowing now should produce plenty of beans that you can harvest in mid-autumn. Choose a variety such as ‘Tendergreen’ and it should perform well. Kohl rabi is, admittedly, a peculiar looking vegetable as it has really tasty and crisp swollen stems, but it is perfect for adding to salads and great in stir fries too. It performs well in most areas if sown up until about the middle of this month, and just nine to ten weeks after sowing you should be able to harvest your first crop.

There are numerous different colours and shapes of salad leaf available and they can be sown now, either singly or in combination. Simply use scissors to snip off what you need and as long as you don’t cut too low, they’ll act as a cut-and-come-again crop. Look out for mixed seed packs including all sorts of tasty varieties such as rocket, baby beet, lettuce and basil. As conditions become cooler, cover the row with fleece. Rocket with its spicy dark green leaves makes a great ingredient for salads and because the plants grow so fast, a sowing made now will soon be producing a brilliant crop. Make successional sowings every couple of weeks. There...almost too much to eat! Pippa Greenwood is a gardening writer and journalist and regular panellist on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Gardeners’ Question Time’. Pippa gives a wide range of talks and lectures to gardening clubs and societies. Visit www.pippagreenwood.com and sign up as a ‘Friend of Pippa’ to receive a free e-book and regular gardening updates, offers and bulletins. Browse the site to find out more, buy signed books and lots more.

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Pets Plus - Your local pets paradise Pets Plus is the recently opened pet store for Bearsden and Milngavie situated at Milngavie Road, Kessington. Local store owner James has been working in various Pet Shops around Glasgow and with his love of animals his goal was always to open a shop of his own. The store offers a wide range and selection of animal products, with a great choice and variety, many of which are tried and tested by James and his team. They also stock leading brands such as Royal Canin, Eukanuba, Burns, Iams, Hills, James Wellbeloved and much more! James tells us “We stock everything from a variety of

small animals including birds, fish and rabbits to cages and hutches or treats, toys and scratch posts, we also offer outdoor exercise runs for rabbits and guinea-pigs along with flea and tick treatments. If you are going on holiday you can leave your pet with us to take care of it knowing your pet is in safe hands.” Pets Plus will have regular special offers and at the moment they have the following: £10 off all 15kg James Wellbeloved Dog Food £10 off all 15kg Eukanuba Dog Food £10 off all 12kg Hills Dog Food 10% off all Hutches & Excersise Runs 10% off all Flexi Leads James goes on to say “Please don't hesitate to come into the shop if you need our services or just for a browse at the great selection of pets and pet foods we have on offer. Our experienced and friendly staff will be more than happy to help you.” Why not take your dog along to visit the shop and receive a free goody bag.

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Ian McHale Plasterer & GeneralBuilder Ltd will provide a high quality service and finish that will leave you completely satisfied.

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At the Powerdoors showroom in Lochwinnoch, a full range of stock is on view containing a selection of garage door makes and models together with working automation options.

Powerdoors are specialists in the supply, installation and repair of garage doors in Central Scotland. The company started installing and repairing garage doors in 1993 with the aim of providing a quality service at a competitive price. They now supply, install and repair garage doors across the central belt covering areas as far afield as Edinburgh, Falkirk, Stirling, Kilmarnock and Perth.

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Their multi skilled tradesmen can repair your existing door or install a brand new one. With their eye-catching ranges you’re bound to find one that will give your home a facelift and suit your pocket which you can rely on for safety, strength, functionality and security. The level of care and attention to detail will make the installation or repair of your garage door a stress free experience. There’s beautiful timber doors - as well as steel and fibreglass in sectional, roller and up & over styles. All have security and ease of use at the heart of their

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Flooring solutions for any room Woody’s Flooring is a small family run, independent flooring showroom with a collection of quality, contemporary carpet, wood, cushioned flooring and laminate flooring situated on Dalsetter Avenue in Drumchapel. Both father and son, Paul and Nick have over 15 years experience in the industry and have just celebrated the first anniversary of their Drumchapel showroom in April. The showroom carries thousands of samples from all the leading manufacturers including; Karndean, Abingdon and Lifestyle Floors. With the abundant options of flooring available from beautiful wooden floors in reception rooms and hallways, to soft and stylish carpets in the bedroom and stunning Kardean in the kitchen there’s a floor that will meet your every requirement and co-ordinate perfectly with your decor, not only that but they also stock products from environmentally sustainable materials such as bamboo which will enhance indoor air quality and improve the comfort and ambiance of the building environment. Their carpet range covers every budget and includes a

variety of unusual types such as shaggy, sparkle, trendy stripes and bound edge stripes along with stair rods to compliment your staircase and provide a beautiful finish to any home Woody’s also offer a floor fitting service that cannot be surpassed, with attention to detail and pride in their workmanship will always do justice to your new floor covering. Paul goes on to tell us “We constantly check prices against the internet and other local shops to ensure that you get best value and a fair deal.”

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BOOKS BOOKS FOR ALL THE FAMILY THIS SUMMER It’s that time of year again; the kids are off school and if you’re lucky enough to have a holiday coming up, there’s no better way to while away the hours in the sunshine than with a good book. Here we’ve put together a collection of new and recent titles to keep everyone entertained over the summer season, with something for all the family. Hothouse Flower by Lucinda Riley Having suffered a huge personal tragedy, concert pianist Julia Forrester returns to the stately home where she grew up. Now undergoing renovations under a new owner, a hidden diary has been discovered which transports Julia and the reader to France and Thailand as she pieces together a love story from the distant past. Both funny and heart-breaking, there’s a real depth of emotion to this debut novel which won’t be quickly forgotten.

A Pile of Stuff at the Bottom of the Stairs by Christina Hopkins Mary Gilmour is a frustrated mum with too much to do and too little time. Life is passing her by, she’s missing out on quality time with her two young sons and as far as she can see, there’s one thing making it all twice as difficult - and she’s married to him. Compiling a spreadsheet of ‘infringe-ments’, from displaced used teabags to wet towels left on the bed, as well as a few positives to redress the balance, husband Joel unknowingly has six months to correct his score. Or else. Brilliant, funny and sharp all mums/partners to untidy spouses will love this.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett An utterly absorbing, deeply moving tale which delves into 1960s America and the story of the black maids who raised white children whilst dealing with ongoing discrimination from a prejudiced society. The author creates some truly wonderful characters in her presentation of ‘the other side to Gone with the Wind’. Inspirational, beautifully written and sincere - you won’t be able to put it down.

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S. Hansen Joinery Ltd Joiners & Builders specialising in: New Build, Extensions, Attic conversions, Internal alterations, Renovations, Steel work, Kitchens, Fitted bedrooms & studies, Bathrooms, Windows & doors, Roof & property maintenance, Insurance work, Decking & fencing All work completed by qualified tradesmen Contact Scott Hansen on:

Bearsden T: 0141 942 5098 M: 07766 752 684 E-Mail: scott.hansen@live.co.uk

Froscote Roofing UPVC Fascias, Soffits & Gutters

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ADD GLASS SIDES TO YOUR CANOPY From £75 per side

Ÿ Porches from £1500 Loft Conversions Ÿ Double Glazing Ÿ French Doors Ÿ Window Repairs Ÿ Misted Unit Repairs All types of Internal Joinery Work Roof Repairs, UPVC Gutters & Roofline Facias Call Peter Today for an Estimate on: 0141 557 2675 or 0774 898 3559 To advertise call Scott or Natalie on 0141 945 4210 or email: info@sbdirectory.co.uk


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LE TOUR DE FRANCE 2011

Every July the Tour de France takes over the streets and towns of France, and the TV screens of the world. This legendary event has grown hugely in popularity since its inaugural run in 1903 and is now watched by an estimated two billion television viewers. The 98th Tour commences on 2nd July 2011 from Passage du Gois La Barre-de-Monts and 3,500 gruelling kilometres later, it finishes on the Champs Élysées in Paris on 24th July. In early 20th century France, anyone envisaging a near-2,500-km-long cycle race across the country would have been widely viewed as unhinged. But that didn’t stop Géo Lefèvre, a journalist with

L’Auto magazine at the time, from proceeding with his inspired plan. His editor, Henri Desgrange, was bold enough to believe in the idea and to throw his backing behind the Tour de France. And so it was, that on 1 July 1903, sixty pioneers set out on their bicycles from Montgeron. After six mammoth stages (Nantes - Paris, 471 km), only 21 “routiers”, led by Maurice Garin, arrived at the end. Le Tour soon won over the sporting public and the roadside crowds swelled. The French people took to their hearts this unusual event which placed their towns, their countryside and, since 1910, even their mountains, in the spotlight.

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The Tour originally ran around the perimeter of France. Cycling was an endurance sport and the organisers realised the sales of L’Auto magazine they would achieve by creating supermen of their competitors. Night riding was dropped after the second Tour in 1904 after there had been persistent cheating because judges could not see riders. That reduced the daily and overall distance but the emphasis remained on endurance. A succession of doping scandals in the 1960s, culminating in the death of Tom Simpson in 1967, led the Union Cycliste Internationale to limit daily and overall distances and to impose rest days. It was then impossible to follow the frontiers, and the Tour increasingly zig-zagged across the country, sometimes with unconnected days’ races linked by train, while still maintaining some sort of loop. The tour is split into stages, each stage being completed within a day. Stages can be flat, undulating or mountainous. Riders are judged by

the time each has taken throughout the race, a ranking known as the general classification. There may be time deductions for finishing well in a daily stage or being first to pass an intermediate point. It is possible to win without winning a stage, as Greg LeMond did in 1990. Riders normally start together each day, with the first over the line winning, but some days are ridden against the clock by individuals or teams. The overall winner is usually a master of the mountains and of these time trials. Probably the most famous participant in the race is American Lance Armstrong. In 1996 Armstrong was diagnosed with testicular cancer, a tumour that metastasized to his brain and lungs. His cancer treatments included brain and testicular surgery and extensive chemotherapy, and his prognosis was originally poor. Incredibly he went on to win the Tour de France each year from 1999 to 2005 and is the only person to win seven times, having broken the previous record of five wins.

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Index of Advertisers: Advertising: B & M Directory Aerials & Satellites: SK Aerials Architectural Plans: Penman Bathrooms: P & N Bathrooms Beauty: Beauty Queen Blinds: Apollo Blinds Blinds: Eastend Window Blinds Blind Cleaning: Klean Kwik Blinds Blind Cleaning: Blind Cleaning Services Builder: Kenmure Joiners & Builders Builder: 1st Call Builder Builder: BBS Housing Café: Precinct 11 Café Car Body Repairs: Chips Away Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning: Safeclean Carpet Fitting: Gary Scott Children’s Activities: Jo Jingles Children’s Activities: Funky Dance Parties Children’s Theatre Arts: Stagecoach Computer Maintenance: Colcom Computer Maintenance: Laptop & PC Doctor Dentist: Chartwell Dental Care Dog Grooming: Shampooch Dog Walking: Lead On Double Glazing: Smiths Windows & Doors Dry Cleaning: Dry Clean Depot Electrician: A & A Electrics Ltd Electrician: Bain Electrical Services Flooring: Woody’s Flooring Gas Engineer: C & J Maintenance Garage; Audi Technik Centre Garage Doors: Powerdoors Gardening: FSR Garden Care Golf : Esporta Milngavie Graphic Designer: Flow Graphic Design Handyman: Paul’s DIY Services Hairdressing: Julie Fell Hairdressing: Rainbow Room International Heating Engineers: Scotia Heating Engineers: Stephen Thomson Heating Engineers: J & L Plumbing Home Improvements: PSHI Homecare: Bearsden & Milngavie Homecare Holiday Homes: Torrevieja Joiner: Andrew McCulloch Joiner: Scott Hansen Joinery: Cambium Customised Joinery Kitchens: Howdens Mobility: Independenz Monoblocking: GBM Scotland

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Painter/Decorator: Brian Flanigan Painter/Decorator: S.Harper Pet Shop: Pet Plus Pet Accommodation: Burnbank Pet Hotel Photographer: Grace Callan Plasterer: Ian McHale Plasterer: T&G Stoneplast Plumber: Bearsden Plumbing Plumber: Rowest Plumbing Pottery: Primo Pots Printing: SB Print Property Maintenance: RMG Restaurant: Rasoi Indian Kitchen Roofing: Froscote Roofing Roofing: Bearsden & Milngavie Roofing Roofing: Guttermaster Roofing: A&J Roofing Signs: Source Signage & Solutions Solicitors: Jeffrey Rankin Solicitors: Archibald Sharp Tanning: Dial A Tan Waste Disposal: General Junk Wedding Cars: Sovereign Select Welding: DC Fabrications

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