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Wednesday 22nd July Easy Ride

Wednesday 22nd July Easy Ride

Meet 10am Whitmore Arms Orsett for 25/30 mile easy ride stopping for early lunch probably Puddledock café. I am hoping pace will be slowish as I am hoping to come out again in the evening and have another go at the TT and don’t want to be tired out before the start. Bob D. … Read entire article »

Half Term (Time Trial) Report

Half Term (Time Trial) Report

Hello all, we’ve just passed the halfway mark in the Summer TT series and it’s looking good! We’ve had 34 different riders take part this year, and we’ve had 8 dry TT’s so far! Most riders have improved as the summer has gone on, with PB’s being posted nearly every week. We had some problems during the first few weeks with a lorry parked outside the nursery just before the turn into Fen Lane, but thankfully that … Read entire article »

Beginners, newbies, family ride – 8:15am Sun 12th July

Beginners, newbies, family ride – 8:15am Sun 12th July

This Sunday, 12th July, we’ll be running another easy paced ride. This ride will be suitable for new riders, families, or those that want to enjoy a slower paced, shorter ride. It is open to members and non-members. We’ll meet from 08:15am at Blackshots Sports Centre and will start the ride at 08:30am. The meeting place is on the walkway just outside the entrance to the sports centre. Make sure you make your self known to the … Read entire article »

Recreational Ride to Kent – Ride Report

Recreational Ride to Kent – Ride Report

We met up at the Quayside to get the ferry over to Gravesend. Even at 10.00am it was already quite hot on what turned out to be a glorious summer day.   The five of us bumped along the canal tow path from Gravesend up to Higham and then turned northwards up to the Cliffe Nature Reserve. where we had our first stop at a cafe overlooking a lake. We pushed onto Rochester first on a bust road … Read entire article »

Wednesday 8th July Windy Ride

Wednesday 8th July Windy Ride

Forecast for Wednesday is for strong winds, but never the less we will be meeting up at The Whitmore Arms, Orsett, at 10am as usual for 25 mile(ish) easy ride to a café somewhere for an early lunch. All welcome. Bob D. … Read entire article »

Recreational Ride to Kent Saturday 4th July

David Fish will be leading a gentle paced ride over to Rochester on Saturday July 4th. We will be on quiet country lanes and trails suitable for mtbs and hybrids. Meet up at the Tilbury riverside landing stage for the ferry to Gravesend at 10.00am for the 10.15am ferry. Total distance will be around 25-30 miles with several stops. Hope you can make it, the more the merrier, and all welcome. … Read entire article »

Wednesday 1st July Easy Ride

This Wednesday is predicted to be very hot, so maybe a trip to the riverside might be appropriate at either Mucking or Rainham. This will be decided by whoever turns up (we are very democratic). Start 10am Whitmore Arms, Orsett, distance no more than 25 miles, pace to suit slowest rider (probably me). Bob D. … Read entire article »

Wednesday 24th June Easy Ride

As I know several of our regulars are on holiday this week I propose a 25 mile easy ride with a lunch stop. Start Whitmore Arms Orsett at 10am, the pace to suit whoever turns up. We’ll aim to be back at Orsett about 1:30pm. Bob D. … Read entire article »

Bike Week – Seaside Special – Ride Report

Bike Week – Seaside Special – Ride Report

Nine riders met up this morning at Chalkwell for the Seaside Special. There were seven Gateway members and two guests. Frances led the train and we had a gentle ride down to Uncle Tom’s Cabin. After some refreshments everyone was keen to extend the ride so we carried on past the Garrison estate and looped round via Barling. We were all glad to get back to Rossi’s for another rest and a well deserved ice cream. … Read entire article »