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Gateway Summer Time Trial Series – Week 9

Gateway Summer Time Trial Series – Week 9

Hi all, I’m pressed for time this week so it’s just a short version for this TT. It was bloomin’ warm! 11 riders 5 PB’s (Frances, Chris K, Graeme G, John W, and Rob H) well done all. 4 riders in the 17′s (John W, Chris K, Graeme G, and Matt S) good effort. 1 rider in the 16′s (Sam B) show off! Some very good efforts by the others, with a few being only a second or two … Read entire article »

Gateway Summer Time Trial Series – Week 8

Gateway Summer Time Trial Series – Week 8

Move along now, there’s nothing to see here…. No really, there’s nothing to see! It was a dismal evening for July, chilly, cloudy, and windy. The wind was gusting quite a lot and blowing riders all over the place, the BBC London website said the wind was blowing at 15mph but I’m sure that the gusts were more than that. That said, 8 riders braved it to have a go, they must have some Belgian genes in … Read entire article »

Gateway Summer Time Trial Series – Week 7

Gateway Summer Time Trial Series – Week 7

We’re halfway through the series now and it’s really is feeling like summer with it being lovely and warm in the evenings, things were warming up nicely on the roads last night as well. So far this year we have had 28 different riders try their hand at our TT. For week 7 we had 11 riders, 8 regulars, 2 returning to us from last year, Trevor W and Chris M, and 1 TT novice, welcome … Read entire article »

Gateway Summer Time Trial Series – Week 6

Gateway Summer Time Trial Series – Week 6

Normal service has been resumed This week 12 riders tried their hand at improving on their previous performances. The weather was lovely and warm again with a light wind from the east which gave a little push from behind down St Marys lane. France H returned to the fold from last year and bettered her best time from then by 30 seconds, which shows how hard she has worked over the winter and spring months. 4 other … Read entire article »

CTC Space for Cycling Campaign

CTC Space for Cycling Campaign

Today CTC published their interactive map of councillors who support Space for Cycling in their area. Go to the following URL and see for yourself: www.space4cycling.org.uk It looks like no councillors from our local area have signed up… …let’s see if we can change the mindset with a simple online template letter.  … Read entire article »

On your bike Dad!

On your bike Dad!

Dad’s from Thurrock’s cycle club Gateway Cycling took their children for a leisurely ride through the lanes of Orsett and Bulphan this Father’s Day 15 June. The children in hand with the newly revised Thurrock Cycle Map enjoyed a fun cycle with their dad’s through the lanes of Thurrock ending up at Blackshots to take part in some ‘Bike Polo.’ You can read about how the Gateway junior members got involved with the Thurrock Cycle Map redesign … Read entire article »

Gateway Summer Time Trial Series – Week 5

Gateway Summer Time Trial Series – Week 5

Damn you Australia v Holland!! Only seven riders tonight, I think that the world cup is having a negative effect on our TT. I’ll try giving Sepp a ring and ask him to change some of the game times. Of the seven Paul J returned from last summer, and Chris P came back for another go after his bad TT last week and beat his best time from last summer. Only Paul E had a PB tonight, … Read entire article »

Gateway Summer Time Trial Series – Week 4

Gateway Summer Time Trial Series – Week 4

Cyclist’s are like flies, when the weather gets warm there are loads of them buzzing about! Last night was a perfect night for the TT, lovely and warm and a slight breeze that was hardly noticeable. 17 riders turned out to test themselves, again some old faces from last summer returned. Two new riders joined us for a ride, Mark B, and Chris K, welcome to the Gateway TT. Of the 17, 1 rider had a problem … Read entire article »

Recreation Ride to Thameside Nature Park – Saturday 7th June

Recreation Ride to Thameside Nature Park – Saturday 7th June

  The weather forecast was for warm sunny periods with perhaps a shower later on. As we 6 assembled it became clear that the rain would come earlier than expected. Apart from myself there was Bob D,Paul P, BJ, Vic and Hannah. It started raining as we headed towards Orsett the sky being lit up by the occasional flash of lightening. Undaunted we heading through Orsett and onto Horndon, then raced down South Hill and into Stanford. By the time we … Read entire article »