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Gatway Summer Time Trial Series – week 14

Gatway Summer Time Trial Series – week 14

Well that’s another time trial series over with. This year we had 34 different riders take part over 14 weeks. The numbers were a little bit down on last year, but I think that the weather played a part in that as this summer was fairly wet, and it seemed like every Wednesday brought the threat of rain. Looking back at the results sheet we didn’t have a wet TT this year, although there were quite … Read entire article »

Gateway Summer Time Trial – Week 13

Gateway Summer Time Trial – Week 13

Only 7 riders tonight, where have all last year’s riders gone? Although tonight was a bit windy, it looked like the heavens may have opened any minute, and there was the uncertainty about the Fen Lane road surface, so 7 wasn’t a bad turnout this evening. We had one new rider tonight, Rose E (Mrs Chairman!), who did a very commendable 24.26. Not bad for someone who is new to cycling, well done Rose. Of the others, … Read entire article »

Gateway Summer Time Trial – Week 12

Gateway Summer Time Trial – Week 12

Only 5 riders this evening. I’m not surprised though, with the weather looking changeable, and the uncertainty about the road surface in Fen Lane, I wasn’t expecting many people to turn up. Richard W, Matt S, Chris M, Paul E, and Dave L (and Mrs Dave L briefly) all turned out for this evenings TT. No PB’s for this year were posted but Matt was only 4 seconds adrift of his best time, and Dave L … Read entire article »

Upminster Park Recreation Ride – Saturday 9th August

Upminster Park Recreation Ride – Saturday 9th August

There was a good turnout of 9 riders who met outside the visitors centre at the RSPB in Purfleet. We had the pleasure of meeting Fiona for whom this was her first ride with us. We set off along the riverfront for a couple of miles and then headed northwards through the centre of Rainham and into the Ingrebourne Valley. The weather was warm and perfect for our ride. There was a slight hiccup when we had to take … Read entire article »

Gateway Summer Time Trial Series – Week 11

Gateway Summer Time Trial Series – Week 11

It was a very warm 24 degrees this evening and thirteen riders tried their hand at pedalling like a madman around the TT course. Josh S was the only newbie tonight and put in a very nice time of 19.04, I’m sure you can get in the 18′s next week Josh? There were 4 PB’s tonight from Chris M (old one, not the new one), Chris P, Matt S, and Sam B, well done all. Good efforts were … Read entire article »

Gateway Summer Time Trial Series – Week 10

Gateway Summer Time Trial Series – Week 10

Hello all This week we had twelve riders, all of them were optimistic about getting a PB as there was an easterly wind pushing them along St Marys Lane (hooray!), but it was the headwind along Fen Lane (boo!) that slowed a few of them down. Out of the twelve, four of them got their PB, John W, Rob G, Kevin C and Chris Ma (two Chris M’s, it gets very confusing), well done. Of those Kev and … Read entire article »

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 »