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Gateway Private Post

Gateway Private Post

To all Gateway Members: There is a private post incorporating the AGM Minutes- so please login to view … Read entire article »

Cyclists and Horses

Cyclists and Horses

We have received the following email which is self-explanatory: Hello ,I am contacting you as a horse rider in Essex, in order to ask you a favour! Would it be possible to put a reminder on your website or other members’ correspondence asking cyclists, whether singly or in groups, to just let riders know they are there when approaching from behind.  They could either sound their bell, or call out “bike behind!” so that the horse rider is … Read entire article »

TdF Camping

TdF Camping

Received from a camp site near Harrogate (I get a lot of these and this seems the most reasonable): Are any members of your cycling club considering a visit to the historic spa town of Harrogate on the 5th and 6th July 2014 forThe Tour de France? If so we have a purpose built Campsite at Beckwithshaw CC which may be of interest to them. With excellent facilities located in the idyllic North Yorkshire countryside and close … Read entire article »

CTC Road Justice Petition

CTC Road Justice Petition

The following has been received from the CTC and is worth signing: Dear All, In less than two weeks, CTC’s Road Justice petition will be handed over to the Association of Chief Police Officers. The petition, which calls for improvements to roads policing in order to make cycling safer, has already been signed by 10,278 people. Please sign it now if you haven’t already done so. Thank you. Julie Rand, CTC Information Team … Read entire article »

Annual General Meeting 2014 – 14th March

Annual General Meeting 2014 – 14th March

Thanks to Bill’s vigilance, he has pointed out that I have called the AGM on the wrong day. I apologise for this error and confirm that the AGM will be held on the standard club night i.e. 2nd Friday of the month. Noel ______________________________________________________ The Gateway Cycling Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday 14th March 2014 at 7:30pm. All are welcome to attend but only current club members, i.e. those whose annual subscriptions have been paid, … Read entire article »

Gateway Cycling Award Winners 2013

Gateway Cycling Award Winners 2013

  Congratulations to the winners of the Gateway Cycling awards for 2013! This years winners are: Club Champion – Graeme Garner For his unbeatable times in the 2013 Summer TT, Hill Climb and Winter TT Most Improved Female – Jacqueline Tongue;  Most Improved Male – Dennis Gunner Excellent improvements from both these riders this year.  Among their highlights would be Jacqueline completing the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and Dennis completing his London to Southampton ride. Most Valuable Contribution to the Club – Dave … Read entire article »

Tour de France 2014 – Volunteer!

Tour de France 2014 – Volunteer!

2014 is the year that Le Tour comes to Essex. Don’t miss your chance to volunteer for this exciting event!   Tour de France 2014 Still time to sign up to be a ‘Tour Maker’ volunteer! As we welcome another big year for Sport, Essex residents have a unique opportunity to play a part in the Tour de France 2014 – by registering to be a ‘Tour Maker’ volunteer. Volunteers will be needed on Monday 7 July 2014, as Stage … Read entire article »

Membership Subscriptions

Date: Friday 10 January 2014 Time: 19:30 – 21:30 Location: Orsett Churches Centre The Club Membership Subscription is due on 1st January. Please can you ensure that your subs get to me as soon as possible. Please remember to bring payment or your cheque book to the first club meeting of the year at Orsett Churches Centre and pay either myself (or Lorraine Retigan the Treasurer if I am not available). Subscriptions are: Individual                 £ 20 Family                     £ 30 Second Claim           £ 15   We are a small club with an urgent need to process club funds when they are due. Please help by being prompt with membership subscriptions. Happy New Year … Read entire article »

A Christmas Message from the Chairman

It has been another cracking year for British cycling – two Tours de France in a row are enough to stir excitement and patriotism in the hearts of even the least competitive and most ardently recreational cyclists. Gateway Cycling has not missed out on this flush of enthusiasm. Our membership is up by about 50% compared to 2012 and in every branch of cycling the efforts of our members continue to increase. The roads around Thurrock are oft times awash with the distinctive blue colours of the club and more and more members are venturing further afield to display those colours in major sportives and other prominent events. On the track, too, our kit is becoming more noticeable with an increasing number of members putting in first class performances throughout … Read entire article »