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Recreational Ride – Ingrebourne Valley – Aug Bank Holiday

Recreational Ride – Ingrebourne Valley – Aug Bank Holiday

This Bank Holiday Monday join Gateway, and ride leader David Fish, on a ride to Upminster. This ride will take you along the Mardyke, through Rainham Marshes RSPB, Rainham and up to Upminster via the Ingenourne Valley. We’ll be stopping in Upminster for refreshments before returning back to Grays via Corbets Tey and South Ockendon. For full details of this event please see this event in the calendar. We will update the calendar if details of this event … Read entire article »

Orsett Show – Saturday 5th September

Orsett Show – Saturday 5th September

On Saturday 5th September will be the 109th Orsett Show. Last year there were over 13,500 visitors to what is one of England’s largest one-day country Shows and we will be there again to promote Gateway Cycling to the local community. If you haven’t been to the Orsett Show before then you have been missing out. There will be marquees featuring Horticulture, Agriculture, Hobbies & Handicrafts, Schools, Craft Stalls and over 150 Trade Stands. There are also displays all day … Read entire article »

Last Gateway Time Trial of 2015

Last Gateway Time Trial of 2015

Hello all. As the title says, next Wednesday (26th August) will see the Gateway summer TT run for the last time this year. The nights are drawing in now and it will soon mean riding home in the dark if we do any more. Come along and ride, even if it’s your first one as the time you record will give you a target for next Summer. Here’s looking forward to the Winter TT which usually starts in … Read entire article »

New riders/Families/Friends Slow(ish) Ride – Sunday 16th August

New riders/Families/Friends  Slow(ish) Ride – Sunday 16th August

This Sunday, 16th August, 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 – Erith and O2 – Saturday 22nd August

Recreational Ride – Erith and O2 – Saturday 22nd August

Join Frances and Jeff for a south of the river recreation ride from Erith to The O2 and back. We’ll be meeting at Erith train station at 10am and will take the Thames path to North Greenwich. We’ll stop for lunch at the O2, where you will have a choice of O2 restaurants and barsfor food and refreshments.  We’ll then return along the same route back to Erith. This ride is suitable for all abilities and … Read entire article »

Easy Ride – Sunday 9th August

Its my turn to lead the easy ride this Sunday 9 August: meet at Bulphan School car park in Fen Lane for a 9:30 depart. LADIES: come on down and try your first club outing! This is an ideal ride if you fancy having a go at a first club ride, but are worried about keeping up with our intermediate group. The pace of the ride will be determined by the slowest rider and we will regroup at the top of any hills (there will be a couple!). No-one will get left behind. There will be a café stop (so bring some cash). The distance will be c.36 miles Bulphan-to-Bulphan. If you can cycle 20 miles alone then these rides may be what you need to build up your stamina to make the … Read entire article »

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 »