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FAMILY CYCLE RIDE SATURDAY 8TH JUNE

From Dave Fish As part of bike week Gateway Cycling is organising a family bike ride to the Thameside Nature Park. Meet up at the Hardie Park cafe at 1.45pm for a 2pm departure. There will be a stop at the visitors centre for refreshments etc. Make yourselves known to the ride leader when you arrive. The route is mainly off road and will be at a very gentle pace.  The ride to the visitors’ centre and back is around 7 miles. Your bike must be roadworthy, please check the bike the day before departure to avoid problems on the day. Please ensure that you have a puncture repair kit, pump and a spare inner tube. We also recommend that you bring along some cash for refreshments and a mobile phone. The club … Read entire article »

Last week’s mid week ride

From Bob D As some group members have expressed a desire to explore different routes while others still prefer Puddledock as the lunch stop I thought this week as the weather should be fine we would try to accomplish both.Suggested route,Orsett,Bulphan,Doesgate lane,lower Dunton road to A127,cross then bear left up Old Dog hill and on to Herongate.Turn right on A128 for shortish main road stretch then left Up the Avenue to Warley. Cross main road at traffic lights and proceed down Mascalls lane to Brook street turn left and left again UP Nags Head lane proceed to Hall lane and down into Upminster then on to Puddledock.This is about 18 miles and quite hilly compared to usual but nothing to worry about for most of you,total miles for day around 30.Hope … Read entire article »

2019 AGM AGENDA

GATEWAY CYCLING AGM AGENDA Friday 10th May 2019 at 19:30 @ Orsett Churches Centre Note:- All members at the AGM to sign a register of attendance 1. Approve minutes from the 2018 AGM 2. Chairperson report 3. Secretary report 4. Treasurer report and approve the accounts 5. Committee stands down. Floor taken by Jon Lane 6. Election of Chairperson, Secretary & Treasurer. Names of proposers and seconders to be noted 7. Other committee members to be elected: – a. Clothing secretary b. Sports secretary c. Leisure secretary d. Minutes secretary e. Webmaster 8. Fix subscriptions for the ensuing year 9. AOB (any points raised prior to the AGM) 10 Meeting closed Please join us after the AGM at the Fox Hound (opposite the church hall) for a free drink. … Read entire article »

AGM reminder 10th May

I am writing to remind all our members that the Gateway AGM has been scheduled for Friday 10th May at 7:30. The agenda for the AGM will follow the usual format and will include a section where any other business can be discussed. If any member would like to raise a matter in any other business, the committee would be grateful if you could submit details in order that we can include the matter on the agenda. We are having a committee meeting on 15th April when the agenda can be agreed for publication. Finally, a number of the committee have decided to stand down from their roles and we will therefore be looking for volunteers to step into the roles to enable Gateway Cycling to continue successfully for the next year. The members … Read entire article »

Mid week ride 1st May

Twelve riders assembled at Orsett this morning,as suggested a trip to Blackmore was on offer and this was the preferred option for about a third of those present,however they decided not to split the group and we all set off together led by Ivan by an alternative route through Horndon and up to Doesgate before rejoining the regular route in Bulphan.Some of us were dropped on the little climb up to Langdon Hills Golf Club but the leaders waited for us and from then on we all stayed more or less together by a round the houses route through Upminster and out to the “Optimist”before rejoining the Berwich Ponds road and back then to Puddledock via Corbetts Tey.Because of the longer distance involved we arrived later than usual at 1130 … Read entire article »

Bank Holiday Monday Canvey ride

Jon Lane wrote: Dear All. I’m planning a very easy recreational ride around Canvey Island this Bank Holiday Monday 22nd April 2019, meeting at Benfleet rail station at 10.15, leave about 10.30ish… You will need an MTB, Cyclocross or hybrid type bike as the planned route around the island, seven miles or so… is a bit bumpy etc. On the plus, the weather looks fine, a very pleasant family/community cafe on the south side overlooking the beach and estuary… With this one there’s time to ride from home, or park the car – with bike – in the large council car park – free on B/hol’s. Alternatively, the trains, (C2C) – are running regularly… Some of you may have been beasting up and down hills recently! – this one’s definitely a relaxing … Read entire article »

Gateway AGM 2019

Gateway AGM 2019 I am writing to remind all our members that the Gateway AGM has been scheduled for Friday 10th May at 7:30. The agenda for the AGM will follow the usual format and will include a section where any other business can be discussed. If any member would like to raise a matter in any other business, the committee would be grateful if you could submit details in order that we can include the matter on the agenda. We are having a committee meeting on 15th April when the agenda can be agreed for publication. Finally, a number of the committee have decided to stand down from their roles and we will therefore be looking for volunteers to step into the roles to enable Gateway Cycling to continue successfully for the next … Read entire article »

2019 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

Dave Retigan has just received this. If you would like to put your name forward  please let him know. Dear Gateway Cycling, We are delighted to tell you that your application into the 2019 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 British Cycling Club Challenge on Sunday 4 August, has been successful. You have been allocated: 0 Female team(s) 0 Male team(s)} 1 Mixed team(s) Please note the above allocation cannot be swapped for a different type of team. Each rider on the team must pay their own entry fee (£69) and complete their own online entry form by 17:00 Friday 31 May. Important: if all four members in a team do not complete their entry, they will not receive a team time. However, they will still receive an individual time. It is not possible to merge any incomplete teams. You will be sent an entry link by 17:00 on Friday … Read entire article »

Essex Spring Lambs Sportive 2019

A great day out for Gateway Cycling last Sunday. There were 6 entries for the 150 km ride and 9 entries for the 100 km. I had a plus one, in the shape of my brother Richard. Organisation was really good, with a simple check in in a nice warm tent. Marshalling and signage was excellent, as was the Garmin route downloaded onto my bike computer. We also had Peter Clark with us who had been out at some silly time in the morning to help lay out the course. I was in the shorter ride group, although still a good distance for me. We were told to leave before the official start time of 09:00 as it was a bit chilly to hang around on the start line. We … Read entire article »