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London Ride Saturday 22nd January

Dear All. I plan to take a London ride tomorrow, Saturday 22nd January 2022, meet at Grays station 08.45 taking the 09.00 train to travel to West Ham. A pleasant route to Southwark Park and the waterside cafe there for refreshment… Head back east towards Dartford, using the nice new cycleways separating riders from the traffic… and alongside parts of the Thames – depending on how we all feel… Not a great distance, about 30 miles door to door and mainly flat. Saturday looks a bit sunnier than Sunday and we need make the most of the daylight. All welcome – may see you there… Cheers! 🙂 Jon. M 07845 928 596 … Read entire article »

Happy New Year and Membership Subs Now Due ….please

The committee would like to wish all of our members a happy New Year and an enjoyable, successful and safe year of cycling for 2022. Membership fees are due this month and the committee are requesting that you pay your membership before the end of January. This will help us all to keep our records up to date and ensure that we declare our membership numbers correctly with British Cycling. Payment can be made by bank transfer into the club bank account Sort code 30-18-34 Account 01559612 using member’s name as reference. Alternatively you can pay by cheque (if you really have to). If no extra restrictions are brought in, then you could bring it along to club night on 14th. January or alternatively follow instructions on the Gateway Cycling web site and post … Read entire article »

Gateway New Year

Gateway Cycling 2022 I am inspired by some of the recent Gateway WhatsApp comments regarding the camaraderie of the road and so this year I see a buddy road movie. I’ve loved ‘buddy movies’ since seeing ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’ back in the 70s. I didn’t know it was a genre then but as the years went on, I always came out of the cinema with a warm glow after a good buddy movie. Sometimes, it would be a war movie involving self-sacrifice (see ‘Sea of Sand for the best example), but, more often than not, it would be a road movie like the classic ‘The Blues Brothers’, ‘Easy Rider’ or ‘Thelma and Louise’. The physical journey in these is usually not the important part of the film, the film … Read entire article »

Gateway Cycling Poppy Appeal ride

Hi Gateway Members, do you remember the great Gateway Cycling Poppy Appeal ride we did in aid of the Royal British Legion? Well, we now have a lovely thank you letter from the RBL Grays Branch. Just a reminder, we collected £240 from members which the club matched, making a donation of £480. Well done to all of us and a Happy Christmas to you. Gateway Cycling Committee … Read entire article »

Gateway Cycling’s annual New Years’ Day Ride

Gateway Cycling’s annual New Years’ Day Ride will be going ahead again… starting the new year in the perfect way – feet on the pedals and sat in the saddle…  Meet at 10.00 Blackshots Leisure Centre, Blackshots Lane, Grays RM16 2JU – near the steps. SATURDAY 1st January 2022  We’ve ridden this route many times, heading out towards the RSPB centre café at Purfleet for coffee, cake and our usual jolly festive chat. It’s along dedicated cycle ways, quite flat, a slow and easy pace for families and the less experienced rider… The route will take in the Mardyke Valley and Davy Down, only if it’s not too muddy… on to Watts Wood and the Purfleet RSPB centre. Here a choice to pedal on further for a circuit along side the marsh … Read entire article »

Wednesday Ride this week

Eleven riders assembled at Orsett this morning for usual midweek ride,this included Brian a newcomer for his first ride with us. Two more riders plus Vic and Peter joined us at the cafe. We ended up in three groups which worked out well and made one large happy mob in the marquee at Puddledock. Rather windy but otherwise not bad conditions considering it’s now December and home leg was done at a brisk pace with a mainly following wind.Brian seemed to enjoy his first ride with us and will be coming again which is good news as I think he will fit in perfectly.Crackup corner was safely negotiated today.😇 … Read entire article »

Gateway Cycling Poppy Ride

Hi Gateway Cycling Members. I’ve just done a tot up of donations for the Rememberance Sunday Poppy Ride. There was £240 in generous donations. The club will match that amount making £480 to be donated to the Royal British Legion. If anyone would still like to donate, please feel free 😊. Thanks once again to you all. Gateway Committee … Read entire article »

Gateway Remembrance Sunday Ride in aid of the Royal British Legion

Gateway Remembrance Sunday Ride in aid of the Royal British Legion

Thanks to everyone who came on today’s ride and to those who have donated to this very worthy cause. There was a really good attendance and a real coming together of club members on this memorable day. … Read entire article »