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Club ride to the Blue Egg

Club ride to the Blue Egg

On 20th August there will be a club ride to the Blue Egg This ride will be suitable for the Intermediate and Advanced groups and will be at a steady pace of 15-16mph. The distance of the ride is around 85 miles, Bulphan to Bulphan, so to prepare for this you should be aiming to complete a 75 mile ride by early August. We will need to leave Bulphan promptly at 09:00 and if there is a big … Read entire article »

Ride Report: Gateway Ride to Rainham Marshes

Ride Report: Gateway Ride to Rainham Marshes

There were 10 of us who set off last Sunday, including several who had not ridden with us before. The weather was perfect as we made our way along the Mardyke. Eventually we reached the visitor centre for a well deserved rest, coffee and chat. All too soon it was time to get moving again . The youngsters amongst us were keen to cycle further so we rode around the site before riding back to Grays. A pleasant ride … Read entire article »

Gateway Family Rides to Rainham Marshes RSPB and Thameside Nature Park

Gateway Family Rides to Rainham Marshes RSPB and Thameside Nature Park

We have a couple of family friendly recreation rides coming up which you may be interested in. Blackshots to Rainham RSPB Sunday, 11th June Meet up at the steps of the swimming pool of Blackshots Leisure Centre, at 9:15am to start at 9.30am for a  flat traffic free route along dedicated cycle tracks and the paths through the Davy Down Country Park to Rainham Marshes in Purfleet. We will have a break at the visitor centre before returning to Grays. Hardie … Read entire article »

Summer TT series 2017

The Summer TT series has now started and will run every Wednesday evening through the summer. Sign on is at 6:45 with the first rider setting off at 7pm. The event is open to all riders and is a great way of measuring your improving form over the summer. Refer to the forum for updates on this series. … Read entire article »

Club Welfare Officer

Gateway Cycling still need someone to volunteer to be our Club Welfare Officer. The role is to promote the club/organisation’s policy and procedures for the protection of children and vulnerable adults. Over the last year the club’s junior membership has grown and this growth is expected to continue, especially as we now coach young people. Even without BC making a CWO mandatory it is still necessary for us to have someone in this role. If you want to be part of this club’s growth and continued success and this is a role you would be interested then please contact myself or the club secretary, or come talk to one of us at the next club night. Candidate CWOs will need to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS, this replaces the old CRB … Read entire article »

Gateway AGM 2017

Gateway AGM 2017

A reminder that Friday 21st April is the Gateway AGM. Usual location, doors open at 7.30pm for a prompt start. Last year’s minutes and this year’s Agenda can be downloaded using the links below or from the files area.   … Read entire article »

Gateway Easter Monday Family Ride

Gateway Easter Monday Family Ride

On Easter Monday April 17th we will be running  an easy paced ride to the RSPB in Purfleet. 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 09.15 am at Blackshots Sports Centre and will start the ride at 09:30am. The meeting place is on the walkway just outside the entrance to the sports centre. Make … Read entire article »

Women’s Ride – 14 May 2017

Women’s Ride – 14 May 2017

Our second women’s ride will be out to Hyde Hall, which is a distance of approximately 37 miles, Bulphan to Bulphan.  This will be a steady ride and no one will be left behind.  There will be a cafe stop! Meet at Bulphan School car park at 8.45 for a 9.00am depart.  Make sure your bike is roadworthy, bring along a pump and spare tubes, a drink and energy bars/gels and some cash for coffee/tea/cake.   … Read entire article »

Women’s Ride – 9 April 2017

Our first women’s ride will be on Sunday 9 April 2017 led by Frances.  This will be a steady paced ride (13-14mph average) of approx 36 miles (Bulphan to Bulphan).  There will be a cafe stop! Meet us at Bulphan School at 08:45 for a 09:00 start.  There are a few parking spaces at the school. Make sure your bike is roadworthy, bring along a pump and spare tubes, a drink and energy bar/gel.   Please wear a helmet. Look forward to seeing you! … Read entire article »