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Tale of a bespoke bike frame

A couple of years ago I started selling off part of my collection of vintage bikes mainly to make some room in the garage,having reached a manageable level I decided I would spend the accumulated monies on one last bespoke frame. I have had two previous steel frames built both by a builder in the north of England but thought it would be nice if I could find someone local. I was directed by Richardsons  cycles to a builder in Ramsden Heath conveniently situated on route to Hanningfield. I met Mark there last November where I was quoted for a columbus steel frame loosely based on my current Specialised Paris Roubais model.Due to three other customers before me I was given a rough delivery date of late April this year which … Read entire article »

Formal Club Rides Still Suspended

Following an earlier announcement relating to the reinstatement of club rides and a considered response from Noel Edwards, it is clearly apparent that there is more to be done than just meet up  and ride in this ‘New Normal’. Taking everything into account the committee have discussed the issues raised and we feel that we should continue with the suspension of organised Gateway Club rides until such times as we have arranged for Risk Assessments to be written and all members have agreed to them. Thank you for everyone’s patience in these unprecedented times. The committee will  meet virtually next week and, with the assistance of Noel, I’m positive we can ensure that the necessary Risk Assessment can be undertaken and will be available to all members very shortly. Gateway Cycling … Read entire article »

Formal Club Rides still suspended

Hi everyone, I see that the subject of group rides is causing a lot of dialogue on here (WhatsApp) . The Committee will be meeting virtually to discuss the content of the latest release from British Cycling next week. Until then formal club rides are still suspended. Thank you for your patience, I’m sure we will all get back to some normality very soon. Vince Bevan Gateway Cycling Committee … Read entire article »

Virtual Gateway Cycling AGM – The Results

To all Gateway Cycling  members From Phil Baker , General Secretary Thanks to all that logged on to the club site, read the Financial report and proposed Social Media statement, seconded a committee and /or commented on the process. There were 34 who replied. You took part in the first Gateway Cycling Club Virtual AGM and made it a success. As a result of your participation the meeting was quorate so the committee members can now serve until the next AGM in 2021 which will hopefully revert to the more conventional format. In these rather uncertain times, we assume this will satisfy the legal requirements. Having used the website for this process I will endeavour to post more on here in the future. Despite the restrictions during lock down it has been good to see so … Read entire article »

Virtual Gateway Cycling AGM 2020 ends today at 12.00

Thanks to everyone for taking part in the Virtual AGM 2020 which will end today at 12.00. We will write some “meeting” notes and present them soon. Gateway Cycling Committee … Read entire article »

Virtual AGM – Just 48 hours left to participate

Thanks to all the members who have already taken part in the VAGM (VirtualAGM) by logging onto the Gateway Cycling website and responding by seconding a committee member and viewing the Social Media and Financial statements.   To those that haven’t, and like me are ‘don’t do today what you can put off until tomorrow’ sort of people, then there are just 47 hours 50 minutes left to take part.   So be a part of something bigger, be a part of Gateway Cycling. Take up thy laptop and ….. Phil … Read entire article »

Welcome to the virtual Gateway Cycling AGM 2020

It’s very unfortunate that we cannot have a face to face AGM, eat pizza and have a beer afterwards, but coronavirus has had a devastating impact and we must do what we can to keep ourselves and our families safe. We’ll make up for it at another time. We have tried to keep this process as brief as possible. Please do not assume that other members are going to carry out the committee’s request for this virtual AGM. Please read all of this post and please take action. We would like you ALL to do 3 things please:- “Second” one of the club officers who have agreed to stand until AGM 2021 Review the social media statement Review the financial documents   1. Club Officer Seconders Please send an email to  specifying your name and the name … Read entire article »

AGM 2020 – Monday June 1st 2020

Hello Gateway Cycling Members, Please return to this website on Monday 1st June when the virtual AGM 2020 will commence. Thank you in anticipation. Gateway Cycling Committee … Read entire article »

From the Gateway Cycling Committee

It’s good to see so many members out on the road, observing social distancing rules and riding safely, as well as arranging group riding on Zwift and other online platforms, getting fitter and keeping in touch with each other. Around this time of year we would have held the club AGM 2020, voted in new club officers, been told about club finances, had a chat, eaten pizza and had a drink in the Foxhounds. Social distancing makes that kind of difficult this year, so on 11th May the Gateway committee had a brief meeting via Zoom to discuss a way forward. Brief outcome was – the current club officers have agreed to stand until the 2021 AGM the club constitution will be updated to include social media statements the club accounts for the calendar year … Read entire article »