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Sunday Ride 20th May 2018

Sunday Ride 20th May 2018

In addition to the early group who met at 8 o’clock and headed off to Southend, there was a good turn out of 21 riders on this sunny May Sunday morning. We were fortunate enough to have leaders for 3 groups for the 9.00 O’clock  riders, and the pre ride chat that described the expected average speeds was really helpful. The groups left at one minute intervals, which seemed to work well, and the faster group, … Read entire article »

Bob Drake’s 80th birthday

Bob Drake’s 80th birthday

At the Gateway Club Night last Friday, we celebrated Bob Drake’s 80th birthday. Bob, his membership number is No.2, has been with the club since its inception and many of you will have ridden with him over the years. Bob’s mid week ride, starting at 10.00 every Wednesday at Orsett, with a stop at the Puddle Duck cafe, has become part of Gateway Cycling “folklore”. He is an inspiration to us, long may he continue. … Read entire article »

Along the Lee Valley

Along the Lee Valley

Four of us meet up at Grays station for the ride; Jon, Matt, Sharon and myself. Two train journeys later we were cycling along the Lee Valley towpath heading northwards At Enfield we steered away from the canal and rode through Meridian Park to Waltham Abbey. If we had had more time then we may have stopped to have a look about this historic town. Instead as the weather was so nice we continued into the … Read entire article »

Gateway Girls Travers Triumph

Gateway Girls Travers Triumph

On Sunday 22nd April was the first round of this year’s Travers MTB series and we had two Gateway riders from our Saturday morning coaching session taking part, Ellie and Kinley. This was their first ever cycle race and both of them did fantastically well, both winning third place in their categories. All their hard work in the coaching sessions has paid off and made their coach, club and family very proud.  We hope to see … Read entire article »

Visit to the Greedy Chef Café April 2018

Visit to the Greedy Chef Café April 2018

As usual for the last few weeks the Saturday was fine and sunny but Sunday 15th April was cool and cloudy. Eight of us set off from Bulphan on a gentle recreation ride, Frances H, Jon, Sharon, Dave, Bert , Steve, Matt and Caroline. Heading through Laindon and Basildon we reached North Benfleet. The cafe is on Pound Lane which we rode up and down a few times until we located the cafe. The cafe itself is very … Read entire article »

Gateway AGM 2018

Gateway AGM 2018

A reminder that Friday 13th 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 Winter Events 2017

Gateway Winter Events 2017

Please put the following dates in your diary and join Gateway Cycling for some Winter fun: Sunday 12th November Gateway Hill Climb Start from the bottom of Childerditch Lane at 09:45. Normal club ride to start from the car park once complete. There will be a group of us riding to the start from Bulphan at 09:30 or you can meet us at the start. Sunday 17th December Santa Ride Usual jolly outing to Hyde Hall dressed up in Christmas outfits Mrs B … Read entire article »

Ride Report – Family Ride to Rainham Marshes

Ride Report – Family Ride to Rainham Marshes

We were so lucky with the weather on Sunday, it was like a summers day. Temperatures were in the 20s and we were all in short-sleeves. Seven of us met up at Davy Down and headed off at around 9.30am through the park and along the Mardyke path. The route we took was very quiet and mostly on off-road cycle paths, giving the children the freedom to ride off ahead. There are only a handful … Read entire article »

Ride Report – Family Ride to Belhus Woods

Ride Report – Family Ride to Belhus Woods

On Sunday 24th September we had our family ride from Davy Down to Belhus Woods. The weather was absolutely perfect and the turnout was fantastic. We had a lovely ride through Davy Down, taking the hill up through the woods to South Ockendon and cutting through to cross the M25 near Belhus leisure centre. We followed the trial from there down to Belhus Woods Country Park where we stopped for refreshments before returning back the … Read entire article »