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Gateway Summer Evening TT

During the summer Gateway Cycling runs a weekly Wednesday evening Time Trial.

The first one of this year’s series will take place on Wednesday 15th May starting at 7:15pm, and then will take place every Wednesday until the middle of August.

This is a good way to see how much improvement you have made in your cycling over the summer months. It is not a competition between riders, you are timed over a 6.84 mile course and your aim is to better your best time, and beginners are welcome to ride with us.

You can ride whatever bike you like so long as it’s roadworthy, all types are welcome (MTB, folder, hybrid, shopper, penny farthing, or even a road bike!). This is a small, friendly event, and all riders are welcome to come and get a recorded time.

We would especially welcome riders that are not members of Gateway Cycling Club, and as we have a growing female membership both sexes are equally welcome. The only proviso is that you can’t be a member of, or affiliated to, any other cycling club.

The start of the course is the lay-by halfway down Dunnings Lane, which runs between Fen Lane, and St Marys Lane.


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The course runs north along Dunnings Lane, left into St Marys Lane, left at ‘T’ junction, left into Clay Tye Road, Left into Fen Lane (at the Old White Horse pub), and left again into Dunnings Lane.

If coming by car you can park close to the top of Dunnings Lane in Harrow Road, which is a dead end road at the junction with Fen Lane. Alternatively you can park in Bulphan and ride to the start (about 2 miles). Please do not plan to park in the start line layby as there is only space for one or two cars

The slowest rider will start first, then the second slowest, and so on. This will make the end of the event more compact and get everyone off home at more or less the same time.

There is no entry fee or pre-booking, just turn up on the night, ride, and enjoy yourself.

Slipstreaming is not allowed in time trials, if you manage to catch the rider in front of you then you should overtake them.

Riders should be aware that this event takes place on public roads, and that the law should be complied with at all times, and that you are responsible for your own safety.

Helmets must be worn to take part in this event.

For further information or advice please see our forum.

We look forward to seeing you at the start line on Wednesday evenings at 7:15pm

Dave Currell

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