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Gateway New Year’s Day Ride by Jon Lane

Twelve of us out on the NY Day ride, most of us leaving at a steady pace from Blackshots. Tracey was the star on her ‘trike’ along with her ‘pit stop man’, Terry. Most stuck to the top road past Lakeside and onward, ably led by Dave F. At Purfleet, Tank Hill Road, Alan caught a flat so we all stopped – chat and banter, fixed and on our way. At the café, some took a rest for coffee, the remainder cranked on along the marsh road (Coldharbour Lane). Sods law kicked in – another flat for Alan. Andy demonstrated a rapid inner tube change and on our way up to the Concrete Barges… Always a pleasure to ride this route, the wind behind us and ahead the arc of the great QE 2 Bridge. At the RSPB café coffee and more chat and good gossip. Homeward, along more or less the same path, saying our farewells, each going our separate ways. Thanks to all for pedaling along and making a steady ‘Gateway Cycling’ start to 2023… Cheers! 🙂 Jon Lane.

The group:: Alan H, Andy T, Dave F, Ivan B, Jon L, Les L, Les, Noel E, Pete C, Terry and Tracey, Vic D,

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