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KENT RIDE – TO UPNOR CASTLE – SATURDAY 21 7 2021. 09.00 TILBURY FERRY…

Dear All. I’m planning a leisure ride to Kent, Upnor Castle this Saturday 31st July 2021. Leaving Tilbury Ferry 09.00. We’ve done this a few times and the route’s the same – fairly easy, nothing too steep… The Kings Arms pub there opens at 12pm for a very good lunch. On the way we’ll stop at Shorne Country park for a coffee. The whole route is on hard surfaces although some sections through the country lanes there’s often twigs and debris. If this is a concern for you then I suggest Gaiter skin continentals or Schwalbe marathon or similar type tyres – lessening the risk of a flat. The route back from the pub is shorter and a bit quicker. Please note. 14.00 is the last ferry sailing from Gravesend back to Tilbury, ( the crew’s lunch … Read entire article »

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YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU!!!

Some of you may have heard that, after 4 years, I will be standing down as Treasurer of Gateway Cycling at the 2022 AGM. This is one of three mandatory officer posts within the club. Please remember – NO Treasurer, NO club! No “qualifications” are required to be treasurer, you don’t need to be an accountant, although some knowledge of Microsoft Excel would be useful and you will be given every assistance from me and previous occupants of the post. To make the transition easier I would suggest “shadowing” the role from late 2021. So as Bob Drake said recently “ask not what your club can do for you, ask what you can do for your club”. A British Cycling “job description” can be found on the Gateway website, click here and if you … Read entire article »

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Gateway Zoom Club Night – Friday 12th February ay 19.30

Hi Gateway members, we’re looking forward to seeing you at Friday night’s Zoom club night at 7.30 . If you haven’t used Zoom before, you can download it from https://zoom.us/download or just click on the link to join the meeting. https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77644046025?pwd=aG02QUtzWFFwZmFiV3JYNTZHaHI4QT09 Meeting ID: 776 4404 6025 Passcode: ZXw6SM Thanks. Chris … Read entire article »

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2020 Update – one amazing year!

Following a very difficult year for everyone it has been great to see how the Gateway Memebership has tried to keep the social rides going. Reading everyones posts about rides and Outside Cafe stops has been interesting and amusing and goes to show why we all love this club so much! The committee has met and discussed the membership fees for 2021 and have concluded that in the light of the current situation all current fully paid up members for 2020 will receive free membership for 2021. If for any reason a member wishes to withdraw their membership please contact the Club Secretary, Phil Baker,  and we will ensure your details are removed from all Gateway Cycling Club records in line with GDPR regulations. Additonally if any member has any changes to their … Read entire article »

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The “not the club night September 18th”

Ahh! The best laid plans of mice (other rodents are available) and men (women and everyone in between)……… Plans for the return of club night have been thwarted by yesterday’s government announcement that groups larger than six will be banned from next Monday. As it’s indoors, club night will definitely fall foul of this new restriction. Sorry Bob. … Read entire article »

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Gateway Committee Update

Hello all, Rides and COVID 19 It’s good to see so many members out riding again. The Sunday and Wednesday rides are getting busier and other more select rides have made a comeback. Thanks to Clint for reviving the Saturday social rides, which have already attracted some prospective new members. Please remember that, during this unprecedented time, we have only been allowed to resume riding under Government and British Cycling guidelines. As mentioned in previous Gateways posts, please observe the rules:- If you are feeling unwell, with covid symptoms, please do not attend ANY ride and if you have ridden with Gateway Members, please inform a Committee Member. Also, please report your condition as described in Government media Group size maximum of 6, preferably less (2,3,4)  for social distancing and road safety reasons Wash your hands – … Read entire article »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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