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A SUNDAY RIDE, 14th JANUARY 2024 TO MUCKING…

A SUNDAY RIDE, 14th JANUARY 2024 TO MUCKING…

      It wasn’t speed or distance we were seeking on Sunday but a steady roll along to the Mucking Wild Life Centre… Ably led by Sharon P,  nine of us left Blackshots Leisure Centre at 9.45 ish… Through The Woodside estate, King Edward Drive, and the back ways of Chadwell. Cold but comfortable and relatively mild for January. Muckingford Road and a right turn down the evocatively named Blue Anchor Lane. One time the old … Read entire article »

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New Years Day Trial run … On Sunday 31st December, 2023, 09.30 from Blackshots…

On Sunday 31st December, 2023, 09.30 from Blackshots… I’m taking a final check ride for the NY day ride on the 1st… Crossing via the ‘Harvester’ to North Stifford and on to the Mardyke, Davy Down. 99% chance of it being flooded in some short parts, but onwards… Passing the RSPB café at Purfleet, the Marsh Road and over Rainham Marshes to the Delight Café for swift eats. Back track but up and passing the concrete Barges – homeward… A Nice and steady – a slow relaxing ride, though you could get wet feet… (- : You may have other rides planned for this Sunday, but as always – All welcome. Cheers! 🙂 Jon Lane. M  07845 928 596 … Read entire article »

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UCI TRACK CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Peter Watts sent an open invite to Gateway members to go and see the UCI Track Champions League finals at the London Velodrome in November. Unfortunately Peter could not attend but Tina, Alan Hale, Stuart Gooden and my I did go… Lisa and her husband were there somewhere but we didn’t see them, it was rammed! Racing started at 5 o’clock and we watched a number of full on races with the top professional track cyclists in the world taking part. The full results list can be seen here https://www.uci.org/article/winners-of-uci-track-champions-league-crowned-in-london/1Z1iC4JKvtH1z0v5TaheH5 … Read entire article »

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Mid Week Ride 17th August 2023

Mid Week Ride 17th August 2023

Fifteen of us all told out and about for the midweek get together this morning plus Les who managed some photographic duties whilst on route elsewhere. Nice to see Richard E and Joe N with us after long illnesses. Weather was very nice again and another successful day out was enjoyed by all. … Read entire article »

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Gateway Ride to Hyde Sunday 13th August

Gateway Ride to Hyde Sunday 13th August

We had a great ride out to Hyde Hall yesterday. It was Alan’s first trip there. He said it was very pleasant but not cheap, but nowhere is these days. On the way home down Lower Stock Road a motorhome had been, possibly, misguided by satnav and caused a huge traffic jam. Steve was on car park marshalling duty and managed to get some of them through and then we decided to leave. They may … Read entire article »

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Wednesday ride last week

Wednesday ride last week

Four riders plus four others met up at Puddledock this morning for usual midweek get together, Andy R and Phil did whole loop from Orsett while Les and new guy Jeff made their separate ways to rendezvous. Alan, Andy T,Vic and myself joined them by car. Windy, overcast but dry outward leg but the riders may have caught a shower homeward bound. Great to see we can still muster  a few even whenWeather not conducive … Read entire article »

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2022 Membership Subs

Morning everyone. Thanks very much to all members who have paid their 2022 subs. If you haven’t, payment would be appreciated to aid the accounting process. Payment can be made by bank transfer into the Gateway Cycling bank account Sort code 30-18-34 Account 01559612 using member’s name as reference. Our membership fees remain set at £20 single, £30 family which is very good value for money. Especially as you’ve had a free year 😅 Many thanks Gateway Cycling Committee … Read entire article »

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London Ride Saturday 22nd January

Dear All. I plan to take a London ride tomorrow, Saturday 22nd January 2022, meet at Grays station 08.45 taking the 09.00 train to travel to West Ham. A pleasant route to Southwark Park and the waterside cafe there for refreshment… Head back east towards Dartford, using the nice new cycleways separating riders from the traffic… and alongside parts of the Thames – depending on how we all feel… Not a great distance, about 30 miles door to door and mainly flat. Saturday looks a bit sunnier than Sunday and we need make the most of the daylight. All welcome – may see you there… Cheers! 🙂 Jon. M 07845 928 596 … Read entire article »

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Happy New Year and Membership Subs Now Due ….please

The committee would like to wish all of our members a happy New Year and an enjoyable, successful and safe year of cycling for 2022. Membership fees are due this month and the committee are requesting that you pay your membership before the end of January. This will help us all to keep our records up to date and ensure that we declare our membership numbers correctly with British Cycling. Payment can be made by bank transfer into the club bank account Sort code 30-18-34 Account 01559612 using member’s name as reference. Alternatively you can pay by cheque (if you really have to). If no extra restrictions are brought in, then you could bring it along to club night on 14th. January or alternatively follow instructions on the Gateway Cycling web site and post … Read entire article »

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Gateway Cycling Poppy Appeal ride

Hi Gateway Members, do you remember the great Gateway Cycling Poppy Appeal ride we did in aid of the Royal British Legion? Well, we now have a lovely thank you letter from the RBL Grays Branch. Just a reminder, we collected £240 from members which the club matched, making a donation of £480. Well done to all of us and a Happy Christmas to you. Gateway Cycling Committee … Read entire article »

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