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Recreational Ride – SUNDAY 8th August 2021

Recreational Ride – SUNDAY 8th August 2021

At Barking station Sharon, Dave and I met with Terry, Roy and Chris G. Chris’s first ride with our small group… Heavy summer rain pouring down though not too windy or cold. Carefully we picked our way through the wet terraced back roads to the ‘Boris Blue Route’ running beside the A13 leading to Beckton. Here with Dave’s expert guidance and safe easy riding, we rode through green parklands on to an early coffee stop … Read entire article »

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August Club Night and Gateway Kit Sale – 13th August at 19.30.

This Friday 13th. August club night at the Orsett Churches Centre at 7:30 – 9:30 for a catch up. Sadly no tea or coffee as they are not opening up the kitchen until September 🤷🏼‍♂️. Feel free to bring your own.   It’s been a long time, so we hope to see you there. There will be a sale of old club kit. Big reductions, but from what I remember not a range of sizes. So think TK Maxx. See links below for items available and prices. Gateway Committee Pro Sport kit sale prices 2021 Giordana kit sale prices 2021 Le Col Kit sale prices 2021 … Read entire article »

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Recreational Ride – SUNDAY 8th August 2021

From Jon Lane Dear All I’m planning a ride this SUNDAY 8th August 2021, meeting at Grays station at 09.00 The weather looks better, less risk of rain. The train timetable appears to be operating normally… Two choices of route. One around the Regents Canal, coffee at Primrose Hill and onward back towards Limehouse, probably eats and coffee at the popular ‘Yurt Café’. Two. Off at Barking station, Cycle Super Highway Route 1 and a pleasant meander through East London and the café. Ride home either north or south of the Thames, maybe through the Greenwch/Woolwich tunnels and homeward. Should the weather change for the worst then the train’s an alternative. Maybe a good idea to take waterproofs… As you probably know we’ve ridden this route a few times now, slow and steady and always enjoyed ourselves … Read entire article »

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

From Jon Lane   Dear All. Seven of us set off on the Tilbury ferry then out and up Gravesend High Street. Traffic very light due to convenient road closures and the holiday season. Picked up the parkland that was the ancient Watling Street (A2) The weather ideal, warm and not too windy. A winding route towards Sole Street, passing wheat fields with many shades of poppy and more. On through Dickens’s Cobham village, then a coffee stop at Shorne Woods Country Park. Our usual jolly and relaxing chat following the restrictions… A steady roll along Shorne Ridgeway and down the steep gradient to Upper Higham. Passing the spired church there and along Hermitage Road with the terrific views over the Thames and beyond. Along quirky back lanes ending with the steady uphill … Read entire article »

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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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