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2020 Membership Update

Hello to all Gateway members and some who are hopefully nearly there. On this day 12 months ago, we had 50 paid up members and by the end of 2019 we had 101 fully paid up members. Today we have 53 members who have paid their 2020 subscription. Many thanks to you all. It would REALLY, REALLY, REALLY be appreciated if everyone else would pay their subscription and complete the on-line membership form:- – Payment can be made by bank transfer into the club bank account 30-18-34 01559612 using member(s) name as reference. – Alternatively you can pay by cash or cheque on club night which will be on 14th February and Chris Garside will be there to process the payments. – This will help us all to keep our records up to date and ensure … Read entire article »

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RIDE TO KENT SATURDAY 18th. MEET TILBURY FERRY 08.45…

From Jon Lane Dear All. The weather looks good for the weekend, some sunshine, a light breeze but a bit nippy at 7 degrees… I plan to take a ride to Kent this Saturday 18th – meet at Tilbury/Gravesend Ferry at 08.45 taking the last ferry at 09.00 (no ferries after 9, breakfast break… Next is 10.20) A short ride out to Sole Street, Cobham, Upper Higham, then a quiet zig zag route through the back lanes to the cafe. A bit of hill work and slight traffic to start but all manageable and at an easy pace. All being well we should be back before lunchtime… There’ll probably be wet and mud along the route so leave your posh bike and take a hybrid, MTB or cyclo cross – ideally Gaitor Skin, … Read entire article »

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Gateway membership, GDPR and the new online membership form

From Phil Baker….. Happy New Year to all. Thanks to the 21 members who have already paid their 2020 membership subs. It would be appreciated if everyone paid by the end of January. This year the committee has another small request; As part of Gateway Cycle Club’s GDPR requirements and to maintain the data held by British Cycling, Paul Plumridge has developed an on line membership form. Can all, “that means ALL”, members please complete the form. It has been simplified removing medical, ethnicity and in case of emergency information so it only takes a couple of minutes to complete. We will use the data to update not only the club’s British Cycling records, but also the email address list used for the weekly website news round and access to Facebook. In that way we can ensure … Read entire article »

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Gateway Cycling 2020 Membership fees

Gateway Cycling 2020 Membership fees are now due …. please The committee would like to wish all of our members a happy New Year, a happy New Decade and an enjoyable, successful and safe year of cycling for 2020. If you have set yourself some new challenges, it would be great if you could let us know and keep us updated with your progress throughout the year. – 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 30-18-34 01559612 using member’s name as reference. – … Read entire article »

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Santa Ride 2019

Santa Ride 2019

From Dave Fish There were at least a dozen of us meeting up at the starting point in Bulphan dressed up in our Christmas finery. We set off riding through Little Burstead, Billericay with a following tailwind to our destination at Hanningfield. On entering the cafe one little girl surprised to see Santa entering asked if it was Christmas. She was reassured that Santa would be visiting her on Christmas Eve with his reindeer. After coffee and cakes we began … Read entire article »

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Santa Ride Sunday 15th December

Gateway cycling club riders will be wearing festive costumes for its annual Santa ride on Sunday December 15th. Leaving Bulphan at 10.00 am we will ride over to the restaurant at Hanningfield Water Park for some refreshments before riding back to Thurrock. This ride is always well attended so if you see us give us a wave. … Read entire article »

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Events Reminder

Wednesday 11th – lunch at Coalhouse House Fort – there was one space left as of yesterday. Friday 13th evening – Christmas evening buffet – all welcome, first drink free. Sunday 15th – Santa ride at 10.00 from Bulphan         … Read entire article »

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December 2019 Events

Hi all, a reminder about a couple of events coming up. On Friday the 13th December we will be having the Gateway Cycling Christmas buffet at the Kings Arms in Orsett. We start at 7.30 and hope to see loads of you there. Your first drink is on the club and they always lay on a good spread. On Sunday 15th December, there will be the annual Santa ride. This starts in Bulphan at 10.00 and will go to the cafe at Hanningfield. Feel free to attire yourself appropriately. It would be appreciated if some of the more experienced riders would lead this ride, at a slower speed, for the social riders. Mark Woolven has kindly offered to lead this ride, thanks Mark. … Read entire article »

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Gateway Christmas Buffet 2019 – Friday December 13th

A date for your diaries! Please come along to the Christmas buffet on December 13th at the Kings Arms in Orsett starting at 7.30 PM. We have held this event at this venue for the past two years and they have always provided a good spread. Your first drink is free, on the club. We hope to see you there for a chat and good old Christmas cheer. Gateway Committee   … Read entire article »

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Charity Ride in aid of Prostate Cancer

Charity Ride in aid of Prostate Cancer

Saturday 28th September saw a windy and slightly chilly day with 22 riders gathering at Bulphan School for the first Gateway Charity Ride. Dave Fish led 3 recreational riders, a group of 8 riders took to the roads around Berwick Ponds for a leisurely cycle and the Fast Group dashed off to Blackmore. Everyone met at Damyns Aerodrome Café for Bacon Baguettes and Sausage Muffins all washed down with Tea & Coffee. We were met … Read entire article »

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