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Gateway Girls Travers Triumph

Gateway Girls Travers Triumph

On Sunday 22nd April was the first round of this year’s Travers MTB series and we had two Gateway riders from our Saturday morning coaching session taking part, Ellie and Kinley. This was their first ever cycle race and both of them did fantastically well, both winning third place in their categories. All their hard work in the coaching sessions has paid off and made their coach, club and family very proud.  We hope to see … Read entire article »

Filed under: Club News, Off Road

Ride Report – Family Ride to Rainham Marshes

Ride Report – Family Ride to Rainham Marshes

We were so lucky with the weather on Sunday, it was like a summers day. Temperatures were in the 20s and we were all in short-sleeves. Seven of us met up at Davy Down and headed off at around 9.30am through the park and along the Mardyke path. The route we took was very quiet and mostly on off-road cycle paths, giving the children the freedom to ride off ahead. There are only a handful … Read entire article »

Filed under: Club News, Recreation

Ride Report – Family Ride to Belhus Woods

Ride Report – Family Ride to Belhus Woods

On Sunday 24th September we had our family ride from Davy Down to Belhus Woods. The weather was absolutely perfect and the turnout was fantastic. We had a lovely ride through Davy Down, taking the hill up through the woods to South Ockendon and cutting through to cross the M25 near Belhus leisure centre. We followed the trial from there down to Belhus Woods Country Park where we stopped for refreshments before returning back the … Read entire article »

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Gateway Cycling Coaching

Gateway Cycling Coaching

Starting on the 16th April Gateway Cycling will begin cycle coaching sessions for children aged 7 – 11. These weekly sessions will be all about developing bike skills whilst having fun. The sessions will take place at Hathaway Academy in a safe, off-road environment with our volunteer British Cycling qualified coaches. Each session will include a bike and clothing safety check, warm-up and planned coaching activities, which will progressively develop bike handling skills, improve fitness and … Read entire article »

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Club Welfare Officer Required

Club Welfare Officer Required

Club Members, as a British Cycling affiliated club it is now mandatory for us to have at least one Club Welfare Officer. The Club Welfare Officer’s role is to promote the club/organisation’s policy and procedures for the protection of children and vulnerable adults. Over the last year the club’s junior membership has grown and this growth is expected to continue, especially when we start coaching.  Even without BC making a CWO mandatory it still would have been … Read entire article »

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Potash Spring Classic – Race Report

Potash Spring Classic – Race Report

On the weekend Debs, Ian, Trevor and Myself took part in the first Potash Spring Classic.  The course was twisty and narrow and as the private wood is usually used for paint balling they were able to incorporate some interesting man-made features. You can get a flavour of what it was like in the video below. Debs and Ian had minor offs and I had to pull out after four laps due to mechanical problems but … Read entire article »

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Matt Saunders – Chelmer & Ford CC 10 mile TT

Matt Saunders – Chelmer & Ford CC 10 mile TT

Well done Matt Saunders with your result in the Chelmer & Ford Cycling Clubs 10 mile Time Trial on 23rd April.  Matt took 11th place in a very competitive field, showing what hard work and dedication can do. … Read entire article »

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Potash Spring Classic and the Essex Summer Evening Series

Exciting news from Travers Bikes for Essex off-road racers! Following on from the success of their first event, the Potash Autumn Classic, they are back with the Spring Classic and the Essex Summer Evening Series. The Spring Classic will take place on Sunday 26th April 2015 at the private estate called The Lawns in Rochford. Most of the track is in the woods with a mixture of singletrack and short climbs. The woods are used for paintball, which makes for some unique features for an off-road race. The course will be open from 10.00 with the race starting at 11.00. The Essex Summer Evening Series is a 7 race weekly event starting on Tuesday 26th May. The series will start and end on the Hadleigh Farm Olympic Mountain Bike Track with the … Read entire article »

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Gateway Xmas Awards Night 2014 – The Winners

Gateway Xmas Awards Night 2014 – The Winners

Friday 12th December saw Gateway Cycling’s Christmas Award Night, under the capable stewardship of Chairman Gary, go off without a hitch. A good many members were present to partake of the food, drink and festivities including seven of our younger members who busily entertained themselves with the activities laid on. The Christmas raffle, held in aid of Macmillan, went down extremely well with many going home with some some great prizes – donated by Decathlon, Simon … Read entire article »

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October Recreation Rides

October Recreation Rides

For those of you interested in local recreational rides we have a couple for you to put in you calendar.  The first is a Gateway Cycling ride and the second Sustrans. 6th October – Gateway Recreation Ride: Canvey Island Meet at Benfleet Station car park 10.30am. This autumn ride will take in extensive views of the Thames estuary with the possibility of seeing some of the migrating birds that visit the area. Included in the ride is a visit … Read entire article »

Filed under: Recreation