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Velodrome Update

From Charlotte. Hi Everyone, on the Wednesday 13th March we are off for our session at the Velodrome. There are still spaces available and the night is open to any club member of any level. We have the whole track to ourselves from 8-10pm and there is free parking whilst we are there There will be two professional coaches on the night so help cater to all levels. As long as you can ride without stabilisers, you’ll have a great evening We are now taking deposits (or full payments…) from anyone who wants to reserve a place. The cost is £19.50 and if you want to pay a deposit rather than the full amount, this should be for £9.75. All payments should go to the normal club account 30-18-34 01559612 and you should … Read entire article »

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Gateway Membership 2019 Update

Thanks once again to the 76 (its going up) members who have paid their 2019 membership fees. There were 94 fully paid up members in 2018, so a few of you hopefully will join us again for 2019. It would be appreciated if all other members would pay their fees as requested below:- Membership fees are due and the committee requests that you pay your membership promptly. 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 Our membership fees remain set at  £20 single, £30 family which is very good value for money. Many thanks Chris G … Read entire article »

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Mid week ride 13th February

From Bob D. Eight riders left Orsett at 10am today ,this soon became nine as Dave R caught us,passed and then led from the front.As usual these days I gradually dropped back but was helped along as far as Corbetts Tey by Peter C where I needed to take the Sunnings lane shortcut to take a bit of a rest,this left Peter to complete the rest of the longer loop on his own as far as the cafe stop.Arriving at the Puddle was pleased to be joined by Bert H out again after his accident a few weeks ago ,this made a nice round total of ten for the day. Just had time to order and sit down when the others began to arrive having ridden at least five miles further. … Read entire article »

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Mid week ride Wednesday 6th February

From Bob D. Eleven riders plus one car assisted member out today. Weather much better than of late probably accounts for the the good turnout.Usual split into small groups on the road but in spite of a variation in pace all arrived at cafe stop within a few minutes of each other.No incidents of note on route and the group returning to Orsett together enjoyed a pacey trip mostly led by Keith W and Peter C. Its club night this coming friday so hope to see you all there. Bob D. … Read entire article »

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CPR awareness training at our March Club Night

A date for your diary! Come along to club night on March 8th where trainers from Essex and Herts Air Ambulance will be carrying out a CPR awareness training session. This is a great opportunity for you to be shown how to do CPR in the comfort of our usual venue  Orsett  Churches Centre  and to practice on a dummy. They will also be bringing some defibrillators to show us how to use those devices we often see in stations, by village halls and in disused telephone boxes. If you have already been on a first aid course, this is an opportunity to refresh your skills, if you haven’t done CPR before, now is your chance to learn. You never know when a friend, relative, work colleague or even a … Read entire article »

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Gateway Cycling 2019 Membership fees are still due

Many thanks to the 65 (its going up) members who have paid their 2019 membership fees. It would be appreciated if all other members would pay their fees as requested below:- Membership fees are due and the committee requests that you pay your membership promptly. 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. You can also pay at Club Night on the 8th February. Our membership fees remain set at  £20 single, £30 family which is very good value for money. Many thanks Chris G … Read entire article »

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Next ride 30th January

We dont seem to be having much luck with wednesday weather forecasts lately. This coming wednesday is forecast to be the coldest day of the week with the possibility of some sleet showers. If it turns out no worse than that we should be able to manage some sort of road ride provided there are no bits of black ice around.Hope to see you all at Orsett as usual Bob D. This forecast has now been upgraded to a YELLOW WARNING for SNOW from 9 pm tuesday to 11 am wednesday.This has the potential to wipe out our ride on that day.Lets hope they are wrong but do keep a wary eye on the latest forecasts. Bob D … Read entire article »

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Mid Week Ride 23rd January

Mid Week Ride 23rd January

From Bob D With the usual ride more or less cancelled due to a rather scaremongering Met Office forecast the Whats App group took over and organised a mainly off road ride starting in Grays and heading for the Spitfire cafe in the Ingrebourne Valley Park.Six of us left the Oaks pub and headed first to Davydown park where it was into the forest and through the trees.This was the worst part of the trip as … Read entire article »

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Two Bikes for Sale

From Noel I have a neighbour who is moving away and will be unable to ride again (due to balance issues). He has 2 bikes for sale at £25 each if anyone is interested. He is 6ft 1in. One steel frame one aluminium. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jt-nCpCZsBIPtzCCOZBIOTwZuaclzSlB/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aVv2NjaECTJqkYkshQZOLPKWgcOmubqM/view?usp=sharing Hope the link works 🙂 Noel … Read entire article »

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Wednesday Weather Warning

From Bob D Be sure to keep up to date with weather forecast details for this weeks wednesday ride as there could be some rain during tuesday night and then freezing through the early hours of wednesday with the temp hovering around freezing all day. This could lead to some very icy conditions out in the rural bits, if this looks to be the case we may need to cancel for safetys sake.Any comments welcome. Bob D … Read entire article »

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