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Gateway Sunday Ride to Hyde Hall

Gateway Sunday Ride to Hyde Hall

A lovely sunny Sunday morning ride. We split into 2 groups of 6 or 7 and made our own way to Hyde Hall (although both groups went the same way!) We set off from Bulphan via Doesgate Lane and Lower Dunton Road where we picked up Chris Garside waiting for us to go by. Onward to pass the Boot Sale and then up Little Burstead Hill through Billericay to Goatsmoor Lane and towards Stock, working … Read entire article »

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👍WE ACHIEVED A QUORUM 👍

👍WE ACHIEVED A QUORUM 👍

Thanks to all who attended last night – the club now has a functioning and Constitutional committee. … Read entire article »

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TRAINS AND BOATS AND BIKES…

TRAINS AND BOATS AND BIKES…

A warm overcast Thursday 30th June 2022 – From Grays – Dave and Sharon and me met with Francis B on the 09.48 train, collecting Tracy at Ockendon and picking up Roy at Barking. Off here and along the newly discovered very quiet backway route – leading to Barking Riverside station still under construction. Through the works and red and white cones to the Pontoon Pier for the 11.50 Uber boat, upstream to the City. Space … Read entire article »

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TrailNet at Gateway EGM

TrailNet at Gateway EGM

In addition to the EGM Geoff Fletcher from TrailNet will be coming along to give a short talk about the work they do. For those who don’t know, TrailNet is a community interest company set up by Geoff with the aim of promoting physical outdoor activity. To this end they arrange a number of cycling related activities. There will be time to ask questions afterwards. … Read entire article »

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Gateway Ride to Kent – 25th July

Gateway Ride to Kent – 25th July

We are planning a short ride to Kent tomorrow, Saturday 25th June 2022, taking the 10.00 am Tilbury Ferry to Gravesend. The route is out of Gravesend towards Sole Street, Cobham and a coffee at Shorne Country Park. On to Higham and Cliffe Café for food, nosh, nose bag… The fairly quick-ish ride back to Gravesend and hopefully an ice cream on the Promenade, and the ferry homeward.. All welcome. I’m conscious we’re in a busy time … Read entire article »

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EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

Gateway Cycling EGM Friday 8th July 2022 Orsett Churches Centre 7:30 pm. You may know that following several recent requests for a volunteer, we have been unable to find someone to fill the post of Treasurer for the club. The good news is that with a bit of lateral thinking, Jeff Bell has stepped aside as Chairman to act as Treasurer and Alan Hale has agreed to become the Chairman. Without the 3 executive positions being filled, the … Read entire article »

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THURROCK CYCLE MARATHON

THURROCK CYCLE MARATHON

An excellent turn out by Gateway and the inhabitants of Thurrock and surrounding areas to take part in the first TCM charity ride in several years. The weather was good and members completed one of the three options of the race i.e. 7 miles, 21 miles or 42 miles. I think a very good day was had by all. Videos from Thurrock Nub News and Tim Baxendale on Facebook show images of the start (which have … Read entire article »

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GATEWAY FAMILY RIDE from Grays to RSPB Rainham Marshes

GATEWAY FAMILY RIDE from Grays to RSPB Rainham Marshes

The weather was excellent and the company too.  The 5 intrepid committee members set off from the Civic Hall at about the specified time. The route out to the RSPB was one that we have used many times before. The way through the Mardyke Woods was thankfully dry – but a bit dusty. Once out of the woods onto Ship Lane we continued to the Arterial Road, Botany Way and onto Tank Lane. Tank Lane … Read entire article »

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THURROCK CYCLE MARATHON Sunday 12th June

THURROCK CYCLE MARATHON Sunday 12th June

0900 for start time of 09:30 Location: Thurrock Civic Hall, Grays The Rotary Club of Mar Dyke Valley are organising the Thurrock Cycle Marathon from Thurrock Civic Hall in Blackshots Lane starting 9.30 on Sunday 12th June. The event is a sponsored ride to raise money for Rotary Club local charities and the Thurrock Mayor local charity. There are 3 rides of 7, 21 and 42 miles with support facilities, emergency assistance and refreshment stops.   Entry online or registration … Read entire article »

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GATEWAY FAMILY RIDE from Grays to Rainham Marshes

GATEWAY FAMILY RIDE from Grays to Rainham Marshes

As part of Bike week 2022 , on Saturday June 11th we will be running an easy paced ride to the RSPB in Purfleet. This ride will be suitable for new riders, families, or those that want to enjoy a slower paced, shorter ride. It is open to members and non-members. We’ll meet from 09.15 am at Blackshots Sports Centre and will start the ride at 09:30am. The meeting place is on the walkway just outside the … Read entire article »

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