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Ride the Olympic Mountain Bike Course

News in from Mud Sweat and Gears for anyone that is skilled enough to be interested:  Dear All We are delighted to announce the ‘Hadleigh Farm Led Rides’ are now available to book onto with dates available until the end of January 2013. The rides are delivered by ATB Coaching and Tom Dowie Coaching. Two sessions are available, a 2 hour ‘taster session’ that will allow you to ride 4 of the features on the Olympic MTB Course for £25 and a 4 hour session which will allow you to ride the entire Olympic MTB Course and all its features multiple times for £45. These sessions represent a great opportunity to improve your riding skills under the expert guidance of the coaches or as a fantastic Christmas present!! PLEASE NOTE THE OLYMPIC MOUNTAIN BIKE COURSE … Read entire article »

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Cyclocross-The Season So Far.

Cyclocross-The Season So Far.

Three Gateway riders have been racing in the Elmy Eastern cross league this year. We are about half way through the season now and we’ve had our ups and down’s. The organizers have changed the classes this year. Due to the Vets being over subscribed last season and some riders not getting a race they decided to put the 40-45 yrs in with the Juniors & Seniors, which means the pace is a lot quicker and … Read entire article »

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Hell of the Ashdown Challenge

The Hell of the Ashdown sportive is taking place on Sunday 24th February 2013. Distance is 100k and the ride starts from Biggin Hill in Kent and winds it’s way around the picturesque Kent countryside taking in eight climbs of varying length’s and gradients. 1. Cudham Test Hill 1 in 4. 2. Toys Hill a  2 mile grind. 3. Up to Mark Beech. 4. Forest Row to Ashdown Forest Heights a  2 mile grind. 5. The Wall  an  infamous 2.5 mile grind. 6. Nouvelle Col de Groombridge. 7. Bayleys Hill  you guessed it  2.5 miles up! 8. Star Hill  the sting in the tail. Don’t let all that climbing put you off , as we all know what goes up must come down, and there are some fantastic descents. This is a really well organized event and one of the “must … Read entire article »

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Gateway trip to the Koksijde World Cup Cyclo-cross Race

Gateway trip to the Koksijde World Cup Cyclo-cross Race

On Saturday 24th November Koksijde in Belgium will be hosting the third round in the 2012-2013 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, and Gateway Cycling will be there! It’s a Brilliant day out – Belgium beer, Frites & Mayo, Techno music and crazy Belgian’s all add to a brilliant atmosphere and all that’s without the brilliant racing from the top cross riders in the world. You can view the programme for the event here: 2012-2013 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup – KOKSIJDE – Programme Take … Read entire article »

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Gateway’s Summer Lunch at Izumi

Gateway’s Summer Lunch at Izumi

Following on from the ‘Gateway’ tradition, initiated by Chris Edwards, I have booked tables for 20 of us – 12.30 Saturday 4th August 2012. We’ve always enjoyed this outing – Christmas and Summer; for under £10, as much as you can eat, good chat and banter in pleasant surroundings. Here’s the link for the location and more information if you need it www.izumirestaurants.com Please let me know if you can come along for some idea of numbers – IZUMI … Read entire article »

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New Club T-shirt

New Club T-shirt

We now have available to our club members Gateway Cycling t-shirts. They are Fruit of the Loom, 100% cotton and emblazoned with our club name and website address.  Bob is shown below modeling a large sized example. The t-shirts will cost around £12 each. Please bring your payment to the next club night, 13th July, and let Bob know how many and what size you want and we’ll then order them. So that we can gauge interest … Read entire article »

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Alan’s Funeral:

For anyone wishing to know the details: Monday 4th June Western Cemetary Cheshunt EN7 5HT In respect of his Jewish backgound it is requested that there are no flowers but donations may be made to St Francis Hospice, Havering atte Bower, RM4 1QH. … Read entire article »

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ALAN ROSNER

It is with great regret that I have to advise club members that Alan Rosner passed away last night (June 1st). Alan has been a passionate cyclist and involved with cycling all his life. He was on the British Cycling Eastern Region Regional Board and a team manager for the BMC UK Racing Team as well as instrumental in the Chris Negus Memorial Fund. He has supported racing for as long as I can remember. He will possibly be remembered best for the Dengie Tour in whatever form or name it took – tirelessly organising the race until it reached a Premier Calendar event – the pinnacle of domestic British cycling. He will be greatly missed.   … Read entire article »

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Annual General Meeting 2012 Minutes

Following the 2012 AGM, our club members can now download the minutes and updated constitution all as discussed and agreed. … Read entire article »

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Membership Subscriptions

Date: Friday 13 January 2012 Time: 19:30 – 21:30 Location: Orsett Churches Centre The Club Membership Subscription is due on 1st January. Please can you ensure that your subs get to me as soon as possible. Please remember to bring payment or your cheque book to the first club meeting of the year at Orsett Churches Centre. Subscriptions are: Individual          £ 20 Family               £ 30 Second Claim   £ 15 We are a small club with an urgent need to process club funds when they are due. Please help by being prompt with membership subscriptions. Noel Edwards General Secretary … Read entire article »

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