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SUNDAY ‘BROXBOURNE’ RIDE. 26.2.2023 by Jon Lane

SUNDAY ‘BROXBOURNE’ RIDE. 26.2.2023 by Jon Lane

To Broxbourne by train, taking us to a pleasant place from which to ride – cutting out the schlep – with Dave, Sharon, Tracy, Les and Jeff. A bit breezy and chilly, the wind from the north east and the temperature on a single digit… Setting off and manoeuvring around blocked bridges and road closures we made our way, heading south, onto the narrow, Lee Navigation tow path. Quite a few walkers and a few … Read entire article »

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Saturday 11th Canal Ride by Jon Lane

Saturday 11th Canal Ride by Jon Lane

The Saturday 11th Canal Ride went pretty well… Dave, Tracy, Danny and me set off from Grays to Limehouse, meeting up with Terry, cycled through the real ‘East End’ to Whitechapel tube. The modest entrance, with outside the thriving market stalls, leads up the steps in to the Tardis like cavernous station. Seven levels down! We took the smart Elizabeth Line to Hayes and Harlington. Setting off along the Canal path Danny picked up a … Read entire article »

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CANAL SIDE RIDE – SATURDAY 11th FEBRUARY 2023 – MEET AT GRAYS STATION 08.50… by Jon Lane

CANAL SIDE RIDE – SATURDAY 11th FEBRUARY 2023 – MEET AT GRAYS STATION 08.50… by Jon Lane

Dear All… I’m planning a canal side ride this Saturday 11th February 2023, meet at Grays station 08.50 … taking the 09.08 train. Travel to Limehouse, a bike ride of one mile, to the refurbished Whitechapel station. Picking up the new Elizabeth Line taking us straight to Hayes and Harlington station – also refurbished. On to the Regents Canal back towards London. On route, a good waterside ‘Lebanese’ coffee shop stop… Several choices of places to … Read entire article »

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Wednesday Ride 08.02.2023 by Bob Drake and Les Lucas

Wednesday Ride 08.02.2023 by Bob Drake and Les Lucas

A cold foggy ride with Terry and Kevin meet Alan  and Bob at the café we was covered in ice when got to Orsett to start the ride 🥶😂 It was a nice ride home from the café 🚴🏼🚴‍♂️🚴🏼👍 Les Well done to the four of you who rode today, it was a first for me to see riders actually with ice on their clothes and bikes thankfully the roads were reasonably dry and safe. As Les said later … Read entire article »

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A SUNDAY RIDE – 5.2.2023… by Jon Lane

A SUNDAY RIDE – 5.2.2023… by Jon Lane

A nice little ride yesterday, Sunday 5 Feb’ 2023. Dave, with Tracy and Alan set out from Bulphan towards Basildon via Lower Dunton, through the Caravan Park to Laindon and on… The Plan was to head for the Garden café, at the end of Cranes Farm Road. I set out for the café from home. We knew the place was closing down and we thought it may have new owners – but with shackled gates, … Read entire article »

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Saturday Ride by Alan Hale (WhatsApp comment)

Saturday Ride by Alan Hale (WhatsApp comment)

Good solid ride today, nice to see Les and cafe, Ivan met us at wiggly bridge at 10.20, our little band then did the full Berwick Ponds Loop, sorry we arrived at the café just as you’d all got bored and left, still we got a nice wave as we passed each other. Lisa enjoyed the ride no end, till the next one, watch this space, details early next week, Tara for now . … Read entire article »

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Saturday Ride by Bob Drake

Saturday Ride by Bob Drake

Just in from short slow ride down to the London Gateway Logistics Park. You may think that’s a strange place to go for a bike ride but it has its advantages. For a start it has the best cycle paths by far in the area and the traffic at weekends is very light and cycling is safe. For anyone interested in industry the size and scope of this place is enormous. But for me it’s … Read entire article »

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Gateway New Year’s Day Ride by Jon Lane

Gateway New Year’s Day Ride by Jon Lane

Twelve of us out on the NY Day ride, most of us leaving at a steady pace from Blackshots. Tracey was the star on her ‘trike’ along with her ‘pit stop man’, Terry. Most stuck to the top road past Lakeside and onward, ably led by Dave F. At Purfleet, Tank Hill Road, Alan caught a flat so we all stopped – chat and banter, fixed and on our way. At the café, some took … Read entire article »

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2023 Membership Fees

2023 Membership Fees

To all Gateway Cycling members, The committee would like to wish all of our members a happy New Year and an enjoyable, successful and safe year of cycling for 2023. Just a reminder that membership fees for 2023 are due on 1st January and the committee request that you pay for your membership before the end of the month. This helps keep our records up to date and ensures that we declare our membership numbers correctly with … Read entire article »

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NEW YEARS DAY BIKE RIDE – SUNDAY 1.1. 2023, START – 10.15 BLACKSHOTS…

NEW YEARS DAY BIKE RIDE – SUNDAY 1.1. 2023, START – 10.15 BLACKSHOTS…

Dear All… Just to firm up and confirm that the annual Gateway Cycling Club, New Years Day bike ride will go ahead, starting from: Blackshots Leisure Centre Start time 10.15 meet beside the steps at the Centre Blackshots Lane Grays RM16 2JU   A slow steady and flat family ride, along cycle paths/tracks, out of the traffic… to the RSPB café at Purfleet on Thames for a coffee break. We’ll try and take in the Mardyke Valley Country Park (Davy Down), sometimes a few … Read entire article »

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