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Gateway Family Ride to Thameside Nature Park – Ride Report

Gateway Family Ride to Thameside Nature Park – Ride Report

There was a good turnout at Hardie Park for the start of the ride. No doubt this was helped by the warm and sunny weather. The ride along quiet roads and cycle trails soon took us to the mid way point at the Thameside Nature Park where we stopped off at the visitors centre for  coffee and cake as well at a chat. All too soon we were on our bikes again riding along the bridleway up … Read entire article »

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Gateway Family Ride To Thameside Nature Park – Saturday 9th June

Gateway Family Ride To Thameside Nature Park – Saturday 9th June

In celebration of bike week this Saturday David Fish will be leading a family ride to Thameside Nauture Park. We’ll meet up at 12.45 at the cafe in Hardie Park, Stanford le Hope for a 1pm start. Make sure you make your self known to the Ride Leader when you arrive. The route will be mainly off road at a very slow pace, an average of around 7-8mph. As a guide a quick walk would be around … Read entire article »

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Along the Lee Valley

Along the Lee Valley

Four of us meet up at Grays station for the ride; Jon, Matt, Sharon and myself. Two train journeys later we were cycling along the Lee Valley towpath heading northwards At Enfield we steered away from the canal and rode through Meridian Park to Waltham Abbey. If we had had more time then we may have stopped to have a look about this historic town. Instead as the weather was so nice we continued into the … Read entire article »

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Visit to the Greedy Chef Café April 2018

Visit to the Greedy Chef Café April 2018

As usual for the last few weeks the Saturday was fine and sunny but Sunday 15th April was cool and cloudy. Eight of us set off from Bulphan on a gentle recreation ride, Frances H, Jon, Sharon, Dave, Bert , Steve, Matt and Caroline. Heading through Laindon and Basildon we reached North Benfleet. The cafe is on Pound Lane which we rode up and down a few times until we located the cafe. The cafe itself is very … Read entire article »

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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 »

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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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Ride Report: Gateway Ride to Rainham Marshes

Ride Report: Gateway Ride to Rainham Marshes

There were 10 of us who set off last Sunday, including several who had not ridden with us before. The weather was perfect as we made our way along the Mardyke. Eventually we reached the visitor centre for a well deserved rest, coffee and chat. All too soon it was time to get moving again . The youngsters amongst us were keen to cycle further so we rode around the site before riding back to Grays. A pleasant ride … Read entire article »

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Gateway Family Rides to Rainham Marshes RSPB and Thameside Nature Park

Gateway Family Rides to Rainham Marshes RSPB and Thameside Nature Park

We have a couple of family friendly recreation rides coming up which you may be interested in. Blackshots to Rainham RSPB Sunday, 11th June Meet up at the steps of the swimming pool of Blackshots Leisure Centre, at 9:15am to start at 9.30am for a  flat traffic free route along dedicated cycle tracks and the paths through the Davy Down Country Park to Rainham Marshes in Purfleet. We will have a break at the visitor centre before returning to Grays. Hardie … Read entire article »

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Gateway Easter Monday Family Ride

Gateway Easter Monday Family Ride

On Easter Monday April 17th 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 entrance to the sports centre. Make … Read entire article »

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RSPB Rainham Marshes September Cycling Events

RSPB Rainham Marshes September Cycling Events

Autumn is here and our friends at RSPB Rainham Marshes have some events they want to share with us.  Here are the details they have passed on: Guided Cycle Ride – day trip Saturday 10 September, 11 am-3 pm Explore the RSPB Rainham Marshes Riverwall and further afield with a cycle expert and guide, and discover the wildlife and the amazing views! This guided off road cycle ride will take you on good paths, stopping along the way … Read entire article »

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