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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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Gateway Family Ride to Thameside Nature Park – Sunday 4th September

Gateway Family Ride to Thameside Nature Park – Sunday 4th September

Gateway Cycling is arranging a ride over to the Thameside Nature Park in Mucking on Sunday September 4th 2016.The ride will be suitable for new riders, families or those that enjoy a slower paced shorter ride. Meet up outside the Blackshots Sports Centre by the cycle stands in front of the centre  at 9.15am for a 9.30am departure. Please make yourself known to the ride leader  Dave, when you arrive..The ride will be at a … Read entire article »

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Gateway Family Ride to Hardie Park – Sunday 31st July

Gateway Family Ride to Hardie Park – Sunday 31st July

Gateway Cycling is organising this family friendly easy ride starting from Blackshots to Hardie Park in Stanford. It’s a distance of about 8 miles there and back. All are welcome; it will be a flat traffic free route along dedicated cycle tracks. There will be an experienced ride leader at both the front and rear; no one will be left behind… The pace will be where you can pedal and chat at the same time We ask … Read entire article »

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RSPB Rainham Marshes Summer Cycling Events

RSPB Rainham Marshes Summer Cycling Events

Our friends at RSPB Rainham Marshes have some events planned for this summer.  Here are the details they have passed on: Get Active in Nature this summer at Rainham Marshes, in Essex, try climbing, cycling (including bike hire!), running, yoga and even Nordic walking whatever takes your fancy!  Explore the amazing nature reserve taking in the sights and sounds of wildlife, before finishing your day with coffee, cake and a chat! July Events   Guided Cycle Ride Saturday 23 July, … Read entire article »

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London Riverbank Recreation Ride Report

London Riverbank Recreation Ride Report

There were 5 of us who met up at Barking station on a breezy Saturday morning, Taking a quiet route out of Barking and via a series of cycle paths and roads made our way to the Woolwich ferry. The crossing over was quick and efficient and soon we were on our way heading westwards towards the centre of London. We cycled past the Thames barrier and up to the O2 arena for an early lunch. Thereafter … Read entire article »

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