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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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Family Ride to Rainham Marshes – Sunday 24th April

Family Ride to Rainham Marshes – Sunday 24th April

Gateway Cycling is organising this family friendly easy ride starting from Blackshots to the Purfleet – RSPB centre. It’s a distance of about twelve miles there and back. All are welcome; it will be a flat traffic free route along dedicated cycle tracks and the paths through the Davy Down Country Park. There will be an experienced ride leader at both the front and rear; no one will be left behind… The pace will be where … Read entire article »

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Gateway Recreation Ride – Waltham Abbey – Saturday 3rd Oct

Gateway Recreation Ride – Waltham Abbey – Saturday 3rd Oct

This Saturday, 3rd October, David Fish will be leading a recreational ride up the Lee Valley to Waltham Abbey. We’ll be meeting at Grays station at 08:30am and will take the train to Limehouse. We will ride along the cycle path up to Waltham Abbey and around some of the paths in the area. Most of the ride will be on cycle paths . We will ride back to Blackhorse Road station and take the train back to … Read entire article »

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Recreational Ride – Family Ride to Rainham Marshes – Sunday 6th Sep

Recreational Ride – Family Ride to Rainham Marshes – Sunday 6th Sep

This Sunday, 6th September, join Gateway, and ride leader David Fish, on a Family Ride to Rainham Marshes and back Meet up at the Civic Centre in Blackshots Lane in time for a 10.30 am start for a gentle paced ride over to the RSBP in Purfleet. The route is flat and mainly off road going along the Mardyke and along North Road in Purfleet. We will have a stop for refreshments ant the visitors centre before returning to Grays. For … Read entire article »

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Recreational Ride – Ingrebourne Valley – Aug Bank Holiday

Recreational Ride – Ingrebourne Valley – Aug Bank Holiday

This Bank Holiday Monday join Gateway, and ride leader David Fish, on a ride to Upminster. This ride will take you along the Mardyke, through Rainham Marshes RSPB, Rainham and up to Upminster via the Ingenourne Valley. We’ll be stopping in Upminster for refreshments before returning back to Grays via Corbets Tey and South Ockendon. For full details of this event please see this event in the calendar. We will update the calendar if details of this event … Read entire article »

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Recreational Ride – Erith and O2 – Saturday 22nd August

Recreational Ride – Erith and O2 – Saturday 22nd August

Join Frances and Jeff for a south of the river recreation ride from Erith to The O2 and back. We’ll be meeting at Erith train station at 10am and will take the Thames path to North Greenwich. We’ll stop for lunch at the O2, where you will have a choice of O2 restaurants and barsfor food and refreshments.  We’ll then return along the same route back to Erith. This ride is suitable for all abilities and … Read entire article »

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Recreational Ride to Kent – Ride Report

Recreational Ride to Kent – Ride Report

We met up at the Quayside to get the ferry over to Gravesend. Even at 10.00am it was already quite hot on what turned out to be a glorious summer day.   The five of us bumped along the canal tow path from Gravesend up to Higham and then turned northwards up to the Cliffe Nature Reserve. where we had our first stop at a cafe overlooking a lake. We pushed onto Rochester first on a bust road … Read entire article »

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