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Damyns Hall Aerodrome Recreation Ride – Sunday 7th September

Damyns Hall Aerodrome Recreation Ride – Sunday 7th September

Four riders started from Grays and met up with five more at Bulphan for the ride to Damyns Hall airfield. It was a pleasure to see some new faces riding with us for the first time. I hope they enjoyed themselves and that they will join us again on future rides. There was a classic car and vintage day at the airfield. There were numerous classic cars to look at along as the aircraft taking off … Read entire article »

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Upminster Park Recreation Ride – Saturday 9th August

Upminster Park Recreation Ride – Saturday 9th August

There was a good turnout of 9 riders who met outside the visitors centre at the RSPB in Purfleet. We had the pleasure of meeting Fiona for whom this was her first ride with us. We set off along the riverfront for a couple of miles and then headed northwards through the centre of Rainham and into the Ingrebourne Valley. The weather was warm and perfect for our ride. There was a slight hiccup when we had to take … Read entire article »

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Recreation Ride to Thameside Nature Park – Saturday 7th June

Recreation Ride to Thameside Nature Park – Saturday 7th June

  The weather forecast was for warm sunny periods with perhaps a shower later on. As we 6 assembled it became clear that the rain would come earlier than expected. Apart from myself there was Bob D,Paul P, BJ, Vic and Hannah. It started raining as we headed towards Orsett the sky being lit up by the occasional flash of lightening. Undaunted we heading through Orsett and onto Horndon, then raced down South Hill and into Stanford. By the time we … Read entire article »

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Breeze Autumn Rides

Breeze Autumn Rides

The British Cycling Breeze programme’s aim is to encourage as many women as possible to get on their bikes and enjoy cycling. They have several rides scheduled for autumn starting at the Basildon Sporting Village. You can find the details in the flyer below. To book your place on this this event and to find out more about Breeze please visit the breezebikerides.com web site. You can also contact Ann@ReadyPedalGo.co.uk for more details. … Read entire article »

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Recreational Ride to Upminster Park

Recreational Ride to Upminster Park

It was cold , windy and already raining when we set off from Grays station. Definitely not the weather for fair weather cycling. There were 3 of us hardy souls, myself, Chris and Sharon willing to brace the conditions. The journey was mainly off road along cycle paths and trails, through Chafford Hundred , then over to Watts Wood, into Purfleet and along the path that goes through the RSPB site. Had the cafe been open I’d have … Read entire article »

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Recreation Ride to Kent 25th May 2013

Recreation Ride to Kent 25th May 2013

The weather was breezy but otherwise quite mild as we met up on the landing at Tilbury for the short crossing over to Gravesend. The first part of the journey was quite flat but the hills started after Lower Higham. We had a short stop at Upnor Castle with its views over the River Medway. From there it was a short ride into the historic centre of Rochester. By now it was just after mid-day and we made our … Read entire article »

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The New Year’s Day Ride 2013

The New Year’s Day Ride 2013

Gateway Cyclists and their guests gathered in the sunshine at the Davy Down Pumping Station for their New Year’s Day Annual Bike Ride. Seen off by a couple of club stalwarts Ian and Deb, (who were not too well…) about 20 of us set off along the slightly squelchy track, heading for the RSPB reserve at Purfleet. We were fortunate in seeing the Mardyke Country Park at its wet winter best, wild fowl aplenty, hardy ponies … Read entire article »

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New Year’s Day Ride

New Year’s Day Ride

This annual event has set us off in the right frame of cycling mind for a few years now, with our feet in the pedals and our seat on the saddle – preparing us for whatever lies ahead… This is a steady paced recreational type ride along flat cycle paths, through country parkland and linking up onto the River Thames. It’s an ideal outing for all the family so do please encourage everyone to come along … Read entire article »

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October Recreation Rides

October Recreation Rides

For those of you interested in local recreational rides we have a couple for you to put in you calendar.  The first is a Gateway Cycling ride and the second Sustrans. 6th October – Gateway Recreation Ride: Canvey Island Meet at Benfleet Station car park 10.30am. This autumn ride will take in extensive views of the Thames estuary with the possibility of seeing some of the migrating birds that visit the area. Included in the ride is a visit … Read entire article »

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Recreation Ride Through Shoeburyness, Gt. Wakering & Barling 18th August 2012

Recreation Ride Through Shoeburyness, Gt. Wakering & Barling 18th August 2012

Saturday 18th August 2012 we had an excellent countryside ride around Great Wakering and Barling, fifteen folk in all turned up, the youngest being eight years old (well done to Thomas B (-: ) and the senior rider being Bob D. A few of us collected at Benfleet and travelled by train to Shoeburyness, from there we all met up at Uncle Tom’s café at the ‘top end’ of Thorpe Bay. We set off in the very … Read entire article »

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