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Coalhouse Fort Xmas Lunch

Hi,25 members have booked for this event,it takes place at 1pm on Wednesday the 11th of December, the cost is £20 per head and your menu preferences have all been noted and passed on.Around one third have paid up front and I need to collect the outstanding monies by November club night.I will be available on Wednesday at Orsett, ,Sunday at Bulphan and Friday club night,I would prefer cash if possible as I am not geared up for cheques or cards..Regards Bob D. … Read entire article »

Midweek Ride 23rd Oct

Fourteen riders assembled at Orsett for todays ride ,a group of nine were soon up the road and out of sight while the other five of us enjoyed a more leisurely jaunt at about 15 mph arriving at the lunch stop 7 or 8 minutes after the others.Our ride was comfortable, incident free and sociable,the cafe was very busy today so the two groups were unable to sit together I think this was probably a first time this has happened.Once again we were joined by Jon L who made his lone way over as usual.. Most of the the fast group left early while our group plus Peter C  took our time chatting then making for Orsett a bit quicker than we went out, so ends another enjoyable day out,lucky … Read entire article »


Dear All. Here is a copy and paste of a social ride Terry W has planned for Tues 22nd… We usually end up at The Rake Pub, Boro’ Market (SE1 9AG) for drinks and good food eats and chat… For non club members reading this, it’s not for beginners but those who are little experienced and reasonably confident riders – your’e welcome. The weather looks promising… Hi All. Tuesday 22nd, does anyone fancy a ride to Borough Market (weather permitting) starting 0800 at Hacton Lane/ Ingrebourne Valley, or 0830 at Dovers Corner roundabout? ( RM13 8QT.) All welcome. Terry W. Cheers! Posted by Jon L   … Read entire article »

Midweek Ride 16th Oct

Forecast for today was damp start then gradually improving during the morning with the odd light shower, and thats what we got. Vic D,Peter C,Phil B,Chris M and myself set off at a brisk pace for Puddledock via  the Berwich Ponds loop arriving safely and with no incidents apart from usual bits of inconsiderate driving by a few drivers but thats par for the course these days and is not unexpected. Alan H and Bert H not related were already at cafe,Alan having mountain biked from Purfleet through the parks and Bert having taken the car.Whilst dining we were joined by John L by bike and Noel E by car.Usual chat much about world cup rugby from Chris who  has just got home from Japan.Setting off for home the original … Read entire article »


  The snapshot here says it all… In the fine cycling weather we drifted down to Woolwich and took a leisurely trip on the shiny new ferry boat across the Thames. We turned right upstream taking the dedicated foot and cycle route the ‘Thames Path’ which encouraging walkers and riders with removing hazards/obstructions and provides good surfaces and wide waterside views. First stop was at the new and very pleasant Thames Barrier cafe for a quick tea and snack. – Onward through the ultra modern ‘O2 dome’ developments followed by historic Greenwich, the twin towers of the Old RN college, the Cutty Sark and more… A zig zag route eventually to Tower Bridge and over to Fenchurch Street. Lee H, Tracy A and Alan A needed to return home early, … Read entire article »

London Recreation Ride – Saturday 5th October

Dear All. I plan to ride to London this Saturday, 5th October, starting from Grays station… 09.30. A hop up to Barking then down to Woolwich and the tunnel/ferry across and then beside the Thames upstream, at a very steady pace.  Over Tower Bridge and probably head north to intersect the Regents Canal… and homeward from there. Will make it flexible, nothing set in stone. Doing this I won’t do the Sunday ride from Bulphan, it’s likely to pour down… All welcome, bring your mates (-: The trains seem to be running ok… Reply here if you wish, otherwise just be sure to be at Grays station (platform 1) BEFORE 09.30. Have a good one (-: Cheers! Jon L  To non Gateway Cycling members reading this. The ride is not for absolute beginners, you’ll need a … Read entire article »

Midweek Ride 2nd Oct

Thirteen riders assembled at Orsett  today for usual Berwich ponds loop and out to Puddledock for early lunch.Twelve set off at 10 am but as I hav’nt ridden for four weeks due to my accident I drove to Thames Chase with cross bike and rode a couple of circuits of the park and up and down Pike lane to get the feel of things again and happily felt no ill effects.Down to the cafe where we were joined by Jon L who had just completed another one of his four hour rides up river to Greenwich and back..Usual chat including Xmas lunch which has been booked for Dec 11th more details to follow when available, fifteen takers so far so a few places still available,you dont have to be a … Read entire article »

Charity Ride in aid of Prostate Cancer

Charity Ride in aid of Prostate Cancer

Saturday 28th September saw a windy and slightly chilly day with 22 riders gathering at Bulphan School for the first Gateway Charity Ride. Dave Fish led 3 recreational riders, a group of 8 riders took to the roads around Berwick Ponds for a leisurely cycle and the Fast Group dashed off to Blackmore. Everyone met at Damyns Aerodrome Café for Bacon Baguettes and Sausage Muffins all washed down with Tea & Coffee. We were met … Read entire article »

Midweek Ride Sept 25th

Five riders started at Orsett today including Nick G after a short break welcome back.I joined them at Puddledock where Bert H ,Peter C and later Jon L  who had made an early start and ridden to Woolwich and back all assembled making nine members in all out for todays social ride.Weather was a typical autumn mixed bag,warm,cloudy and damp but the riders seemed reasonably upbeat and not complaining about anything much.Usual chat over leisurely brunch before setting off for home when the riders were caught in at least one nasty shower so were probably a mite damp by the time they reached home.Please remember its the club s charity ride to Damyns Hall airfield this coming sunday,weather permitting hope to see you all there. Bob D. … Read entire article »