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WEDNESDAY RIDE 4 3 2020 – take two… (-:

We caught a grey weather window between the high winds and rain… 11 – 12 riders set out each at their own pace in small groups of varying speeds. I hadn’t ridden this Bulphan route for a while, it was mainly ‘damp’ with some mud being dragged on to the surfaces. The water had scoured out some potholes making them from small to medium, medium to large… We all got safely to the Puddledock cafe for the jolly chat and well earned nosh, the usual good gossip on news and health and so forth… Soon the sun will shine and the birds will sing – then for a change we’ll maybe cross the Thames and take an excursion through the Kent countryside – Keep pedalin’ – probably see you all next … Read entire article »

Midweek Ride Today March 3rd

Eleven riders took part in todays regular wednesday  social ride.We were soon split into several small groups spread over the Berwich Ponds route /As I was near the back I was lucky to have ride buddy Vic D hang back and drag me round the circuit .Everyone arrived eventually at cafe stop where lively chat ensued over early lunch .No one seemed to be in a hurry to leave but as some rain was forecast we dragged ourselves back onto the lanes for return to Orsett. Split up again I this time managed to hang on to the wheel of Noel E who graciously towed me all the way back to start point where we just managed to beat the rain.Once again we have been very lucky with the weather … Read entire article »

Membership update – thank you, we are well on track!

So, a quick update, on this day 12 months ago, we had 77 paid up members and by the end of 2019 we had 101 fully paid up members. Today we have 74 members who have paid their 2020 subscription. Many thanks to you all. Club night this month is on Valentines night, so why not bring your valentine along, have a cuppa and cake – and pay your subs. It would REALLY, REALLY, REALLY be appreciated if everyone else would pay their subscription and complete the on-line membership form:- – Payment can be made by bank transfer into the club bank account 30-18-34 01559612 using member(s) name as reference. – Alternatively you can pay by cash or cheque on club night which will be on 14th February and Chris Garside will be there to … Read entire article »

Club Nights and AGM 2020

ALL Gateway members PLEASE READ THIS!! Here are some very important dates for your diary. The scheduled April club night is on Easter Friday, April 10th, and the hall is not available. If any members would like to meet up, perhaps there could be a get together at the Foxhound Pub instead, just an idea. Let other members know what you would like to do on Whatsapp or Facebook. The AGM will be held on Friday 17th April in our usual venue. Please put this in your diary, calendar or whatever! We need as many members as possible to attend as we need to vote on amendments to the constitution relating to social media, to approve the financial report for the club and to vote for any changes of club officials. If you … Read entire article »

2020 Membership Update

Hello to all Gateway members and some who are hopefully nearly there. On this day 12 months ago, we had 50 paid up members and by the end of 2019 we had 101 fully paid up members. Today we have 53 members who have paid their 2020 subscription. Many thanks to you all. It would REALLY, REALLY, REALLY be appreciated if everyone else would pay their subscription and complete the on-line membership form:- – Payment can be made by bank transfer into the club bank account 30-18-34 01559612 using member(s) name as reference. – Alternatively you can pay by cash or cheque on club night which will be on 14th February and Chris Garside will be there to process the payments. – This will help us all to keep our records up to date and ensure … Read entire article »

KENT RIDE NOTES 18 1 2020…

Dear All… A low dazzling sun and frost underfoot greeted the seven of us at the Tilbury Ferry landing stage, Vic D, Peter C, Bert H, Alan and Simon along with Club friend Martin H. Up and out of Gravesend town along the Wrotham Road, avoiding a couple of reckless drivers! we headed to the park lands next to the M2. Over the slightly stony foot bridge and through the wintry farmlands and little lanes surrounding the village of Sole Street. All this a deceptively stiff climb brought the seven of us to the village T junction – for a breather. Jolly banter and encouragement and onward – and the last sneaky little climb – through the pleasant Codham village. Crossing the M2 again it was pretty much down hill from here. Turning … Read entire article »

RIDE TO KENT SATURDAY 18th. MEET TILBURY FERRY 08.45…

From Jon Lane Dear All. The weather looks good for the weekend, some sunshine, a light breeze but a bit nippy at 7 degrees… I plan to take a ride to Kent this Saturday 18th – meet at Tilbury/Gravesend Ferry at 08.45 taking the last ferry at 09.00 (no ferries after 9, breakfast break… Next is 10.20) A short ride out to Sole Street, Cobham, Upper Higham, then a quiet zig zag route through the back lanes to the cafe. A bit of hill work and slight traffic to start but all manageable and at an easy pace. All being well we should be back before lunchtime… There’ll probably be wet and mud along the route so leave your posh bike and take a hybrid, MTB or cyclo cross – ideally Gaitor Skin, … Read entire article »

Gateway membership, GDPR and the new online membership form

From Phil Baker….. Happy New Year to all. Thanks to the 21 members who have already paid their 2020 membership subs. It would be appreciated if everyone paid by the end of January. This year the committee has another small request; As part of Gateway Cycle Club’s GDPR requirements and to maintain the data held by British Cycling, Paul Plumridge has developed an on line membership form. Can all, “that means ALL”, members please complete the form. It has been simplified removing medical, ethnicity and in case of emergency information so it only takes a couple of minutes to complete. We will use the data to update not only the club’s British Cycling records, but also the email address list used for the weekly website news round and access to Facebook. In that way we can ensure … Read entire article »

Gateway Cycling 2020 Membership fees

Gateway Cycling 2020 Membership fees are now due …. please The committee would like to wish all of our members a happy New Year, a happy New Decade and an enjoyable, successful and safe year of cycling for 2020. If you have set yourself some new challenges, it would be great if you could let us know and keep us updated with your progress throughout the year. – Membership fees are due this month and the committee are requesting that you pay your membership before the end of January. This will help us all to keep our records up to date and ensure that we declare our membership numbers correctly with British Cycling. – Payment can be made by bank transfer into the club bank account 30-18-34 01559612 using member’s name as reference. – … Read entire article »