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Wednesday Weather Warning

From Bob D Be sure to keep up to date with weather forecast details for this weeks wednesday ride as there could be some rain during tuesday night and then freezing through the early hours of wednesday with the temp hovering around freezing all day. This could lead to some very icy conditions out in the rural bits, if this looks to be the case we may need to cancel for safetys sake.Any comments welcome. Bob D … Read entire article »

Gateway Cycling 2019 Membership fees now due

Many thanks to the 46 members who have paid their 2019 membership fees. It would be appreciated if all other members would pay their fees as requested below:- 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. Our membership fees remain set at  £20 single, £30 family which is very good value for money. Many thanks Chris G … Read entire article »

Mid Week Ride 16th January 2019

From Bob D. Eight riders set off from Orsett spot on 10am which was unfortunate for the ninth John K who was a couple of minutes late and didnt catch up until the cafe stop.Chris M is on holiday this week which is probably why we left on time as Chris is notorious for arriving about 1003 so normally we never leave without him if we know he is coming which is almost always.We were soon split into small groups of twos and threes which worked out fine as everyone found a pace to suit them and all arrived at cafe within a few minutes of each other.Weather was still mild but strong wind made made the going a bit hard work for those of us not as fit as we … Read entire article »

Southend Wheelers Annual Burnham and Baddow Challenge – Sunday 10th February

A message from our friends at Southend Wheelers: Southend Wheelers will be holding their Annual Burnham & Baddow Challenge on Sunday 10 Feb Cost to enter. £5.00. (Once costs are covered a proportion of profits will be donated to charity). Sign on , on the day East Hanningfield Village Hall The Tye East Hanningfield Essex CM3 8AE Refreshments Available Please note – there is no parking at the venue, marshals will guide you to nearby parking Route instructions sheets will be available at the start. Please note that this year there will not be any signage GPX routes will be available on club website IMPORTANT NOTE. We do not wish to deter anyone however we think it is important that we make it very clear that this challenge event is aimed only at experienced cyclists, able to ride solo … Read entire article »

Mid week ride today 9th January 2019

From Bob D. Eight riders at Orsett today. Jon L had left early for a run up to Woolwich arranging to meet us at the Puddle later.Vic D hung back to ride with me while the others gradually pulled away and were out of sight before reaching Bulphan. Vic and myself took the Sunnings lane short cut and arrived at the cafe a couple of minutes before the fast boys.The temp at start was a chilly 2 degrees and with a bit of wind chill took a few miles to warm up enough to feel comfortable.Fortunately after lunch the temp had risen to a more bearable 6 and the sun came out and with the wind mostly favorable the return via the Top Meadow route for a change was a pleasure … Read entire article »

SUNDAY 6TH FIRST 2019 CLUB RIDE

From Jon Lane A good number of riders turned out at Bulphan this morning for the first proper Sunday ride 2019 – at least 16 or more, I didn’t count … A bit overcast but no ice, wind or rain to bother us. One group headed for Blackmore via a different route but our Rec’ group of four, Bob D, Lee H, led by Dave F we headed via a circuitous route towards Rainham. Taking in the ‘hard paths’ (no cars) … along the Ingrebourne Valley this was ideal, a nice steady manageable pace taking in the parkland winter scene. We stopped at the ‘Delight Cafe’ in Rainham village, excellent value here, Bob said it’s as cheap as Corbett’s Tey Crem’… to be recommended. Onward over the railway line, across the marsh … Read entire article »

Gateway Cycling 2019 Membership fees now due …. please

The committee would like to wish all of our members a happy New Year and an enjoyable, successful and safe year of cycling for 2019. 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. Alternatively you can pay by cash or cheque on club night which will be on 11th January … Read entire article »

Mid week ride 26th December 2018

From Bob D Six  of us turned up at Orsett for our Boxing day ride.We were seen off by Jon L who is still not feeling 100% so is not riding at the moment.We picked up Kenny Slowcoach at Bulphan who rode with us as far as Cranham before leaving for home.The rest of us then completed the Berwich Ponds loop and made for Thames Chase for coffee and cakes.We split up for different routes home in what can only be described as great cycling conditions,not too cold,not much wind and no rain, if this is global warming bring it on.There were quite a few other cyclists out today some of whom we recognised so obviously not everyone is suffering from yesterdays over indulgences . Hoping to see some of you on … Read entire article »

Midweek Ride Wednesday 19th December 2018

From  Bob D. Only four riders started at Orsett today.Chris G,Alan H,Noel E set off in a slight rain shower with myself following on behind gradually dropping further back until they were out of sight up the road.Soloing out towards Bulphan was pleased to see a Greater Spotted Woodpecker and a Buzzard ,not particularly common birds in this area. Taking my usual short cut arrived at the cafe just as Vic D turned up by car followed shortly by the three riders and then Bert H, Dave R and Ivan B all by car. Usual lively chat with a festive flavor then made ready for homeward departure, unfortunately Chris had acquired a rear flat but this was sorted reasonably quickly and everyone set off for home. Alan and myself did a recce to … Read entire article »