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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 »

Ride the Olympic Mountain Bike Course

Ride the Olympic Mountain Bike Course

News in from Mud Sweat and Gears for anyone that is skilled enough to be interested:  Dear All We are delighted to announce the ‘Hadleigh Farm Led Rides’ are now available to book onto with dates available until the end of January 2013. The rides are delivered by ATB Coaching and Tom Dowie Coaching. Two sessions are available, a 2 hour ‘taster session’ that will allow you to ride 4 of the features on the Olympic MTB Course for … Read entire article »

Gateway Hill Climb 2012

Gateway Hill Climb 2012

We had our annual hill climb last Sunday 11th November. We were blessed with near perfect conditions,a nice dry bright sunny day with almost no wind, which brought a good turnout. There was 14 riders who all gave it there all, the winner was Rob Michell who rode a super fast time Chapeau Rob!! A big thanks also goes to Russell & Ken for setting the riders off and doing the timing. … Read entire article »

Winter Time Trial

Winter Time Trial

For the first time Gateway Cycling Club will be running a Saturday morning winter time trial series. The initial TT will take place on Saturday 3rd November at 09:30, and thereafter once a month until April. The start and finish will be outside Bulphan village hall (between the church and the A128), and will start at 09:30. Just like the summer TT we would like to encourage all riders to take part, remember that it is not a … Read entire article »

Cyclocross-The Season So Far.

Cyclocross-The Season So Far.

Three Gateway riders have been racing in the Elmy Eastern cross league this year. We are about half way through the season now and we’ve had our ups and down’s. The organizers have changed the classes this year. Due to the Vets being over subscribed last season and some riders not getting a race they decided to put the 40-45 yrs in with the Juniors & Seniors, which means the pace is a lot quicker and … Read entire article »

Hell of the Ashdown Challenge

Hell of the Ashdown Challenge

The Hell of the Ashdown sportive is taking place on Sunday 24th February 2013. Distance is 100k and the ride starts from Biggin Hill in Kent and winds it’s way around the picturesque Kent countryside taking in eight climbs of varying length’s and gradients. 1. Cudham Test Hill 1 in 4. 2. Toys Hill a  2 mile grind. 3. Up to Mark Beech. 4. Forest Row to Ashdown Forest Heights a  2 mile grind. 5. The Wall  an  infamous 2.5 mile … Read entire article »

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 »

Gateway trip to the Koksijde World Cup Cyclo-cross Race

Gateway trip to the Koksijde World Cup Cyclo-cross Race

On Saturday 24th November Koksijde in Belgium will be hosting the third round in the 2012-2013 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, and Gateway Cycling will be there! It’s a Brilliant day out – Belgium beer, Frites & Mayo, Techno music and crazy Belgian’s all add to a brilliant atmosphere and all that’s without the brilliant racing from the top cross riders in the world. You can view the programme for the event here: 2012-2013 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup – KOKSIJDE – Programme Take … Read entire article »

Gateway Cycling In Action at Cyclothon UK 2012

Gateway Cycling In Action at Cyclothon UK 2012

On Thursday 13th September Steve Willsone, Matt Willsone and Rob Michell took part in this years Cyclothon UK at Brands Hatch to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and Pilgrims Hospice.  Steve and Rob took part in the 12hr solo event and completed 172 miles and 182 miles respectively.  Matt rode the 8hr solo and completed 100 miles.  That’s a fantastic achievement of over 450 miles between them! Steve and Matt were riding to raise money for … Read entire article »