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Beginners’ Ride

Beginners’ Ride

The first of the new series of Gateway Cycling’s Beginners’ Rides will be held this Sunday 24th February subject to the weather – so watch our website www.gatewaycycling.org.uk for any updates/last minute cancellations. Meet at the Blackshots Leisure Centre car park for a start time prompt at 9:00. The first part of the ride will be through Baker Street and Orsett to Bulphan. The intention is to arrive at Bulphan by 9:30 so that any riders who wish can … Read entire article »

Annual General Meeting 2013

Annual General Meeting 2013

The Gateway Cycling Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday 8th March 2013 at 7:30pm. All are welcome to attend but only current club members, i.e. those whose annual subscriptions have been paid, are eligible to vote. … Read entire article »

London to Paris Charity Ride

London to Paris Charity Ride

On the 12th of September 2012 I was out training on my bike when I was involved in a road traffic accident. I got hit by two vans and ended up underneath one of them in a ditch, I was air lifted to hospital and sustained 6 broken bones. Both bones in my right leg and 4 bones in my pelvis were broken and I’ve spent 6 months so far recovering. Now myself (Ben Lamb, 17) and my … Read entire article »

Burnham and Baddow Cyclosportive

Burnham and Baddow Cyclosportive

The Cold Train. A bitter westerly wind greeted competitors for the Burnham and Baddow Cyclosportive’, organised by Southend Wheelers. Starting at East Hanningfield, 237 riders set out from the Village Hall at 9am over staggered start times, to complete either the 40k or more gruelling – 100k course. For the uninitiated this ‘sportive’ is the equivalent of running a marathon but riding road bikes instead, so it’s not for the unfit or summer rider. Thurrock’s cyclists were well represented … Read entire article »

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 »

Membership Subscriptions

Date: Friday 11 January 2013 Time: 19:30 – 21:30 Location: Orsett Churches Centre The Club Membership Subscription is due on 1st January. Please can you ensure that your subs get to me as soon as possible. Please remember to bring payment or your cheque book to the first club meeting of the year at Orsett Churches Centre and pay either myself (or Lorraine Retigan the Treasurer if I am not available). Subscriptions are: Individual                 £ 20 Family                      £ 30 Second Claim          £ 15   We are a small club with an urgent need to process club funds when they are due. Please help by being prompt with membership subscriptions. … Read entire article »

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 »