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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 »

Recreation Ride Through Shoeburyness, Gt. Wakering & Barling 18th August 2012

Recreation Ride Through Shoeburyness, Gt. Wakering & Barling 18th August 2012

Saturday 18th August 2012 we had an excellent countryside ride around Great Wakering and Barling, fifteen folk in all turned up, the youngest being eight years old (well done to Thomas B (-: ) and the senior rider being Bob D. A few of us collected at Benfleet and travelled by train to Shoeburyness, from there we all met up at Uncle Tom’s café at the ‘top end’ of Thorpe Bay. We set off in the very … Read entire article »

Recreation Ride Through Corringham and Mucking 22nd July 2012

Recreation Ride Through Corringham and Mucking 22nd July 2012

There were 8 of us setting out from the Whitmore Arms in Orsett for a ride around some of the quieter lanes in Thurrock. It was pleasing to see several new faces turn up. Finally we had some decent weather after several weeks of cold and damp. Shortly after 10.00am we set off and headed along the cycle lane down to Stanford le Hope. We were held up as the barrier to cross the railway was … Read entire article »

Gateway’s Summer Lunch at Izumi

Gateway’s Summer Lunch at Izumi

Following on from the ‘Gateway’ tradition, initiated by Chris Edwards, I have booked tables for 20 of us – 12.30 Saturday 4th August 2012. We’ve always enjoyed this outing – Christmas and Summer; for under £10, as much as you can eat, good chat and banter in pleasant surroundings. Here’s the link for the location and more information if you need it www.izumirestaurants.com Please let me know if you can come along for some idea of numbers – IZUMI … Read entire article »

Recreation Ride – Regents Canal & Central London 23 June 2012

Recreation Ride – Regents Canal & Central London 23 June 2012

We had an enjoyable ride alongside the Regents Canal last Saturday 23rd. There were only six of us in the end, however several folk emailed who wanted to come along but just couldn’t make it. The weather was good with sunshine and cloud and a little breeze. A few walkers and wild fowl on the tow path didn’t impede us too much and the detour through Islington to avoid the tunnel went well with no one … Read entire article »

New Club T-shirt

New Club T-shirt

We now have available to our club members Gateway Cycling t-shirts. They are Fruit of the Loom, 100% cotton and emblazoned with our club name and website address.  Bob is shown below modeling a large sized example. The t-shirts will cost around £12 each. Please bring your payment to the next club night, 13th July, and let Bob know how many and what size you want and we’ll then order them. So that we can gauge interest … Read entire article »