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Sunday Ride Meeting Point Risk Assessment

As part of British Cycling and Government guidelines, which have enabled us to resume riding, some new documents have been prepared. More documents will follow, as will changes to pages on this website. The link below is to the Sunday Ride Meeting Point Risk Assessment. As we have said before, Gateway, along with many other clubs are feeling our way through the guidance which changes from time to time. This is work in progress, but please bear this guidance in mind.   Gateway Cycling Committee … Read entire article »

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Committee Update – Group Rides

I’m sure like every other club, the committee (and you know what they say about committees) has spent a lot of time and effort looking through the government’s and British Cycling’s guidelines in order to see the way forward to riding together as a club again. This included looking at whether Risk Assessments were needed for the rides, obviously these giving rise to a lot of work, preplanning and a loss of spontaneity. However, it was decided, with the help of (co-opted) Noel’s experience of all things organisational, that these are only necessary for organised club rides such as the Christmas ride, charity ride or recreational rides where less experienced, non-members participate.  They would not be necessary for the usual Sunday, Wednesday, and Saturday group rides, other than for the meeting points. … Read entire article »

Tale of a bespoke bike frame

A couple of years ago I started selling off part of my collection of vintage bikes mainly to make some room in the garage,having reached a manageable level I decided I would spend the accumulated monies on one last bespoke frame. I have had two previous steel frames built both by a builder in the north of England but thought it would be nice if I could find someone local. I was directed by Richardsons  cycles to a builder in Ramsden Heath conveniently situated on route to Hanningfield. I met Mark there last November where I was quoted for a columbus steel frame loosely based on my current Specialised Paris Roubais model.Due to three other customers before me I was given a rough delivery date of late April this year which … Read entire article »

Formal Club Rides Still Suspended

Following an earlier announcement relating to the reinstatement of club rides and a considered response from Noel Edwards, it is clearly apparent that there is more to be done than just meet up  and ride in this ‘New Normal’. Taking everything into account the committee have discussed the issues raised and we feel that we should continue with the suspension of organised Gateway Club rides until such times as we have arranged for Risk Assessments to be written and all members have agreed to them. Thank you for everyone’s patience in these unprecedented times. The committee will  meet virtually next week and, with the assistance of Noel, I’m positive we can ensure that the necessary Risk Assessment can be undertaken and will be available to all members very shortly. Gateway Cycling … Read entire article »

Formal Club Rides still suspended

Hi everyone, I see that the subject of group rides is causing a lot of dialogue on here (WhatsApp) . The Committee will be meeting virtually to discuss the content of the latest release from British Cycling next week. Until then formal club rides are still suspended. Thank you for your patience, I’m sure we will all get back to some normality very soon. Vince Bevan Gateway Cycling Committee … Read entire article »

Virtual Gateway Cycling AGM – The Results

To all Gateway Cycling  members From Phil Baker , General Secretary Thanks to all that logged on to the club site, read the Financial report and proposed Social Media statement, seconded a committee and /or commented on the process. There were 34 who replied. You took part in the first Gateway Cycling Club Virtual AGM and made it a success. As a result of your participation the meeting was quorate so the committee members can now serve until the next AGM in 2021 which will hopefully revert to the more conventional format. In these rather uncertain times, we assume this will satisfy the legal requirements. Having used the website for this process I will endeavour to post more on here in the future. Despite the restrictions during lock down it has been good to see so … Read entire article »

Virtual Gateway Cycling AGM 2020 ends today at 12.00

Thanks to everyone for taking part in the Virtual AGM 2020 which will end today at 12.00. We will write some “meeting” notes and present them soon. Gateway Cycling Committee … Read entire article »

Virtual AGM – Just 48 hours left to participate

Thanks to all the members who have already taken part in the VAGM (VirtualAGM) by logging onto the Gateway Cycling website and responding by seconding a committee member and viewing the Social Media and Financial statements.   To those that haven’t, and like me are ‘don’t do today what you can put off until tomorrow’ sort of people, then there are just 47 hours 50 minutes left to take part.   So be a part of something bigger, be a part of Gateway Cycling. Take up thy laptop and ….. Phil … Read entire article »