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Midweek Ride Wednesday 10th June

Midweek Ride Wednesday 10th June

I am resuming our regular midweek Easy rides starting this coming Wednesday the 10th. Usual start 10am at Whitmore Arms Orsett, this one will probably go to Damyns Hall Airfiield for lunch, about 25 miles Orsett to Orsett, pace to suit whoever turns up. Suitable for beginners with some experience of riding on main roads and country lanes, usual rules on bike safety etc apply. As the weather is now improving these rides will hopefully be … Read entire article »

Sunday Easy Ride and Thurrock Cycle Marathon

For this Sunday only (7th June) the easy ride will start from Blackshots Leisure centre. The Thurrock Cycle Marathon is taking place this week and if you wish to ride in a group with Gateway Cycling we will be leading an easy paced group around the course. Please be at the start for 09:00 and ask at the Gateway club tent for the easy ride leader. Your leader for this Sunday will be Dave Retigan. Thurrock Cycle Marathon … Read entire article »

Summer Time Trial Week 2

Summer Time Trial Week 2

Near perfect weather conditions saw 13 riders turn out for last night’s TT. With free protein available in the form of fly swarms some very good times were posted. Frances B, Chris P, Richie Porte and Matt S all made PB’s with Vickie F coming very close and would surely have posted a best time if not encountering traffic at the bottom of Dunnings Lane. Thanks Dave for updating the Result Sheet and to Bob for marshalling. Thanks … Read entire article »

Sunday Easy Ride

The easy ride this Sunday will be similar to last Sunday’s one and will probably go out to Blackmore again. Everybody made it back last week with tired legs but big smiles, the aim is to be back at Bulphan for about 1pm(ish). Start time is 9:30am, see this link for more details… Easy Ride Details For anyone doing the easy ride this Sunday, your ride leader will be Jeff Bell. … Read entire article »

Summer Time Trial Begins This Week

Summer Time Trial Begins This Week

Like it says on the tin, our evening summer TT series starts this Wednesday (27th May). This event is aimed at riders that have little or no experience of time trials, so come along and see what it’s all about, it’s absolutely free!. We welcome any riders that are not affiliated to any other cycling club, and of course all Gateway members. See this link for more information… Click here for Gateway Summer Time Trial info … Read entire article »

Sunday Easy Rides

Gateway Cycling are committed to providing rides for all types of riders, and as such will now be running regular ‘easy’ rides. These rides will start on Sunday 24/05/15, and will run every Sunday. These rides are aimed at riders who are not completely new to cycling (for those who are new to cycling we run a monthly ‘beginners’ ride), but may be new to club cycling. This ride is not limited to prospective new members, members of Gateway Cycling can join in as well if they wish. The rides will take place every Sunday at 09:30 from our regular meeting place outside Bulphan Primary School in Fen Lane. The rides will be lead by one of our club members, and will be especially suited for those riders that wish to ride in a … Read entire article »

Gateway Weekly Summer Time Trial

Gateway Weekly Summer Time Trial

During the summer Gateway Cycling runs a weekly time trial on a Wednesday evening. This year we are starting on Wednesday 27th May, see the Summer Time Trial page (under the ‘Road’ tab at the top of the page) for details. We would like to encourage all riders to take part, remember that it is not a contest between riders, but a chance to see how you can improve your own performance and to give yourself … Read entire article »

Newbie, Beginners and Family Ride – Sun 10th May

This Sunday, 10th May, we’ll be running another easy paced ride. This ride will be suitable for new riders, families, or those that want to enjoy a slower paced, shorter ride. It is open to members and non-members. We’ll meet from 08:15am at Blackshots Sports Centre and will start the ride at 08:30am. The meeting place is on the walkway just outside the entrance to the sports centre. Make sure you make your self known to the Ride Leader when you arrive. The route will be on road and will take us through Orsett and down to Bulphan where we will meet the other club members who will be meeting at Bulphan C of E Primary School for the start of the longer club runs. Depending on the group we will then either … Read entire article »

Potash Spring Classic – Race Report

Potash Spring Classic – Race Report

On the weekend Debs, Ian, Trevor and Myself took part in the first Potash Spring Classic.  The course was twisty and narrow and as the private wood is usually used for paint balling they were able to incorporate some interesting man-made features. You can get a flavour of what it was like in the video below. Debs and Ian had minor offs and I had to pull out after four laps due to mechanical problems but … Read entire article »