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KENT RIDE NOTES 18 1 2020…

Dear All… A low dazzling sun and frost underfoot greeted the seven of us at the Tilbury Ferry landing stage, Vic D, Peter C, Bert H, Alan and Simon along with Club friend Martin H. Up and out of Gravesend town along the Wrotham Road, avoiding a couple of reckless drivers! we headed to the park lands next to the M2. Over the slightly stony foot bridge and through the wintry farmlands and little lanes surrounding the village of Sole Street. All this a deceptively stiff climb brought the seven of us to the village T junction – for a breather. Jolly banter and encouragement and onward – and the last sneaky little climb – through the pleasant Codham village. Crossing the M2 again it was pretty much down hill from here. Turning … Read entire article »


From Jon Lane Dear All. The weather looks good for the weekend, some sunshine, a light breeze but a bit nippy at 7 degrees… I plan to take a ride to Kent this Saturday 18th – meet at Tilbury/Gravesend Ferry at 08.45 taking the last ferry at 09.00 (no ferries after 9, breakfast break… Next is 10.20) A short ride out to Sole Street, Cobham, Upper Higham, then a quiet zig zag route through the back lanes to the cafe. A bit of hill work and slight traffic to start but all manageable and at an easy pace. All being well we should be back before lunchtime… There’ll probably be wet and mud along the route so leave your posh bike and take a hybrid, MTB or cyclo cross – ideally Gaitor Skin, … Read entire article »

Gateway membership, GDPR and the new online membership form

From Phil Baker….. Happy New Year to all. Thanks to the 21 members who have already paid their 2020 membership subs. It would be appreciated if everyone paid by the end of January. This year the committee has another small request; As part of Gateway Cycle Club’s GDPR requirements and to maintain the data held by British Cycling, Paul Plumridge has developed an on line membership form. Can all, “that means ALL”, members please complete the form. It has been simplified removing medical, ethnicity and in case of emergency information so it only takes a couple of minutes to complete. We will use the data to update not only the club’s British Cycling records, but also the email address list used for the weekly website news round and access to Facebook. In that way we can ensure … Read entire article »

Gateway Cycling 2020 Membership fees

Gateway Cycling 2020 Membership fees are now due …. please The committee would like to wish all of our members a happy New Year, a happy New Decade and an enjoyable, successful and safe year of cycling for 2020. If you have set yourself some new challenges, it would be great if you could let us know and keep us updated with your progress throughout the year. – Membership fees are due this month and the committee are requesting that you pay your membership before the end of January. This will help us all to keep our records up to date and ensure that we declare our membership numbers correctly with British Cycling. – Payment can be made by bank transfer into the club bank account 30-18-34 01559612 using member’s name as reference. – … Read entire article »

NY DAY RIDE NOTES … 1.1.2020

NY DAY RIDE NOTES … 1.1.2020

Dear All Sixteen of us arrived at Blackshots for the annual new year day ride, all of who were experienced riders. It was pretty cold and damp but undeterred we set out along the cycle paths beside the Lodge Lane and onward… with much good chat and gossip on the way. Usually we cross near the Harvester Restaurant and on through Davy Down and the Mardyke Vally … however, having reconnoitered earlier it was just … Read entire article »

Midweek Ride 1st Jan 2020

As there seems to be some confusion about this wednesdays ride the position is this. The OFFICIAL Gateway ride this wednesday is now the Annual New Years Day Ride details of which have already been published more than once.The reason for this is because from the first year of its inception Gateway CC has always had a social ride on New Years Day AND THIS YEAR IT JUST  HAPPENS TO FALL ON A WEDNESDAY.This does not stop any of you wishing to do some other ride this week from doing so.Next week hopefully all will return to normal. Bob D. … Read entire article »


      From Bob D Greetings all,as 2019 nears its end just a few random thoughts on the cycling year as seen by yours truly,nothing planned ,just as they come into my head as I sit here resting after todays ride.Thinking back to last spring the AGM comes to mind when the usual difficulty of replacing some important club officers cropped up again Fortunately  some stirling volunteers stepped into the breech and with those still standing ( THANKS ) forming a new committee which seems to to be working well. Usual weekend and midweek rides have continued successfully through the year the only downside being the end of the official weekly time trial  although a few members have continued on a self timed basis.A group of enthusiasts once again ventured over to Spain … Read entire article »


    From Jon Lane New Year is fast approaching and therefore the annual Gateway Cycling’s ‘first day of the year’ ride out… This has been running for a few years now and has been enjoyed by many and is especially geared towards youngsters, families and those who may not be regular bike rides. So, if you want to break out from the wonderful Christmas ‘fug’…  for a leisurely ride – do come and join us. Meet at 09.45 at Blackshots Leisure Centre, (RM16 2JU) next to the entrance steps and depart at 10.00. We will head towards the RSPB Centre at Purfleet along cycle paths and tracks, all flat and manageable by everyone. The group will be led by helpful experienced riders. A loop along Marsh Road and then back alongside the ‘big … Read entire article »

Last Wednesday Ride 2019

From Bob D. Today was the last Wednesday group ride for 2019, twelve members made it to the cafe stop arriving around 1115,having just sat down we were joined by Charlie Milhouse,an ex member who moved away three years ago.Charlie was just driving by having  just made a delivery when he saw the gateway blue train entering Puddle dock so decided to call in and join us.For those who dont him Charlie is a very experienced life long cyclist who was an asset to the club when he was with us and I was very pleased to see him again. Merry Christmases were wished all round as we split up for home which brings me the next items. As next Wednesdaqy is Christmas day the usual official midweek ride is cancelled … Read entire article »