Latest Gateway News

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 »

YEAR END RANDOM THOUGHTS

      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 »

NEW YEARS DAY RIDE WEDNESDAY 1.1.2020 – 09.45…

    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 »

Santa Ride 2019

Santa Ride 2019

From Dave Fish There were at least a dozen of us meeting up at the starting point in Bulphan dressed up in our Christmas finery. We set off riding through Little Burstead, Billericay with a following tailwind to our destination at Hanningfield. On entering the cafe one little girl surprised to see Santa entering asked if it was Christmas. She was reassured that Santa would be visiting her on Christmas Eve with his reindeer. After coffee and cakes we began … Read entire article »

Santa Ride Sunday 15th December

Gateway cycling club riders will be wearing festive costumes for its annual Santa ride on Sunday December 15th. Leaving Bulphan at 10.00 am we will ride over to the restaurant at Hanningfield Water Park for some refreshments before riding back to Thurrock. This ride is always well attended so if you see us give us a wave. … Read entire article »

Wednesday Xmas Lunch Last Reminder

For those booked for this event it is this coming wednesday the 11th of Dec,1230 for 1pm start at Coalhouse Fort East Tilbury.You may bring your own Wine Beer Etc as usual.Anyone riding there remember your lights as it may be dusk on leaving.Bob D … Read entire article »

Events Reminder

Wednesday 11th – lunch at Coalhouse House Fort – there was one space left as of yesterday. Friday 13th evening – Christmas evening buffet – all welcome, first drink free. Sunday 15th – Santa ride at 10.00 from Bulphan         … Read entire article »

Midweek Ride 4th Dec

Inspite of forecast low temperature seven riders assembled at Orsett today for 10 am departure to Puddledock via Berwich Ponds loop.We managed to stay together as one group at a sensible pace ,not as fast as usual but not particularly slow either, ice on the puddles but the lanes perfectly safe mostly dry with a bit of dampness in the shady areas.Arrived safely at cafe where met Tina who had made way there solo by bike and three more members by car. Pleased to see Joe back with us today as he hasnt been able to make it for a few weeks.Split into three groups for return and the four of us who returned to Orsett enjoyed trouble free trip in glorious sunshine and a balmy 8 degrees.I think we … Read entire article »