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 Post subject: Lee Valley MTB Trails
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:21 am 
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I've been watching this with interest as I live about 5 minutes away :D

I was really expecting it to be some sort of family friendly massively sanitized thing but from the video it looks like it might be a bit of fun.... more Cyclopark in Kent than BPW but it'll make my commute home much more fun :D



Supposed to open this month but I'm not sure exactly when....


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 Post subject: Re: Lee Valley MTB Trails
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:58 am 
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Does look similar to the Cyclo park!


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 Post subject: Re: Lee Valley MTB Trails
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:03 pm 
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I went for a wander around the place on Monday with work, i work in the buildings in the last shot of the video.

It looks like a lot of fun although what is shown in the video is just the skills area near the start not sure what the rest looks like but they did report that it was 8-9km

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 Post subject: Re: Lee Valley MTB Trails
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:06 pm 
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I've been trying to keep an open mind about it as info is difficult to come by. TBH I was half expecting it to be tarmac with rubber crash mats :roll: so what's shown in the video is better than I was expecting.

The lack of real info is a bit frustrating really.... the newsletter thing says that the velo park etc will be open at the end of the month but the online bookings system only gives an option of £15 'taster' sessions in April.... no just turn up and ride, no idea of opening times.... just the last taster session at 6:30 pm.

I'll just have to wait and see :?


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 Post subject: Lee Valley MTB Trails
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:24 pm 
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And that cost is only for an hour..... Sod paying that.....


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 Post subject: Re: Lee Valley MTB Trails
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:37 pm 
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It looks good but kinda expensive, might as well stick to woodland trails if you have any local.

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 Post subject: Re: Lee Valley MTB Trails
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:00 pm 
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Looks decent. £15 for an hour? Are they having a laugh?

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 Post subject: Re: Lee Valley MTB Trails
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:06 pm 
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The taster sessions are an hour and inc bike and helmet hire... not much use to us :problem:

The normal entry cost is £6 and £4 for kids... not sure how long that's for. From memory Redbridge is £4 and £2.

How much Cyclopark in Kent ?


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 Post subject: Re: Lee Valley MTB Trails
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:15 pm 
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I thought the £15 was just for entry. £6 is okay.

I want to go to Redbridge one day, Ciar was telling me about it a while back and it sounds pretty fun. And apparently its not too far.

Also seen this on Facebook! I would like to try this, having a look at how to sign up right now

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/o ... 85923.html

I went here yesterday because i was bored. Does anyone else fancy doing this at some point? I think its pretty easy to get there from the river path that we ride on. The only thing i dont like about it is that it is in Walthamstow....and the track has only one entrance... i think you can see the problem there!

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 Post subject: Re: Lee Valley MTB Trails
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:39 pm 
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If you go Redbridge your better of over Hainault forest ! You can do a nice big loop over there!


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 Post subject: Re: Lee Valley MTB Trails
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:33 pm 
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Karabbean wrote:

I went here yesterday because i was bored. Does anyone else fancy doing this at some point? I think its pretty easy to get there from the river path that we ride on. The only thing i dont like about it is that it is in Walthamstow....and the track has only one entrance... i think you can see the problem there!



Ive been there before - its a really good pump track but a but a bit ghetto. I think i might even prefer it to baddow!


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 Post subject: Lee Valley MTB Trails
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:16 pm 
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He fellas as the weather is getting better and it's staying lighter longer now... We could do the canal tow path down to the Queen Elizabeth Park (as it's called now) or Olympic Park for its original name... Have a little scout around the area.....


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 Post subject: Re: Lee Valley MTB Trails
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:35 pm 
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Sounds good... had a quick look at where the pump track is and it looks like we could find it and then carry on south?


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 Post subject: Re: Lee Valley MTB Trails
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:57 pm 
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Its up to you guys. Ill simply just tag along to whatever you guys are up for.

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