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 Post subject: Chance to ride hadleigh farm course!
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:48 pm 
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Location: braintree , and leytonstone
Just got text from guy involved in olympic mtb track
http://www.essexlegacy.org
spaces for ride on hadleigh farm tomorrow!

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 Post subject: Re: chance to ride hadleigh farm course!
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:26 pm 
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Its 45 quid :o :shock:

taxpayers paid for it to be built, why are people being charged again, some L£gacy :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: chance to ride hadleigh farm course!
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:41 pm 
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As well as paying, if you don't pass the self assessment and the checks on your 'black' level riding skills then you won't be allowed to ride. I assume you'll get a refund!


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 Post subject: Re: chance to ride hadleigh farm course!
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:24 pm 
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beardee wrote:
its 45 quid :o :shock:

taxpayers paid for it to be built, why are people being charged again, some L£gacy :twisted:


I kinda thought the same , had a sneaky visit the other day but bumped into John and Tom doing the guiding and training and had an interesting convo with them, they were friendly guys and they explained about insurance and liability issues. I think it's fair to pay them for their time and experience but overall i think it's a bit much especially when you think that chicksands etc is £5. But the situation does seem a bit unfair especially after the dictatorial/banning hadleigh MTB club fiasco.

As the course is not expected to be fully open till 2014 I think issues will happen when more people wanna ride. The organised rides were only £25 the other week.

Andy


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 Post subject: Re: chance to ride hadleigh farm course!
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:25 pm 
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Location: Shenfield, Essex
Oh please, £45! = Never!


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 Post subject: Re: chance to ride hadleigh farm course!
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:28 pm 
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Location: Shenfield, Essex
So you cant just ride round 'Hadleigh Farm' for free then?, you got to pay a large sum of money and follow a couple of guys a round?


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 Post subject: Re: chance to ride hadleigh farm course!
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:31 pm 
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Dom wrote:
So you cant just ride round 'Hadleigh Farm' for free then?, you got to pay a large sum of money and follow a couple of guys a round?

That's about it but you do get some good help/training plus it's billed as your only chance to ride it as it is before they change/ruin it/make it easy ?


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 Post subject: Re: chance to ride hadleigh farm course!
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:58 pm 
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Bloody hell he (john) offered it for £25.00 last week! had no idea it was this much i just passed his text message on!

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 Post subject: Re: chance to ride hadleigh farm course!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:35 pm 
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Eccles wrote:
If you don't pass the self assessment and the checks on your 'black' level riding skills then you won't be allowed to ride.


I did wounder this :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: chance to ride hadleigh farm course!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:42 pm 
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Location: canvey island { aka THE ROCK }
Anyone go on the led rides on the course ? any good ?& worth the £45 ???

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 Post subject: Re: chance to ride hadleigh farm course!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:52 pm 
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Id go for £25, but for £45 i can get to south wales and ride all day


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 Post subject: Re: chance to ride hadleigh farm course!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:24 pm 
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What a joke

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 Post subject: Re: chance to ride hadleigh farm course!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:51 pm 
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Location: canvey island { aka THE ROCK }
How u get to Wales for £45 ??? I only make bedgbury return for that !!! Lol

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 Post subject: Re: chance to ride hadleigh farm course!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:55 pm 
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You can get to Forest of Dean for that money

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 Post subject: Re: chance to ride hadleigh farm course!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:57 pm 
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Hi Everyone.

Just thought I'd provide you with some info into why the costs are as they are and some background info.

Currently it is obviously closed to the public and will until everything has been graded, easier routes built around current features and the site facilities have been built. It is on private land owned by the salvation army and this is why you can't just go ride it. The idea is they will build the facility to accept public access.

These courses have been provided to give people the opportunity to ride the course on exclusive sessions before alterations take place and the site is mobbed, as we all know what its going to be like once publicly accessed.

You need the guide/coach because it is currently closed to the public and is barriered off. The guide is there to provide first aid assistance, take the barriers out, insurance, sort out the paperwork and offer help with skills or riding the course where needed.

The course is more challenging that people think. Pretty much all of the riders who have currently ridden it on the rides have felt it has been challenging and have needed little bits of help. It's Olympic standard at the end of the day, not the kind of stuff you'll find at your average trail centre.

Easy way to receive some cheap coaching too.

Remember if you guys don't want to pay for the coaching etc it will be able to be ridden for free once the site is open the end of next year.


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