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 Post subject: Epping 26th April
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:21 am 
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Forecast is a bit 50 / 50 so will have to keep an eye on the weather......

Conditions sound like they are good but there's a bit of rain due at the end of the week so route depending on where it's muddy, expect a bit of fire road to miss out the worst bits ;)




Leaving at 10:00am from Bury Rd car park. http://goo.gl/maps/BFzFT

The car park linked is in two halves... rough part and a tarmac part. Either part is fine as you can see one from the other.

If you're running late and miss the start you may be able to join us at the bacon stop here - https://goo.gl/maps/z3ni5 We usually stop at the cafe next to the Kings Head at about 12:00, although be warned we don't always stop there and the time can vary ;)

We ride for about 4 hrs ( maybe a bit longer ) and cover about 20 miles ;) depending on the route. Pace is moderate with a bacon stop about halfway through :thumbup:

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FAQ.

What do I need to bring?

Apart from you and a bike...
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Some way of dealing with a puncture a spare inner tube in whatever flavour you need is best as it’s quick to change... a repair kit is good to carry but a bit of a faff to use in the middle of a ride. If you’ve got a tube lots of people will help you to change it... pull out some patches and glue and we’ll meet up with you on the next ride ;) . A pump, someone will have one but you should have your own anyway.

A chain quick link to match your chain type for those broken chain moments.

Multi tool and tyre levers, again someone will probably have them but so should you!

Something to drink and a snack.... cereal bar, banana or similar. We stop for bacon but you never know when the munchies will hit.


Is the ride suitable for beginners?

Really the answer is yes and no.... This isn’t a ‘fast’ ride but you do need some sort of basic fitness level ( not much... but some ) . There aren’t any massive descents that need full body armour but there are some ‘interesting’ sections. Nothing that can’t be rolled over. Lots of slippery roots to keep you on your toes though.

We stop at the end of each section for everyone to catch up and get their breath back, although maybe not as much as you would like. We try ( with limited success sometimes ) not to lose anyone.

So...

Just bought a bike and haven’t done any sort of exercise for the past 20 years, this was me a year ago ;) , you’re possibly going to struggle but come along anyway and give it a go. If it’s too much for you or the rest of the group are having to wait too long we can point you at the fire roads and you can enjoy the day at your own pace :thumbup:

Just bought a bike or been riding for a bit and have any level of fitness... yes you’ll be fine.


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 26th April
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:02 pm 
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I'll be supporting a friend who is running London marathon. Epping now is fast!

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 Post subject: Re: Epping 26th April
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:37 pm 
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I'm on for this.
Haven't been out properly for ages!!


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 26th April
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:58 pm 
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Hopefully it will survive the rain forecast for the end of the week :eh:

Matt... :thumbup:


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 26th April
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:43 pm 
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Hi, been following on Facebook for ages but never really got involved. Hopefully I can get to meet you all on Sunday for the first time if my bike is fixed by then. your link isn't working for Bury Road. Is it in Epping?


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 26th April
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:53 pm 
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Try this one.... https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/51.635904,0.012584//@51.635456,0.012647,191m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m4!4m3!1m1!4e1!1m0?hl=en

Should be a car park on Bury Rd E4 7QJ.

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 Post subject: Re: Epping 26th April
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:26 pm 
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Thanks! The post code really helps. I think I know that car park so shouldn't be a problem finding it.


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 26th April
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:32 pm 
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Yeah hopefully we'll get a good day!


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 26th April
PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:31 pm 
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Hi im new to london, will a Scott Genius work for the trail, really want to try some trails :)


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 26th April
PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:01 pm 
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Yes it'll be fine ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 26th April
PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:14 pm 
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Hi all, would be great to join on this...

Safe to assume someone's going to have a shock pump? (Had to change a valve as it was leaking air).

See you tomorrow


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 26th April
PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:59 pm 
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Location: South Woodham Ferrers
Yes I have a shock pump.

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 Post subject: Re: Epping 26th April
PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:54 pm 
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I'll be joining you. Been riding with a friends for a while but keen to meet some more riders. See you in the morning unless the worst of the weather hits us!


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 26th April
PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:26 pm 
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I'm still on for this but I can only do the first half of the ride now!
Got a few things on in the afternoon!!


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 26th April
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:09 am 
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Anyone still going this morning,don't want to drive for 50mins and be on my own .

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