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 Post subject: Epping 27th August
PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:33 pm 
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Been a very long time since I did one of these and rather last minute but........ :)


Leaving at 10:00am from Bury Rd car park. 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

Postcode - E4 7QJ

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 5 hrs ( maybe a bit longer ) and cover about 25 miles ;) depending on the route. Pace is moderate with a bacon stop about halfway through :thumbup:

All Welcome.



FAQ.

I'm not a guide or an instructor, you're responsible for what you ride / don't ride yourself.


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 27th August
PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:04 pm 
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I've been away a while, gutted I missed this... Maybe next time...:)

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Stay on target...!!


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 27th August
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:11 am 
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Did this last weekend with Bugeye. I thought I was fit 25 odd miles later !
Conditions are good just now.


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 27th August
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:28 pm 
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Hi Bugeye,
I was just wondering if you was thinking about planing another trip to Epping anytime in the near future, im free most weekends and would like to tag along next time if possible.

Cheers.


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 27th August
PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:34 pm 
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Another hand up here for joining in. I've only ever gone out on my own locally.


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 27th August
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:41 am 
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I was thinking about riding this Saturday afternoon .... Probably start about 12 00.

If anyone wants to join post up and I'll confirm details this evening.


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 27th August
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:31 pm 
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Hi Bugeye,
Thanks for the reply,
unfortunately I am unable to make this sat, got the in laws round and have run out of excuses to get out of it, however if you're thinking about riding on another weekend post it on here and I'll be sure to tag along.

Cheers.


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 27th August
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:06 pm 
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No worries.... rain today means it won't be running at it's best.


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