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 Post subject: Epping 9th August
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:15 am 
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Location: Cake shop
Weather is good... trails are good... what more could you want ;)


Route.... usual bits..


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.

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 9th August
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:27 pm 
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Ill be there

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 Post subject: Re: Epping 9th August
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:42 am 
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Should be there with another friend - first Essex MTB ride - looking forward to seeing what Epping has to offer !


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 9th August
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:22 am 
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Count me in please :)


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 9th August
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:54 pm 
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I would matey, but it's birthday weekend so the head will be pounding :) enjoy!


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 9th August
PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:48 am 
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Location: South Woodham Ferrers
Will be there with a mate from work .

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 Post subject: Re: Epping 9th August
PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:32 am 
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Location: Steepleview ~ Essex
I'll do my best for this. Not ridden Epping yet and be much more fun in a group.


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 9th August
PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 5:29 pm 
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Sounds good, see you all there


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 9th August
PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:04 pm 
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Well I'm back :o and just as unfit as last year.. :lol: :lol: looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: Epping 9th August
PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:13 pm 
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Bloody hell Harvey :o Few new hills for you to enjoy this year... both up and down, actually it's the same old hill just a few new ways up and down


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 9th August
PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:14 pm 
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Hi bugeye sorry can't make it tomorrow now. Hope to be able make it one day soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 9th August
PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:03 pm 
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Location: Upminster
I'm also in, just back from holiday today so might only go halfway if im too knackered


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 9th August
PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:20 pm 
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Location: London, Harringay
Has been a while since I went to Epping, may join you guys!

Leaving from Harringay, on the Canal Path, I should arrive already warmed-up!


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 Post subject: Re: Epping 9th August
PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:20 pm 
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Going to try and join you tomorrow just got back from north.

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 Post subject: Re: Epping 9th August
PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:52 am 
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Running late, please don't wait for me, may catch you at some point?
It's a lovely day, the trails must be very dry!


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