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 Post subject: First ride at Epping Forest
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:50 am 
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Hi,

I've managed to convince a roadie friend to get a mountain bike, and we're planning on meeting at Epping Forest next weekend for his first proper off-road ride. Epping Forest isn't local to me so I need some advice on where to ride, I'm up in Cambridgeshire so will be getting the train down on the Cambridge->Liverpool Street line, what part of the forest is good for an easy/obvious ride and also fairly accessible by rail?

The other question is how is Epping riding at the moment: will it be a sloppy mud fest by next weekend, or still ridable?

Thanks for any help,
Ross


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 Post subject: Re: First ride at Epping Forest
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:59 am 
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Hi mate,from Liverpool street station get the train to Chingford Station,come out of the station and turn right,ride down and then turn left at the first junction,follow road up and there is the forest,you can't miss it mate :)


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 Post subject: Re: First ride at Epping Forest
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:08 pm 
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I can handle getting to the forest, it's the big green thing. ;) Any tips on what bits of the forest to ride, or is there a fairly well defined trail?


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 Post subject: Re: First ride at Epping Forest
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:41 pm 
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Its a slop fest at the moment and covered in leaves!
I can post a trip from last weekend but it would be better to try and get someone to guide you

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 Post subject: Re: First ride at Epping Forest
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:40 pm 
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There are often meets at high beech on Saturdays and Sundays
A few of us are riding tomorrow
And will probably ride next weekend.
No properly defined trails unfortunately, you might be better off going to thetford forest
Peeping is pretty muddy but great fun


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 Post subject: Re: First ride at Epping Forest
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:44 pm 
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Between bad trains and epic mud, I think we're going to hit Thetford next weekend. Maybe we'll return to Epping once it has frozen over. :)


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 Post subject: Re: First ride at Epping Forest
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:09 pm 
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I think thetford will even more muddy as there will probably lots more people riding the same routes :-)


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 Post subject: Re: First ride at Epping Forest
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:25 am 
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Xc race at thetford this sunday. will be torn up to sht by the afternoon... epping a waste of time. too wet and the trails covered in leaves and debris. if you dont know where you're going you might as well just ride blindly into the woods cos its all the same atm!

sorry, i sound like the voice of doom!

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 Post subject: First ride at Epping Forest
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:47 pm 
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The WS at thetford is on BCP side so we will just stick to High Lodge side.


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