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 Post subject: Flitch Way Sunday April 3 ride
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:18 pm 
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All welcome.

Question for anyone local to the Takeley/Hatfield Forest end.
Is there any suitable all day parking around there?

If not, will be parking at Braintree station.
Starting /setting off at 10am.

Will be getting to the car park for 9:30.

Same applies if we can park somewhere at the Takeley end.

Will be riding my fatty.

Trev


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 Post subject: Re: Flitch Way Sunday April 3 ride
PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 1:15 pm 
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Been draged to Freeport this morning!!

Did drag my better half to Braintree station to check the car parking.
Station road car park: Sunday 7am-7pm £0:50p.

Nice cheap car parking, was plenty of spaces well.
Post code for station is CM7 3QL.

Hope this is for help for anyonewho wants to join me.


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 Post subject: Re: Flitch Way Sunday April 3 ride
PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:32 pm 
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Might join you but I'm at Rayne so might just wait there for you.


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 Post subject: Re: Flitch Way Sunday April 3 ride
PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:01 pm 
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I would join but I'm working :( colleagues in Halfords tell me the Flitch way is reasonable fun too so a bit gutted to have missed out on a chance to have some tour guides of it. Good to know how cheap the parking is though, had been wondering about that!


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 Post subject: Re: Flitch Way Sunday April 3 ride
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:10 am 
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Eccles wrote:
Might join you but I'm at Rayne so might just wait there for you.


Will be good, can definitely meet at Rayne station.
Won't take too long from Braintree station.
There's a cafe there can have coffee and cake!!!!!!

Any other takers??


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 Post subject: Re: Flitch Way Sunday April 3 ride
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:59 am 
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I'm looking to ride on the 3rd. What are the trails like? My xc bike is away for a service so only have my Enduro bike.


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 Post subject: Re: Flitch Way Sunday April 3 ride
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:07 am 
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The flitch is an old railway trackbed so straight, flat and unchallenging but an easy way to get 30 or so miles in. If it's been wet the the section around Dunmow can get a bit boggy.


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 Post subject: Flitch Way Sunday April 3 ride
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:39 pm 
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It is flat, straight and undulating but if it's wet or windy then it's the hardest way on the planet to get 30 miles in!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Flitch Way Sunday April 3 ride
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:53 pm 
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stumpie wrote:
It is flat, straight and undulating but if it's wet or windy then it's the hardest way on the planet to get 30 miles in!!!


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This is very true. Lived in Dumbo(dunmo) for a while & was riding glitch way regularly as was recovering from surgery & could ride before I could walk.
It kept me reasonably sane :crazy:


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 Post subject: Re: Flitch Way Sunday April 3 ride
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:54 pm 
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Still can't spell.

Might tag along as not been there fer an age


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 Post subject: Re: Flitch Way Sunday April 3 ride
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:16 pm 
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The more the merrier!!!
Won't be too taxing a ride plenty of time to do 13 or so miles each way.

I like riding old railway lines its a good way to see the country side with out having to use roads.


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 Post subject: Re: Flitch Way Sunday April 3 ride
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:29 am 
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Trevtrails wrote:
The more the merrier!!!
Won't be too taxing a ride plenty of time to do 13 or so miles each way.

I like riding old railway lines its a good way to see the country side with out having to use roads.


I'm guilty too, moved to Maldon & have followed the old train lines around here . Stow maries to Woodham bit still makes me giggle with headphones in, heavy metal on & PEDAL :D


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 Post subject: Re: Flitch Way Sunday April 3 ride
PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:10 pm 
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Hi Trev,

Long time no see. Welcome to my turf! See you at Braintree carpark ( and let's see how fast a Fatty can really go!!!)

Not sure if you know but around Dunmow there is a board walk section and then onto some good mud (about a mile long called butterly lane -I think)...ideal for a fatty!

we can compare routes on the day! Weather also looks good. Also good to advertise this route for newbies....you can't get lost!

John


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 Post subject: Re: Flitch Way Sunday April 3 ride
PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:50 am 
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Hi Oldman river,

Yes definitelylong time no see.
Will be nice to catch up with you.

I have heard about the infomus Dunmow section, I did run along it a few years back in winter.
Looking like the weather will be good.

It's me that will hold the fatty back!

Trev


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 Post subject: Flitch Way Sunday April 3 ride
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:46 pm 
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Trev, I'Il peddle down from home tomorrow and join at the Dunmow section, I will peddle back to meet you all enroute from Braintree


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