Forum


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Riding in south ockendon
PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:51 pm 
Posts: 14
Location: South Ockendon
Hello guys,ive been on before with a few questions about riding areas.I was based in Upminster at the time but am in the middle of a house move to south ockendon.I notice that there are quite a few people into mtbing around the area regularly seeing large groups out at the wkend.Is there offroad paths etc accessible in the area?Last time langdon hills or torndon have been mentioned but i didnt have a helmet etc so didnt want to venture down there which I will do in a few weeks once settled in but in the short-term,have you any areas to recommend thanks

--------------------------------------
CHAMELEON


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Riding in south ockendon
PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:01 pm 
User avatar
Posts: 1262
Location: Ockendon
I'm in Ockendon as well and we used to do the Thurrock loop (meet at Bannatynes Gym and then do a 25 mile loop up through Ockendon/Upminster/Rainham/Thames path). It's about 75% off road.

In the area you have as you have noted Thorndon - there are normally rides there Saturday/Sunday mornings that leave from the Kart Track carpark.

I don't know of a formal ride at Langdon Hills but they come up from time to time.

There are loads and loads of trails locally - best bet is to get on Strava or Endomondo and look them up - they are easy to follow.

If you keep an eye out in the Ride Calendar section of the forum you see stuff come up :)

--------------------------------------
Strava Profile: http://goo.gl/iSl5I


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Riding in south ockendon
PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:12 pm 
Posts: 14
Location: South Ockendon
Thanks stumpie.the bit about loads of trails locally is pretty encouraging.Yes Im on strava so will have a look on there.the 25 miler sounds great and once settled in,I will look out for it
Thank you.

--------------------------------------
CHAMELEON


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Riding in south ockendon
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:20 am 
User avatar
Posts: 1418
https://www.endomondo.com/users/5903326 ... /606988202

a bit of the thames loop, to give you a bit of an idea. You can also get over to Ingerborne do do a loop into upminster (there is a little trail to play on there as well)

--------------------------------------
RAF spitfire PEDAL-WORX RACEING


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Riding in south ockendon
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:17 pm 
Posts: 14
Location: South Ockendon
Thanks mattvanders,my only mtbing to date has involved heading down to upminster park,through Hornchurch football gounds and over into hornchurch country park,then down to ingerborne hill for a few laps of the mtb track there which is great fun.....until you crash whilst avoiding a couple of joggers coming up the wrong way,blind bit that ducks behind the trees,if you know it.really looking forward to exploring more areas.

--------------------------------------
CHAMELEON


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Riding in south ockendon
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:35 pm 
User avatar
Posts: 1262
Location: Ockendon
Riding out on Monday night vinny

http://www.essexhertsmtb.co.uk/mountain-bike-rides/thurrock-loop-time-monday-12th-october-2015-t6496.html

--------------------------------------
Strava Profile: http://goo.gl/iSl5I


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Riding in south ockendon
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:56 pm 
Posts: 14
Location: South Ockendon
Thank you.looks great.Im probably not going to make the first one due to decorating and move over the weekend and following week but should be good for after that.
Vinny

--------------------------------------
CHAMELEON


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Riding in south ockendon
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:39 pm 
User avatar
Posts: 1262
Location: Ockendon
Cool beans


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

--------------------------------------
Strava Profile: http://goo.gl/iSl5I


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Riding in south ockendon
PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:02 pm 
Posts: 14
Location: South Ockendon
Had a ramble around mardyke woods today,on foot,looks good fun,plenty in there to keep me occupied and learn some basics.

--------------------------------------
CHAMELEON


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Riding in south ockendon
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:02 am 
User avatar
Posts: 1262
Location: Ockendon
There is, just take care with the idiot kids in there...

--------------------------------------
Strava Profile: http://goo.gl/iSl5I


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Riding in south ockendon
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:37 am 
Posts: 14
Location: South Ockendon
I reckon they wont be up at dawn on a sat sunday?

--------------------------------------
CHAMELEON


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron