Danbury Mountain Biking
Riding In DanburyDanbury is a real gem of a place with a small freeride area and expanses of woods for XC. The freeride area is maintained by locals it has lots of little tight flowy downhill runs interspersed with some one off features. A hip, river gaps, kickers etc. There are always lots of Essex Herts MTB rides at Danbury. The local scene is great!
There is a fine balance to be maintained at Danbury with the local residents, National Trust and other users of the land. Please be polite and respectful to walkers, pick up litter and keep away from the garden which looks out over the top of the runs. Please park here Bicknacre Rd car park or here Mayes Lane Car Park.
The Danbury area also has loads of woods, loosely joined together, which can make for a great day of trail riding. A pumptrack has also been developed at Baddow Hall Park. See below for directions.
Danbury Woods Videos and Pics
2013 June - VideoAfternoon spent up danbury common on 3rd of june, was pretty cool. Some videos from the day, mixture of runs in there.
2013 April - VideoWe sessioned the ski jump/volcano for ages and ran the gulley a couple Of times.
2013 February - VideoSessioning some classic and some new lines at Danbury on a cold February day.
Dec / Jan Danbury Videos
2013 January - nwmlargeVideo - TrannysVideoBomb-holes and drops at the always fun Danbury
Danbury Bowl + Mayhem
2012 September - The bowlVideo - MayhemVideoA couple of cut and shut vid of antics over Danbury common.
2012 September - Videobigbrad mountain biking at Danbury and sessioning the hip
2012 August - Videojaydeebe got bored of the standard lines so tried to mix it up with an alternative route. It didnt work out too well
2012 February - VideoMatt, Ben and James check out the new pump track over at Great Baddow
2011 March - VideoMountain biking in Danbury with Brad doing some nice sloooo mo on one of the kickers at the start of the runs.
2010 November - VideoA Sunday session over at Danbury in November
2010 November - VideoNight Time Air Time - Riding Danbury at night
2009 January - VideoRiding sweet mountain bike trails in Essex and Surrey
Danbury Location & Links
How to get there by train from London
- The nearest station is Chelmsford (4 miles)(Liverpool Street)
- You can see a bike friendy route from the station to the trails here. The GPX file is here
- Park at Bicknacre Rd car park or Mayes Lane Car Park
- Danbury is 60 mins drive from the Dartford bridge and 30 mins from South Mimm's.
- Also check out the Baddow Hall Park Pump Track
- Best postcode is Baddow Hall Infant school - CM2 7QZ - the pump track is 50 years before this on your left.
- Further info here http://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/baddow-hall-park
How to get there by car
Baddow Hall Park Pump Track
Courtesy of www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk
Danbury Trail Conditions
April 15, 2014, 1:13 pm
"[quote="Karabbean":37wx6xz5][quote="Shelfside":37wx6xz5] 29ers are wack [/quote:37wx6xz5] Had a few quick goes on 29ers and they are well fast compared to my bike! Me saying their useless was just a tongue in cheek comment.[/quote:37wx6xz5] Karabbean.. you know how fast my 29'er goes I'll ride mine over the danbury XC route fine but would not like it over the jumps.. just doesnt feel right for that.. IMHO Sent from my iPad mini using Tapatalk"
April 11, 2014, 8:49 pm
"Danbury jumps it's the best it's been for very long time, perfect....... Shelfside."
April 11, 2014, 8:16 am
"Danbury common was dry as a bone and running saweet last night."
April 6, 2014, 5:48 pm
"Went to cyclopark sat, very good & bone dry,danbury this morning, lashing down so I went home, left it for a couple of hours & then done 10 miles up & around felmores 2 lakes, some very good hills & then over to a new part I found in Langdon hills some awesome downhill sections & very good trails, been riding Langdon hills for many years but never found this section until now......legs are tired now but a good couple sessions over the weekend Shelfside"
March 30, 2014, 9:56 pm
"Langdon hills was quite dry today. Few boggy spots but didn't really slow me down. Hopefully the weathers good next weekend so I can get my ass over to Danbury"
March 30, 2014, 11:39 am
"Danbury jumps running bone dry & not to busy Enjoy Shelfside"
Info taken from the trail conditions thread on the forum.
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