Epping Forest

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Epping Forest

Postby jcook1 » Wed Jun 27, 2007 13:51 pm

Live in London and usually mtb in Surrey so looking for a change.

Anyone got any advice on Epping Forest, especially where the best single track is and the best way to get there by train? I've heard Roydon Station is in Epping Forest?

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Postby rikk » Wed Jun 27, 2007 14:02 pm

Check out www.eppinghardcru.co.uk pop on and say hi, there's normaly rides sun/thu and lots of advice available :)


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Postby The BIG GT » Wed Jun 27, 2007 17:07 pm

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I know some guys from the 'Cru and have ridden with them before. Nice bunch, not too serious and up for a few larks too (mostly hardtails)!

You might also want to contact the Epping Forest [url=http:www/eppingforestepics.co.uk]Epics[/url] (not as scary as that sounds) as they do Saturday and Sunday rides from the South end of the forest (South Woodford - Central line) up to High Beach and back and do 20-25 mile rides through loads of twisty singletrack (mostly ride FS).

Nice bunch, mix of ages and gender, ride with the slowest rider so you won't get left behind (if you are extra slow, Mick will ride with you and let the rest go ahead) and also do evening/night rides in the summer during the week.

I used to ride most weekends with them but less now I've moved away.

If you are Elite racer standard (or like to think that you are) you could even hook up with the very, er, 'modest' VDT and the Epping Forest MTB Club (correct name?) but if you are too slow for their 'blistering' pace or have a mechanical, be prepared to be left on your own somewhere you don't know without a seconds' hesitation.

VDT is still the only member of this forum that I think is a total *******. I thought he was a wind up at first as I've never known anyone be so far up his own backside.

So the 'Cru or the Epics would be your best bet! Both would be happy to show you around. Also some other members ride outside of an organised group and they may well be in touch offering their help.

Hope that this helps.
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Postby jcook1 » Wed Jun 27, 2007 19:06 pm

Good stuff, thanks loads for the tips!

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Postby GT-Dave » Wed Jun 27, 2007 20:55 pm

Good bunch are the Cru, with a good spread of skills as ninja said.
They really do stop and wait. Hell, some even have whistles so I can find 'em when I get lost...again...and again....and again... [:D]

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Postby potnoodle76 » Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:30 am

Can you take bikes on the central line to south woodford?

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Postby VDT » Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:34 am

Did someone call?

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Postby GT-Dave » Thu Jun 28, 2007 14:19 pm

No. Go back to your spreadsheets Mr Accountant! [;)]

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Postby GT-Dave » Thu Jun 28, 2007 14:26 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by potnoodle76</i>

Can you take bikes on the central line to south woodford?

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Sadly not, as most of the line is 'deep level', and bikes are considered to be a hazard in case of an emergency requiring evacuation.
Folding bikes are allowable.

You can take your bike on the central line from Leyton onwards though.

It's a sod, as I will be in London on Saturday with my bike, and need to get to Epping afterwards, and I don't fancy riding all the way.
So i'll ride to Leyton then tube it to Loughton for a bit of a play.

Wonder if you could get away with it by taking teh wheels off. [?]

Whereabouts in Barking are you?

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Postby potnoodle76 » Thu Jun 28, 2007 14:36 pm

Used to live in Barking but now in Chadwell Heath. I dont drive so was trying to find the best way to get there?


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Postby GT-Dave » Thu Jun 28, 2007 15:43 pm

Well, from Chad Heath, i'd ride to Newbury Park, then get the tube from there to South Woodford.
That stretch of the tube is fine with bikes.
You can ride from Chadders to Newbury Park in no time, I used to.

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Postby potnoodle76 » Fri Jun 29, 2007 08:28 am

Thanks. Its only down the road so that would be no problem.

If the weathers ok i may pop down there this sunday as i dont think i havce any thing else on.

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