Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:58 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Epping Forest - trails?
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 9:11 am 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:22 pm
Posts: 1000
So having managed to convince the gf to buy a decent MTB she now wants to go riding this weekend.

Not wanting to go silly and take her to Wales on the first outing I thought Epping Forest was a good idea - close to London, decent trails (as I remember).

But its years since I rode there - anyone know any links for some routes there? Or have any Garmin links I can use?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 9:39 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:34 pm
Posts: 1513
If you just go to the main bit by the kings head pub and follow your nose..... There are loads of cinder type trails to follow that should be easyish for her..... You can always dart off left or right as the mood takes you, and all roads lead back (up!) to high beech..... The bit you park at .


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 1:48 pm 
98+ BoTM Winner
98+ BoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:20 pm
Posts: 515
Location: London
There's a large group called the Over 35's that meet up every saturday 10.30am (too early for me!) in chingford, split into two groups with different levels of rides/pace... The leaders have good knowledge of the trails. They have a facebook group if you're that way inclined.
Other than that High beach is your best bet as a starting point so long as you can sniff your way back. Bear in mind the place gets busy when the weathers good with lots of daytrippers and cyclists, but once heading out on the trails you'll have the place pretty much to yourself.
I'm no use as i still tend to lose my bearings but find some interesting hidden spots along the way. It's a lovely place to ride and most trails are well worn so you'll find some nice routes of varying terrain heading deeper into the forest.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 2:10 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:19 pm
Posts: 356
Location: Essex. Innit.
There's a few helmet cam videos on youtube. Looks like it could be a fun place, and I'll be over there just as soon as I've ditched my rather impractical car for something with more seats, a useable boot and a roof.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 2:18 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:17 am
Posts: 7889
Location: Mid Suffolk
Rode through there with the Fire Brigade MTB club type thing about 15 years ago.. had an awesome day.. trails were obvious and well mixed up..


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 2:51 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:24 am
Posts: 1127
Location: Surrey
Swinley (near Bracknell) may be a better bet. 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 5:06 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:34 pm
Posts: 1513
IDB1 wrote:
Rode through there with the Fire Brigade MTB club type thing about 15 years ago.. had an awesome day.. trails were obvious and well mixed up..


what fire brigade is that then?

I'm in herts.....:0)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 5:10 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:17 am
Posts: 7889
Location: Mid Suffolk
London.. they were from Dagenham Fire Station..


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 7:35 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:34 pm
Posts: 1513
Ah....are you in the job then?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 7:38 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:17 am
Posts: 7889
Location: Mid Suffolk
Nooooo.. me brudda was on green watch there.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 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:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group