great ride in essex if you look!
I have been following the threads on this forum and there seems to be an opinion that there is not any good rides in essex. I grant you they are few and far between, but my local area (leigh on sea) is surrounded by them. I start off in belfairs park then make my way over the A127 into cherry orchard county park on to hockley woods back across A127 into dodds wood, starve larks then westwood. A short road section (killer hill) into shipswright wood then down into hadleigh park (the site of the new olympic mountainbike course) finish off in the crooked billet. About 26 miles mostly offroad with some great single tracks.
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