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Hey, New Rider

HarlowRidesHarlowRides Posts: 9
edited November 2009 in MTB beginners
Hey all, im a new rider just brought myself a Felt Q220 and am please with it, done over 20 miles in 2 days already, Im looking to maybe getinto MTB Racing kinda like the mud sweat and gears event which has now finished till next year i would guess.

I ride Harlow, Essex and the surrounding area's, Can anyone point me in the right direction of more events or races like the above i mentioned ?

Thanks in advance :wink:


  • pte1643pte1643 Posts: 518
    Regular XC racing at Santon Downham (Part of Thetford forest).

    Not too far from you, if you've got transport.
  • ash_91ash_91 Posts: 12
    Hey, I cant be much help Im afraid but I have just got a new mtb to replace my old piece of rubbish and I was just wondering where abouts in/around harlow you ride?
  • robertpbrobertpb Posts: 1,866
    You ride in Epping is your short answer to where.

    Plenty of groups to join up with, try this

    HarlowRides if you are riding local trails around this part of Essex race pace would be 20 miles in about 90 mins, so it would be worthwhile to join a group before going racing.
    Now where's that "Get Out of Crash Free Card"
  • llamafarmerllamafarmer Posts: 1,893
    Glad to hear you're enjoying it mate, definitely give racing a go once you're feeling comfortable, it can be a great laugh. Just try to pace yourself in the early stages, let the quicker riders pass as soon as possible and then enjoy picking off the guys who went off too quickly towards the end :D
  • ash_91ash_91 Posts: 12
    Thought epping would be the case!

    Do you know of anywhere in harlow itslef to ride though when I fancy a quick blast on my own?
  • robertpbrobertpb Posts: 1,866
    I'm near Brentwood so I ride Thorndon for my quick rides, ride Epping as well but never been near Harlow so I can't help.
    Now where's that "Get Out of Crash Free Card"
  • ash_91ash_91 Posts: 12
    No problem.

    I've just had a look at that site but I cant really find anything about getting started there.

    Have you got any tips/locations within epping forest for getting started?
  • Just building my first MTB, so I thought that I'd give this section a browse.

    I don't know how much attention anyone into moutain biking pays to the BC web site, but the calender section should list MTB races in your area when the season comes around again.
    To err is human, but to make a real balls up takes a super computer.
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