Sat13Jul2019Sun14Jul2019Epping Forest, Essex
Loosely following the M25 around London by bridleway, byway, tow path, cycle path and country lane. Two days' riding, with a wild bivvy half way around.
It's clockwise this year, so we'll head off west through Essex to the QE2 Bridge, then through Kent and into Surrey for a pub dinner and bivvy on the North Downs. Sunday we continue round through Berks, Bucks and Herts until we arrive back at the start. We'll occasionally pass convenience stores, pubs and cafes but best to bring snacking food with you. How long we have to linger at stops will depend on the rate of progress we make. It's a no-drop ride and the head of the ride will wait at every track split or turn-off for the tail to catch up, ensuring that no-one goes the wrong way.
Expect nettles, thorns, dogs, horse manure and dirt. Designed with gravel bikes in mind but bring a sense of humour if it's wet.