Badgers go mountain biking in....... Suffolk?

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  • Hi all. I fancy something a bit different to start 2016, and as Epping Forest will be a sludgefest for a little while yet, I'd like to head for a day out in Thetford Forest, where the trails cope better with the Winter conditions. So far it's just me and @IR going; would be good to see a few more out there though.­xlw

    Should be a 90 minute journey from Kings Cross - Brandon station, with a quick change at Cambridge.

    Mountain biking in Thetford forest

  • Arrgh, I hate working Saturdays.

  • Soz, train services are particularly unreliable on Sundays :-(

  • Trufax. Surrey is becoming a nightmare to get to.

  • Tempted, will know closer to the day.

  • is this suitable for cross bikes?

  • I'll be on a crosser so I hope it is.

  • In

  • is this suitable for cross bikes?

    Yes, very much so. CX, fully-rigid mtb and singlespeed will be ideal for Thetford's mostly flat, but very twisty terrain.

  • Excited for this, I'll likely be on my SSCX.

  • Yes - I'm in. Sounds good.

  • Potentially in, but am back on duty at 6 pm....
    Be aware that thetford is very sandy, so bring some spare brake pads/blocks, as it gets a bit grinding paste-like won't destry your bike though,

  • Stop using your brakes so much ;-)

  • I gets a bit paranoid these days!

  • @BareNecessities I might be up for this in that it's closer than Epping Forest to me. Permission will need to be sought obviously :) but I really do need to actually use the Giant more than twice... @Rikki might be up for it as well.

  • Cool, is @TomvanHalen about? Haven't seen him on here recently.

  • Yep, may be up for this; pretty sure @TomvanHalen is still in Norwich but I haven't seen him about in quite some time.

    @hudsoncjnr fancy getting the 'Dale out?

  • It's a yes from me!

  • Cheers for the heads up @Rikki

  • Where have Norwich forumengers been hiding their mountain bikes up until now?

  • In the garage with flat tyres and a binding rear brake @BareNecessities!

  • If anyone Norwich-based wants to do a quick blast around Mousehold Heath early in the New Year, let me know. I'll need to check that my tubeless conversion isn't going to kill me out in the middle of nowhere.

  • tubeless conversion


  • Been pleasingly non-eventful so far. Cleaned off old tape - applied Stans tape - pumped tyres up to 40psi and they've held air for a week.

    I won't be adding the sealant until after the Christmas Holls, at which time, I expect all the things to explode.

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Badgers go mountain biking in....... Suffolk?

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