Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)
This section of Epping New Road is the main way to access Essex but it's unpleasant to ride on with 'road' wheels as the surface is chip 'n tar, the 'cycle lane' is very coarse and full of loose stones making it difficult to ride on. But the road, which is single carriageway is usually vey busy with fast moving traffic so it's best to turn off at the Robin Hood Roundabout and deviate through High Beech for a bit or respite; it's much more pleasant.
July 21, 2019
Do not use the pathetic cycle lane, surface is worse than the road. Just suffer it and all the traffic to get to the nice roads. Necessary evil! Essex County Council should be ashamed of the road surface
October 17, 2019
Take any of the side roads off this main road, and you will find yourself deep in the Epping woods. There are plenty of hiking trails, and tracks to ride if your on either a CX or mountain bike. It is easy to feel like your a million miles away from London while exploring this area
July 31, 2017
Horrible bit of road running through the centre of Epping Forest. Awful surface and worse drivers. Ok in in the safety of a large group but not fun solo. Avoid and take a different route through the forest, all are nicer than this.
May 1, 2020
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