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Cycling in Chipping Ongar

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Matching Tye sounds like an Ian Dury song... Well, this is Essex, on NCN route 1.

Start of traffic-free zone, Waltham Abbey

Route markings for NCN route 1 in Waltham Abbey - cross this road, then cross again to the right and continue south.

Along the whole length of Epping New Road (a major access road to north-east London and Epping Forest), a narrow advisory cycle lane puts cyclists in conflict with national speed limit traffic. This lane is poorly surfaced with a ridge of t ... [more]

Great land art at North Weald Airfield for the Tour de France @LeTourEssex @eppingforestdc @LeTourCambridge @letour

Useful path at end of Fingrith Hall Lane to make a direct crossing of the A414.

'End of Route' on NCN route 1 - in fact cyclists should cross the road ahead at the traffic lights and turn right.

Waltham Abbey - 950 years old, and still no cycle parking! (My bike is hidden behind the date stamp, at least in the thumbprint version.)

People are expected to pay for these cycle stands.

Cyclists dismount for Waltham Abbey's pedestrianised main street; also paid cycle parking (not being used)

Cyclists Dismount, pedestrian-oriented signs in Waltham Abbey

NCN route 1 seems to dead-end here but in fact turns 90 degrees left to cross the road at the traffic lights.

NCN route 1 heading south from Waltham Abbey

Cycle shed at the Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey

NCN 1 signage appears on the towpath at Hoddesdon

bridge at Hoddesdon weir

The end of the good towpath from Harlow to Roydon.

Gates on the towpath between Harlow and Roydon are just too small to get a normal bike through without lifting it.

Rougher towpath south of Sawbridgeworth

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