If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise ... it's pretty slippy. Eleven intrepid explorers set off from Carlton House to explore Epping Forest largely following the route in Tom Bogdanowicz's London Cycling Guide recently updated with this ride being reviewed by your's truly. Fortunately, the rain has held off so there were not too many slippy patches but what there were tested the groups cycle control. There were also some interesting undulations which tested heart, lungs and legs. However, after a stop at High Beech all arrived home safely with no major mishaps after a good day out and yes, the trees were rather splendid in their autumn colours and the view from "The View" made a great highlight.