Online application

To Ride at Poles Wood please click on the links below. Here you will be invited to tick and read the disclaimer and pay your money. You will then receive an email with your permit to ride and a confirmation email with your permit to ride number. This should be kept safe printed off and brought to the wood each time you ride.

As in the past the daily fee is £10 per rider put in an envelope with your name, car registration and bike type in the pay here box at the entrance.

Guest passes – Guests who wish to ride and are not permit holders are required to book a permit for the day online you will then receive a confirmation email that must be printed off and put in an envelope with your name, registration number and type of bike which should be placed in the entrance box at Poles Wood. As usual there will be a number change on the entrance gate from the 1st January.

The wood will be used for a number of trials by the Southend Motorcycle Club. The Trials days seem to be increasingly popular and Paul Nash is doing a grand job organising these days. No matter your ability I would recommend these to anyone. The wood will used for a number of trials by the Southend Motorcycle Club. The dates are : 24th January, 14th March, 23rd May, 21st October, 21st  November evening Trials: 22nd May, 28th August. . The wood will be open as normal for most of the day for the evening trials. For any all day trials the wood will be closed for practice. Any permit holders wanting to ride in the trials may do so and will be signed up as special members for insurance purposes for the day. To ride they need to introduce themselves to Paul Nash on the day.

The wood will also be used for Nuclear Races events Nuclear Rush 3rd & 4th July and Nuclear Fallout 6th November.

Please don’t forget to close the entrance gate behind you as this stops 90% of “illegals” from entering the wood.

Please remember to put your money in the box before going through the gate. We take a very dim view of people’s excuses as to why they have not done this!

Please also help us to keep the wood safe by letting us know of any dangers. We are conscious, in particular, of dead trees or obstacles considered dangerous.

Please remember that the stream at the bottom of the wood belongs to the neighbour and is therefore out of bounds.

We have had several mammoth litter picking operations over the past few years and the wood looks better for it. Please take your litter home with you.

We are happy for permit holders to put up any information on the notice board.