Cam MTB - the Cambridge Mountain Bikers' Forum

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DISCLAIMER. MOUNTAIN BIKING CAN BE DANGEROUS. YOU JOIN US AT YOUR OWN RISK.

SAFETY BRIEFING.

  • Wear a helmet. Despite recent advances in medical science, brains still cannot be mended nor replaced.
  • Wear gloves or mitts. Hands often hit the ground first. Cuts and grazes invite infection and a hospital visit.
  • Wear eye protection, it only takes a twig or thorn to lose an eye. Crud catchers are a good idea in mucky weather.
  • When downhilling, for your own protection, allow plenty of space behind the rider in front.
  • Bring a bare minimum emergency tool kit and a spare inner tube.
  • Breakdowns are a bore. Plan not to have any by ensuring your bike is in perfect working order.
  • Punctures are also tedious. You can minimise them by fitting latex tubes, slime tubes or running tubeless tyres.

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Night rides - new recruit

Hi,

Recently moved to Cambridge and stumbled across your group online. Just wondered if you kept up the night rides through winter?! I'm South African and wondered if you braved the cold..

I don't have a mountain bike yet but have been looking.

Looking forward to hearing from someone,

Lee

Re: Night rides - new recruit

Oh yes - the rides run all year round. They get a bit shorter in the winter, the pub stops are closer to town and the numbers of riders dwindle a bit but there's a core group of hardy souls who keep going!

The winter runslist will appear sometime next month.

Paul

Re: Night rides - new recruit

If you are getting a new bike don't forget to factor in a set of decent lights, Deal extreme do some good ones for about £50.

also don't forget some decent wet weather/ winter tyres....there are plenty of threds on here discussing the merits downside of diferent tyres.
for a new rider to wet cambridge conditions you could do well to consider Panaracer Fire Mud Pro's.. but that is assuming you are new to riding mud, take this info or leave it as you see fit.

hope to see you out soon.