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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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Bike shop

Hello, all.

I'm looking forward to joining the group, but my bike needs some proper maintenance before I do. I found some old posts about recommended shops, but was hoping for some updated information. Any help would be appreciated!

Tomás

Re: Bike shop

Hi Tomas,

You could try Rutland Cycles who have several outlets in Cambridge. Quality of work appears good, but you can stand around for a while before getting served.

Alternatively, there are a few good independents left, such as Ben Haywards who have a shop not far from the A14 in Horningsea. Access and parking there is very easy and they are helpful.

Tom

Re: Bike shop

Sound good. I'll give Ben Haywards a try.

Thanks!

Re: Bike shop

I would try these guys, specialist MTB bike shop just outside Cambridge http://www.c6bikes.co.uk/

Re: Bike shop

Wondered what had happened to Revel in Newmarket. I imagine it's quite along way out for someone who may not have a car.
There's always Townsends on Mitchams corner or dare I even say Evans there too (but quite likely to have done all the correct training)