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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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Perce

Very sadly Perce died on Monday a year after he was diadnosed with pancreatic cancer brave as a lion until the end a sickening loss of a true friend, a tour de force on a bike as many of us will remember well

Re: Perce

Really sorry to hear that news. I could never keep up with him.

Re: Perce

We were talking about Perce just the other week so this is very sad news.

He was quick, as Tony says, and such a nice guy with it. We were already missing him, now doubly so.

Rest in peace.

Tom

Re: Perce

Very sad news Bowesy. Even with dodgy knees Perce was more than a match for most of us on a bike.

Rest in peace Perce.

Paul

Re: Perce

Sad news, was always good to have Perce out riding with us

Re: Perce

Likewise to above - very sad news. I can always recall Perce falling off, so he must have been going fast, too fast! RIP

Re: Perce

Oh dear, that's dreadful news, sorry to hear that Bowesey, I know he was a great pal of yours. A genuinely nice bloke and great riding company.
RIP Perce, you will be sorely missed.

Re: Perce

Thanks for letting us know. Vey sad news. From the first day I met him, I was impressed by his determination and stamina, and he was always genuine, gentle and kind.

Bowesy, come out and ride some time soon and we'll give him a beery CamMTB send-off.

Dom

Re: Perce

I am also very sad to hear this Bowesy, thanks for letting us know.

I also have fond memories of Perce.
We shall gloss over the time he stopped and answered his phone in front of me as I was riding through a bog. (there were some swears)

RIP Perce.


Re: Perce

Oh my, Top bloke, always calm (in our presence), a real gent with the physique of a butchers dog.
I have several clients who bought cars from him and found that he always went the enth mile to help them & make them feel at home. The last time I spoke to him it was in Grantchester st. with one of his customers who had just bought a car & then been too scared to park it in their garage (it was tight...very tight) & he was helping them by fitting a piece of wood to the floor so that the car did not hit the wall. Then I had to move because of a skip lorry.....
Competitive bastard who had time for everyone. Going to miss you.
Bye Perse

Re: Perce

i am planning to come out soon so look forward to it

Re: Perce

Sad news indeed.
Tough as nails, soft as putty, good as gold and fast as hell.

RIP Perce.

Re: Perce

Only rode with him once but he ripped my legs off we had a good natter in the pub after. Sad loss