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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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switchbacks Spain

Thinking of booking a XC holiday in Spain and came across these guys: http://switch-backs.com/

I've used a bunch of other companies in Spain before but not this one. Has anyone had any experience with them?

I'm thinking of going mid-September if anyone's interested (just me at the moment).

Cheers,

Nick

Re: switchbacks Spain

I've heard good things about them but can't remember who from!

Re: switchbacks Spain

Hi Nick
Check out 'a quick release holidays' they are based in Luchon in the Pyranees. 3 of us Richard Sloan, Pete Fenton and myself are going there at the end of the September. Great trails, great guides, great food and reasonably priced

Simon

Re: switchbacks Spain

Simon - did you say the 24th Sept?

Re: switchbacks Spain

Hi Nick

Yes we fly out 24th September and return on 1 October

Richard and I are flying out on BA from Heathrow to Toulouse. there is an alternative via gatwick on easyjet.

Simon

Re: switchbacks Spain

Thought so - can't make it then I'm afraid: got a 50th wedding anniversary to go to. Maybe next time?

Re: switchbacks Spain

Simon, did you say "Pyranees"?

I'm sure you meant "Pyrenees". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrenees

(I'm unleashing my inner Pasty.)