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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.

Photo: CAMMTB action shot, somewhere near Wimpole, Summer 2019. 

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Halton Woods

So, tonight I went out for a gentle solo ride and decided to take in the view of Halton Woods.

While gently bimbling through there 3 trees just got up and left. I mean, I was quite happy limboing under them, smacking my head on them and getting my face gouged, but being the decent sorts that they are, they just got up and left the trail so we can smash through there at top speed now.

If you believe that then I also saw Santa in a tree and the Easter bunny committing a lewd act at the bottom of the drift in a car..... well there was some fast movement in the car as I zipped past behind it and over the bank on the way to Barrington, and low and behold there was another one at it on the road from Haslingfield to Granchester.

Bet Thetford was tame in comparison