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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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Getting back on the bike!

Hi All!

I'm looking to get back into the scene after 4 years of not riding after a major injury (2 years recovering and 2 years being fat and lazy). I'm in the cambourne area looking for any interesting XC/Singletrack to start building fitness back up and some riding buddy's for weekends. Happy to drive to surrounding areas as well to meet up. I will join the longer midweek rides once I'm capable of riding 20 miles without slowing a group down, but probably need to ease back into it just a little!

I used to ride a lot of DJ,All mountain & DH but have tamed my bike collection down to a long travel hardtail so nothing too bonkers.

Also as a side question, what is a good shop in cambridgeshire for mountain bikes? Specifically a shop that will service some rockshox pikes, and has tools to service/order & replace a Hope bottom bracket? I also need some brake hoses shortened in the near future etc

Many thanks for reading and looking forward to seeing you on the trails

Mike
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