Cam MTB - the Cambridge Mountain Bikers' Forum

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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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Enquiry

Hi there
I have recently moved to Cambridge from Shropshire. Could someone recommend a good mtb guidebook for the area please? Or if someone could recommend some places for mountain biking, preferably short rides, suitable for children/adolescents, I would be very grateful. I tried googling but couldn't find much.
Many thanks in anticipation.
Richard

Re: Enquiry

Hi Richard trail centres round here are thin on the ground but Thetford is the main one. Also chicksands(near bedford), phoenix(near newmarket) or twisted oaks (Ipswich) for getting out for a ride off road closer to cambridge then the roman road is a good bet possibly easiest is to look up a couple of posts I put out on the cambridge junior cycling club facebook group with suggested routes but it depends on where you are based in Cambrigde and it depends on the ages of your kids and what their appetite is. The other option is to come out with us(post lockdown) and discover where the good riding is
Richard

Re: Enquiry

Thank you Richard. That's really helpful.
And yes, I would love to join the club on a ride once covid is behind us.
Kind regards
Richard