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  • 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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Re: Thetford on Thursday

I was goign to go to Thetford, but I'm going to stay local now. planning to do a ride
Bourne, Caxton, Great Gransden, airfield, Hatley, clopton, arrington, wimpole, pub, home

Mud was not too bad over that way a couple of weeks back

I'm easy on the pub, Barton is not on the runs list so could go there, would that work for you Paul?

Re: Thetford on Thursday

@Norman. It's looking like you and me only to Norfolk.
On balance I'd prefer Richard's stretch-your-legs route from Cambridge with a larger group.
But if you are keen on Thetford I'll join you.
Either way a decision should be made and posted here soon.

Re: Thetford on Thursday

i'm going to ride tonight, but would prefer local.
i can get to BCP for 8pm..... but only if others WILL be there.

Richard, is your local ride starting from your home or the normal start point?

Re: Thetford on Thursday

I'm up for a local one

Re: Thetford on Thursday

looking like there is traction for a local ride tonight.
i will go to the usual start and see who is there.

no thetford for me tonight.

Re: Thetford on Thursday

I think that route must be 30-32 to the pub then for me another 6 miles from home to Bento Box & home from Pub.....Bit long for me tonight.

Re: Thetford on Thursday

I'll go to Cambridge, not Thetford.
See you all there.
Can we choose a pub, maybe Harlton or Barton Hoops?

Can the thread title be changed to "NOT Thetford ................"?

Re: Thetford on Thursday

Local it is then !

Re: Thetford on Thursday

May make it to the pub, if one is selected. Any proposals?

Re: Thetford on Thursday

You choose the pub Tony, Harlton or Barton?

45km to Harlton or a bit further if we go to Barton but shorted ride back to Town

Re: Thetford on Thursday

Planning to be out but joining route at Caldecote (if they are still going through there). I would plump for Harlton, but would settle for Barton Hoops. Hopefully a decision will be made at the Start.