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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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Summer Polaris Challenge: Partner Needed

I'm riding in this summer's Polaris Challenge in the Peak District between 11th and 13th June. My usual partner is unavailable because he has a family do to go to.

Would anyone like to keep me company?

It's a brilliant event with 2 days of riding - 7 hours on day one and 5 hours on day 2. It is an orienteering event, returning to base camp after the first day's riding. There's a bar, food and a band on the Saturday evening.

Give me a call or email if you're keen. See for more details on the event.

Pasty Tom

Re: Summer Polaris Challenge: Partner Needed

Hi Tom, would of jumped at the chance but got to much going on with racing commitments,Im sure you wont have a problem finding a buddy.If any of you guys havnt done the Peaks, then give Tom a big cuddle and keep him company you will have a brill time im sure rain or shine.

Re: Summer Polaris Challenge: Partner Needed

sorry Tom but i can't ride either as i have a training plan to stick to and a wife that has pointed out i only see her 3 evenings a week at the moment

maybe next year.