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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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Fecund frolic checkpoints

Here are the checkpoints for Tuesday nights Fecund Frolic. Teams should consist of two people (3 acceptable if there are odd people(!)) Solo riding is not encouraged. I'm not coming to look for you if you don't make it to the pub.

A map showing the waypoints will be available but it will be on a small scale. OS Landranger map 154 or electronic equivalent is recommended for identifying waypoints, some of which may be more familiar than others.

1 POTATO SIGN ON GATE TL4351 6073
2 GRAFFITI ON N SIDE OF BRIDGE TL4740 6019
3 Water Mill TL 5303 6257
5 GATE ON N SIDE OF RAILWAY TL5801 5691
6 WATER TOWER TL 5900 4997
7 KISSING GATE TL 5064 5069
8 FORD TL 5452 4856
9 PUB TL 5459 4156
10 GIBBET TL 2970 6054
11 CONCRETE PAD TL3821 6268
12 BUSWAY CROSSING TL 4128 6733
13 WAR MEMORIAL TL 4787 6201
14 FOOTBRIDGE AT LOCK TL 5080 6566
15 NO CYCLING SIGN TL 3910 5190
16 TRACK JUNCTION TL 5115 5312
17 NO BICYCLES SIGN TL 5478 5420
18 TRACK JUNCTION TL 3624 5193
19 TRACK JUNCTION TL 5275 4607
20 BRIDGE IN WOOD TL 3999 4794
21 GATE TL 3634 5062
22 CORNER OF WOOD TL 3560 5808
23 BENCH TL 5633 4794
24 WINDMILL TL 3533 6875
25 WEIR TL 4360 5461
26 STUMP TL 3815 5444
27 BENCH TL 4062 5830
28 TRACK JUNCTION TL 5181 5883
29 TRIG POINT TL 5711 5877
30 HORSE STATUE TL 6166 6120
31 FOOTBRIDGE TL 4674 5059
32 BRIDGE TL 4091 6088

The points available for each waypoint will be made available at the start of the event.
Each waypoint can only be scored once by each team.
Bonus points will be available for photo opportunities and feats of sporting prowess – categories to be revealed at the start.

The destination pub will be revealed on Tuesday, probably around lunchtime. Riders are to be at the pub by 10:00 pm. Points will be deducted for late arrival with riders losing all points if they arrive 30 minutes late.

The usual norms re riding on appropriate trails apply blah blah blah

Re: Fecund frolic checkpoints

Hi,

I've been looking for people to ride with, so I'm interested in joining you guys. I wanted to come along last week, but I was covered in bruises and grazes after getting knocked off by a car.

Anyway, what's this ride about? Would it be alright to start with this?

BTW I don't actually have a mountain bike at the moment, so I hope you won't be offended if I ride a cross bike. Cambridgeshire doesn't seem to have much it can't handle...

Mike

Re: Fecund frolic checkpoints

Mike - a cross bike will certainly be fine, especially as surfaces are quite firm at the moment.

The fecund frolic is a slightly competitive night, based on orienteering. Find your way to as many checkpoints as possible in the alloted time (2.5 hours)and get to the designated pub (to be revealed tomorrow). It helps if you know the area when it comes to navigating and recognising the checkpoints but it is not essential. There are long established CamMTBers who get lost with regularity. Hopefully there will be a few teams entering, if you don't find a partner before the event you should be able to join up with someone at the start. These events do have a tendency to be a bit longer and a bit faster than an average ride. You're welcome to join us. I would suggest posting a 'newbie wants a partner message' if you plan to join us.

Tony

Re: Fecund frolic checkpoints

Thanks Tony, will do. Just put the off-road tyres on, so I suppose I have to come along.

Re: Fecund frolic checkpoints

Tony

3 Water Mill TL 5303 6257
5 GATE ON N SIDE OF RAILWAY TL5801 5691



Tony, just to clarify / double-check - is it intentional that there is no checkpoint 4?

Thanks
Dom

Re: Fecund frolic checkpoints

Absolutely. Checkpoint 4 was very naughty and isn't allowed out.