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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Thu

Hi All,
New to the forum and wondered what route is planned for Thu as I would like to come along. Cheers. Neil (road rider re-discovering MTB after a few years off!)

Re: Thu

Hi Neil, welcome to the forum, as one reformed roadie to another.

we are not usualy so organised as to have a route planed ahead of time, it is normaly made up at the start of the ride by general concensus.

rule of thumb, if the pub is north of Cambridge, then it is normaly a ride out towards the east and north of town, distance dependant on conditions, but pub stop usualy at about 9:30 in winter and 10:00 in the summer.
a ride to the south and west is normal for a pub stop to the south or west, and occasionaly we go north west, but not often.

speed is dependant on who is out, how wet or dry it is or has been, and how fit people feel.

ride speed is an average of about 12Mph with regular-ish stops to regroup and get a breather.

see you soon and have fun

Re: Thu

Thanks JGG
Sounds perfect, kitted up & clueless with a pint halfway, what's not to like? See you thu!