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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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Fleam Dyke

Anyone been up the dyke lately? Has it been trimmed lately, or is it still in summer massively overgrown mode? (esp the Balsham end)

Re: Fleam Dyke

I wouldn't ever admit to, or advocate cycling on this ancient and sacred right of way. However, last time I walked on it, it was rideable, except for the bit up the steps from the A11 towards Fulbourn.



Re: Fleam Dyke

With the exception of the bit just northwest of the A11 there are not no-cycling signs. Isn't it a bridleway for quite a bit of it up there? Unless that changed?

Re: Fleam Dyke

I think it is marked as a footpath on OS maps and the signs say "Footpath to ...", although I don't often go out that far in that direction and haven't looked closely for a while (and not sure if they accurately describe the actual status of the route)