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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30th December

Has anyone eaten and drunk too much recently and feels the need for beer, crisps and pork scratchings?�

Re: 30th December

Hi Tony, am visiting Cambridge all week from London, wondering what the trails are like around here. I don't have a propper mud tyre on and am pondering if I should join tonight. Beer and pork scratchings might make it worth it though!
David

Re: 30th December

Laters

Re: 30th December

Hi David. Mud tyres are probably not necessary given the frost. I have them on but all they did last week was slow me down more than usual. We can try and avoid the worst of the squelch

Re: 30th December

Ok, I Will try to make it. Do you know if there is parking nearby? I am driving in from Fulborn

Re: 30th December

Should be able to park on Trumpington Street or other nearby roads

Re: 30th December

Change of plan - I'm going to ride in the daylight tomorrow instead

Re: 30th December

I might be in the wrong place or just too early. If a no show, let me know as its cold!