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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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Cycle Maintenance Courses @ Outspoken Cycles

Apologies for the blatant advertising...

I'm now the head mechanic at Outspoken Cycles. We have a brand new training workshop set up (with thanks to Mark T!) at our facility off Newmarket Road and are keen to get people in for our various courses, including Velotech Gold mechanic certification courses. We also run modular courses on various topics during weeknights, as well as basic and intermediate courses on weekends. The full schedule is here:
http://www.outspokentraining.co.uk/node/480

To kick things off we're offering 35% off the Velotech Gold course if you book before March.
(Velotech is one of 3 recognised standards for cycle mechaincs in in the UK, info is here:
http://www.velotech-cycling.ltd.uk/training.shtml

I hope to hear from some of you!

Best,
Wes

Re: Cycle Maintenance Courses @ Outspoken Cycles

Thoroughly recommended!
Even if you're not inclined to do major work on your own bike, it's still useful to gain an understanding of what someone else might be doing to it, and why.
This could save you time, money and stress.

And yes, the Outspoken workshop is equipped with the best bike shop tools in the business.