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  • 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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Forum Use

Hey Everyone, I hope this isn't a dumb question - I've looked around and found no answer - I'm basically just wondering if there's a way to sign up to this forum. I would love to receive alerts whenever somebody posts about a ride!

I'm arriving to Cambridge from Vancouver, BC (one of the world's Downhill biking Meccas) and will be mainly interested in all-day or multi-day trips that take us to some steeper terrain. Looking forward to arriving in a few weeks and slowly getting to know some of you! Cheers,


Re: Forum Use

Hello Anthony

Welcome to Cambridge? A long term visit?

Our forum is very low-tech so alerts wouldn't be possible, many just have a daily/weekly look to see if there is anything relevant to them or whether Duncan's posts have started to make any sense.

Many in the group make trips away to the peaks or to wales where there is some good downhill, but they are typically word of mouth so getting to know the group is best for that.

I moved to Cambridge from Nice in southern France so have experienced the transition in terrain type that you have ahead of you. It is ok, just got to embrace the flatness and make the most of it. Ale helps.