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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.
  • Don't ride too close to the person in front. If they crash into a badger, you'll need time to swerve.

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Mean Gran?

My Gran is quite nice actually - a little confused of late (apparently my name is Chris) but that is par for the course.

Anyway - I am planning on riding tmrw, stopping at the pub in Grantchester, hopefully see some familiar faces after a bit of an absence. Apparently some water might fall from the sky, which might be an interesting experience.


Re: Mean Gran?

I think Chris is much better than Adrienne... Hope it's a good ride. Me....I'll be leaeeaaaaaving on a jet plane, wish I didn't know when I was back again etc etc.......going to meet Anne in Tahoe etc etc
P.S. stubbled apon a 2008 runs list....looks rather nice....

April 8 Blue Lion, Hardwick
April 10 Green Man, Thriplow
April 15 Three Tunns, Gt. Abington
April 17 Hare & Hounds, Harlton
April 22 Hoops, Barton
April 24 Carpenters Arms, Wilbraham
April 29 Black Horse, Dry Drayton
May 1 Master Tallacks premarital pedal'n piss up
Blue Ball, Grantchester
May 6 Hare & Hounds, Harlton
May 8 Red Lion, Histon
May 13 SHOW US YOURS !! (1)
May 15 Queens Head, Newton
May 20 George, Babraham
May 22 Red Lion, Histon
May 27 White Swan, Quy
May 29 Longbow, Stapleford
June 3 Queens Head, Fowlmere
June 5 Bell, Balsham
June 10 Chequers, Orwell
June12 SHOW US YOURS !! (2)
June 17 Plough, Shepreth
June 19 Wheatsheaf, Harlton
June 24 Red house, Longstowe
June 26 Diggers presents J.I.T.S. a northern territories pub production
July 1 Bees, Whittlesford
July 3 Queen Adelaide, Croydon
July 8 Royal Oak, Barrington
July 10 Green Man, Thriplow
July 15 Tree, Stapleford
July 17 Willow Tree, Bourn
July 22 Red House, Longstowe
July 24 Queens Head, Newton
July 29 SHOW US YOURS !! (3)
July 31 Plough & Fleece, Horningsea
August 5 Hare & Hounds, Harlton
August 7 Pear Tree, Hildersham
August 12 Bell, Balsham
August 14 Three Horse Shoes, Comberton
August 19 Chequers, Orwell
August 21 Three Tunns, Gt. Abington
August 26 SHOW US YOURS !! (4)
August 28 Hare & Hounds, Harlton
Sep 2 White Horse, Foxton
Sep 4 Blue Lion, Hardwick
Sep 9 Longbow, Stapleford
Sep 11 Waggon & Horses, Milton
Sep 16 Carpenters Arms, Wilbraham
Sep 18 Blue Ball, Grantchester
Sep 23 Queens Head, Newton
Sep 25 White Swan, Quy
Sep 30 Green Man, Thriplow
October 2 Three Horse Shoes, Comberton

SHOW US YOURS is to be a mystery ride/pub led by someone who usually doesn’t !!
If you fancy having a go please let Paul D., Duncan or Paul G. know so that your name can be added to your preferred date on the list.
Those excluded from leading these rides are Peter F., Duncan, Jon S., Paul D., Paul L., Uncle Tom (& anyone else who remembers when this was all fields).


wasn't sure who to contact but would it be possible to get the below link removed?
It contains personal contact details that I'd like to keep offline,

many thanks




Having just taken an Information Security Refresher with work - I will NOT open that mystery link. May be over cautious but it seems a bit bizarre. Any more context Phil?

Anyhow, who is out this eve? should be some lovely fresh air after the rain :-)


Re: Re:

Hi Chris - I'm planning to be out.

I may have to go gently for the first hour as I gave blood yesterday at 8pm and was told to take things non-strenuous for 24h.

Anyhoo, hope to see you there.



Hi Phil,

I can remove it, but where is the link on the website, please?


Re: Mean Gran?

Was going to be out tonight but looks like the rain is set to stay so will give it a miss unfortunately.