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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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Pear tree rather than George tonight?

Anyone else fancy trying out the reopened Pear Tree in Hildersham tonight?


Re: Pear tree rather than George tonight?

Yes, let's give it a go. Maybe a wet ride, on and off, tonight so we can Christen the pub with muddy footmarks.

Do you think that coin will still be glued to the floor there?


Re: Pear tree rather than George tonight?

I'll be out - I was going to propose the Plough in Shepreth instead of the George. It's probably not a convenient alternative if they chuck us out of the Pear Tree

Re: Pear tree rather than George tonight?

The Pear Tree's website says that it is a chic,boutique styled Artisan country Inn. It mentions a cozy 23 seat dining experience, but not beer. And it closes at 10.00.
So Tony's suggestion of Shepreth sounds a better bet?

Re: Pear tree rather than George tonight?

I'll be out. You boys work out the logistics.

Re: Pear tree rather than George tonight?

I'll be out - and on 27.5+ wheels in a virginal way, so who knows how they'll perform.

I know that with 3" tyres, there's not much clearence on the back, so hopefully this new raid thing doesn't turn the world into a quagmire.

I too was worried that the George in Babraham was a ball-ache of a ride by home( as would be the Pear ), so i'm up for something nearer town (well Comberton actually, but hey)