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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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They think it's all Over...

Hi All,

The latest weather forecasts have swung towards a lower chance of rain this evening now, perhaps some drizzle to start with. I think the likelihood is that the forecasts will change further as the day progresses.

On that basis, I am happy to crack on and lead tonight's mini-epic to Over. We may have to think creatively concerning a pub, though. The Over Community Centre is only open at weekends and the Admiral Vernon PH in the High Street closes at 10 pm tonight.

We could go for a beer to the White Swan at Conington instead, where we are likely to roll-up at just after 9 pm, but they will close at 10 pm also. The White Horse in Swavesey closes at 9:30 pm.

Alternatively... I have 12 tins of beer, 4 bottles of craft beer and 2 ciders in my garage. We could sit in my garden under the awning if the group is not a huge one.

Thoughts please.


Re: They think it's all Over...

I am up for any option involving a stop at a pub with outside seating - and I owe you from last week

Re: They think it's all Over...

Hi Tom,

I'm up for the ride tonight. I've 2 options, ride to the start, or park at Over and ride into Cambridge with you, if thats OK with you. The latter makes sure I get back to Over. The former could allow an early escape home from Conington! What time do you plan to leave Over?

Re: They think it's all Over...

Given that Over is well North of Cambridge it might make sense for me to park at Over too. Echoing Pete's question what is the plan?
Brookside -> Over (long)
Over -> Brookside (direct)

Like Bart, a beer anywhere outside.

Re: They think it's all Over...

Hi Simon and Peter,

Yes, you can park near me - I'm at 2 Hemington Close, Over, CB24 5LX. In case parking is tight here, you might be better at the Over Community Centre, postcode CB24 5NW.

Plan is to ride into Cambridge along the busway then ride up to Conington via Coton, Madingley, Dry Drayton, Bar Hill, Lolworth and Boxworth.

I will aim to start riding no later than 6:35 pm. You can message me so we can meet up.

The pub at Conington is open but bring beer with you just in case! When we reach Conington we can choose next steps, but I have a nice riverside track for you, avoiding THE chute, but taking in one other mini chute and a badger.

Best regards


Re: They think it's all Over...

Thanks Tom. See you at Over, 6:30

Re: They think it's all Over...

avoiding the chute !


I'm in, see you at Brookside at 7:30.

Re: They think it's all Over...

Hi Tom (& Simon)

I've decided to ride to the start having run a bit short of time (where does it go?)

See you later


Re: They think it's all Over...

No epics for me for a while, mini or otherwise. I will ride to the shop in a bit for some milk. I will open the Skinny Arms later, about 10 to see if anyone bites

Re: They think it's all Over...

See you at brookside

Re: They think it's all Over...

Not for me tonight.