Safety code

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Safety code

Post  Admin on Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:04 am

Mountain biking is a great sport but of course there are some risks involved too so please follow these simple safety guidelines and be a responsible rider.

It is the clubs policy that all riders attending organised rides must wear a safety helmet. Always ride within your capabilities and skills, remember it’s not a race! If you are unfortunate enough to have an accident, stay put and someone will come back to find you. If you decide to leave the group before the end of a ride let the ride leader know.

Whatever type of bike you ride, check before leaving that it is safe and the tyres, brakes and gears are all in good order.

Bring a basic tool kit; a cycling specific multi-tool or a range of Allen keys and a small flat head and Philips screwdrivers. Also bring a pump, tyre levers, puncture repair kit and ideally a spare inner tube, it is easier to replace a tube than to fix a puncture.

Clothing & Fuel
Be prepared for all weather conditions, layers of clothing that can be adjusted is best. Take a lightweight waterproof jacket even in fine weather. Padded cycling shorts are recommended and can be worn under leggings or shorts in cold conditions. Bring a water bottle and some food or sweets in case you need a boost! multitool

Give way to horse riders and pedestrians, slow down, say 'Hello'
Don't interfere with wildlife, plants or trees
Keep to the planned routes
Always close gates behind you and take rubbish with you.
Keep away from Forestry operations
Expect the unexpected!
At all times please be considerate and courteous to those you meet on route
Slow down when approaching and travelling through farmyards

… and above all enjoy MTB’ing!


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