Mountain biking can be a dangerous sport. Any accidents on (or rather, off) a bike almost always involve a fall and often that’s at speed too making for a double whammy of creative ways to injure oneself. Add to that the fact that whilst mountain biking, one might be a little way away from immediate help and it makes it important to understand a little bit about first aid.
Packing your bike up for a trip to riding pastures new is a genuine pleasure and a treat. Most of us only get to do it once a year and we want to make the most of the occasion. It is possible, therefore, to overestimate what we’re capable of or, more pertinently, underestimate our fitness.