Ticks and Lyme Disease: Advice for Mountain Bikers

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The charity Caudwell LymeCo brings us important information about ticks and Lyme Disease for mountain bikers. Exercising outdoors is great for physical and mental health, but as we move into summer and further into peak tick season, this also increases our chances of coming across these eight-legged creatures.We know that mountain bikers in the UK have been affected by ticks or Lyme disease, and that the subject has come up within the Singletrack forum on a number of occasions. Male, female, nymph and larvae tick As a charity campaigning to raise awareness and educate on tick bite prevention, we’d like...

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Hannah Dobson

Managing Editor

I came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. I like all bikes, but especially unusual ones. More than bikes, I like what bikes do. I think that they link people and places; that cycling creates a connection between us and our environment; bikes create communities; deliver freedom; bring joy; and improve fitness. They're environmentally friendly and create friendly environments. I try to write about all these things in the hope that others might discover the joy of bikes too.

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