We Pledge Our Allegiance To… 10 Alternative Oaths For Mountain Bikers

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Stand tall, mountain bikers of the UK. Place your hands over your hearts – or press them firmly onto any bleeding wounds – and pledge your allegiance to the majesty of mountain biking, your airs and successes according to gnar. Oh help us, oh shit, oh God. Phew. What a save.

Here are a few suggestions for commitments you might choose to make as we step forth into a new reign:

To join in the chat about the actual pledge of allegiance, head over to the Forum. To continue the silliness, head to the comments below and suggest your own mountain biking pledges of allegiance.

While you’re here…

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Hannah Dobson

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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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  • We Pledge Our Allegiance To… 10 Alternative Oaths For Mountain Bikers
  • Woo
    Full Member

    I swear to always carry Haribo and give them generously to my riding companions. So help me Hannah (and Chipps).

    theotherjonv
    Full Member

    I pledge to always leap up and check the bike over before self. If unable to leap up, riding buddy shall affirm bike is OK before I can start self-care.

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    I promise to stop at least once every ride, breathe deeply and take notice of nature.

    hightensionline
    Full Member

    I promise to always ask people at the side of the trail if they’re OK and have everything they need, if it looks like they need a hand.

    tthew
    Full Member

    Ah, that reminds me, I pledge to get an 8mm Allen key for my tool roll. Couldn’t assist a bloke with a loose crank arm the other day as that cheap Topeak tool that we all bought a few months back has 6 and 10mm only. Strange omission, I suspect 8mm is far more commonly needed than 10.

    WBC
    Full Member

    Strange omission, I suspect 8mm is far more commonly needed than 10.

    I’m sure you just pull off the 10mm hex and there is an 8mm underneath.

    MSP
    Full Member

    I promise to scream STRAVA!!! as I bear down on groups of walkers, so that as they scatter into trailside brambles, nettles and dog eggs, they know that their sacrifice to the gods of the KOM is worthy.

    tthew
    Full Member

    I’m sure you just pull off the 10mm hex and there is an 8mm underneath.

    Boom, there it is! I can’t believe I’d not noticed this, especially as the older version I had also had a removable 10mm bit. 🙄

    northernsoul
    Full Member

    I promise not to be late for rides with my mates, and then spend half an hour faffing…

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