Directeur Sportif wrote:I think rjb's idea of using an alcohol hand rub is worth a try to keep tummy bugs at bay. I've never had worms, but did come down with hepatitis A after the Tamworth to Newcastle ride. My doctor thought it quite probable it was a result of poor hygeine standards on the ride (I described the state of the toilets to her in graphic detail) or drinking contaminated water. I beleive you can be vaccionated for it now. It might be worthwhile to have all your immunisation shots beofre this year's ride.
Twinrix immunisation covers Hepatitis A and Hepatitts B.
It's a course of three injections over six months (injection 1 month 0, injection 2 @ +1 month from first injection, injection 3 @ +6 months from injection 1