Muddymoles: Mountain biking (MTB) in the Surrey Hills and Mole ValleyMuddymoles: Mountain biking (MTB) in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

Cycling News, Reviews, Chat and Ride reports

Articles written during May 2009

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Ride report: Sunday 31 May – Ranmore, Abinger and Box Hill loop

The moles ride to Ranmore, do the Abba Zabba lumps then return to Box Hill for some China Pig. All good stuff on the very hot day.

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Ride report: Thursday 28 May – And then there were three

Don’t go wandering off if you’ve lost sight or sound of your mates. Here’s a salutary tale of night riding on unfamiliar trails.

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SRAM XX – the ideal groupset?

The new SRAM XX groupset expands the idea of what a groupset is; does it also give mountain bikers what they want?

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Ride report: Sunday 24 May – Bookham to Gatton Park

Perfect summer riding weather brings out ten riders for an XC run to Reigate and Gatton Park

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Michelin AirComp latex inner tubes – Something for the weekend, sir?

Colin takes up the fight against flats with Michelin AirComp latex inner tubes.

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Ragley Bikes – product line-up

A quick run through of the Ragley Bikes range as we understand it prior to the frames going on sale.

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Ride report: Wednesday 20 May – Stop and start

A staccato ride round Ranmore and Norbury, interupted by mechanicals and bad luck.

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Retro bike builds are nearly here

A 1998 Marin Muirwoods and a 1999 Marin Nail Trail form the basis of two retro bike builds, including V-brakes – remember them?!

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First pictures of the new Crud Fast Fender

First thoughts on pictures of the new Crud Fast Fender. Technically worthwhile but visually stupid?

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Ride Report: Sunday 17th May – Newlands Corner

A ride out in damp conditions to Newlands Corner and back clocks up a few more puncture interupted miles

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Sponsor Dom on the South Downs Way

Support Dom’s South Downs Way charity ride for the British Heart Foundation

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Ride report: Wednesday 13 May – Puncture school

The Wednesday ride takes in Headley and Box Hill with a more XC feel to it compared to our recent rides over the Surrey Hills.

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Holmbury Iron Age hill fort – a timely reminder of responsibilities

The Surrey Hills trails are the best in the South East and we want to help keep them that way. But parts are at risk from over enthusiastic riders.

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SRAM spare parts prices

Outrageous prices for SRAM replacement parts seem to be treating SRAM’s biggest fans as cash cows.

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Ride report: Sunday 10 May – Leith and Holmbury Hill

The moles ride to Leith and Holmbury Hills on a fine day to be out on the hills – as they discovered, plenty of women seemed to agree with them!

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Ride report: Wednesday 6 May – Pitch (Hill) and a Pint

The Moles resurrect their popular Pitch and a Pint night rides over Pitch Hill.

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Scaring yourself – a night riding confession

Night riding terrors from spectating cows, cold dark nights and solo adventures.

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Ride report: Sunday 3 May – Leith Hill

Another great Muddymoles ride to Leith Hill, covering Wolvens Lane, Waggledance and Summer Lightning

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Sneaking in a quick one

Mark gets out on his own for some soothing miles

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