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 June 2009

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Clockwork Orange 2007 – shades at the ready

A full rundown of Tony’s 2007 Clockwork Orange, number 102 of 200. So, limited edition then!

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Ride report: Sunday 28 June – Sticky backed plastic and a pair of Val’s old knickers

Three moles, one bodge and a mechanical failure too bad to mend. Not your average ride then.

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Ride report: Wednesday 24 June – Abinger Roughs

The Moles ride over to the Abba Zabba area for some evening fun and return via Ranmore.

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Exposure Lights White Eye

Exposure Lights have extended their MaXx units by offering the White Eye, an additional LED head that fits alongside the original light.

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Cycling fitness: Osteoporosis

Road riders risk osteoporosis from long hours in the saddle but maybe mountain bikers could benefit from mixing things up too?

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Voodoo Wanga Review

An in depth review of the Voodoo Wanga frame – it will bring yo good luck and happiness

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Ride Report: Sunday 21 June – Leith and Holmbury

Yet another classic Sunday blast to Leith and beyond

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Ride report: Thursday 19 June – Fast and furious

The Moles head over to Colley Hill for a Reigate XC blast but still find time for a hair raising descent.

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Marin Muirwoods – freak bike

Road riding on the cheap with a recycled Marin Muirwoods frame and various donated parts

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Orange Five Diva review – one (not?) for the ladies

Have Orange let themselves down by poor spec on Diva demo models? It seems attention to detail is what counts

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Marin Nail Trail – Project Bumblebee

Road riding on the cheap with a recycled frame and various donated parts results in a slick tyred MTB bike.

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Pace RC405 – now in colour

Pace have added colour to the mix on their RC405 full suspension mountain bike. Looks a smart move.

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Ride report: Sunday 14th June – Leith Hill

Dave tries out his helmet cam on a summer run over to Leith Hill

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Orange Five 2009

Rob’s 2009 Orange Five specification showing the benefits of a bespoke build

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My bad cycling manners on the road

Matt loses his self control over an idiot driver and some useless traffic calming.

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Specialized Pitch Pro

A breakdown of the spec on Colin’s Specialized Pitch Pro

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A brief note on some site changes

Announcing a re-thinking of the content in the Bikes and Reviews sections.

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Ride report: Wednesday 10 June – Chalk and clay

The Moles find slippery conditions up on Ranmore and head toward the relative easy riding of Effingham and Bookham Commons.

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Fettling

Matt strips down his rear hubs for a bit of maintenance and to upgrade to an 8/9 speed freehub

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Ride report: Saturday 6 June – Swinley on my mind

The perfect day? A full day of riding round Swinley, some thrills, some spills and a curry. Yup, perfect!

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Ride report: Wednesday 3 June – Brockham loop

Another great night ride turnout and highly enjoyable evening with beer and chat, a different start point and a different route all adding to the variety.

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Is this too much?

Pink Azonic handlebars seem to be the finishing touch to Matt’s Inbred singlespeed.

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Cycleworks Open Evening

Cycleworks hold an open evening to show off their expanded Leatherhead store to their loyal customers.

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