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 September 2009

  1. Pages
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
No image available

Ride Report: Purbeck Killer Loop, 16th September

Lee goes for a big ride round the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, covering Corfe Castle, Old Harry Rocks and Studland

Read the rest…

No image available

12 tips for your first MTB race

What can you expect from your first mountain bike (MTB) ‘race’. Or event depending on your perspective!

Read the rest…

No image available

Ride report: Sunday 28 September – Leith and Holmbury Hills

A cloud of moles head to Leith and Holmbury Hills for some of Surrey’s finest singletrack in a 28 mile adventure.

Read the rest…

No image available

1346hrs or 80760mins

For those of you who are better at mental arithmetic then you’ll realise that 1246 hrs or 80760 minutes, is 8 weeks and 2 hours. Which to the best of my recall was the last time I rode a mountain bike (or any other bike)… until today… not that I’ve been counting or anything

No image available

Dusk ‘til Dawn Approaching… Fast

Colin’s gearing up for Dusk ’til Dawn

Read the rest…

No image available

Ride Report – Sunday 23 September – Effingham loop

A night ride across Ranmore and taking in Bookham Common and Effingham as we contine out D2D preparations

Read the rest…

No image available

IMB – free online MTB ‘zine?

Tony gives his thoughts on the new IMB (International Mountain Bike) magazine and talks about it’s potential

Read the rest…

No image available

The Pineatery at Bedgebury

Dave reviews the Pineatery Visitor Centre at Bedgebury which has been greatly expanded since our last visit

Read the rest…

No image available

Ride Report – Sunday 20 September – Pitch Hill

The Moles go to Pitch Hill for some route mapping and find autumn really is perfect for Surrey Hills riding.

Read the rest…

No image available

Ride Report – Wednesday 16 September – China Pig beckons

The moles risk a badger face-off but are left undisturbed to enjoy a China Pig instead.

Read the rest…

No image available

MTB LED Night Light Test and Beam Shots

A review of popular MTB LED night lights with beam shots including Ay-Up!, Exposure MaXx-D, Lumicycle LEDSys3 and LEDSys4, Four4th Lights, iBlaast and more.

Read the rest…

No image available

Another Banzai Badger

The screaming reality of Dusk ‘Til Dawn suddenly hit me last week, as did the realisation that the most strenuous cycling I have done over the summer has usually involved trolling along with my children in tow. In order to try and shock a bit of fitness and stamina into my lardy body, I have been popping out for a … Read the rest…

No image available

Light wars – Nukeproof or LUU

Two companies, Chain Reaction and On-one, are using differing methods to sell essentially similar (but distinct) LED lights. Which one makes the most sense?

Read the rest…

No image available

Ride Report – Sunday 13 September – Leith Hill capers

The usual Sunday ride nearly ends in confusion but turns out to be a great spin round old and new trails on Leith Hill

Read the rest…

No image available

Ride report: Sun, Sea and Cycling in Cyprus

Andy makes the most of a family trip to Cyprus to try the mountain trails on Mount Olympus with the aid of a local guide from Mountain Bike Cyprus.

Read the rest…

No image available

Lumicycle LED System 4 review

A review and beam shot of the Lumicycle LED System 4 mountain bike light.

Read the rest…

No image available

Out in the woods

The Moles dispense with the bikes and set out on foot, in the dark, to photograph mountain bike lights in the woods.

Read the rest…

No image available

2010 Trek Fuel EX 8 review

A comparison of 2010 Trek Fuel EX 8 specifications versus the 2009 model

Read the rest…

No image available

Ride Report: Sunday 6 September – Newlands Corner and some

A long ride takes advantage of the late summer conditions to Newlands Corner and back with some variety thrown in.

Read the rest…

No image available

Superstar sintered brake pad review

Four sets of disc brake pads at a bargain price from Superstar. After a summer of use, Dave reckons they’re pretty good.

Read the rest…

No image available

Ride report: Wednesday 2 September – a river runs through it

Water was the defining element of this ride if you overlook the badger attack on Stig…

Read the rest…

No image available

Orange Five 14″ review – One for the ladies

The Orange Five in small (14″) is a great full sus bike for women but make sure everything fits female riders. It really pays off.

Read the rest…

  1. Pages
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3