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 October 2009

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Ride report: Thursday 29 October – Pitch and Pint splinter group

An intrepid duo head for Pitch Hill for some autumnal night riding. At least, that’s what they called it…

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Ride report: Wednesday 28 October – DealExtreme

The first proper night ride of the season now the clocks have switched back sees a typical North Downs ride taking in a variety of riding.

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A flash of inspiration for London property agents

On my occasional commute into London, I’ll always pick up one of the free papers which if nothing else, helps while away the boring journey. However, yesterday there was one article that caught my eye more than most.

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Ride Report: Sunday 25 October

A group of us head to Leith and Holmbury Hill for our Sunday riding fun this week

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Specialised Air Tool Pro track pump review

The Specialised Air Tool Pro track pump is a a damn good looking piece of design. Almost too nice to consign to the garage

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Avid Elixir 5 disc brake review

A review of the Avid Elixir 5 disc brake which is available at very competitive prices. And it’s a very competitive brake!

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Ride report: Wednesday 22 October – Spooky

Another Wednesday, another ride. A small group head over the hills and hear ghostly tales as Hallowe’en nears…

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Moose Cycles Demo Day – Pace RC405, Bionicon Edison, Giant Reign X1 and Santa Cruz Blur LT Carbon review

Back to back reviews on the Pace RC405, Bionicon Edison, Giant Reign X1 and Santa Cruz Blur LT Carbon around Pitch Hill in Peaslake – singletrack heaven

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Dusk til Dawn 2009: the interviews – Jez solo

Jez rode the Marin Dusk til Dawn solo and managed 8 laps with some strong times. Here’s his solo rider’s view on the event.

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Ride report: Sunday 18 October – Circles

Riding round in circles isn’t as strange as it sounds as the Surrey Hills has so much you can pack in. 16 riders, good riding and fine weather make a good combination.

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Crud Fast Fender review

With love it or hate it looks the Crud Fast Fender divides opinion. But in use it proves to be a highly effective mudguard.

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Ride report: Wednesday 14 October – Box Hill and Headley

We return to Box Hill after quite a break and Matt finds his D2D mojo is still with him

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Ride report: Sunday 11 October – Newlands Corner

After the fun at Dusk til Dawn it’s back to some good old fashioned XC riding for the Moles in the Surrey Hills

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It’s a ScandAL – review

The On-one ScandAL is a great basis for a light-ish XC build, perfect for the Surrey Hills

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Introduction to the Fe-moles

The Fe-moles finally have a place online to call their own. Find out about our (generally) female only bike ride groups.

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Dusk til Dawn 2009: the interviews – Muddymoles 2

The Marin Dusk til Dawn (D2D) was a surprise for us. In the second of a series of interviews, what did our teams really think about it for our first event?

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Cycle Show highlights 2009

Some of the key themes to emerge from the UK Cycle Show at Earls Court this year. Colour, Cross but no 29ers.

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We’re off to the Cycle Show 2009

It’s time for the 2009 Cycle SHow in Earls Court which offers something for everyone. We’ll be there with our cameras.

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Dusk til Dawn 2009: the interviews – Muddymoles 1

The Marin Dusk til Dawn (D2D) was a surprise for us. In a series of interviews, what did our teams really think about it for our first event?

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NukeProof Reactor Extreme MTB light review and beam shots

A review and beam shots of the Nukeproof Reactor MTB night light which has been on test for a few weeks

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2009 Marin Dusk til Dawn (D2D) at Thetford – a summary

A few short note on the 2009 Marin Dusk til Dawn (D2D) and the Muddy Moles team results.

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Cycleworks Leatherhead Ram-Raided

Information about the bikes stolen from Cycleworks in Leatherhead on 30 September 2009

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Ride report: Wednesday 30 September – Tony’s return

A ‘gentle’ Wednesday night ride sees Tony return to active service for the first time since his broken collarbone.

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