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 November 2009

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My pink anodised chain tensioner

Four4th lights help in refettling my chain tensioner with the result I now own a unique pink anodised doofer!

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Ride report: Sunday 29 November – Newlands Corner

Another Newlands Corner ride with torrential rain and lots of effort. Who said Surrey Hills riding is easy?

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Ride report: Wednesday 25 November – slippy slidey catchey er, bovine?!

The Moles head over Ranmore and return via Abinger Roughs and the Drover’s Road to bookham via West Horsley

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A quick round-up

A summary of what’s been happening on the website recently and a look ahead

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Cotic switches to Lynskey

Cotic has today announced a new deal with Titanium supremos Lynskey over the production of its hardtail Soda model, after previous partners Merlin could not fulfil production duties ongoing.

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Mucky Nutz Bender Fender review

A review of the Mucky Nutz Bender Fender, a lightweight, effective and very stealth looking mudguard for mountain bikes

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Ride Report: Sunday 22 November – Holmbury and the new BKB

The moles head over to Holmbury Hill to give the new, remodelled Barry Knows Best (BKB) a first ride

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Ride Report: Wednesday 18 November – Effingham loop

A quick phone call to Jem to find out if he was cycling was met with the “well I’ll go if you are going” so we mutually pushed each other up the road to see who was out.

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Stop at the red light

Lee spots the police taking a harsher line on cyclists in Lndon and wonders if this is a good or a bad thing?

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Ride Report – Sunday 15 November – Intense 29er Spider on Leith Hill

A long Moles ride across Leith Hill with a few mechanicals but great test of the Intense Spider 29er

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Ride report: Wednesday 11 November – Headley

A night ride across Headley in wet and muddy conditions give us a chance to see the Four4th (fourth) LED MTB light for the first time.

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Ride report: Sunday 8 November – Veteran Moles at Gorrick race in Crowthorne Wood

Jem’s thoughts on his first daylight XC race in Crowthorne Woods near Swinley for the November Gorrick race

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Ride report: Sunday 8 November – Reigate

The Moles head toward Reigate for a decent XC work out and of course, cake at the tea room.

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PSA: Alsation

The Alsation descent is currently blocked at the bottom by a lot of fallen ivy and tree and is not ridable, so keep your eyes open

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Ride report: Wednesday 5 November

A winter night ride keeps everyone on their toes with mud, leaves and wet roots as far as you can see. Or not as the case may be.

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Andy’s hurt his hand

Andy breaks his hand at the Bordon Enduro in Hampshire, fracturing his metatarsal.

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The Evolution of Hardtail Bike design

We started rigid, tried 100mm of travel and now hardtails sport 140mm plus suspension travel. Have we gone too far or is there sense to any of this?

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Ride report: Sunday 1 November – Bordon Enduro

One Vet riders view of the 2009 Pronghorm Bordon Enduro which featured rain, mud and pain in no particular order!

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Ride Report: Sunday 1 November

An early bath and glow of smug satisfaction and superiority over those who opted for their beds on a very wet North Downs ride

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