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 January 2010

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Ride report: Wednesday 27 January – muddy hell!

A typical UK winter ride with mud, clay and chalk. All in all, a great night ride!

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Striking a balance

Matt muses on the need to go with the cycling flow when it comes to regular exercise.

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Ride Report: Sunday 24 January – It’s muddy out there

A mid-winter trip to Leith Hill and the moles find things muddy!

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Carbon components cheaper than aluminium?

Are carbon components cheaper than aluminium (aluminum)? Well of course not, but it’s getting ever so close

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The Tatoo folding bicycle helmet – a chocolate teapot?

The Tatoo helmet is a folding bicycle helmet which is light, cheap, eco-friendly and recyclable. Pity then that it may not actually protect your head!

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I just need to share this with you

I’ve lifted these comments by ‘Davebus’ courtesy of our buddies at DoMTB. They’re just too funny (and relevant) not to share. Credit to muddyfox for not yet giving me permission to abuse his copyright !!

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Ride Report – Sunday 17 January – Newlands Corner

After the thaw the Moles head out to Newlands Corner to try out the trails

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A thaw – so that’s good right?

A thaw brings impossible riding conditions, far worse than riding in the fresh snow of the past week

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Ride report: Wednesday 13 January – still snowy

More snow, lots of effort and changing conditions make this a night ride to remember

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Looking back – 9 for 2009

A look back at the highlights of Matt’s MTB’ing 2009 and a summary of his stats.

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Ahhh! chainsuck!!!

What is chainsuck and why do some bikes suffer from it more than others. The answer is not as simple as you’d think

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Ride report: Sunday 10 January – Reigate in the snow

A cross country ride from Bookham to Reigate in Alpine conditions provided plenty of opportunity for fun

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Rogate Downhill Session

Rogate is one of the best places in the South East to practice downhill (DH) riding on a mountain bike

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Ride report: Wednesday 6 January – Snow

A heavy fall of snow doesn’t stop the Moles from having a great time on their usual Wednesday night ride across the Surrey Hills

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January 2010 – looking back, looking forward

A quick thankyou to all the readers, writers and riders we’ve come into contact with through 2009.

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Ride report: Sunday 3 January – Holmbury and Pitch Hill

A New Year ride over Holmbury and Pitch Hills for a 14 strong group of moles with perfect frosty conditions

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