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 March 2010

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Ride Report: Sunday 28th March – North Downs Loop

With a few regulars away in Bedgebury on a bike test day and a couple of others being dutiful husbands, it was down and DaveC and I today to make up the regular contingent, joined by all-padded-up AndyR and new rider Nick, making a cycling comeback.

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Ride report: Wednesday 17 March – Wolverns

The moles ride over toward Leith Hill for their Wednesday ride this week in warm but wet conditions

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Endomondo Sports Tracker Mobile GPS App review

A review of the Endomondo Sports Tracker – a mobile app for GPS phones and Garmin devices that records your sporting activities so you can analyse and share with others

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Ride report: Sunday 21 March – Sport Relief

A Sunday ride to Newlands, the first for a while, covering the best bits of the North Downs in aid of Sport Relief

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Sport Relief – We can help too (please)

Watching the excellent programmes and features on the Beeb over the last few days you can’t help but be inspired by some of the sporting feats whilst being deeply moved by the suffering those less fortunate than us have to live with. Colin’s Sport Relief Giving Page

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SRAM gets busy for 2011 with X7, Elixir 3 and RS Sektor

SRAM have moved quickly to get their top-line XX technology into the hands of mainstream riders with a combination of new X7, Elxir 3 and RS Sektor kit

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Ride report: Wednesday 17 March – Badger badger

Another fast and furious blast around the North Downs on our regular Wednesday night ride

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Fork and shock servicing from Cycleworks

An excellent demonstration from Dave at Cycleworks shows us that regular fork and shock servicing is not only vital but surprisingly simple

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Eine Kleine Nacht Radfahren

Spring has arrived. I went for a quick spin round on the tarmac last night, mainly because due to commitments and apathy I haven’t been out for a couple of weeks. I also wanted to give my new brake pads a warm up and get them bedded in a bit before the weekend.

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Ride Report: Sunday 14 March – Leith Hill video

Video footage of the moles ride to Leith Hill taken on Dave’s Dogcamsport HQR2 and HQ2 ‘crotch’ camera.

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2011 Orange Five upgrades? Possibly

A strange Five hints at possible improvements to the 2011 Five range, including a tapered headtube

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Ride report: Wednesday 10 March – Effingham

Another Wednesday night ride up to Ranmore then down to Bookham via Effingham. Spring is coming, at least I hope it is…

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Scrub components

Scrub Components were showing this high end floating metal matrix disc rotor at the NAHBS. Looks wonderful but very pricey.

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Hope vs. Salsa flip-off seat clamp review

What’s the better flip-off seat clamp? The Salsa or the Hope? Both are beatifully made but only one is properly designed.

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Ride Report: Sunday 7 January – Sunny Side up

At last a dry ride with some sunshine despite chilly temperatures. Ideal for a Leith Hill ride then.

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Do we have the wrong hobby?

Hopster Wife Hunting. A hipster’s got to find love somewhere after all!

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661 Mini Dh – Round 3, Forest Of Dean

Round 3 of the 661 Mini Downhill series 2010 at the Forest of Dean

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Four4th Lights MTB LED night light review

A detailed review of two 1200 and 1600 lumen LED mountain bike light sets from Four4th Lights

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