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 July 2010

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Ride Report: The tales of Narnia

As I crossed over the road back into Fetcham I felt like I was stepping out of the wardrobe from Narnia back to the concrete of daily life.

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Ride report: Sunday 25 July – A Tale of Pairs

The Home Guard set their sights for a long ride across Holmbury and Leith Hills

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Weekend report: South Wales 22-24 July Day 3 – Unfinished business at Brechfa

The moles get to sample the Red and Black runs at Brechfa Forest, starting from Abergorlech

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Weekend report: South Wales 22-24 July Day 2 – Doethie Valley and Cwm Rhaeadr

The Moles head into Mid Wales to ride the Doethie Valley and Cwm Rhaeadr near Cilycwm, two wildly contrasting trails.

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Weekend report: South Wales 22-24 July Day 1 – Cwmdown at Cwmcarn

A trip to Wales includes a taste of downhill for the first time for some of the moles.

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Off to Wales

Off to Wales for a mix of natural and man made trail riding

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Build a bike jump

Want to get better at jumping on your bike. Why not build your own bike jump then?

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Ride report: Sunday 18 July – Riding Robs Route

Local knowledge does not mean you know everything in the local area as Rob demonstrates on this cracking ride

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Mountain bike exercise and nutrition

Exercise is only one side of a balanced lifestyle. Getting your food intake right can be just as important

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Ride Report: The value of a spare tyre

Cathie finds that spare tyres can come in handy!

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Ride report: Wednesday 13 July – Holmbury circles

The Moles head to Holmbury for some hard and fast night riding

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Orange 2011 Crush and Five S at Cycleworks

The new 2011 Orange bikes are starting to reach retailers early this year and they have some nice looking bikes

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Shimano 2011 AM45 ride shoes – love or loathe?

The new AM45 and AM41 shoes from Shimano adds to their already successful skate-style bike shoe range

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Astounding Adventures Fundamentals

Paul finds the Core Skills course from Astounding Adventures to be just what he needs to kick start his mountain bike career

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Ride report: Sunday 11 July – Leith Hill

A ride up to Leith Hill via LandRover and the Rookery for some classic Surrey summer riding

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Ride Report – Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!

What a glorious day for a ride through the countryside, life is certainly worth getting out of bed for on days like today.

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Ride report: Wednesday 8 July – Brockham and China Pig

A brisk ride across the North Downs with the Brockham descent and China Pig the highlights.

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Mid Week Ride report – Femoles meet Moles

There we were on the second stretch of our Wednesday evening adventure and who should we come across but the moles themselves; femoles meet moles

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Ride report: Sunday 4 July – Take 2: Surrey Hills Home Guard

Whilst most of the Moles headed off to Swinley for Sunday, I had too many commitments at home to get away. So I made some feeble excuse about feeling unfit from not getting out on the bike for a week, and posted an alternative ride option on the forum.

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Ride report: Sunday 4 July – Two Tribes at Swinley

Muddymoles and Diary Of A Mountain Biker riders team up for a mass day out at Swinley Forest, with challenges for everyone

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Ride Report: Wednesday 30 June – And in the red corner …

There has been much discussion on this site concerning sartorial elegance this week, and this ride also had a sartorial theme which did not really make itself known until part way through the ride.

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Orange Five for 2011 – the Surrey Hills influence

The suggestions that Dave from Cycleworks made to Orange have made it into production on the 2011 Orange Five!

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Time for the skills of old

Before the proper ride report makes it on to the site I thought I would throw in a few words about my bike experience last night (and to prove that I am still alive!)

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