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 2011

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Ride Report: Sunday 30 January – Frost and Clag

With Leith Hill in mind the moles head off into the Surrey Hills on a fine winters morning, eventually including Holmbury in their route for a morning of XC and singletrack. Read the rest…

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It’s a steel!

Tony is shocked to find that a new set of Avid rotors is going to set him back a fair bit of wedge. Read the rest…

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Tubeless tyres – They do work!

There are several different ways to run mountain bikes with tubeless tyres (tires). Here Dave runs trough his tubeless conversion experiences. Read the rest…

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Rediscovering single speeding

Dave rediscovers the Zen of single speeding after a classic winter ride across the Surrey Hills Read the rest…

Article page from Boneshaker cycle magazine

Beyond Singletrack – Boneshaker and The Ride magazines

Singletrack magazine is not the only publication out there to inspire, cajole and celebrate our riding life in print. Read the rest…

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Ride report: Sunday 23 January – PIJ’s route to Reigate

Today it was back to the natural habitat of all moles with a muddy winter ride over to Reigate. We tend to drop in the odd ride east just to prove that you can have fun without going south toward the Leith and Holmbury honeypots, but at this time of year it’s all a bit ‘clay’. Remembering a fast blast … Read the rest…

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Massage and the immune system – help for keeping fit in winter

The immune system can get a boost over the winter by removing a build up of toxins from your system through massage. And it’s lovely! Read the rest…

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“Your powers are weak old man” – Welcome to the darkside

Some of the moles turn their back on mountain bikes and try being road riders for a change. It’s harder than it looks! Read the rest…

Lifecycles MTB film flyer for Farnham Maltings

I Love My Bike with Four4th Lights

Lifecycles is a spectacular story of the bike from its creation to its eventual demise. And it’s being screened in the Farnham Maltings on 14 Feb 2011 Read the rest…

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Tandem – Take Two

This Buddy Bike, seen on Cheung Chau island looks as though it would make riding the Surrey Hills even more fun. Or simply more dangerous! Read the rest…

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Ride report: Sunday 16 January – Easy does it

Matt finally returns to mountain biking with a gentle ride across the Surrey Hills in slippery conditions Read the rest…

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New Year, new goals, new me!

Find out how Andy has managed to lose 1.5 stone in weight by mixing cycling, swimming and running into his schedule. Read the rest…

ContourGPS now enabled with Bluetooth

ContourGPS helmet cam live on your phone

The ContourGPS HD helmet camera is now able to beam live footage to your phone via bluetooth. Read the rest…

Milk Bikes commuter bike

Milk Bikes

A quick look at Milk Bikes new commuter bike Read the rest…

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Some riding news

New Year, new bike, new wheels but hopefully, same old enthusiasm for riding. Read the rest…

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Ride report: Sunday 9 January 2011 – Pedal hard… downhill

14 Moles headed to Leith Hill in the mud but along the way the Sun joined them to remind them what a great MTB area this is. Read the rest…

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New look Muddymoles 2011

A new design and a new publishing platform for the Muddymoles – onwards and upwards thanks to our fantastic readers Read the rest…

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Ride report: Wednesday 5 January – Not dead yet

A depleted group of Moles head out for our traditional Wednesday night ride in cold and wet weather. Read the rest…

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Ride report: Sunday 2 January – The shape of mud to come

With this being my 4th ride in 7 days and suffering from a energy hole on the 3rd ride, today I was feeling jaded.

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Ride report: Day 2 brought the sunshine out

Today had us basking in some glorious sunshine even though it was a bit nippy, I have noted that it rained on Saturday and is Sunny on the Sunday and am wondering if the fe-moles laughter about the moles always getting rainy Sundays and the fe-moles getting sunny Saturdays during 2010 maybe about to serve us right for laughing but … Read the rest…

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Ride report: Not just the first Ride of the year – The first ride of the decade!

A new day of a New Year can lead to some reflection by many, but today while we were climbing up through Denbies vineyard there was a certain amount of reflection on the last decade!

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