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 February 2011

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Femole Ride Report: Saturday 26 February – Another wet ride for the girls

Rain or shine the femoles show they’re not just fair-weather riders as they get out on the hills on a very wet February weekend. Read the rest…

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Ride report: Sunday 27 February – Spring sun

A fine spring day at the end of February proves the setting for a slither and slide round Surrey Read the rest…

Niner Air 9

Feeling a bit racy? Niner Air 9 Carbon review

How does a Niner Air 9 carbon perform on the rooty, technical singletrack of Hombury Hill? A racy hardtail shows what its made of. Read the rest…

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A week of riding – 6 from 7

A riding week, like a bakers dozen, is not what it seems. But you can pack in a lot more than you’d think. Read the rest…

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Ride report: Wednesday 23 February – Randy Frogs

The last week has brought rain and with it, mud. We find most of it on our night ride! Read the rest…

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Ride report: Rameka Trail, New Zealand

The first of a series of reports from Darren and Amanda in New Zealand, starting with the Rameka and Canaan Downs loops near Takaka in the Abel Tasman National Park on the South Island Read the rest…

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Ride report: Wednesday 16 February – slip and slide

A time-sapping night ride along the North Downs Way gets us slipping and sliding across Ranmore. But who cares when you’re having fun? Read the rest…

Thomson Permadised stem with US flag

Thomson try out colour (shock!)

Thomson are a company quietly bringing innovation to the area of stem and seat post anodizing, and trying new things with seat collars. Read the rest…

I Love My Bike prize-giving at the Farnham Maltings

I must really Love My Bike!

Four4th Bikes organise an evening to celebrate the bike with a showing of the Lifecycles film I Love My Bike at the Farnham Maltings. Read the rest…

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Ride report: Sunday 13 February – It never rains

Sunday’s ride, in heavy mud and clay, takes us to Reigate which gives Matt a chance to try out his MudX tyres. Read the rest…

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Ride report: Wednesday 9 February – Westcott loop

Dry trails in the middle of February? Best to make the most of them then, with a run over to Leith Hill, via Wolverns Lane, taking in some excellent singletrack. Read the rest…

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Henfold Lakes cafe – roadie refreshment

Well you’d have to be a bit out of your way on a MTB to end up at Henfold Hill cafe but it will be worth it. It’s situated on the the road between North Holmwood (Dorking) and Newdigate, just before Henfold Hill. Entrance off Henfold Lane is via a unmade road that takes you into the Henfold Lakes.

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Ride report: Sunday 6 February – puncture practice

An unusually dry winter’s ride to Newlands Corner for the moles, thanks to the drying effects of high winds Read the rest…

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VAR tyre lever – an end to tubeless struggles?

The VAR Tyre lever looks like a clever solution getting tight tyres to seat easily on the rim. Read the rest…

Hope Vision 8 MTB LED night light

Hope go CNC crazy at the 2011 Core Bike Show

Hope unveil the Vision 8 LED light at the Core Bike show which packs 2500 lumens as well as showing a prototype chain device and crankset. Read the rest…

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Meeting the Mid Life Cyclist

Photo credit: Mid Life Cyclist on Flickr I was perusing the On-One site the other day and I clicked on a comment left by another customer of theirs.

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