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 2011

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Ride Report: Sat 26 March – an Epic!

The girls get out for a long run over to Newlands Corner with new riders and, er, two blokes!! Read the rest…

MIAS training course

Mountain-Bike Instructors Award Scheme

The MIAS (Mountain Bike Instructors Award Scheme) scheme provides skills for organising guided rides off-road. Read the rest…

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Ride report: Sunday 27 March – Peaslake fun

As the clocks go forward the Moles leap into Spring with a long ride across the Surrey Hills to Peaslake and Holmbury. Read the rest…

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Ride report: Wednesday 23 March – Five Shere Drops

The chaps sneak a cheeky pint en route to celebrate John’s birthday after a long MTB blast across the North Downs Read the rest…

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The Ultimate Bike Accessory – A Garage

London living has many advantages but it’s not necessarily bike friendly. Where do you keep yours?! Read the rest…

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Ride report: Sunday 20 March – Holmbury ramble

Andy finally gets his very tasty looking Pace RC 506 onto the trails, ready for some summer action! Read the rest…

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Ride report: Sunday 20 March – Keeping it local

A longish local route on the North side of Ranmore mainly strill provides plenty of fun on the Spring trails Read the rest…

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Ride report: Wednesday 16 March – Surrey Circles

Early spring in Surrey with dry trails appearing – even though they only be brief – for us to enjoy a great ride on our doorstep trails Read the rest…

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Ride report: Sunday 14 March – Tea for Two

Whilst Dave C and Keith were on their covert operation to do an extended Mole Valley loop, the miserable looking weather had depleted the turnout for the regular Sunday ride. In fact just after 0830 as I turned onto the Admirals Track on my way to the Bocketts Car Park, I encountered Ray K.

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Ride report: Sunday 14 March – Bitten by the Spider

A long ride round the Surrey Hills, taking in Box Hill, as well as Leith, Holmbury and Pitch Hills eventually sees Dave dumped on the deck. Read the rest…

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Ragley Ti review

The Ragley Ti is a hardcore hardtail made out of the pimpiest material available – titanium. And it works as this review shows. Read the rest…

Stans Crest rims and Hope Pro2 hubs

Review: Stans Crest rims on Hope Pro2 hubs

The Stans Crest and Hope Pro2 combination are a light and stiff option for upgrading your MTB wheelset Read the rest…

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Ride report: Sunday 6 March – Swinley fun

My goodness this has been a long time coming! Some how, shamefully, I don’t think I managed a trip to Swinley in all of last year despite the moles making the odd excursion. Bad timing and bad luck I guess. This time things worked out a little better and in the company of 14 other moles we had a mass … Read the rest…

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Ride report: Copper Mine, New Zealand

Ride report number 2 from Darren as he and Amanda continue to enjoy the mountain biking in New Zealand Read the rest…

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Ride report: Wednesday 2 March – Bats and Badgers

Early March and the trails are drying out a touch. This night ride took full advantage of that! Read the rest…

On One 456 titanium

On-one 456 Ti (titanium) review

A review of the delicious On-One 456 Ti – titanium – bike made by Van Nicholas, a very bling and desirable bike Read the rest…

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