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 April 2011

  1. Pages
  2. 1
  3. 2
No image available

Ride report: Wednesday 27 April – Effingham

A mechanical hit night ride across Ranmore eventually loops us round to West Horsley and on to Effingham and Bookham. Read the rest…

No image available

Easter Monday’s Birthday Biking

It was the Young Dandini’s 21st today (is he really only 10 years younger than me???), so we had a rare outing together on the trails for myself and the Bambini Dandinis. My long-time cycling buddy Stu came with us, and we were very pleasantly surprised to see Jem come over to join us, too.

jez-snowdon-thumb

Snowdon: The Fun Part

After the hard work to get us and the MTBs to the top of Snowdon, it was time to cash in the gravity chips on the long descent Read the rest…

No image available

A Long Day in the Saddle

The earlier post on the forum gained little firm response to my invite for an early start on Good Friday. This was not a surprise given it was a bank holiday and most of the moles would have been either tucked up in bed or on family duties. Given this, it was a encouraging to see when I finally got … Read the rest…

No image available

Ride Report: Sunday 18 April – Peaslake start

A wide ranging ride from Peaslake takes in the best of Holbury and Pitch Hill in an excellent morning of riding. Read the rest…

Snowdon: The Way Up

Jez and Andy decide to ride Snowdon before the voluntary summer ban on mountain bikes. But first you have to climb up… Read the rest…

No image available

Ride report: Wednesday 13 April – Bats and Pigs and Hills

A fast-paced ride from our more ‘elite’ level riders has a few of us gasping to keep up. Me included! Read the rest…

No image available

I’m in FineFettle

Dave finds a local practice, FineFettle, which provides a wide range of healthcare help to keep you in shape Read the rest…

No image available

Ride Report: Sunday 10 April – Great ride and nasty chin job

I counted 12 Moles and true this morning, once PaulM had arrived on the scene. Leith Hill and maybe a little more was on the agenda for today’s outing.

Shimano Alfine thumb

Stripping and an oil bath – Alfine 8 speed hub service

After three hard winters, it’s time to strip down and service the 8-speed Shimano Alfine hub. A very reliable piece of kit it seems. Read the rest…

No image available

Your hardest ever bike ride

I’m still buzzing from a road ride I did with Keith and Barrie last night. Around 29 miles or so along a flatish route from Bookham, to Cobham, Ockham, A3, Wisley, Sendmarsh, West Horsley and then back down to Effingham via East Horsley and then on to Bookham. On the face of it, a nice route for an evenings ride … Read the rest…

No image available

Ride report: Sunday 26 March – Leaping on Leith

A group of riders head to Leith Hill for some more of the great technical riding that the area offers with the Tunnel Hill Trolls Read the rest…

  1. Pages
  2. 1
  3. 2