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 October 2011

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Santa Cruz Carbon Tallboy 29er review

Lloyd’s new Santa Cruz Tallboy from Pedal and Spoke in Peaslake breaks cover in the Surrey Hills Read the rest…

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Ride report: Sunday 30 October – Classic Leith

After a week of road riding – some of it in very damp weather it must be said – today it was back to the mountain bike for a ride over to Leith Hill. This was to be our classic run from Bookham to Leith Hill Tower which usually packs in a variety of challenges and so it proved today.

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Mountain Bike Code of Conduct and the Surrey Hills AONB

Dave finds local businesses are getting involved to promote a positive image of mountain biking in the Surrey Hills with the Mountain Bike Code of Conduct a key element of this. Read the rest…

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Fantasy vs reality for mountain bikers

Seeing Danny’s recent – horrendous – injury, I couldn’t help but borrow this idea from the MtnBikeRiders.com website. It made me chuckle and unfortunately is painfully true isn’t it?

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The story of an over enthusiastic mountain biker

Dan heads out solo and ends up with a serious man-injury which sees him hospitalised Read the rest…

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Ride report: Sunday 23 October – hold the fat

Golden days in late October with a long ride to Newlands Corner via Blackheath Read the rest…

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Ride report: Wednesday 12 October – Scarifying

Another night ride across the North Downs with DaveC, Danny, Kev and Lloyd taking in Box Hill and China Pig Read the rest…

WiFi Brakes

Wireless braking on your bike

Wireless, cabel free, hose free disc brakes on your bike – ‘wifi’ brakes if you like! From Saarland University in Germany. Read the rest…

Race report: Dusk til Dawn 2011 at Thetford – solo racing

After last years Dusk til Dawn mudbath, it wasn’t the greatest surprise to see a depleted Moles entry list for the 2011 event. Read the rest…

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Ride report: Wednesday 5 October – Holy Moses

A very illuminating night ride in autumn with the Holy Moses light and racy tyres. Read the rest…

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Ride report: Sunday 2 October – Indian Summer

Late summer sun, high temperatures (27 degrees in October!) and fast dry trails. Sounds like heaven. Read the rest…

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