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Cycling News, Reviews, Chat and Ride reports

Articles written during January 2012

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Hydraulic disc brakes – the future for road bikes?

A summary of the arguments for and against hydraulic disc brakes on road bikes Read the rest…

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Ride report: 28 January 2012 – Pitch and Holmbury

An intense ride round some of the jewels of Pitch and Holmbury Hills in cold, dry but slippery conditions Read the rest…

Review: Velosolo singlespeed spacer sets

Riding a singlespeed bike is about ensuring maximum efficiency which is where VeloSolo spacer rings come in Read the rest…

Cycle Leaf sculpture proposed for Dorking by Heather Burrell

Sponsor a leaf for an Olympic Cycling sculpture in Dorking

A sculpture to recognise the 2012 Olympic Road Race is planned for the A24/Pixham Lane/Denbies roundabout in Dorking, Surrey Read the rest…

Contour HD video recorder

A guide to the buying the best helmet cameras

Buying an video camera like the Go-Pro Hero or Contour HD helmet cams? Here’s a guide to what you might need Read the rest…

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Ride report: Sunday 22 January – Newlands Corner classic

A number of singlespeeds, some 29ers, some singlespeeded 29ers and a Singular Pegasus, plus some good old fashioned geared 26ers make up this weeks ride group… Read the rest…

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Ride Report: Sunday 15 January – Here comes the Sun

Clear skies and icy air as Dave heads off to the Farm to meet up with other Moles. Read the rest…

Review: Epic Bleed Solutions – Avid Elixir disc brake bleed kit

Epic Bleed Solutions supply bleed kits for many hydraulic mountain bike disc brakes, including for Avid’s Elixir Read the rest…

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Two Old Codgers go to the Woods

See the results of the new ContourHD camera as D’Andy and Steven take their MTBs to Swinley Read the rest…

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London Bike Show 2012

A review of the 2012 London Bike Show at the ExCel exhibition centre in London’s Docklands – fat bikes, carbon bikes and electric shifting Read the rest…

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Ride report: Wednesday 11 January – boil in the bag?

It’s as dry as summer (mostly) so it was time for a summer route on Wednesday’s night ride! Read the rest…

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Dorking Naturally CIC – Discovery Day and Cake Stop 21st January

Dorking Naturally are launching their community initiative project on Saturday 21st January 2012 at Holmbury St Mary village hall in Felday Glade Read the rest…

New Year at Llandegla

Darren and Amanda going wandering again, this time to Llandegla Bike Park in North Wales Read the rest…

Review: Rock ‘n’ Roll Extreme chain lube

Rock ‘n’ Roll chain lubes manage to clean and lubricate your bike chain at the same time and seem ideal for the Surrey Hills Read the rest…

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Ride Report – Sunday 8th January 2012 – Back in the saddle

Off to Reigate for a change, a nice simple route for singlespeeding… Read the rest…

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Danny ‘Ponch’ and his golden helmet

Comparisons of Urge Endur-o-matic pot-styled crash helmet with the California Highway Patrol Read the rest…

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Ride report: Wednesday 3 January – slops…

The first night ride of 2012 proves to be wet, windy and all a bit… sloppy Read the rest…

Ramblers – what have they ever done for us??

An attempt to draw attention to a news article in the Surrey News about the work the Surrey branch of the Ramblers. Read the rest…

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Ride Report: Monday 02 January – Headley Highlights

The first ride of 2012 covers some off-road fun on Headley Heath Read the rest…

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31 in 31 = 505 (or 505 miles in 31 days and 31 rides)

Matt manages to ride 505 miles in the 31 days of December with at least one ride each day – 31 in 31 = 500! Read the rest…

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