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 June 2015

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28 June ’15 Holmbury Sunday Ride – just the facts

Participants: Duncan, Elliot, Nick, James, Lloyd, SSJ Route: Pampolona, Yew Trees, Wire in the Blood, Collarbone, Abba Zabba/Blind Terror, Abinger Roughs, Holmbury YHA, Yoghurt Pots, Telegraph Road, Barry Knows Best, Peaslake, Rad Lane, Little Endor, Whitedown, Pampolona. Tea Stop: Peaslake with Ginny and Chrissy Damage: Rear flat for Nick. Dented rear rim for SSJ. Injuries: None Statistics: 27miles, 2700 ft … Read the rest…

Garmin Edge 25

Over the Edge – new Edge 20 and 25 models from Garmin

New GPS models from Garmin, the Edge 20 and 25 respectively. The world’s smallest GPS, they come with most of the things you want from a bike GPS. Read the rest…

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Quick loop! Ride report 21/06/15

With Father’s day falling last Sunday the Mole collective was reduced in numbers. Being partly affected I suggested a very quick loop.

Blurred lines – Cannondale Slate New Road

Does this sound like a mountain bike to you? A Lefty fork, 650B wheels, a 12×142 bolt through rear end and tyre clearance for large volume tyres. Read the rest…

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Ride report: Sunday, 14th June – Return visit to Limpsfield Chart

‘Chart’ is an Old English word for rough ground, though I’d like to think there was nothing ‘rough’ about the calibre of riders who pitched up for the return visit to a route we Moles first rode back in January Read the rest…

Upper Downs Neo waterproof cycling jacket on Kickstarter

Upper Downs Neo jacket – one of the most technical, breathable, waterproof cycling jackets ever made Read the rest…

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Ding Bike Lights – A light less ordinary

I’m not one for Kickstarter campaigns particularly, having seen too many poorly reimagined versions of things that work perfectly well as they are – Bluetooth bike locks needing phones to unlock them spring to mind for example. I saw this recently though and reckon it could offer a decent option for people who regularly ride in traffic. At night, obviously.

Trek Farley 8 fat bike review

A review of the Trek Farley 8 fat bike – a bike for snow and mud… Read the rest…

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Ride report: Sunday 7 June – a gnarr too far?

Well today was an interesting day! After an enjoyable Friday evening in Tony’s man cave (not a euphemism), yesterday was on the low key side which meant I hadn’t checked the forum to see what was planned for Sunday’s ride. It turned out to bit a little different to what I expected.