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

Lee

Lee

As Baz Luhrmann said in his Sunscreen song: look after your knees, you'll miss them when they're gone. Well, until they do finally give up the will to live and screech to a halt like a knackered bottom bracket, I'm just going to keep riding because that's what I love.

Whilst I'm more full time parent and part-time biker these days, I still make the best of the time family life affords me, even if the fitness yo-yos massively.

I ride a Cotic Soul, which is currently single-speeded, and also a 2010 Trek EX-8 for drier times.

We are a pretty lucky bunch to live in such close proximity to the Surrey Hills, which gives us an embarrassing amount of trail choice. Some of my all time local favourites have sadly now been 'decommissioned', but with the likes of BKB, Summer Lightening and China Pig, there's still plenty to smile about whichever way you turn.

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Ride Report: 23 November

With the sight of snow falling as I peered through the blinds this morning I knew it heralded a testing ride; for body as well as soul. Although to some degree, I took comfort that the night’s harsh frost would have left crunchy and crisp trails for us to plunder. However as I left the house, with snow now making … Read the rest…

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Ay Up! LED lights review

An in depth review of the Ay Up twin LED MTB lighting system with bar and helmet mounts.

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Going Tubeless: A sealed deal?

Just how easy is it to convert to tubeless tyres using UST rims? Well, there’s a number of factors involved…

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Cotic Soul 853 steel hardtail review

Read the experiences of a Cotic Soul 853 steel hardtail owner in this in depth review

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Lee

Look after your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone. Until then, I’m just going to keep riding Read the rest…

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