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

Muddy John

Muddy John

John has been biking in the Surrey Hills since the late 1990s but only started riding with the MuddyMoles in 2008. In the couple of years since then he has learned more about mountain biking from the Moles than he learned in the previous ten.

Having remained loyal to his vintage pale blue and orange Stumpjumper hardtail since the last century, he has recently explored the limits of his storage space and his wife’s patience by adding an On-One Inbred Singlespeed and an Orange Five.

John is usually wearing or riding something blue and does not eat any raw fruit beginning with the letter T.

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Ride report: Sunday 29th November – Backwards to Newlands

From JohnR’s bedroom the morning looked windy, grey and grim, not a promising day for a ride. But that’s no excuse… Read the rest…

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25th July ’15 Leith Hill ride – in less than 160 characters

Here’s our shortest ride report, but not necessarily our shortest ride Read the rest…

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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…

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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10-05-15 Short and Sweet – Midget Porn and Brake Pads

“Great ride”, shouted Dandy as he peeled off, “can you do the ride report.” So, six days later, here it is – short and sweet. I’ll blame a long busy week in a safety meeting.

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Sunday 4th Jan – Short ride / Short report

The long suffering Dave C and Matt both turned up for the first Sunday of the year, together with the more regular James, Dave W, Elliot, Kev, Lloyd, Jem, Karl and myself – plus newbie Andrew Wood. After Dave’s modified Epsom route we adjourned to Domestique in Bookham for coffee and cake. All in all a very muddy start to … Read the rest…

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Sunday 21st December Bigging it up – gone fat round Leith

After Dandy’s blistering fast KOM last week I knew it would be tough to match his pace, so it’s no surprise I haven’t managed to publish this ride report nearly as fast as him. On Sunday morning I was up early, ready for Big Al to arrive outside my house with the cherished Puffin fatbike which he had kindly agreed … Read the rest…

Ride Report – 30 Nov 2014 – Gorillas in the mist

It’s been a couple of weeks now since we have managed a Sunday ride report, or even a Sunday ride. Read the rest…

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Ride Report: 31st March – Boys on the Black Stuff

Some Moles were unavailable because of Mother’s Day, some unwell, and Kev was doing something with Mrs S and seaweed in Cornwall Read the rest…

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Ride Report: Sunday 22nd – Two views of the Surrey Hills

With the bad weather on Sunday we different Moles  braved the elements at different times, one old man just went for a walk, and the rest sensibly stayed in the burrows. Here’s a a short report on couple of the rides:  D’Andy’s Ride: Like most, I was waiting to see what the weather was going to do before making my … Read the rest…

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