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


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Mountain Bike fitness training

It seems every Mountain Biker has worries about his fitness at some point. Just a quick trawl across other Mountain Bike blogs and websites will throw up a selection of articles that touch on the subject of Mountain Biking fitness in various forms – how do I get fit, I didn’t/did feel fit on today’s ride and so on.

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Soul-less Solstice

Last night was our regular weekly night ride.

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Getting fit for Mountain Biking

It’s now only a short time to our trip to Afan in South Wales. Now, I’ve already said that the determining factor in how much we enjoy the trip isn’t likely to be our fitness. After all, we have all day and these places are not designed like some game of Japanese Endurance. I think the main issues are likely … Read the rest…

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Venturing beyond the Surrey Hills

This year, for the first time, we’re starting to look at riding beyond the confines of the Surrey Hills.

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Why I haven’t been mountain biking lately

Or blogging about it either. Ahh, the inevitable barren spell of the amateur blogger! There’s been an interuption to normal service this past couple of weeks over Easter due to two things, both of which having conspired to stop me getting out riding the local trails. First off, I was struck down by a nasty virus which kept me out … Read the rest…

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World Naked Bike Ride Day in Brighton

Justin Evans of Home In Brighton just happened to be in the right place, at the right time and with his camera ready when a group of riders supporting the World Naked Bike Ride Day passed him in Brighton. Visit the Home In Brighton website to see the resulting photos of the WNBR Day.

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How much does mountain biking cost you?

The other day an article popped up in my newsfeed outlining the true cost of a latte every morning on the way to work. Now, first of all, this article was in $ but it does go to show the stupefying effects of compound interest over the course of 25 years in a very effective way. It got me thinking … Read the rest…

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About the Muddymoles

We are a group of mountain bike (MTB) riders that do most of our riding in the Mole Valley and the Surrey Hills, basically around Box Hill and Ranmore near Dorking with forays further afield to the Leith Hill, Pitch Hill and Holmbury Hill areas. We’re lucky enough to live close to some of the best mountain biking trails in … Read the rest…