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

Lifestyle

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Return of the gloom

Winter riding is the perfect antidote to SAD depression and sloth. Exercise, company and fun, can’t be bad!

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Single Speeding myths exploded

Singlespeeding means fewer mechanical problems and more knee problems? Not always…

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Ten (OK, twelve) things about breaking your collarbone

What can you expect if you break your collarbone? How long is recovery, how much does it hurt and when will you feel good again?

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So unfit

Mountain biking needs more than just leg strength. Upper body conditioning is the key to enjoying ride after ride.

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SRAM X0 catastrophic failure

A stray branch thoroughly breaks Matt’s SRAM X0 rear mech and leaves him with an expensive repait bill. Maybe X9 would be a better bet?

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Matt returns

Matt returns to off road action after three months recovering from a broken collarbone.

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I am Lazarus

Matt returns to off road riding after his collarbone break and Jez enters the Dusk ’til Dawn event at Thetford.

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New Years Resolutions – Remember Them ?

Colin looks back at New Years resolutions

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Bike building

One garage, two bikes and three men sounds dubious. Add curry and beer and it could be a night to remember.

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I am missing

Matt puts his Hope HID up for sale on eBay and looks forward to good times.

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Singlespeeding

Colin’s first experience of Singlespeed riding has given him the bug.

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Back on the bike

How does 5 road miles on Continental slick tyres feel on an MTB?

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