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Cycling News, Reviews, Chat and Ride reports


Mole Mayhem on Wolverns Lane

Ride report: Sunday 1 November – Moles in the Mist

Now here’s a thing. An actual ride report, from an actual ride I was actually on. Read the rest…

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Ride Report: Sunday 23 August – A ‘testing’ route

With a new Orange Segment recently bought from Cycleworks in Leatherhead, Dave’s request was for ‘more trail, less XC’ this week. Read the rest…

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Ride Report – Sunday 12th July

From one extreme, to an even briefer report – almost an MTB haiku! 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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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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Just a bit of drizzle, really

The forecast wasn’t great, and despite some pleading from the young ‘uns (swiftly dealt with), we set off at 0845 in a heavy drizzle.

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Ride report: Sunday 19th April. Leith Hill hooning about.

So Sunday morning dawned dry and bright with just a chill in the air. A perfect spring morning for hooning about in the Surrey Hills.The usual RV at Bocketts car park saw a gathering of 6 riders keen to hit the dry n dusty trails. Elliott, James, D’Dub, Andy, AKAK/Andrew (driven up from darkest Wiltshire earlier on) and myself, assembled on … Read the rest…

Ride report: Friday slackers hit Afan and Cwm Carn

Well that turned out well! When someone suggests to you a couple of days in Wales in March, you don’t expect to be basking in temperatures pushing 13° but that’s exactly how things worked out. Thank goodness for Kev, our lucky weather gnome.