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

Rides

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The Moles at Tillings cafe, Gomshall

Ride report – Sunday 31 August – the last day of summer?

Sunday saw us heading over to sample some North Downs trails, in the course of which we racked up around 26 miles and plenty of juicy trails Read the rest…

A mole selfie

Ride Report – Sunday 24th August – A Two Karl ride

A storm was predicted for the Bank Holiday and rain duly arrived on Monday. Thank goodness we were out on Sunday! Read the rest…

Goody Goody yum yum!

Ride report: Sunday 17 August – North Downs

North Downs. Doesn’t sound like much really, does it? Yet somehow today we managed to squeeze in a variety of freshly uncovered trails, about 28 miles and 2800 feet of climbing (and, obviously, descending!). All in all quite a lot packed into a ride which never took us further than Shere then.

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13th of August – remebering how to night ride

Blimey two Moles rides in a week – it’s been a while! After the blast of last Sundays mudfest I thought that a follow up Wednesday night ride would be a good alternative so I dusted off the MTB lights, charged the batteries, dragged the newly returned from loan Pronghorn HT from the garage and posted up a ride on … Read the rest…

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10th of August Moles Ride. Tropical cycling?

After a flurry of MTFU e-mails a small select group of Moles met up at Bocketts car park. MTFU? Well the headlines of storms caused by the tail end of Hurricane/Tropical storm/Atlantic depression/heavy clouds (take your pick depending on your media outlet) Bertha meant the lure of the duvet was strong for many moles. They missed a great ride.

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A dry(ish) week on Ranmore

I was lucky to get three great evening rides in this week, on three different bikes. Although we had a fair bit of rain on Monday night, the trails were still running very nicely, and on the last ride (Thu evening) I was eating dust.

QECP Trail Collective Enduro – 27 July 2014

How do the guys at QECP do it? I’m talking about the hotline to the weather gods that ensured we had a baking hot race on Sunday Read the rest…

Moles in the woods

Ride report: Sunday 13 July – Pure XC

As the week has moved on, bringing with it baking sunshine and hot, dusty trails, it seems unlikely that last Sunday morning I was looking out the window wondering if I might have to invoke the Rain Clause. In the end, I’m very glad I didn’t. Read the rest…

Karl playing at Leith Hill

Ride report: Sunday 29 June – Sunday hills

Today, many of our regular riders were elsewhere but we managed to scrape together a quorum of riders +1 to brave the Surrey Hills Read the rest…

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Ride report: Sunday 22 June – Substantial Mole loop

The sun was shining, the trails were dry, what more could you want for a Surrey Hills ride? Read the rest…

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Sunday single speed spin skips Shere and goes to Peaslake (avoiding alliterative titles)

A combination of Saturday’s rain and Sunday being Fathers Day resulted in me having a last minute change of plan to join three other single-speeding Moles Read the rest…

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Domestique Cycle Cafe (and weekly ride summary)

I suspect many of you will be surprised that it’s me that’s made the first ‘reported’ visit to the Domestique Cycle Café, newly opened in Bookham Read the rest…

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