Muddymoles mountain biking in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

Afan in the snow

Posted by Matt | December 2, 2010 | 3 comments so far

Fresh Skyline snow at Afan
The weather has struck with a vengeance, with heavy snow covering the Surrey Hills. Frankly, it’s a bit of a pain really but as Danny here shows, it doesn’t have to stop you riding.

Ahead of his knee rebuild he visited Afan last weekend and sent me the pictures and a short note to prove it. Over to Danny…

Just thought I would send you my pictures from Wales this weekend.

I had planned a trip to celebrate the end of my season, and was adamant that I would complete Skyline in full before my knee surgery in December. True to form, I did it yesterday. In half a foot of fresh snow!

It was an awesome experience which I will remember forever.

Extremely cold, very exposed and with zero traffic on the trails. I had pretty much first tracks all the way round!

There are of course many stories associated with this kind of fool hardy riding, all of which can be told upon request. In the mean time, enjoy the pictures and see you all soon.

Orange Five in the Afan snow

All the best for the op Danny, hope it all goes well. The rest of the pictures of Afan in the snow can be found on Flickr.


About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years then a 2016 YT Industries Jeffsy 29er, he now rocks a Bird Aether 9 and a Pace RC-627.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

There are 3 comments on ‘Afan in the snow’

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  1. Dandy says:

    An epic ride to last you through the winter and a temporary rest. From the photos, it really did look like a memorable one. Certainly one to think back on to help you through the frustration as you begin recuperating from the surgery.

    As one who has been sidelined quite a bit this year, I find keeping an interest in what’s going on via the forums and ride reports helps me to keep up my enthusiasm and avoid depression. Just think, it could be worse, you’re not missing the summer and you’ve had one of the best winter rides of all of us!

  2. TurnerGuy says:

    Powder Day !!!

  3. PIJ says:

    Went out the other day on my mountain bike into the hills; all fine if hard work. Local park on the sledge with my daughter; result she has a broken foot and I broke a rib. Moral here being stick to bikes.


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