Muddymoles mountain biking in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

Guardian publishes ‘best UK trails’ map

Posted by Matt | July 22, 2009 | 2 comments so far

Just a quick one here. As you can tell by the title, the Guardian newspaper has published a Google map titled The Guardian Guide to British Mountain Bike Trails.

All well and good, seems reasonably well put together but I’m not sure if I’m that happy to have Barry Knows Best bigged up for the whole country. Is this a bit Not In My Back Yard? The route description actually covers pretty well what we’d do on a Sunday ride so no complaints there.

I don’t want to sound selfish and I’m all for getting people out on the Hills but I just have mixed feelings that’s all. Of course, it does underline again how lucky we are to live in this neck of the woods doesn’t it? Share and share alike I guess…

Filed under 2009, News in July 2009


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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 2 comments on ‘Guardian publishes ‘best UK trails’ map’

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  1. Ben says:

    Shamelessly pinched that link, although I’ve linked back – thanks for the spot!

  2. Matt says:

    Hi Ben, no worries about the link; share and share alike as I say…

    Also, some of those trails mentioned are down to your hard work – kudos to you guys

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