Muddymoles mountain biking in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

Leith Hill MTB tragedy

Posted by Matt | July 19, 2017 | Leave a comment

Moles at a sunny Leith Hill Tower
Sad news at the weekend as reports surfaced of a fatality in the Leith Hill environs.

I first heard about it when a reader (DanH) posted a link to the Get Surrey news report on the Muddymoles Facebook page about a mountain bike accident on Leith Hill.

On Tuesday Dirt magazine and others reported the accident proved to be fatal, which is devastating.

I didn’t know the guy involved, nor was I riding on Sunday, but it’s hard not to pause for a moment and reflect on how doing stuff you enjoy can go so wrong so quickly. Other Moles were out and about in the area, so I just wanted to say how sorry I am for the guy and his family and to wish our fellow riders (not just fellow Moles) well and hope everyone stays safe.

Filed under 2017, News in July 2017


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.

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