Muddymoles mountain biking in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

Ride report: Sunday 17 July – Select Team, Short Report

Posted by Muddy John | July 19, 2011 | 1 comment so far

D’Andy may like to “Go Granny”, but The Mother was the target for the select group that struggled out on Sunday.

Ray on a Leith Hill roll-in

I think something like this has been done before, and no doubt better, but here’s an alternative ride report:

Ray, Tom and Lloyd – test riding a Santa Cruz Tallboy – Wiggly Wood, Dearly Beloved, McPherson’s, The Rookery, Wolvens Lane – Tom on a time limit heads home – On to the bombholes by Deliverance, photos of the Cricket Ground roll in, Leith Hill for tea and cake. Stumbling on Big Al’s trails, Starvarl Corner and shelter from a downpour. High Ashes farm and flat tyre for Lloyd.

The Mother, The Volunteer – careful Lloyd ! – Abinger Roughs, Whitedown, Hogden Lane – mind the flints – up the rooty climb which needs to be named, Lloyd heads home down Chalkpit Lane, Ray and John split at Dorking Road.

All up 23 miles, at a good pace – every climb felt like Ray was just about to pass me. And I think Lloyd is close to taking the plunge on a 29er.

A few more snaps are on:

Filed under Rides in July 2011

Muddy John

About the author

John has been biking in the Surrey Hills since the late 1990s but only started riding with the MuddyMoles in 2008. In the couple of years since then he has learned more about mountain biking from the Moles than he learned in the previous ten.

Having remained loyal to his vintage pale blue and orange Stumpjumper hardtail since the last century, he has recently explored the limits of his storage space and his wife’s patience by adding an On-One Inbred Singlespeed and an Orange Five.

John is usually wearing or riding something blue and does not eat any raw fruit beginning with the letter T.

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  1. Ray k says:

    Come on John three lungs ,you had me gasping and groveling up All the climbs I couldn’t stay with you so passing was a pipe dream. However with afew more long rides ,regular parkruns evenings with the dirtydicks nightruns I might just might meet you at the top sometimes. Thanks for a great ride fantastic route and the photo dosnt show the fear involved.

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