Muddymoles mountain biking in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

Ride report: Sunday 29 September – Holmbury

Posted by DaveC | September 29, 2013 | 9 comments so far

Al Blind Terror

Al made the most of the dry, sunny, day to give Blind Terror a proper run.

12 Moles turned out for today’s ride. Me, Kev, Lloyd, PaulM, Al, Jez, Ginny, Karl, DaveW, Sub3Andy, JR and NickJ. We had the promise of a dry day that might even show us a little sun. Trails showed the signs of the recent rain and the usual places were a muddy mess but they only showed the promise of what is to come!

Al had the plan today, to ride to Holmbury and refuel in Peaslake. With no dissenters we went along with it. We made swift work of getting to Ranmore and headed to the Abba Zabba complex for the first bit of gnar. With no refusals and a run down Blind Terror for me we pressed on to the A25 and then up towards the back of the Volunteer. Here we encountered a couple of right Cocks. Dorking Cocks in fact, namely Matt and George.

Heading to Holmbury we took in Yoghurt Pots and Telegraph Row (Secret Squirrel start) before heading to BKB for the usual fun.

Holmbury Moles

At the Peaslake stores we refuelled and posed for a photo session.

IMG_3317Moles Peaslake sq(can you tell this is a brief ride report?)

The homeward leg ending up with a climb up White Down in the glorious sun

Al Whitedown

Dave W Whitedown

After a wrong turn and an overly concerned GrandMole we regrouped at the top of Hogden Lane (despite dissenters) and bounced our way back home

Lloyd Hogden

We had our customary meeting with Graham and Nick before returning to teh car park at Bocketts. A great ride in the Autumn sun!

Filed under Rides in September 2013


About the author

Dave's been riding seriously since about 1997 and is one of the founding Molefathers — along with Matt and Mark — that came up with the idea of a MTB website for Mole Valley riders.

He's had several different bikes but it's now mainly 29ers in Dave's stable, apart from an Orange 5.

Current Bikes: Orange 5, Salsa Spearfish and Kona Big Unit

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  1. Tony says:

    Hi. Looks a damn sight nicer (50mph winds and driving rain) than where I am. Hopefully I’ll be out on the trails this week before they quagmire!

  2. Big Al says:

    Great ride today , but let’s face it we are so lucky to have such great trails on our doorstep . Today’s ride had it all , sunshine , great trails , climbs , sausage slices but above all great company . And one last thing , loving the photo John .
    Cheers Al

  3. Karl says:

    Thanks for the ride report Dave, and the piccies JR.!
    Smashing to get a ride report the same day..

    These Surrey Hills.. Lucky buggers init.

  4. Jonesy says:

    Cracking ride….although I was decidedly lacking in energy.
    The pork and leek slice from Peaslake was positively delightful.
    Nice to have so many out on one ride

  5. MuddyJohn says:

    It might be a short ride report but the speed of publication is impressive, Dave.

    We were so lucky with a great route, trails still in good condition and sun for most of the ride. Let’s hope autumn holds off for another couple of weeks.

  6. KevS says:

    Great ride and plenty of climbing to keep JR happy and a little bit of gnarr to keep the rest of us happy 🙂

    Thanks to Al for making up another great route, Dave for possibly the fastest ever published ride report and JR for the pics. What a motley looking crew at peaslake stores, with the exception of Ginny of course! 😉

  7. Matt says:

    I was keen to make this but felt over the weekend that I had the whisper of a head cold so decided to take it easy at home.

    Lovely day for it, the trails were pretty good riding home from Redhill on Friday so it must have been even better over Holmbury.

    See you soon…

  8. Pedlar5 says:

    Many thanks everyone for a great ride. Really enjoyed it and the weather was an added bonus.

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