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North Wales mountain biking in October – Cadair Berwyn loop

Above Llanrhaeadyr ym MochnantAt the tail end of 2012, a small group of wandering Moles visited North Wales to ride Llandegla, Penmachno and Antur Stiniog. This weekend, a similar sized group returned to North Wales to taunt the weather gods once more, with a second visit to Llandegla and a bit of Welsh XC on the menu.

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Ride Report: Sunday 23 August – A ‘testing’ route

With an Orange Segment recently procured from Cycleworks, Dave’s request was for ‘more trail, less XC’ this week. Having exhausted my year’s allowance of XC riding at the Brighton Big Dog last week-end, this suited me, and between us all we put a route together that gave Dave an idea of the Segment’s capabilities and characteristics.


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Ride Report – Sunday 12th July

Sunday ride report twitter style

25th July ’15 Leith Hill ride – in less than 160 characters

12 Moles, with new David, avoided the rain on the classic Leith Hill circuit with Windy Willows and tea at the tower. 2 cakes for Chrissy and 25 miles for all.             Photos are on Flickr:  Photos on Flickr

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North Wales mountain biking in October – Cadair Berwyn loop

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Trek Farley 8 fat bike review

A review of the Trek Farley 8 fat bike – a bike for snow and mud… Read the rest…

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Maybe it’s a bad idea to stick stuff on your crash helmet?

Blood spots on the snow

For a long time now this thought has been nagging at me and recent events have served only to bring it to the front of my mind.

I’m talking about sticking stuff on our crash helmets, more particularly the kind of appendages riders sport to capture their escapades in glorious technicolor. It’s possible you might end up seeing the wrong kind of colour entirely.

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Nordic walking

Nordic Walking

As some of you will know, I managed to dislocate my shoulder during a recent moles ride over on Pitch Hill (Two-Headed Dog since you ask).

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A guide to the buying the best helmet cameras

‘Film where you go and what you do.’

Phrases like this are how action cams are often promoted. If this appeals to you, what do you need to become Steven Speilberg on a MTB? Marketing hyperbole aside, why would you want to film your rides in the first place?

Contour HD video recorder

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