Muddymoles: Mountain biking (MTB) in the Surrey Hills and Mole ValleyMuddymoles: Mountain biking (MTB) in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

Cycling News, Reviews, Chat and Ride reports

Articles written during February 2010

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Ride report: Sunday 28 February – The Apocalypse

The last ride of February which has been relentlessly wet. And what do you know? It rained, cats and dogs!

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BikeRadar Demo Day at Bedgebury, March 28

BikeRadar are holding a Demo Day at Bedgebury on 28 March 2010 where you can try some unusal and exotic mountain bikes such as Lynskey, Tomac and Ragley.

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The Devil Makes Work of Idle Hands

Keeping mountain bikes in proper working order takes a bit of organisation. Here’s Colin’s DIY tool tidy

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Ride report: Winter riding in Afan

A couple of hardy souls take the opportunity to ride Afan in mid-February, including White’s Level and The Wall (W2W)

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Ride Report: Sunday 21 February – Box Hill

Hard riding, low traction levels and freezing temperatures result in another arduous ride across the North Downs in February

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2010 Pipedream Sirius R853

The new 2010 Pipedream Sirius R853 offers Reynolds 853 tubing, a versatile frame and a bargain price. I quite fancy one!

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Ride report: Wednesday 17 February – White Downs clag

Another winter’s ride across the North Downs to White Down where heavy going seemed to create a temporary hell!

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Motivation

Motivation comes from surprising places. Who’d have thought the least keen Mole racer we know could change our outlook on things?

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Exotic carbon rigid MTB fork review

A review of the Exotic Carbon Rigid MTB fork which Lee has fitted to his Scandium hardtail

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Maintenance crisis

Tony finds having five bikes doesn’t make it any more likely they’ll work when you need them to!

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Stickers! Well, round 1 anyway…

Our first attempt at producing frame stickers to promote the Muddymoles

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Ride report: Wednesday 10 February – Neck pain

A hell of a tough ride up and over a frozen North Downs looking for a mud-free ride. We succeeded but boy was it exhausting!

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27 minus 18 = 1×9 actually

Colin’s latest madcap MTB development – going 1×9 on his Ti Inbred 456 with the help of an N-Gear Jump Stop chain device

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Freeride report: Sunday 7 February – Rogate DH Bike Park

A morning of demon facing at Rogate ends with Andy and Erick shaken and stirred.

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Ride Report – Sunday 7 February – B Team: Mole Duo

A small group of enthusiastic riders head over the North Downs

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Topeak AlienLux rear light

A novelty rear bike light perhaps but why does staying safe have to be boring? And it comes in colours!

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Ride report: Wednesday 3 February – muddy again

Winter mud continues with the North Downs currently a greasy mess of wet chalk and clay. Still, it gets you fitter!

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Shimano Alfine 11-speed internal gear hub – Spinal Tap?

Shimano announce an updated Alfine internally geared hub, with 11 speeds and broader gear range. Oh and it’s lighter too.

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Astounding Adventures mountain bike training course review

Astounding Adventures show that whatever your riding ability, proper skills coaching, rather than expensive new kit, can really help you improve your bike riding

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