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

Lee

Lee

As Baz Luhrmann said in his Sunscreen song: look after your knees, you'll miss them when they're gone. Well, until they do finally give up the will to live and screech to a halt like a knackered bottom bracket, I'm just going to keep riding because that's what I love.

Whilst I'm more full time parent and part-time biker these days, I still make the best of the time family life affords me, even if the fitness yo-yos massively.

I ride a Cotic Soul, which is currently single-speeded, and also a 2010 Trek EX-8 for drier times.

We are a pretty lucky bunch to live in such close proximity to the Surrey Hills, which gives us an embarrassing amount of trail choice. Some of my all time local favourites have sadly now been 'decommissioned', but with the likes of BKB, Summer Lightening and China Pig, there's still plenty to smile about whichever way you turn.

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Review: C&B Seen 1200 lumen light package

UK-based C&B Seen offer good value high output LED lights for commuting, road and mountain biking Read the rest…

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Alternative Ride report: Wednesday 28th April – Bright Eyes

If you find yourself away from home through work or whatever, what better opportunity do you need to explore somewhere different?

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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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Review: Goodridge Braided Hoses

Braided brake hoses offer greater performance in extreme conditions. In other words, just when you need them most! Lee’s fitted some to his SHimano XT brakes.

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Cotic switches to Lynskey

Cotic has today announced a new deal with Titanium supremos Lynskey over the production of its hardtail Soda model, after previous partners Merlin could not fulfil production duties ongoing.

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Stop at the red light

Lee spots the police taking a harsher line on cyclists in Lndon and wonders if this is a good or a bad thing?

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A flash of inspiration for London property agents

On my occasional commute into London, I’ll always pick up one of the free papers which if nothing else, helps while away the boring journey. However, yesterday there was one article that caught my eye more than most.

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Ride Report: Sunday 25 October

A group of us head to Leith and Holmbury Hill for our Sunday riding fun this week

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Ride Report: Purbeck Killer Loop, 16th September

Lee goes for a big ride round the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, covering Corfe Castle, Old Harry Rocks and Studland

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Ibis Tranny: The new three-way swinger

I have been decidedly absent from a few rides recently and even more guilty of not contributing to this site for some months, but what better way to stage a comeback of Armstrong proportions (that way I have an excuse if it all goes quiet for another year!) than with something right up my street.

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