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Box Hill blocked near Rykas

Posted by Matt, January 19, 2018 There are 3 comments so far

Maison du Velo tree down at Box Hill
Just a quick note – which may already be out of date – but the Old London Road at Box Hill was blocked near Rykas on Thursday by a fallen tree.

Maison du Velo posted the above picture on their Maison du Velo Instagram feed on Thursday, following a strong storm overnight on Wednesday. Sadly, I can’t confirm it’s still a problem, as I haven’t had the chance to check.

I was actually mountain biking on Thursday evening and came down Bukkake Alley to the Old London Road near Juniper Hall.

Unfortunately, I decided to turn right and not left. Had I turned left toward WestHumble I might have been able to confirm if the tree was still there but I wasn’t aware of the potential problem at the time. It does perhaps help explain why the road was particularly quiet as I headed towards Mickleham Village!

Incidentally, if you’re in Reigate and want a decent lunch, then Maison du Velo serve the best Avocado and Scrambled Egg on toast around – and their coffee is pretty decent too!

Filed under 2018, News in January 2018

Matt

About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years he's recently switched to a YT Industries Jeffsy, alongside a 2016 Marin Pine Mountain.

Lurking in the back of the stable, waiting for it's next chapter is a Kona Big Unit 29er hardtail, while an early On-One Inbred still whispers sweet things to him. You can even find him on road bikes - a Specialized Secteur and a Trek District 1 so far.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

There are 3 comments on ‘Box Hill blocked near Rykas’

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  1. James says:

    Road was clear yesterday morning 19/01, although still some tree to be cleared from the side and footpath.

  2. Lloyd says:

    I went past on the way up Box Hill on Friday and it had been cleared already – i did not even notice any leftovers on the side of the road. Lucky it did not catch anyone or anything went it went down

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