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Leith Hill MTB tragedy

Posted by Matt, July 19, 2017 Leave a comment

Moles at a sunny Leith Hill Tower
Sad news at the weekend as reports surfaced of a fatality in the Leith Hill environs.

I first heard about it when a reader (DanH) posted a link to the Get Surrey news report on the Muddymoles Facebook page about a mountain bike accident on Leith Hill.

On Tuesday Dirt magazine and others reported the accident proved to be fatal, which is devastating.

I didn’t know the guy involved, nor was I riding on Sunday, but it’s hard not to pause for a moment and reflect on how doing stuff you enjoy can go so wrong so quickly. Other Moles were out and about in the area, so I just wanted to say how sorry I am for the guy and his family and to wish our fellow riders (not just fellow Moles) well and hope everyone stays safe.

Filed under 2017, News in July 2017

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.

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