An early autumn epic gravel ride. Take on the best of the Surrey Hills and the faster tracks to the West of Surrey on this 99km circuit. Starting from the base of Leith Hill, this ride includes four big climbs and some of the best gravel roads in the South East.
DISTANCE: 99KM | ELEVATION: 1752M
RIDE DIFFICULTY 4/5
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY 3/5
PERCENTAGE OF ROUTE OFF ROAD 80%
Bike & Tyre Choice: Late July should be ideal conditions on the excellent gravel trails of the Surrey Hills and the west of the county. There are few technical sections and not much on the road so a gravel bike is preferred but mountain bike will be fine. On our recon rides we used 38mm Schwalbe G One All Rounds, anything with a similar tread will work.
– The secret side of cycling in Surrey
– Take on four big climbs in the Surrey Hills
– Less known gravel sections in West Surrey
– Social drink at the finish village
Leith Hill: 99km, 1752m
An epic 99km circuit in Surrey taking in both the hills and flatter parts of the county. Starting at the base of Leith Hill, the route kicks off with four big climbs in the first 36km on excellent gravel trails. From here, its a fast section to Dunsfold and a section in the commons and woodlands before returning home over rolling terrain back in the hills.
PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY: 4/5
WHAT TYPE OF BIKE SHOULD I RIDE?
This route is ideal for gravel bikes with wide (40mm plus) tyres. A mountain bike would be fine as there are few road sections. Road bikes are not suitable for this ride. We have carbon gravel bikes from Pearson available to hire for the day. E bikes are not allowed on this ride.
HOW DO I FIND OUT MY START TIME?
We will send you an email after you have booked to choose your start time between 8am and 10am, if you are riding with a friend you can choose to start with them.
WHERE IS THE START / FINISH?
The ride starts and finishes next to Leith Hill in Wotton. There is free parking onsite as well as toilets & refreshments.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE A MECHANICAL / ACCIDENT?
We have first aiders & mechanics at all the feed stops and ride captains along the route to support.
WHAT SHALL I PACK WITH ME FOR THE RIDE?
You need to have a water bottle, basic kit to repair punctures, inner tubes & riding with a helmet is compulsory. Our feed stops have water, coke, cake, fruit & the best tasting sports nutrition bars & nut butters from Outdoor Provisions.
WHEN WILL I GET MY GPX FILE
Our local team do a final recon ride 1 week before the event and can make final tweeks then based on route conditions. We will then send out the route GPX within one week of the ride.
GPX sent to you a week before the ride with a full route description & packing list.
We have feed stops approx every 30kms with fruit, cakes, coke, water, hydration tabs & tasty ride nutrition from the experts at Outdoor Provisions.
FULLY MARKED ROUTE & TIMING CHIPS
Focus just the stunning views & thrilling ride. The route is marked out all the way & you can check your time for the route at the end.
RACE VILLAGE AT THE FINISH
After an epic ride, grab a pint, coffee or cake at the end. Free parking for the day, toilets & bike wash also included in your entry.
BIKE RENTAL & MECHANICS AVAILABLE
New to gravel riding? Hire a Pearson Off Grid gravel bike for the day. We also have mechanics on site to support with any issues before & during the ride.
Leith Hill, Dorking, Surrey, UK, RH5 6LX
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