The Surrey Hills Classic - Road Cycling Events in Surrey
The Surrey Hills Classic cycling event

The Surrey Hills Classic

Saturday 8th May 2021 | Cranleigh Showground

The Surrey Hills Classic

Saturday 8th May 2021 | Cranleigh Showground

Our Surrey Hills Classic event is just that, an absolute CLASSIC! With the Long and Middle routes taking in Leith Hill - the highest point in Southern England at 294m - followed by a ride around the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for those tackling the Long route, your legs will certainly be ready for that finish line beer. 

Our Classic Series is designed with all riders in mind. With four routes to choose from and nothing too technical, we would love to see as many riders joining us for one of our Classic events as possible.  

The Rook route at just over 25km and 235m of vertical ascent will give even the newest rider the opportunity to experience the Surrey Hills in all their glory. Regardless of the route, you choose you’ll weave and wind through an amazing variety of countryside, from the rolling chalk downs and flower-rich grasslands to the acid heaths and woodlands.

Of course, you’ll be rewarded for all your efforts as you cross the finish line to receive a finishers medal, beer from Freedom Brewery and other goodies from our partners at Jimmy’s Iced Coffee and OTE sports. 

We’re so excited to be returning to the Surrey Hills for another year as it’s a firm favourite amongst the UK Cycling Event riders, due to it being a route that is accessible for many with the added bonus of ticking off famous climbs. We hope you are able to join us and fingers crossed it won’t be as wet as our 2020 event!

Please note that, due to the ongoing pandemic and restrictions, we are unable to ride up Box Hill for this event.

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Cranleigh Showground,
Bookhurst Road,
Surrey, GU6 7DW

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Long: 126 km
Middle: 88 km
Short: 50 km
Rook: 25 km

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There are certainly some big hills which also means long descents. Amongst the climbs there are some fast flat sections to keep your leg moving.

The Routes

Choose your route carefully. The distance and elevation gain should give you some indication as to how easy/hard each route is, as well as showing you where the tougher climbs are.


Distance: 126 km   
Elevation Gain: +1550 m

Middle ROUTE

Distance: 88 km   
Elevation Gain: +1125 m


Distance: 50 km   
Elevation Gain: +509 m


Distance: 25 km   
Elevation Gain: +235 m

What you get

Free Parking
Free Parking
Fully Signed Routes
Fully Signed Route
Feed Stops
OTE Feed Stops
Chip Timing
Chip Timing
Online Results
Online Results
Event Photography
Free Event Photography
Food and Drink
Food and Drink Available
Medical Support
Medical Support
Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support
Finishers Medal
Finishers Medal
Freedom Brew
Freedom Brew
Six Physio
Six Pyhsio Massage Available

Essential Items

Essential Items
Helmet (no helmet, no ride). Helmets must comply with the latest US Snell B90/B95 or European CE Standards
Basic tools
Inner tubes
Drink bottle
First aid kit (recommended)
Mobile phone for emergencies
Lights and high visibility clothing (on days where fog or rain is forecast or where light is likely to be reduced)
Facemask (for venue) and hand sanitiser

Plastic Free

In our quest to make feed stops plastic free, we ask that you ride with a bottle


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