Wednesday 8th March 2017 at 1pm
The Surrey Hills are oft-explored by our road-riding cycling cousins, yet there’s so much more to see off the beaten track on the trails and sprawling wooded sections of the rural area – taking in similar areas of the North Downs and beyond in the Wiggle Ups and Downs MTB sportive.
The peaks of the tracks, trails and bridleways of Ranmore Common, Hurst Wood, Wooton Common and Broadmoor make up a course of exciting forest action, weaving through the countryside on a testing course that offers a multitude of speedy downhill descents in exchange for the tricky climbs you’ll pass to reach them – complimented by inspiring views atop these peaks.
Heading out from Dorking, you’ll be straight out onto the North Downs Way as you head out under the shadow of Box Hill and surrounding looming road climbs, before venturing out into the Surrey countryside. You’ll follow neat trails and hillside bridleways as you head out towards Abinger Common, then through woodland to Holmbury St Mary and Peaslake.
Moving on from the first feed station of the day, which waits on the southern-most tip of the sprawling course, the real climbing and descending action of the day unfolds. A quick and long downhill trail waits just after the turn-off before Farley Green – but downhill means you’ll need to climb once out of the village of Shere.
Then it’s the turn of the off-road sections of the hallowed Surrey Hills climbs – moving around Whitedowns and Ranmore Common, then followed by a mostly downhill last few miles to the finish line.
There’s much to see and much to enjoy in this technical and very rewarding off-road Surrey sportive.
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Route distances and elevations are approximate and subject to change. Changes can be due to road closures or for safety reasons. Any changes will be kept to a minimum where possible.