2017 will be it's sixth year, this iconic sportive takes in the best of the Surrey Hills and wider North Downs.
The Box Hill Original will take place on Sunday 8 October 2017
Where: Cranleigh Showground, Bookhurst Rd, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 7DW
Why ride it? Our iconic Cycling Weekly Box Hill Original is one that should be on every sportive rider’s calendar. Set in what is rapidly becoming one of the most popular cycling areas in the country, this day’s riding takes in the best Surrey can offer. Coming towards the end of the season, this is a great chance to get a long ride in before a well-deserved break and the winter training starts all over again.
New for 2017 30 miles short route, perfect for beginners.
Including some of the roads of the 2012 Olympic road race, in particular the famous zig-zags of Box Hill itself, everyday riders can follow in the pedal strokes of the pros. The route is varied, with challenging – but rideable – climbs, stunning scenery and winding lanes.
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Box Hill Original Short Route: 30 miles
Box Hill Original Standard Route: 64 miles
Box Hill Original Epic Route: 99 miles
Based in the heart of this area of outstanding natural beauty the Epic route flows out of Surrey and into scenic Sussex taking in some of the best of the surrounding countryside, passing through quiet villages and winding country lanes.
Enter at: UK Cycling Events
After a rolling start, all courses face some well-known climbs, for epic riders there are 6 ascents of note within the second half of the course. Epic and Standard riders get to experience the changing topography of the course as they test their legs on the popular climb of Leith Hill before relaxing across Abinger Common. All courses rejoin to tackle the White Down climb, which tops out at almost 20% in places, so the summit is a welcome reward. Then all three routes head over to tackle the now famous zig zag ascent of Box Hill.
With three famous ascents under your belt, you are onto the final element of the course, but there are still some challenges ahead so make sure you keep stocked up through your ride at the PowerBar feed stations.
Every route on this event climb over 3500 feet, with the Epic clearing 6600 feet over its 104 miles.
Despite the climbs, all three routes are rideable for those of a reasonable fitness level. This is a great end of season leg tester that takes riders through quiet lanes and on world famous roads.
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Enter at: ukcyclingevents.co.uk