Cycling Weekly is launching its own sportive on October 9, 2011, with three different routes taking in some of Surrey’s finest countryside. Each of the routes starts with the climb of Box Hill before heading out in to the quiet Surrey lanes.

Run in conjunction with we’re offering three routes to cater for all abilities. A 33-mile Fun route, a 73-mile Standard route and 100-mile Epic route. The two longer routes will test any riders as they take in some of the Surrey Hills’ toughest roads.

Leith Hill, Pitch Hill and White Down are all included as the routes head east to Godalming and Haslemere before heading back to the start in Dorking via Rudgewick, Forest Green and Abinger Hammer.

But not only do we have a top-quality route, we aim to give you the best facilities before, during and after your ride. The route will be fully signposted and we’ll have mechanical support at the start and out on the road. There will of course be electronic timing and bike wash facilities at the end.

Just don’t expect the editor to clean your bike for you.

There’ll be free energy drink and food at the feed stops and on site catering. The start finish is at the Friends Life (formerly Friends Provident) offices in Pixham Lane, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1QA, providing plenty of parking and event centre facilities.

Entry is just £25 (£15 for fun route), and if you enter before September 18 you’ll get a free HIGH5 race pack worth over £12.

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Fun route, Cycling Weekly cyclo-sportive 2011 profile

Fun route profile

Standard route, Cycling Weekly cyclo-sportive 2011 profile

Standard route profile

Epic route, Cycling Weekly cyclo-sportive 2011 profile

Epic route profile

Related links

2011 cyclo-sportive calendar: Full list of events

  • Ian Hutchison

    Hi Team on arrival everyone was helpful, that started with car park staff, sign on team, starting crew, feeding stations, tea ladies at the finish. Great event testing course ( standard ) can we have more hills next time !!!!! Had a great day on the road . . . . . nearly feel off twice on step-hills, did see a few rider not so lucky. Do hope no one broke any bones . . . . . or pride. Thanks once again and don’t change anything next time.

  • Angie Rowthorn

    Fantastic sportive. As John said, signing on was effortless, course was challenging, road signs easy to follow, feed stations were superb. Lost my arm warmers though early on, did anyone pick them up?

  • John Baldwin

    Cycling Weekly 3 Hills Dorking. 9/10/11
    Thanks for putting on a brilliant event, you made everything look so easy, from signing on, friendly faces, great course, signs were easy to read, food stops perfect, all in all 10/10, will see you all again later this year and after… John Baldwin