Dorking Original Sportive 14th October 2012
Now in its second year, the ‘Dorking Original Sportive’ was the first ever event in the Cycling Weekly Sportive series attracting 1000 riders in 2011.
It is quite a challenge, with awesome hills to get the legs pumping and amazing descents to get the heart racing. Taking in the best of the varied landscape of the Surrey Hills and the North Downs.
Starting at the bottom of the Olympic Road Race climb of ‘Box Hill’ from a venue that has plenty of parking and outstanding facilities.
There are three courses to choose from:
Epic: 103 miles
Standard: 76 miles
Fun: 30 miles
The Epic and Standard routes take in the famous hills including: Leith Hill, Pitch Hill, White Down and all routes include the iconic Olympic road race climb of ‘Box Hill’. Three out of these four hills are in the UK’s top 100 climbs that every rider should experience.
EPIC ROUTE 103 miles
Based in the heart of this area of outstanding natural beauty, the Epic route has two distinct parts: a hillier first 70 miles followed by a more relaxed final 30 miles, which is a flatter and more flowing and can be described as a little lumpy but not hilly. This will allow riders’ legs to recover and the pace to quicken as they head home in to the finish.
STANDARD ROUTE 76 Miles
Although this is shorter it is equally as challenging as it includes the same iconic hills as the Epic route and the Olympic Road Race hill ‘Box Hill’ concludes the route. After enjoying the stunning views at the top of this iconic hill, riders will have a flowing downhill to the finish.
THE FUN ROUTE: 30 miles
Kicking off with the Olympic road race hill ‘Box Hill’ before the route becomes flatter and more flowing and undulating but not hilly. The route takes in peaceful country lanes with minimal traffic allowing riders to take in the beautiful countryside.
Although this area is known for its hills, everything is rideable if you have a reasonable level of fitness. A great end of season tester, on very quiet roads, within a stunning area.
All sportive entries will receive a goody bag & medal
Pre-booked entries all receive a Gatorade nutritional pack (worth £10)
Event centre facilities and free parking
Full route marking
Rider public liability insurance
Free energy drink and energy snacks
Electronic chip timing
Bike wash facilities
Web results service
Sports massage available post-ride
Where are when
Registration: 7am – 9am
Start and finish: Friends Provident, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1QA
On the day entry : TBC
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Uunder 16s free – but MUST ride with a paying Adult for the entire ride & be pre-registered.
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