These hills are famed for some of the finest off road riding in the south and for good reason, the trails and byways are rarely flat but always scenic. This technical course will have you chasing the north downs ridge taking in a mix of bridleway, single track, gravel road and occasional tarmac.
Distance: 62km | Elevation: 1066m
Ride Difficulty 3/5
Technical Difficulty 3/5
Percentage of Route Off Road 81%
Bike & Tyre Choice: The route has a real mix of terrain and the weather will make a big difference to conditions. If it’s wet, the mud will be slippy. If dry, the sand will be hard. Gravel bikes are preferred as the right mix but mountain bikes will be fine for most of the route. It is not suited to road bikes.
Countdown to May 2nd
– Tough but rewarding ride on varied terrain.
– One of the classic gravel routes in the South East
– Climb up to Leith Hill tower
– Social drink at the finish village
This technical course will have you chasing the north downs ridge taking in a mix of bridleway, single track, gravel road and occasional tarmac. The sandy and gravelly nature of the soil means this course is good in most weathers and the high points of the ride offer views all the way to the south downs and the sea on a clear day.
Physical Difficulty: 3/5
What type of bike should I ride?
This route is ideal for gravel bikes which will be quick on the flat, fast sections but can handle the mud, sand & loose stuff in the hills. Mountain bikes will be fine especially in wet conditions.
How do I find out my start time?
Riders start in groups of maximum 6 at a time. We will send you an email after you have booked to choose your start time between 8am and 10am, if you are riding with a friend you can choose to start with them.
Where is the start / finish?
The ride starts and finishes in Cranleigh. There is free parking onsite as well as a bike wash, toilets & refreshments.
What happens if I have a mechanical / accident?
We have first aiders & mechanics at all the feed stops and ride captains along the route to support.
What shall I pack with me for the ride?
You need to have a water bottle, basic kit to repair punctures, inner tubes & riding with a helmet is compulsory. Our feed stops have water, coke, cake, fruit & the best tasting sports nutrition bars & nut butters from Outdoor Provisions.
When will I get my GPX file
Our local team do a final recon ride 1 week before the event and can make final tweeks then based on route conditions. We will then send out the route GPX within one week of the ride.
New To Gravel Riding?
Rent a Pearson Off Grid bike (£49)
Available in all sizes
Mechanics on hand for bike fitting
Pre ride briefing
Packing List emailed when you book