Road Cycling Routes

 

Road Cycling Routes

The Box Hill Cycling Circuit

The Box Hill cycling route is a great way to experience the countryside of the Surrey Hills AONB. The route provides outstanding views over Dorking and the surrounding area. This is a great ride for riders of all abilities. Follow in the footsteps of Bradley Wiggins following a picturesque section of the Olympic Cycle route.

Length of route: 12 Miles/1 hour 20 minutes
OS Explorer Map: 146
Difficulty: 5/10

Brief Route Description: A scenic road route, with a mixture of A & B roads, country lanes with some good hills. Also follows some of the Olympic Cycle Route.

  1. Starting at the Burford Bridge Hotel, follow Old London Road until you reach the A24.
  2. Turn right and follow this road shortly before taking the second right along Bytton Hill. Follow this road past Cherkley Court & Gardens and Gardeners Cottage before reaching the Reigate Road (B2033).
  3. Turn right along this road, continue along until reaching a junction and turn right following Headley Common Road. You will pass by Headley Heath and Headley Cricket Club. Follow this road.
  4. There will be a sharp right turn, take this along Boxhill Road. This road takes you along the top of Boxhill and offers picturesque views over the surrounding landscape and the Surrey Hills AONB.
  5. Take this zig zag road until you reach Old London Road and the end of your journey.

Refreshment stops/Overnight Stays: Stop at the café at the top of Box Hill where there are a variety of refreshments available. Occasionally a refreshment stand can be found opposite Headley Cricket Club. There are also two cycling shops to suit your needs; The Downs Bicycle Hire Company and Cycle Dauphin.

We recommend that you always carry a map when out cycling, even when following a published route. The most popular and detailed maps available are the OS Explorer series maps (1:25,000 scale/orange cover). They are available from many bookshops and newsagents. The relevant map for this cycle route is OS Explorer Map 146.

The Olympian Cycling Route

Follow in the trail of our great Olympian cyclists by taking this picturesque route throughout the Surrey Hills, with great views from the summit of Box Hill. Please note that this route follows a dual carriageway but there is a cycling path alongside.

Length of Route: 10 miles/1 hour
OS Explorer Map: 146
Difficulty: 4/10

Where it takes you/Brief Route Description: A scenic road route, with a mixture of A & B roads, country lanes with some good hills. Also follows some of the Olympic Cycle Route.

  1. Starting at the Burford Bridge Hotel, turn back on yourself and go right on the roundabout along the A24. Follow the cycle path.
  2. When you reach the next roundabout at Givons Grove, turn right onto the Leatherhead By-Pass.
  3. At the Reigate Road roundabout, take the third exit following Reigate Road (B2033). Keep following this road as it becomes Mill Way and then Leech Lane. Continue following this road round to the right.
  4. Turn right along this road, continue along until reaching a junction and turn right following Headley Common Road. You will pass by Headley Heath and Headley Cricket Club. Follow this road.
  5. There will be a sharp right turn, take this along Boxhill Road. This road takes you along the top of Boxhill and offers picturesque views over the surrounding landscape and the Surrey Hills AONB.
  6. Take this zig zag road until you reach Old London Road and the end of your journey.

Refreshment stops/Overnight Stays: Stop at the café at the top of Box Hill where there are a variety of refreshments available. Occasionally a refreshment stand can be found opposite Headley Cricket Club. There are also two cycling shops to suit your needs; The Downs Bicycle Hire Company and Cycle Dauphin.

We recommend that you always carry a map when out cycling, even when following a published route. The most popular and detailed maps available are the OS Explorer series maps (1:25,000 scale/orange cover). They are available from many bookshops and newsagents. The relevant map for this cycle route is OS Explorer Map 146.

Ride Surrey (Short Route)

The Ride London-Surrey 100/Classic Race is celebrating the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The 100 mile route, starting in the capital and then traversing Surrey’s stunning countryside is a ride that cyclists of all abilities can enjoy. The ride itself takes place Sunday 1st August 2015 but that doesn’t mean that you cannot grab your bike and experience some of this exciting route for yourselves today!

This is the shorter version of the route through Surrey, starting at Abinger Hammer through the Hurt Wood, past Ockley and Leith Hill, finishing back at Abinger. For a more challenging ride, the longer route can be found here.

Length: 11 Miles (1 hour)
OS Explorer Map: 146
Difficulty: 2

  1. Starting from the Abinger Hammer cricket ground, turn right along Felday Road (B2126). Continue along as it becomes Horsham Road, then Holmbury Road.
  2. Turn right along Ockley Road (B2126) and take the first left up Etherley Hil, which becomes Abinger Road and this then leads you onto Leith Hill Road. Keep following his road as it becomes Hollow Lane.
  3. Upon reaching the main road (Guildford Road/A25) turn left and you will soon be back at the Abinger Hammer Cricket Ground.

Refreshments/Overnight Stays: There are various businesses that can supply refreshments, many of which source their produce locally. These include; The Kingfisher Farm Shop in Abinger, Abinger Hammer Tea Rooms, and the Kings Arms and Parrott Inn pubs in Ockley. Although not on the route, the specialist cycling shop Nirvana Cycles in Westcott can provide equipment and advice.

We recommend that you always carry a map when out cycling, even when following a published route. The most popular and detailed maps available are the OS Explorer series maps (1:25,000 scale/orange cover). They are available from many bookshops and newsagents. The relevant map for this cycle route is OS Explorer Map 146 .

Ride Surrey (Long Route)

The Ride London-Surrey 100/Classic Race is celebrating the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The 100 mile route, starting in the capital and then traversing Surrey’s stunning countryside is a ride that cyclists of all abilities can enjoy. The ride itself takes place Sunday 1st August 2015 but that doesn’t mean that you cannot grab your bike and experience some of this exciting route for yourselves today!

This is the shorter version of the route through Surrey, starting at Abinger Hammer through the Hurt Wood, past Ockley and Leith Hill, finishing back at Abinger. For a more challenging ride, the longer route can be found here.

Length: 17 Miles (2 hours)
OS Explorer Map: 146
Difficulty: 3

  1. Starting from the Abinger Hammer cricket ground, turn right along Felday Road (B2126). Continue along as it becomes Horsham Road, then Holmbury Road and back to Horhsam Road.
  2. After passing the Scarlett Arms, take the second road on the right, Okewood Hills road. Follow this past the punchbowl inn until you reach the main road (A29).
  3. Turn left onto Stane Street (A29), after the Infant School take the next left along Lake Road (B2126). You will go over a bridge soon after making the turning.
  4. At the fork in the road as the main road curves round to the left, take the road on the right (Etherley Hill) which becomes Abinger Road and this then leads you onto Leith Hill Road. Keep following his road as it becomes Hollow Lane.
  5. Upon reaching the main road (Guildford Road/A25) turn left and you will soon be back at the Abinger Hammer Cricket Ground.

Refreshments/Overnight Stays: There are various businesses that can supply refreshments, many of which cource there produce locally. These include; The Kingfisher Farm Shop in Abinger, Abinger Hammer Tea Rooms, and the Kings Arms and Parrott Inn pubs in Ockley. Although not on the route, the specialist cycling shop Nirvana Cycles in Westcott can provide equipment and advice.

We recommend that you always carry a map when out cycling, even when following a published route. The most popular and detailed maps available are the OS Explorer series maps (1:25,000 scale/orange cover). They are available from many bookshops and newsagents. The relevant map for this cycle route is OS Explorer Map 146.

Puttenham to Godalming Loop

The Puttenham to Godalming Loop covers the south of the Surrey Hills AONB. Travelling through the lovely town of Godalming and taking in the farmland and forests of the Surrey Hills, this route shows you both sides of what Surrey has to offer.

Length of route: 16.5 miles/ 1 hour 40 minutes
OS Explorer Map: 145
Difficulty: 3/10

Brief route description: A road route, mainly using country lanes with a few hills, near the North Downs Way.

  1. From the starting point on Hog’s Lane near Puttenham, head south on the B3000 and turn right off the B3000 onto Hook Lane, heading for Shackleford. Follow the road through Shackleford and on to the T junction.
  2. At the junction, turn left onto Elstead Road. Follow the road under the A3, where it becomes Hurtmore Road, and on through Hurtmore. The road then swings left by the golf course and sharp right. Continue to follow the road as it goes towards Farncombe, then swings right to become Charterhouse Road. This in turn swings left and becomes Chalk Road.
  3. On Chalk Road, head under the railway bridge and on till the A3100 roundabout. At the roundabout, turn right onto Bridge Road, A3100, and follow this through Godalming to the roundabout on the outskirts of Milford.
  4. At the Milford roundabout, where the A3100 goes right, go left onto Church Road, A286. Follow this to the next roundabout. At the roundabout, turn right, off the A286 and onto Cherry Tree Road, A283. Follow this to the T junction, where you turn right onto Portsmouth Road, still A283. Follow the A283 as it swings left off Portsmouth Road. Follow the A283 up to the A3 slip road roundabout.
  5. At the roundabout go straight across, over the A3 to the next roundabout, then turn left, past the slip road off the A3, off the A283 and onto Elstead Road, B3001. Follow the B3001 through Elstead and out on the Farnham Road.
  6. Turn right, off the B3001 onto Seale Road, heading for Seale. Follow the road to the T junction in Seale.
  7. At the junction, turn right onto Puttenham Road, and follow this through Puttenham to the B3000 T junction. Turn right onto Puttenham Heath Road, where you started from.

Available refreshments/Overnight stays: Along this route, there are two cafes that use local produce in their products, these are; Secretts Cafe in Milford and Cafe Mila in Godalming.
We recommend that you always carry a map when out cycling, even when following a published route. The most popular and detailed maps available are the OS Explorer series maps (1:25,000 scale/orange cover). They are available from many bookshops and newsagents. The relevant map for this cycle route is OS Explorer Map 145 .

The Haslemere Circular

The Haslemere Circular is for the more hardcore riders. Although it is mainly along country lanes, there are some steep hills which can be tough. This route also passes through the South Downs providing some dramatic scenery.

Length of route: 18.5 miles/2 hours
OS Explorer Map: 133 & 145
Difficulty: 8/10

Where it takes you/Brief description of the route: A short route, along country lanes with some steep hills.

  1. The route can be started from Haslemere station. Initially start travelling along Lower Street (B2131). Travel along this road and take the first left which is Tanners Lane.
  2. Continue straight on as this road becomes Church Lane and subsequently Three Gates Lane. This path continues until it reaches a T-junction where you should turn left along Clammer Hill which becomes Prestwick Lane.
  3. Continue along Prestwick Lane until you come to another T-junction, take the left running along Combe Lane past Rampingdon Copse. After passing a stream on your right, take the next right turning along New Road.
  4. Cross over the main road (Petworth Road, A283) and follow Lane End. Take the second right turning along Vann Lane. After crossing a bridge and Pockford Farm Cottages, take the first left turning onto White Beech Lane.
  5. You will come to a t-junction with the main high street and you should turn right along High Street Green. At the following crossroads turn left along Pickhurst Road, continue following the road as it becomes Plaistow Road.
  6. Soon you will be passing into the South Downs, continue following Plaistow until you come to a junction where you will take the right along Shillinglee Road crossing a pond. You will cross the main road and take the following left turn, then the next right along Jay’s Lane.
  7. Take the second right from Jay’s Lane almost turning back on yourself along Tennyson’s Lane. After a while you will come to a T-junction and should turn right, followed by the next left along Scotland Lane.
  8. Take the first right after Haslemere Recreation Association (Old Haslemere Road) and then the first left along Park Road, turning left again onto hill road. The route then crosses the A286 becoming Courts Hill Road.
  9. At the end of the road, turn right along Longdene Road and you will be back at the start of the route.

Available refreshments/Overnight stays: The White Horse is a welcoming pub with local ales. Cycle Works UK in the centre of Haslemere can provide cycling equipment.
We recommend that you always carry a map when out cycling, even when following a published route. The most popular and detailed maps available are the OS Explorer series maps (1:25,000 scale/orange cover). They are available from many bookshops and newsagents. The relevant maps for this cycle route are OS Explorer Maps 133 & 145.

The Ockley TT

The Ockley TT course covers some main roads and country lanes and provides a great experience of rural surrey. It is a relatively flat course with some great restaurants and pubs along the route. This would be perfect for an afternoon cycle with the family.

Length of route: 11 miles/1 hour
OS Explorer Map: 146
Difficulty: 2/10

Where it takes you/Brief Description of the route: The Ockley TT course covers some main roads and country lanes but provides a great experience of rural surrey.

  1. Start from the Junction from Lake Road and Stane Street (A29). Heading south through Ockley. After just over two miles as the main road curves to the left, take a right turn along Okewood Hill.
  2. Continue along Okewood Hill and Honeywood Lane. At the following T-junction turn right along Horhsam Road. Follow this road as it becomes The Green.
  3. At the roundabout take the third exit (right turn) along Ockley Road. Follow this along as it becomes Lake Road and you will reach the junction where the route started.

Available refreshments/Overnight stays: There are two pubs in Ockley where you can stop for lunch including the Kings Arms and the Parrott Inn in Forest Green.

We recommend that you always carry a map when out cycling, even when following a published route. The most popular and detailed maps available are the OS Explorer series maps (1:25,000 scale/orange cover). They are available from many bookshops and newsagents. The relevant map for this cycle route is OS Explorer Map 146.

To find out more about cycling opportunities in the Surrey Hills you can contact the West Surrey CTC (part of CTC, the National Cycling Charity).

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