Saturday July 28 sees the start of the London 2012 Olympics and the Men’s Olympic Cycle Road Race followed by the Women’s Race on Sunday 29 July. Both races will pass through the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and to celebrate, Surrey Hills Board and Denbies will be hosting the Surrey Hills Road Race Festival over the weekend.
Cycling’s biggest brands will be joining thousands of spectators at the Surrey Hills Road Race Festival on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July at Denbies Vineyard in Dorking.
Sitting at the foot of Box Hill on the A24, Denbies is on the route of the London 2012 Olympic Cycle Road Races and is an official live site.
The FREE festival features a big screen with live BBC broadcast, food and drink stalls including local produce and a secure cycle park. There will also be a large cycling expo showcasing:
· Manufacturers and brands including Trek, Colnago, Cannondale, Canyon, Look, Merida, Sram, Polaris, Santini and Schwalbe
· Bike demos
· Mountain Bike pump track
· Adventure Trails
· Roller racing
· Vintage cycles
Organised by the Surrey Hills Board, Denbies Wine Estate and by bike show specialists Farrelly-Atkinson, the Festival opens between 8.00am and 7.00pm and is easily accessed on foot and bike from Dorking mainline station and Box Hill and West Humble station.
Speaking about the Festival, the Chairman of the Surrey Hills Board Michael Sydney said: “Almost two billion people worldwide are predicted to watch the Olympic Cycle Road Races and we’re excited to be welcoming thousands more to the beautiful Surrey Hills which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Surrey Hills Road Race Festival celebrates the beauty of the landscape through which the peloton will pass and showcases fantastic local food.”
General Manager at Denbies, Chris White adds: “As Denbies sits besides the A24 race route and is overlooked by Box Hill, we’re perfectly positioned for spectators to watch the race as it passes or to catch the final sprint along The Mall on our live screen. Visitors will be able to sample the best of Surrey produce including our award winning wines and locally produced beers.”
Tony Farrellly, Director said “The Surrey Hills Road Race Festival is shaping up to be a fantastic and memorable day for cycling enthusiasts, who will get to see history made in a wonderful setting featuring a full range of cycle related activities and entertainment.”
More information about the Festival is available at