Ride Surrey 17km
Starting Point: Abinger Hammer Cricket Ground, Abinger Hammer, Dorking RH5 6RY
Length: 17.7 Km
DIfficulty Level: 2
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.
This is the shorter version of the route through Surrey, starting at Abinger Hammer through the Hurtwood, past Ockley and Leith Hill, finishing back at Abinger. For a more challenging ride, the longer route can be found here.
- Starting from the Abinger Hammer cricket ground, turn right along Felday Road (B2126). Continue along as it becomes Horsham Road, then Holmbury Road.
- 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.
- 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 .
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Such a pretty place, ride is good, not too tough, but did get my heart going.