Surrey Hills April 10, 2021

Date : April 10, 2021

Distance : 67km

Difficulty :

Stunning mixed terrain route

In the heart of the Surrey Hills

Delux feed stops with free coffee & beer

April 10, 2021 : £39

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Glorious Gravel: Surrey Hills

The Surrey Hills but not as you know it. Starting from Cranleigh we tour the Winterfold Woods and the Hurtwood, the home of Mountain Biking south of London. The trails are a mix of pale yellow and chalky white gravel with occasional sand traps to watch out for.
As we extend along the North Downs we take a short tour through Denbies Vineyard before cutting across to the feed stop in the scenic village of Holmbury St Mary and then southwards on a mix of trail and path and finally a section of the Downs link that was the rail line through the hills until the 1960s.
Come and enjoy this rich gravel riding area with us and see the hills you know in a whole new light.
Beautiful 70km route
Deluxe coffee stop
Beer at Firebird Brewery


Rent a Pearson Off Grid bike for the day £49)

Routes suitable for new & experienced gravel riders

Ride marshalls on the route to support you

Pre ride briefing to go through any technical sections

Packing List emailed when you book

Route Notes

Event Director's Notes:

Starting & finishing in Cranleigh, our road heads north towards Abinger Hammer and then over to Denbies. The major climb of the day is up to Coldharbour and lasts for about 7km before dropping into Holmbury St Mary for a coffee stop. It is mostly rolling from here with one last stop at Firebird brewery for a celebratory pint. As with all gravel rides, we check the routes constantly as things can change much more than on a road ride. The final route is subject to change and will be emailed to you one week before the ride with a full ride brief.

Ride Details

Start Time : From 7.45am

Finish time : Between 12pm and 2pm

Location : Cranleigh

What’s Included

  • GPX Files
  • Pre ride briefing
  • Three feed stops
  • Free coffee at Heartwork & beer at Firebird
  • Ride marshals supporting you on the route

What's Included

GPX Files

Pre ride briefing

Three feed stops

Free coffee at Heartwork & beer at Firebird

Ride marshals supporting you on the route



Ride Rules

Preparing for the Ride

Our events are open to all off-road bikes. While it is aimed primarily at Gravel & Adventure bikes, which are essentially fat tyred drop bar bikes, you are also most welcome on a mountain bike or cyclocross bike. We recommend a tyre width of 33+mm for most for our rides. 

What to bring : You will be further from van support or facilities you would find in most towns than with our road trips so it is advisable to take a little more with you. 

GPS device with route loaded , Spare tube or Tubeless plug , Pump and/or CO2 , Mini tool , Jacket and/or additional layers 

We will email you the GPX route & a full breakdown of the route one week before the ride. Our route director will then be at the start to give you last minute advice and tips. You will be asked to select a start window which we will then confirm one week before the ride to ensure you roll out in group sizes based on current restrictions.

More Reading

Gravel Riding in the Surrey Hills

A resident of Cranleigh in Surrey, Sportive Breaks tour director Adam Wolley normally spends most of his year leading gravel and road tours around Europe. 2020 has not been a normal year so he has swapped the Stelvio for the Surrey Hills and explored every track possible in one of England’s most popular cycling regions. ... Read more

Preparing for the Glorious Gravel

The Glorious Gravel Series takes us on a tour of some of the UK’s finest gravel riding regions. For those more used to the road than the rough stuff, gravel riding is all about enjoying the surrounding and exploring new roads off the beaten track – obviously coffee and cake still feature heavily.  Our Gravel ... Read more

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New to gravel riding, hire a gravel bike for the day. See options in the checkout

10th Apr 2021
Glorious Gravel - Surrey Hills £39 £39 Book Now
  • Introduction
  • Route Notes
  • Ride Details
  • Preparing for the Ride
  • More Reading
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