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The Surrey Hills Loop 25th Jan 2020 | 71.8km | 1,254m
The Surrey Hills Loop 25th Jan 2020 | 71.8km | 1,254m

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The Surrey Hills Loop Ride

Date: 25th Jan 2020

Country: UK

Region: South East

Meeting Time: 8.30am

Meeting Point: Cobham

The most famous cycling roads in the South East. Made famous by the 2012 Olympic Road Race & the annual Ride London sportive, this route takes in some of the most famous climbs in the Surrey Hills without being too savage a day. Starting and ending in Cobham, we ride clockwise to Boxhill and then around to Leith Hill, the highest point in the Surrey Hills. The last climb is the steep Combe Lane before a quick descent back to Cobham. We aim to be back by 12.30pm.

Meet time: 08:45 sharp with roll out at 09:00
Meet/end location: Cobham (Holly Hedge Carpark, Downside Bridge Rd, Cobham KT11 3DQ)) Paid parking available

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How to prepare and what to bring:
Please have a nourishing and energising breakfast beforehand. Tip: porridge is great and provides long release of energy.
Filled water bottles
Appropriate cycling kit: jersey, bib shorts / tights, winter jacket cleated shoes, sunglasses and helmet. Advised to bring a gilet to put on at stops. Advisable to check weather beforehand and dress accordingly. Personal supply of food/energy bars/electrolytes
Check bike is in good working order before the ride. Country roads will have debris on them so winter tyres recommended. Check tyre pressure, cables, oiled chainset At least one inner tube and one hand pump (every rider must be prepared to change their own tyre in case of a puncture) Phone / bank card / cash

Upload Strava route to phone/Garmin

Sportive Breaks will provide:

Ride leader to guide you, they will be mechanically knowledgeable with basic tool kit for emergencies.

Format and what’s involved:
At 8:45 Sportive Breaks will provide a briefing of the ride
Roll out at 09:00
We will ride in 2 speed group, mostly two by side when not in congested areas Some roads are narrow and we will ride single file. We will not be riding on closed roads

HC group – 26-30km average speed
Grupetto – 20-24km average and a “no drop” friendly ethos

RIDE RULES (Please scroll down)

No fixed gear or tri bikes
Helmet use is compulsory
Ensure your bike is in good working order

THIS IS A CLUB RIDE, NOT A RACE

Club riding is about working together as a group, do not surge or pass the route leader at any time.

SIGNALLING AND ROAD HAZARDS

Always make the group aware of oncoming traffic or road hazards such as potholes and debris when necessary
It is important to hold your line with no sudden movements, always check if there’s room and signal to move out
If you’re not sure of the signalling conventions used in group riding, please ask the ride leaders before the ride departs

CROSS WHEELING

Under no circumstances should you cross wheels with the rider in front of you or when doubling up on the road the rider beside you. This is bad etiquette, dangerous and can cause accidents

BIKE MAINTENANCE AND SAFETY

All riders are responsible for their own well-being during the ride and should be prepared for situations such as adverse weather conditions, mechanical problems and flat tyres

Helmet use is compulsory

You should have any basic tools you may require; we recommend inner tubes, pump, tyre levers and relevant allen keys
Ensure your bike is well maintained and clean, check brake pads and tyres for signs of wear
Bring food, gels and two full bidons

T & C’s

The ride leaders reserve the right to refuse any rider onto the ride if their bike or riding style is a danger to the rider or group.

You are responsible for your own safety whilst on the ride, Sportive Breaks cannot be held responsible for any personal injury or damage to equipment.

ALWAYS LISTEN TO THE RIDE LEADERS AND PLEASE ASK IF YOU’RE NOT SURE ABOUT ANYTHING

Routes

Highlights

Ride the classic climbs of the Surrey Hills

Featuring Box Hill, Leith Hill & Combe Lane

Cake stop at the Dabbling Duck

What's Included

GPX Route

Choice of two guide led speed groups:

HC Group (avg speed 26-30km/h)

Grupetto (avg speed 20-24km/h)

Paid parking at meeting point

Coffee & Cake stop half way round.

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