Cycling in Surrey
Type: Information Sheet
Cycling in Surrey
Surrey was made for cycling, with challenging off road mountain biking routes to gentle country lanes there is something for everybody. The Surrey Hills provide wonderful landscapes to entice families and committed bikers alike.
For families who want to cycle together, The Downs Link, a disused railway line makes a splendid off-road path offering the freedom of cycling without traffic.
For the more experienced cyclists Box Hill on the North Downs will offer some challenges.
The Downs Link is a disused Guildford to Horsham railway line forming part of the long-distance route linking St Martha's Hill, near Guildford, to near Shoreham on the south coast. The route is predominantly wooded with views across adjoining fields, but also includes small meadow areas and wetland features.
Suggested joining points: Guildford, Bramley or Cranleigh.
A route guide, covering the entire route, is available to download in two parts, as the Downs Link Route Guide and map, on West Sussex County Council's website.
The North Downs
The North Downs Way starts at Farnham on the Surrey/Hampshire border and ends at Dover. The route follows ancient trackways along the chalk ridges and wooded downland of Surrey into Kent. Cycling west into Surrey, you run up against Box Hill and Leith Hill. Box Hill offers majestic views on a clear day. Both hills will offer climbs that are certain to get your heart pumping.
Suggested starting points: Farnham, Guildford, Dorking or Reigate.
Whether you plan to arrive at your starting point by bike, foot, car or public transport, transportdirect.com will help you plan your journey.
The Sustrans National Cycle Network
The Sustrans National Cycle Network is designed to make cycling fun, safe and simple.