Cycling & Mountain Biking in Surrey
Cycling in Surrey has taken off in Olympic proportions since the 2012 Road Race sped through the county and inspired a nation of would-be Wiggins! The steep inclines of Leith Hill, the twists and turns of Box Hill and the numerous picturesque villages you pass through on the way, have all added to making Surrey the Mecca for cycling in the South East.
The Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 carries on this Olympic legacy, inspiring amateur cyclists to take up the challenge and race parts of this famous circuit and weekend Lycra clad enthusiasts to retrace the routes of their cycling heroes.
For those looking for more off-road action, the Surrey Hills offer a spectacular range of single track mountain bike trails criss-crossed through ancient woodland and taking in some of the highest points in the South East. Rated amongst the top 20 best mountain bike trails in the UK, according to Mountain Bike Review magazine, routes take in popular landmarks such as Leith, Pitch and Holmbury Hill and the stunning Hurtwood Estate.
Surrey also offers a more gentle approach to cycling, catered to all ages and all abilities. Featuring a vast network of established cycling paths throughout the county, with guides and maps available from local shops and tourist information centres, cycling provides the ideal way for you to explore all that Surrey has to offer. Have you thought about cycling the Downs Link?