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UPDATE 20 JUNE 2020. Following British Cycling guidance on 18th June 2020 Dittons Velo can restart group rides within the following limitations. Small groups of no more than 6 riders. Observe social distancing of 2m while riding. Social distancing is observed when meeting up. No large congregations of riders before or after rides. Specifically to […]

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The North Downs Stegosaurus

If you’ve done the Leith Hill Octopus and fancy another “beast” then this dinosaur is for you! This is a challenging ride of a dozen climbs including 6 with sections over 13.5%. It includes classics such as Toys Hill and Chalkpit Lane. Take in the great views from the top of the downs. Popular cafe […]

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DV Summer Loop Official TT (2020)

This is the new mid week TT. A 22 mile dash from just past Waitrose in Esher to Shere Road (climb) and back past the Duke of Wellington to Esher. Usually occurs on a Wednesday evening. As fitness levels improve this ride gets very competitive! Download GPX file

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John’s Penny Farthing route

Having driven up Farthing Downs, John Scarth decided it would be nice to cycle there to take in the views and the history. Neolithic origins – The beginnings of the pastoral landscape we know today as Farthing Downs very likely began when, over 2000 years ago, visitors brought animals with them to graze the meadows […]

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DV Surrey Circumnavigation

A DV mega ride! The route follows the outline of the Surrey County electoral boundary as near as is possible (and sensible) using roads. I could have cut off some chunks but then it wouldn’t be true to the concept. Distance 158.5 miles / 252 km Climbing 8600 ft / 2620 m Estimated ride rime […]

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Critten-Box. Two hills.

A nice stretch of the legs or maybe a graduation from flat ride. Your choice! This ride climbs twice. Gradually up from Cobham to Effingham and then steeper up Beech Avenue/Critten Lane to Ranmore Common Road. Descend down to Westhumble. Cross the A24 and attack Box Hill Zig-Zag. Coffee at the cafe and head home. […]

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Scenic Smallfield, Rusper, Abinger route

Enjoy 60 miles/96km of rolling countryside including a number of hills (3600ft/1060m climbing). You head out via Ewell to Banstead and Chipstead then to Merstham where you join the classic BHF London to Brighton route via Nutfield on to Smallfield. Through Horley and past Gatwick airport to Rusper. The route then undulates to Forest Green […]

Short (fast) Lotus garage loop

There are two ways to approach this short 24 mile/38km route. Flat out or gentle with a coffee stop or a beer at the Duke of Wellington! It is essentially the DV Summer loop without the Shere Hill (Sheer Hell?!!) climb. Right click and download.

Send Hill via Ripley route

This is a 30mile/50km easy route with no big hills. Out via Cobham and Plough Lane to Ripley (potential coffee stop). A loop around Send and Send Hill (not steep) and back. Right click and download.

Dan’s beyond Chipstead route

Dan loves a hill so this route is his new favourite short hilly route while furloughed. Roughly Ewell, Epsom Downs 6%, Hurst Rd 6.6%, Walton-on-the-hill, Gatton Bottom, White Hill Lane 10%, Hooley, Star Lane 10% Chipstead, Banstead, Ewell and home. A 38 mile/60km course. gpx file. Note: There is an error in the gpx route […]

Mayes Green

This is a route I rode and then noticed that other DV members were doing the identical ride a few days later! To me, it is simply Forest Green and beyond, to some quiet lanes. The return leg goes up Leith Hill and down Coldharbour to Dorking. There is a fair amount of climbing to […]