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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 […]

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 […]

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Lurgashall via Hambledon

This route takes in the 2020 DV Iron Lane segment heading out. The route is mainly quiet lanes that undulate through the countryside. You will clock up nearly 80 miles (128km) and 5000ft (1500m) of climbing. Heading south-west from Bramley the route skirts around Chiddingfold and turns south just before Haslemere. There is a village […]

Lingfield

Heading south-east this is a fairly long undulating route of 64 miles (102Km). You will pass Redhill aerodrome on your way to Lingfield. The return route goes via Smallfield. After Horley you will take a short cycle route to cross the A217 and head towards Dorking and back to Esher. There are a variety of […]

Manor Farm Tea Room at Seale via Godalming

A nice length ride with the reward of cake and coffee at Seale after 28 miles /45Km. The tea room is accessed via Wood Lane. It can be busy at lunchtime. A good winter ride of 54miles/86km. The route back is relatively flat. Right click and download.

Charlwood via Headley and Betchworth

Climb from Leatherhead to Headley and down Pebble Hill. Some nice countryside from Betchworth. A loop heading to Russ Hill and back via quiet lanes to Brockham. Short spell on A25 towards Dorking. 45 miles/72Km. There is a cafe and village store opposite the green in Charlwood. Right click and download.