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 before heading north and back home via Abinger and White Down (ouch!).
Numerous coffee stop possibilities along the route. Charlwood green, Rusper stores, Forest Green, Pasture Wood coffee van, Abinger Hatch pub.
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 store and pub on the green in Lurgashall.
The return route is via Kirdford where you can find refreshments also.
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 places to find refreshments in Lingfield and Smallfield plus loads of pubs along the way!
This ride extends the classic Henley-on-Thames route by going along the Thames to Marlow. Crossing the Marlow bridge you then have to climb up Quarry Wood and on to Cookham. The rest of the route is very flat.
There are various coffee shops and pubs in Marlow and Cookham.
This is a very picturesque route returning via Eton and Datchet.
This is the classic 70 mile route to Henley. The usual half distance coffee stop is the Chocolate Cafe (over the bridge and turn left). The return leg includes the climb up Remenham Hill before turning right to Warren Row where you can refuel at Velolife Cafe (39 miles). The route stays off the main roads into Windsor then onto Staines and home.
The route starts in Dorking and ends at the top of Leith Hill on the 8th climb – so beware: the GPX is not the full distance! (full distance c.100miles if riding to and from Esher).
I found my Garmin got confused with all the crossing over at the top so the following list should help.
The climbs in order:
Coldharbour (descend Leith Hill Road-Hollow Lane)
Pasturewood (descend Leith Hill Road to Ockley Road)
Broomhall Road (descend Leith Hill Road- Abinger Lane)
Hollow Lane (descend Coldharbour-Logmore Lane)
Sheephouse Lane (descend Leith Hill Road to Ockley Road)
Henhurst Cross/Anstie Lane (descend Leith Hill Road-Pasturewood)
Leith Hill Road (descend Leith Hill Road-Pasturewood)
Tanhurst Lane (descent – Abinger Lane and up Whitedown was our way back to HQ!)
Gerda sumed it up… “thank goodness an Octopus only has 8 legs!”
Brett just loves his steam railways so he devised this route to the Bluebell Railway in Sussex. This route takes you to the Horsted Keynes Station (RH17 7BB). There is a cafe on the station. The route is 75 miles and fairly hilly.