The 2022 DV segments handy route files

To help you complete the 2022 segments I have created some route files for download. They are grouped geographically and ordered by distance usually two at a time. I have tried to minimise the climbing to the segments to save your legs!

Click on a route below, which links to Strava for you to then star the route, which should then load onto your Garmin or Wahoo.

Happy hunting!

Movember Madness Charity Bike Ride

27th November 2021

Organised by The Bear Hotel and Dittons Velo

Start 09:00 – 09:30 at The Bear Hotel Esher

Three routes taking in three other Young’s Pubs in Surrey

  1. Long – 64 miles 3500ft (102km 1050m) Includes the iconic Box Hill to The Red Barn at Lingfield via The Dolphin, Betchworth and returning via The Chequers at Walton on the Hill
  2. Medium – 42 Miles 2500ft (67km 750m) Out via Leatherhead to the Dolphin at Betchworth and back stopping at The Chequers, Walton on the Hill
  3. Short – 28 miles 1400ft (45km 420m) to The Chequers and back

Supported by Young’s Brewery

Moustache compulsory (real or stick-on). Silliest socks, fancy dress/old clothing and classic bikes encouraged.

Free refreshments at the three pubs on the routes and back at The Bear.

DV members please sign up on FB events so we have an idea of numbers.

£10 on the day. All entry fees go to charity.

Route map and GPX file downloads

Download file for GPS
Download file for GPS
Download file for GPS

Strava route links

Ride with GPS links

Komoot links

This is a charity bike ride for fun and not a race. All riders must have their own 3rd party liability insurance.

The New Winter Loop 2021

Since we have a new Club HQ a modification of the Winter Loop course was required. Most of the route is unchanged, but it now ends at the top of Lammas Lane in Esher (a sting in the tail).

Download file for GPS

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 stops options are in Brasted, Oxted and Godstone.

Download file for GPS

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!

Leader board 2020
Leader board 1st September 2020
Download file for GPS

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.

City of London Marker and Farthing Downs
City of London Marker – Farthing Downs

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 within the woodland.  An ancient trackway still exists today which predates the Celtic field boundaries created by farmers on the Downs 2000 years ago.  The trackway was used by the Neolithic visitors.  Neolithic pottery and archaeology has been found on the Downs and in nearby gardens and is evidence of early human occupation of the Downs.

Link to Friends of Farthing Downs & Happy Valley https://www.friendsoffarthingdowns.co.uk/

The route involves a lot of climbing and steep descents. Head out to Banstead via Ewell. Descend Chipstead Valley to Coulsdon. Pass under the A23 and two railway bridges and filter right up Farthing Downs.

The return route is via Merstham, Reigate and Betchworth. The route is 40 miles in total.

Suggested cake stop The Tea House, Reigate http://teahousereigate.com/


Download file for GPS

DV Surrey Circumnavigation

A DV mega ride!

Surrey County boundary vs route

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 9+ hours plus breaks

This is a challenging endurance ride requiring fitness, concentration and good navigation.

Regular food and fluid stops are essential. Stop every 2-3 hours. Drink plenty.

Be prepared for a puncture. Ensure your bike is in good condition. You will be a long way from home!

Probable stops would be Tatsfield, Edenbridge, Charlwood/Rusper, Haslemere/Hindhead, Aldershot/Ash, and Staines.

Download file for GPS gpx file.

Strava route link- https://www.strava.com/routes/2721119152447376600

Critten-Box. Two hills.

A nice stretch of the legs or maybe a graduation from flat ride. Your choice!

Box Hill cafe

This ride 50km 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 the Box Hill Zig-Zag.

Coffee and cake at the cafe, and head home. One little kick up on Mill Way then blast down to the Beaverbrook Roundabout.

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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 before heading north and back home via Abinger and White Down (ouch!).

rusper stores
Rusper Village Stores

Numerous coffee stop possibilities along the route. Charlwood green, Rusper stores, Forest Green, Pasture Wood coffee van, Abinger Hatch pub.

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Short (fast) Lotus garage loop

There are two ways to approach this short 22 mile/35km 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 (Shere Hell?!!) climb.

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