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

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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).

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DV Kings and Queens 2021 segment route files

A list of routes by wind direction. Mostly 2 segments but some are only one due to distance or direction. Climbing has been kept to a minimum. The file name starts with the preferred wind direction.

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No excuses for not doing them now!

  • Tower Road
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  • Whitehill Lane and Markedge
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  • Leith Hill Road
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  • Barhatch and Halfpenny
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  • Alldens Hill
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  • New Road and Houndhouse
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  • Crocknorth and Sheephouse
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  • Headley Road and Burgh Heath Road
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  • Banstead Road and How Lane
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  • Staple Lane and Crocknorth
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  • Ranmore Common Road
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  • Hazelwood Road
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  • Prune Hill
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  • Woodhill Lane
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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 stops options are in Brasted, Oxted and Godstone.

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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!

Leader board 2020
Leader board 1st September 2020

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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.

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/