Surrey Hills

Surrey Hills

The ideal way to experience the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is by bike. It is one of the most densely bike populated areas in the UK with not only local riders but cyclists from London and the surrounding area. Featured during London 2012’s road race the area has become a cycling must and has attracted bikers from all over the world who have come to ride the famous climbs of Box Hill, Whitedown and Leith Hill.


The Surrey Hills stretch across the North Downs that run from Farnham to the west above Guildford, Dorking and Reigate, to Oxted in the east. The Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty embraces an amazing variety of countryside, from the rolling chalk downs of yew and box woodland and flower meadows, to the heaths and woodland of the Greensand Hills that rise to form the highest point in south east England at Leith Hill.



The picturesque medieval town of Guilford is located in the centre of the Surrey Hills and is perfectly situated for cyclists looking to explore the area. It has also hosted the finish to a stage of the Tour of Britain, when in 2012 Mark Cavendish won on the cobbled hill climb to the top of Guildford high street.


Bike highlights

Route highlight

The Box Hill Olympic route offers a challenge with great views from the summit of the main featured climb. If you want something to really test your legs the 21% gradient of Barhatch lane or the 18% Whitedown lane will certainly do just that 

Bike difficulty

Difficulty level

The climbs in the Surrey Hills are short but do pack a punch as many can be well over 15% in places. There are plenty of routes you can ride depending on how much climbing you would like to undertake and the weather conditions are fairly good most of the year

Bike best times

Best time to go

The Surrey Hills are always teeming with cyclists, especially on the weekends but the increase in traffic during Saturday and Sunday does put people off. Its best to spend a few week days riding around and between April and October to extend the daylight hours

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