Cycling Weekly Box Hill Original

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Ockley, Surrey, GB
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Our iconic Cycling Weekly Box Hill Original is one that should be on every sportive riders calendar. Set in what is rapidly becoming one of the most popular cycling areas in the country, this days riding takes in the best Surrey can offer. Taking place towards the end of the season, this is a great chance to get a long ride in before a well-deserved break before the winter training starts.

Including some of the roads of the 2012 Olympic road race, in particular the famous zigzags of Box Hill itself, everyone is welcome to follow in the tyre tracks of the pros. The route is varied, with challenging climbs, stunning scenery and the winding leafy lanes of Surrey.

Races

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    Race Name: Epic

    • Bike 102mi
    • Elev Gain 6,683ft
    Race Date: Sun 7 Oct 2018
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    Race Name: Standard

    • Bike 67mi
    • Elev Gain 4,832ft
    Race Date: Sun 7 Oct 2018
  3. Featured

    Race Name: Short

    • Bike 31mi
    • Elev Gain 1,866ft
    Race Date: Sun 7 Oct 2018
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