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The Surrey Hills Switchback Gravelcross is an awesome ride, in one of the south’s cycling hotspots! Based in the ever popular Surrey Hills, the Switchback is a blast from the word go! Head out into the hills on a mixed course featuring the best of the magnificent network of back lanes, fire roads and tracks that this prime cycling destination has to offer! And of course, we will keep you fuelled and on track with the full package of organisation and support that you can rely on at CX Sportive Series events!

How to enter the Surrey Hills Switchback Gravelcross CX

  1. Full - 85K

    Bike 85km
    £29–£33
    Event passed
  2. Mid - 60K

    Bike 60km
    £29–£33
    Event passed
  3. Short - 40K

    Bike 40km
    £26–£30
    Event passed

Surrey Hills Switchback Gravelcross CX routes

The full course option for the Switchback is an intense 60km, with almost 1,300m of climbing packed into that distance. So a bit shorter but a lot sharper than other some of the other events in the series; underestimate this one at your peril!

Terrain Split: This is a rough guide to the mix of terrains on this event. Figures are approximate, and the exact nature of surfaces and conditions will vary within each of these categories:

Road - 40%
Predominantly B roads and smaller back lanes. Quality of road surface may vary greatly, and rough or broken lanes may feature as part of the mix. Busy or major roads are avoided wherever possible.

Gravel - 35%
Unmade roads, farm tracks, forest roads and broader, firmer gravel and dirt bridleways and byways.

Dirt - 25%
Dirt, grass and unmade bridleways, byways and tracks. May include less defined and semi-technical sections of riding.

Event Details

What’s Included

Finishers medals

Hot food and drink available at event base

Raceday Logistics
Go to the registration desk on your arrival. If you’ve pre-entered via the internet or posted your entry, you’ll have a timing chip on an ankle strap to collect at the desk. If you haven’t pre-entered, pay at the desk and a chip will be allocated to you. Collect your colour A4 map at registration also. Next, get yourself ready to ride.


Once you’re ready to start, report to the start / finish area with your timing chap strapped to your ankle. Listen to the short briefing and ride across the timing mat as directed. As you go around the route, you will find bright orange signs and ribbons to follow. At route divide points, you will find yellow signs showing you which way to go to follow the Full, Mid or Short routes. These should guide you around the whole route, but use your map if you think you have strayed off course or have a problem with the route navigation. There are also emergency contact numbers on the edge of your map. Ride safely at all times, and remember that you are on public rights of way and roads. This is not a race, so please ride appropriately, and be friendly and polite to other trail users you meet. At the end of the ride, pass over the timing mat once again, and hand in your timing chip. For those interested in there ride time, these will be available on the computer screen at the finish.

Surrey Hills Switchback Gravelcross CX weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

23°C
Predicted highs
13°C
Predicted lows
IconLight breeze possible, up to 7mph

Meet the organizer

CX Sportive is an exciting new ride format. It’s ideal for your cross bike, but equally suitable for your XC MTB or even road winter training bike, tweaked for a little rough stuff!* The course mixes back roads, interwoven with byways and a few short tougher off road links that will certainly bring on the heat!

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