Switchboard and ODL Cycle the Surrey Hills

Road Cycling
Aug 21

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63km, 900m climbing over 5-6 hours

Join us, along with our friends from Switchboard.lgbt, on this 63km ride along the most famous cycling roads in the Surrey Hills AONB, taking on the highlights of the 2012 Olympic Course including Box, Holmbury and Leith Hills.

After the ride, we'll then meet up with the members on the Switchboard & ODL Box Hill Walk for a drink & social before catching the train home.

Pace and Terrain

On road, with a healthy dose of climbing. Note this is a tough ride by South East standards with three major climbs and 900m total climbing.

The event pace and route is designed for road bikes or road hybrids and is aimed at those who are reasonably bike fit, however the day is intended to be an outing rather than an endurance test. We will stop for slower riders to catch up whilst going faster in between stops to allow them to develop their technique and fitness. Broadly, anyone who has recently cycled over 40 miles and who has tackled some steep hills without too much difficulty will be able to complete this ride. 

There will be escape points at 16km (Gomshall) and 49km (Westhumble) with a few options to skip some hills if needed on the day. The route is linked in the Detailed Event Location section below.

Who are Switchboard?

Switchboard, founded in 1974, are the LGBT+ Helpline. They are a safe space for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional well-being. 

Participation Statement

You MUST complete the Cycling Participation Statement in addition to booking your event space before attending a cycling event.

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who has recently tested positive for Covid-19, is asked not to attend.

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View from Box Hill
View from Box Hill