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UK's Hardest Hundred: Kent & Surrey Hills

Cranleigh, Surrey

Cranleigh, Surrey

Sun 12th September 2021

Starting at 07:45

Organiser's Description

Ride one of the toughest routes in the South East and take on 13 major climbs (including 8 in the Top 100 climbs) in Surrey & Kent.

From Cranleigh, the Surrey Hills bring the steep climbs of Barhatch and Coombe Lane, before heading along the North Downs ridge to Kent. The toughest part of the route is the 50km between Sevenoaks and Redhill, with some super punchy climbs including Toys Hill & Chalkpit Lane before coming back into Surrey for a sharp last 20km over Leith Hill.

With over 3,000m of elevation, this is as tough a ride as you can get in the South East and a real challenge to put in the calendar for 2021.

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What's Included

GPX Files & Sign Posted Route

Regular Feed Stops and Mechanical Support

Ride marshalls on the route to support you

Post ride beers & food

Location

Cranleigh, Surrey

How To Get There

By road: Leave the M25 at J10 and take the A3 towards Guildford. Take A281 and B2128 /B2127 to Cranleigh

By train: Guildford station is just over 8 miles away. South Western Railway operates services to London Waterloo. Southbound destinations include: Portsmouth Harbour, Haslemere and Farnham. Great Western Railway operates services to Reading and to Redhill, and less frequently extended to Gatwick Airport. Southern operate limited services to London Bridge. CrossCountry operates a daily service to Newcastle.

By bus: Frequent bus services connect Cranleigh with other local towns and villages, and extend out to Guildford and Horsham.

Timings

Start Time : From 7.45am

Finish time : Cut off 6pm

Ride Rules

Riders should have water bottles, the route downloaded, suitable clothing & a bike in good condition. Helmets at all times are mandatory. We will email you Covid protocols before the ride depending on the laws and guidelines at the time.

We are lucky enough to ride in beautiful places. We have a zero tolerance litter policy – there will be bins at each feed stop so please leave the area as you found it. Please be respectful of local drivers, riders, walkers etc. This is their home, we are just there to ride our bikes. On the ride, look after other cyclists. On narrow lanes & busy sections, don’t ride two a breast. No half wheeling. Take extra caution on the descents – the nature of these rides are that they will be full of tough climbs and technical descents. We will run through the major hazards before the ride but it is your responsibility to ride to your level. By signing up for this ride, you need to be in suitable physical shape for the ride.

Ride Highlights
  • Explore two great regions: Ride the classic roads & local gems in the South East's two most famous cycling destinations.

  • 13 bucket list climbs in one ride: Unlucky for some, this route packs in the climbs - 13 in all (8 of which are Top 100 climbs) over a challenging course with 3,000m of elevation.

  • Back to Back to Back climbs: There are a three separate parts of the route with relentless climbing and no flat at all. Ignore your middle gears and smash it through these brutal sections.

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Cranleigh, Surrey