Bringing Adventure Cross to the Surrey Hills
A flowing Adventure Cross course that mixes hard pack bridleways, quiet roads and farm tracks exploring the stunning Surrey Hills. Ideal for mountain bikes or cyclocross bikes.
Need to know
- Saturday 3 December 2016
- Denbies Wine Estate, London Road, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6AA
- Registration opens at 7:30am
- Start times run from 7:45am – 9:30am
- 25 mile or 43 mile route options
With a 60/40 split between off-road and road sections and perfect for MTBs, whatever the weather, while the complimentary road sections link the course together seamlessly using the quiet leafy lanes.
The anticlockwise route starts out in Dorking and goes off to explore the vastness and variety the North Downs has to offer. First off you’ll head north through the beautiful Norbury Park towards Fetcham. From here you’ll take a turn south west and follow the course past the National Trust’s Edwardian retreat, Polesden Lacey. You’ll continue south from here for a quick stint before taking a short turn west followed by another jaunt north, taking in the stunning Ranmore Common and Effingham Forest.
The course continues to weave north and south a couple more times before the Massif riders split off from the pack and make their way towards Black Heath. The course continues in an anticlockwise direction and takes riders through Wonersh, Samley Green and Farely Green, before ending up at the picturesque village of Sheer.
A few miles on and the Massif riders re-join the Mini Massif route on the edge of Netley Park National Trust, where everyone can grab a bit of rest bite at the feed stop stationed in this area. From here, all riders take an easterly heading back towards Ranmore Common with a mix of road and off-road sections. After that, it’s pretty much a straight run to the finish.
Both of the following route options are suitable for mountain bike or a cyclocross bike.
- Event centre facilities and parking
- Mechanical support
- Medical support
- Full route marking
- Rider public liability insurance
- Feed Stops en-route
- Free energy drink + energy snacks
- Electronic chip timing
- Bike wash facilities
- Pick-up wagons
- Finish medal
- Web results service
- Online certificates
- On site catering
- Event photography by SportivePhoto
25 MILES (60% off road, 40% on road)
Elev. Gain: 1827ft
Difficulty rating: 5/10
43 MILES (60% off road, 40% on road)
Elev. Gain: 2821 ft
Difficulty rating: 6/10