Cycle routes in surrey

Some suggested routes I have listed a few routes that I composed for the cycle store I work at in Redhill, (prior to the Covid Pandemic we offered hire bikes); as such most routes start from there. I have still left the page open as in reality Redhill is an excellent starting point for a ride around the "Surrey Hills area of outstanding natural beauty". There is ample parking in town, most use Gloucester Road Car Park. RH1 1BS (click for tariff) as there is no height restriction for those who have bikes on their car roof; in addition there are plenty of quiet side roads you can use if preferred. Many of the routes include Box Hill; crowned the most popular cycling hill climb in the world; at least it is according Strava! Each route can be downloaded onto a GPS device. I use the free versions of all route planning software and where possible I have listed popular choices, Strava, Garmin Connect and Ridewithgps, regarding the latter in 2021 some features have evolved into their paid for service; as such I now prefer Alltrails. For those who want to follow the route for free on their a smartphone the GPX Viewer app is popular and has a 'free option'. Click on the GPS link to each route, Export the 'GPX file', email and download it to your phone and when you try to open it there should be a prompt to open in GPX Viewer.

Please Note all routes are intended as suggestions only, when following any course, on any gps device there are quirks and anomalies that can occur, so always have a good idea where you are going! Yes I have created these routes over roads I have ridden many times before, but I have not ridden each again just to see if the course works when uploaded onto a gps device! In fairness even I had there will probably be occasions where the course will not upload to your device exactly as created. I suggest you always have a paper back up; perhaps zoom in to the course via the links below, do a screen shot then print off section of the course you are not sure of.

At the risk of stating the obvious never blindly follow a course, it may navigate you the wrong way around a mini roundabout, take you the wrong side of a bollard, or as is commonplace on a straight road for no reason what so ever it may take you twenty yards up a side road then back again! That said like most modern tech' when it works it is indeed fabulous, but when it doesn't a GPS is just as likely to drive you round the bend instead of navigating you around it! At all times you are responsible for your own safety; if the route looks like you are about to ride off a cliff then don't follow it; you will hurt yourself,

Starting with the shortest and then gradually increasing in distance the routes are as follows:

Inn on the Pond and Mercers Lake 6 mile flat loop

This is a good route for new riders as a little taster to see what joys cycling can bring into your life. Much of the 6 mile circuit is on quiet roads and non technical tracks that make up part of the 'National Cycle Route 21 (NCR 21)', with a potential refreshment stop at the Inn on the Pond. Cycling doesn't have to be about pain gain and victory, mile munching for hours on end! It can be about 'chilling out', not 'working out', enjoying the countryside, the fresh air and just being outdoors; perhaps with a cheeky stop at a local 'Inn'. The feel good factor that this can bring for many can be just the tonic they need to gently cycle away the day to day stresses of our busy modern day lives, you're doing your self good on so many levels; go on, give it a try, you know it makes sense.

Mercers Lake 6 mile flat loop: Gpx and TCX files, Select 'Export' and download the desired format to your GPS unit.

Mercers Lake 6 mile flat loop: Garmin Connect. Sign into your Garmin Connect account to 'Send to Device'

Mercers Lake 6 mile flat loop: Strava Sign into your Strava and 'Export' to add to your device.

BoxHill 18 Miles

For those where riding 'Box Hill' is to get an experience of the 2012 Olympics, then this is our shortest route from the store. We recommend the 41 mile version below but if time and distance are a consideration then this will get the job done! Note there is a descent of Pebble Hill at 12.7 miles that needs great care and why in part we recommend the longer options listed below.

C and N Cycles Box Hill loop 18 miles: Gpx and TCX files, Select 'Export' and download the desired format to your GPS unit.

C and N Cycles Box Hill loop 18 miles: Garmin Connect. Sign into your Garmin Connect account to 'Send to Device'

C and N Cycles Box Hill Loop 18 miles: Strava Sign into your Strava and 'Export' to add to your device.

BoxHill 25 Miles: Similar to the 18 mile route in as much that we still suggest the 41 mile option as it does not include the descent of Pebble Hill, but if time and distance deter those attempting the latter then this 25 mile option is far more picturesque than the 18 mile option.

C and N Cycles Box Hill loop 25 miles: Gpx and TCX files, Select 'Export' and download the desired format to your GPS unit.

C and N Cycles Box Hill loop 25 miles: Garmin Connect. Sign into your Garmin Connect account to 'Send to Device'

C and N Cycles Box Hill Loop 25 miles: Strava Sign into your Strava and 'Export' to add to your device.

Redhill-Lingfield Loop 26 miles In more ways than one this 26 mile loop provides a taster of just what 'Surrey Cycling' has to offer. A quick meander through the lanes perhaps with a cheeky stop for either a Coffee, Tea, cake, a full breakfast or lunch make the Green Rooms Cafe at Godstone the perfect refuelling stop; well worth a visit. Alternatively meander through the lanes to the Dog and Duck pub at 21 miles (note this is a few yards off the course), a favourite on the 'London To Brighton' route with lovely food at reasonable prices.

C and N Redhill Lingfield Loop 26 miles: Gpx and TCX files, Select 'Export' and download the desired format to your GPS unit.

C and N Redhill Lingfield Loop 26 miles: Garmin Connect. Sign into your Garmin Connect account to 'Send to Device'

C and N Redhill Lingfield Loop 26 miles:: Strava Sign into your Strava and 'Export' to add to your device.

Tanhouse Farm Loop 33 miles Quiet lanes around the Surrey Sussex border with a lovely stop just past the halfway point at Tanhousefarm for coffee, cake and homemade food, very popular venue for local cyclists. There are also plenty of pubs that offer good food, notably The Plough at Rusper near the halfway point or if you would rather get more miles under your belt the at 25 miles you have the Grumpy Mole or the The Royal Oak in the pretty village of Brockam, where during th the local church often promotes 'Tea on the green', well worth a visit.

Box Hill Loop 41 miles Take in some of the beautiful lanes around Surrey before a quick zip around part of the 2012 Olympic road race cycle route over the legendary Box Hill, with a welcome 'Tea stop' at the top. There are several pubs that serve food along the route, like the Seven Stars just after the 27 1/2 mile mark or just after the Plough at Leigh at 28 1/2 miles.

C and N Cycles Box Hill loop 41 miles: Gpx and TCX files, Select 'Export' and download the desired format to your GPS unit.

C and N Cycles Box Hill loop 41 miles: Garmin Connect. Sign into your Garmin Connect account to 'Send to Device'

C and N Cycles Box Hill Loop 41 miles: Strava Sign into your Strava and 'Export' to add to your device.

North Downs loop 48miles

Taking in Leith Hill, Friday Street, Abinger common, Whitedown, Ranmore and Boxhill Hill this ia a true the classic of the Northdowns! Potential refreshments stops are at 12.4 miles the Crown pub at Capel. At 19.7 miles the Stephan Langton Inn, note this is just off the course, to get there, 19.7 miles is the large Mill Pond at Friday street, instead of going straight past and up the hill, take a left turn and ride along the side of pond, just past the end of which is the 'Inn'. 20.7 miles the Abinger Hatch. Along the top of Ranmore common at 25.4 there is a tea wagon that is worth a visit as you do get good views across to Leith Hill where you have just been. At 28.6 is the Burford Bridge Hotel, there is a side entrance, take the bikes in there and if you are feeling indulgent they do a lovely cream tea; Paul has indulged quite a few times. If you would rather get to the top of Box Hill at 30.1miles is their cafe, very very popular in the summer months. Alternatively if you would like a 'nearly finished' celebration, at 45.1 miles turn right up "Bonnys Rd" to the Skimmington Castle

C and N Cycles Northdowns loop 48 miles: Gpx and TCX files, Select 'Export' and download the desired format to your GPS unit.

C and N Cycles Northdowns loop 48 miles: Garmin Connect. Sign into your Garmin Connect account to 'Send to Device'

C and N Cycles Northdowns Loop 48 miles: Strava Sign into your Strava and 'Export' to add to your device.

Sussex loop 55 miles Longer than the box hill loop yet not as hilly, over pretty and often very quiet Surrey lanes before swooping into Sussex. There are also quite a few pub stops, like the Victory Inn and Jolly Tanners, both at the 25 1/2 mile mark near Staplefield or a little further just before the 36mile mark at Lambs Green is the aptly named Lamb Inn, There is also a lovely tea room at Tanhousefarm at 39 1/2 miles for coffee, cake and homemade food; very popular venue for local cyclists. This route offers the variety of small country lanes as well as the wide open space around plummer plain midway through the course; one of our favourites loops that showcases both counties beautifully.

C and N Cycles Sussex loop 55 miles: Gpx and TCX files Select 'Export' and download the desired format to your GPS unit

C and N Cycles Sussex loop 55 miles: Garmin Connect. Sign into your Garmin Connect account to 'Send to Device'

C and N Cycles Sussex Loop 55 miles: Strava Sign into your Strava and 'Export' to add to your device.

TONBRIDGE LOOP 57 MILES: The route also takes you past Chartwell, the home of Sir Winston Churchill. There are quite a few pubs that serve good food such as the The Cock inn at Ide Hill at 35 miles or much nearer the finish after most of the climbing is completed and with just over five miles to go is the Whyte Harte at Bletchingley. This is quite a challenging course, but is well worth the effort.

C and N Cycles Tonbridge loop : GPX and TCX Select 'Export' and download the desired format to your GPS unit

C and N Cycles Tonbridge loop: Garmin Connect Sign into your Garmin Connect account to 'Send to Device'

C and N Cycles Tonbridge loop: Strava Sign into your Strava and 'Export' to add to your device.

Leith Hill Octopus 65 miles: 8 legs through the leafy lanes of Leith Hill each leg taking a each taking a different route up Leith Hill. Plenty of opportunities to stop for refreshments. This route starts from Dorking station but there are plenty of parking opportunities elsewhere; many use Denbies wine estate car park which is close to the station (click), as they have a cafe to reward yourself with a treat after your ride; their wine is very good, I can personally recommend Surrey Gold!

Leith Hill Octopus 65 miles: Gpx and TCX files: Download the desired format to your GPS unit

Leith Hill Octopus 65 miles: Garmin Connect: Sign into your Garmin Connect account to 'Send to Device'

Leith Hill Octopus and Box Hill 87 miles. 8 legs through the leafy lanes of Leith Hill each leg taking a each taking a different route up Leith Hill with the addition of Box Hill towards the end makes makes this a challenging and rewarding ride. Plenty of opportunities to stop for refreshments

C & N Cycles Leith Hill Octopus and Box Hill 87miles: Gpx and TCX files Download the desired format to your GPS unit

C & N Cycles Leith Hill Octopus and Box Hill 87 miles: Garmin Connect Sign into your Garmin Connect account to 'Send to Device'

Brighton and back loop 88 miles The route to the coast is over the famous 'London to Brighton' route, for those who may not want to ride back there are regular trains to Redhill from Brighton. For those cycling back the route is on much quieter roads, this really is a superb ride that we have done many times.

C and N Cycles Brighton loop 88 miles: Gpx and TCX files Select 'Export' and download the desired format to your GPS unit

C and N Cycles Brighton loop 88 miles: Garmin Connect.Sign into your Garmin Connect account to 'Send to Device'

C and N Cycles Brighton loop 88 miles: Strava Sign into your Strava and 'Export' to add to your device.

BoxHill Ditchling 100 mile challenge Want to do tick three boxes? BoxHill, Ditchling Beacon and ride 100 miles? Pretty route using quiet country lanes (where possible) with plenty of opportunities to stop for refreshments.

C and N Cycles Box Hill, Ditchling Beacon, 100 mile challenge: Gpx and TCX files Select 'Export' and download the desired format to your GPS unit

C and N Cycles Box Hill, Ditchling Beacon, 100 mile challenge: Garmin Connect Sign into your Garmin Connect account to 'Send to Device'

C and N Cycles Box Hill, Ditchling Beacon, 100 mile challenge; Strava. Sign into your Strava and 'Export' to add to your device.