“Surrey Hills” Route Details (London)

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London’s “Surrey Hills” route takes you on a complete tour of all the climbs on the London course, riding over each pass in both directions. Since the route keeps you almost entirely off of flat ground, you get a lot of climbing done in just over 44km.

London’s “Surrey Hills” route takes you on a complete tour of all the climbs on the London course, riding over each pass in both directions. Since the route keeps you almost entirely off of flat ground, you get a lot of climbing done in just over 44km.

Route Basics

Length: 39.1 km (24.3 miles)
Elevation:
1029 m (3,376‘)
Lead-In: 5 km (3.1 miles)
Map: London

Start & Finish

This route's official start/end point is the KOM banner atop the Fox Hill climb. That means you'll have a lead-in of approximately 5km before the route actually starts, and that lead-in includes a climb up Fox Hill!

We’ve created two Strava segments, one for the “event version” (which begins at the start pens) and one which covers only the official route, beginning and ending at the Fox Hill KOM banner after the tough lead-in.

Achievement Badge: 820 XP

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Leith Hill KOM
Keith Hill KOM
Fox Hill KOM

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Route Description

Route profile by ZwiftHub – the place to plan and track your route achievements!

Interestingly, this route begins at a different spawn point than other London routes, facing in what is typically the reverse direction. This bypasses the usual flat London start so you can get climbing quickly – let the suffering begin!

Once you’re in the Surrey Hills, you will continue to ride this route, never going back into the city or crossing the start/finish banner.

You’ll ride up 4 timed KOM climbs on this route. First Fox Hill for the lead-in, then the route begins atop Fox/Box. Next you’ll climb Leith hill – the longest climb of the day.

One weird thing about how this route works is it dumps you onto the Box Hill KOM after the start line, which means you won’t get on the Box Hill leaderboard in Zwift. But you will climb (almost) all of it!

Then it’s on to Keith Hill, then one final go up Fox Hill. The route ends at the KOM banner atop Fox/Box.

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Dan Connelly
1 year ago

The training route navigates back to central London after km 41.0, reaching the S/F banner at 43.4 km, so a second climb of Fox Hill would require a manual navigation change. The route profile listed on this page is misleading, starting at the Fox Hill finish banner, as the ride begins prior to the start of Fox Hill.

Dan Connelly
1 year ago
Reply to  Dan Connelly

**correction**: I think the navigation in the game is actually correct: it sends the rider back up Fox Hill, and the end-of-route notification occurs there.

Michal Wozniak
Michal Wozniak (@michwoz)
1 year ago
Reply to  Dan Connelly

Yes. The route simply starts and ends at the banner after the Fox Hill ascent. All before that is just a lead-in (including first Fox Hill ascent).

Christoph Müller
Christoph Müller
8 months ago
Reply to  Michal Wozniak

Correct. I just rode it today. That results in a total of 43.9km and 989m.

Nicola
Nicola
6 months ago

How do you do the lead in when on a meet up, second time I’ve tried Surrey hills (meet up) and still no badge, what am I doing wrong?

Juliette Valegant
Juliette Valegant
1 year ago

I don’t understand this new format. Where is the start? Is it CCW or not? Where are Leigh Hill, Fox hill and Keith hill on the map?

Matthias
Matthias
1 year ago

You see the two red squares? The northern one is the finish of Box Hill (from west) and Fox Hill (from east). The southern one is the finish of Leigh Hill (from west) and Keith Hill (from east).
Start is near Tower Bridge where most London Courses start, but in opposite direction (towards the bridge). It is both CCW and CW as this changes two times.

Michal Wozniak
Michal Wozniak (@michwoz)
1 year ago

The first climb is the Fox Hill and it’s the part of the lead-in to the actual loop which starts at the banner (on top of the hill). Then it is Keith Hill, Box Hill, Leith Hill and Fox Hill as a final ascent with finish line at the hill top banner.

Sebastiaan Postma
Sebastiaan Postma
11 months ago

just rode this, stopped after 52km and 1028 metres of climbing as it wanted to send me up box hill. Also, it took me across both Leith hill and fox hill twice. This route simply isn’t accurate. Also, when you select the route in Zwift, it says it is 30 something km with 800+m of climbing.

Stephen
Stephen
10 months ago

Zwift shows as 39.1 but I dont think that includes the 5k lead in which should take it up to 44.1. Sounds like something wrong with your ride 🙁
I’m going to give it a go after work to see how it goes!

Winfried Eberhard Wegner
Winfried Eberhard Wegner
9 months ago
Reply to  Stephen

I took this route yesterday. I rode 67,4 km and did 1026 meter uphill. I climbed 5 times including the lead inn and were also suddenly on the other side of the river. I didn’t get the batch. My ride is looking different then the actual route. Something must have vent wrong…

Cate Creede
Cate Creede
8 months ago

I really appreciate the detailed route descriptions and rely on them a lot — one thing I don’t understand is the little red numbered circles on the profile of the hills — e.g., on this route what is the 4 on Leith Hill, 3 on Keith and 4 on fox ? I’ve been methodically riding my way through all the zwift routes and have never figured this out. Thanks!

m.lee
m.lee
8 months ago

just finished this today. this was a tough route, i’d say as tough as Ventoux, uh, Ven-Top. i almost gave up when i saw i had to climb Fox Hill again (or was it Box Hill? so many hills) but i’m glad i stuck with it and i got the badge at the top. i was hurtin’ for certain. probably won’t be doing this one again.

Greg VOUDRIE
Greg VOUDRIE
8 months ago

Attempted this today for first time. It showed 26 miles and 2800 ft of climbing. I did 36 miles and over 4000 feet of climbing to account for any lead in and no banner. Thoughts?

Ken Geens
Ken Geens
7 months ago

I did this one today. It’s 43,9km and 981hm. So the lead-in is included. I got the badge at top of Fox hill for the second time.

shona hughes
shona hughes
7 months ago
Reply to  Ken Geens

How long did it take you to complete Ken?

shona hughes
shona hughes
7 months ago

How long does this route take?

Jake
Jake
7 months ago

Yeah I did this yesterday – rode for over for 41km and 2 hours with no badge. A friend put me onto this site/page afterwards – wish I’d seen it before. I was only a few short km from getting the badge. It was a tough ride with nothing to show. I think the Zwift route details should include the lead in within the overall desc. I was bummed not to get the badge, yet having worked so hard and being so close. Naughty Zwift. Still, I think I will refer to this site again if I have a mind… Read more »

Remon Lam
Remon Lam (@remon-lam)
5 months ago

To get the route badge you have to cycle 43,8 km and 987 meters of elevation.
And you need to go up Fox Hill twice (first time doesn’t count because this is still within the lead-in, so this is an extra 150 meters of climbing). Once you hit the banner at the top of Fox Hill you will get the route complete badge.

Mika Alen
Mika Alen
1 month ago
Reply to  Remon Lam

Started a meet up and rode up the lead in which was not marked on the map as it sometimes is divided by a small white strip. The start was in London and finished up the last climb with 41.3km/845m. Recieved the event finish notification but no route badge.
Strava Surrey Hills segment is 39.08km which I recieved.
This seems like a bug or do I need to ride back to Central London?

Mika Alen
Mika Alen
1 month ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

I tried to post but it’s not showing. We did the EVO CC Badge Hunt Event today and I recieved the badge. The route was not the same, in fact 3-4 km’s longer than the meet up I created last weekend.
I’m going to email Zwift Support about it as a follow up on my ticket.

JOSE MASHUD AOUN
JOSE MASHUD AOUN
4 months ago

I’ve done this rout 4 times and never seem to get the banner. I gone up the front of Fox for the second time gone through the arch and no banner. I use IOS Apple TV. Can someone from Zwift help me out?

Mika Alen
Mika Alen
1 month ago

Same here, made a ticket about the route to Zwift. We selected Surrey Hills as a meet up route but no badge at the hilltop banner.
Going out again this Saturday on an event, posting outcome here.

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