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 40km.
Interestingly, this route begins at a different spawn point then other London routes, facing in what is typically the reverse direction. This bypasses the typical flat London start so you can get climbing quickly!
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.
One bummer about how this route works is it dumps you onto the Box Hill KOM after the start line, which means you don’t get credit for that segment.
About the Finish Line
The animated map in the Zwift route picker shows this route ending at the base of the Fox/Leith Hill climbs. But when this route is used for official events, the finish line is the KOM banner at the top of Fox Hill–a very different location!
So we’ve created two Strava segments, one for the “event version” (which we consider to be the “official” version) and one which replicates what the map shows.
Route details (event version):
Distance: 44.1km (27.4 miles)
Elevation Gain: 1029m (3377′)
Strava Forward Segment (Start Pens to Fox Hill KOM)
Route details (free ride):
Distance: 41km (25.5 miles)
Elevation Gain: 881m (2893′)
Strava Forward Segment