Surrey welcomes all kinds of cyclists
Published 6 September 2012
The Tour of Britain reaches its climax on Sunday 16 September with its first ever stage in Surrey taking on a spectacular route through the Surrey hills.
Starting at the 200 acre Priory Park in Reigate at noon and finishing on the High Street in Guildford at around 3.30pm, there'll be plenty of things to see and do along the route.
Best places to watch Stage 8:
- Dorking High Street – the first sprint of the day will take place along this wide street
- Leith Hill – the second climb of the day up this steep hill will ensure the riders go slower
- Barhatch Lane – another challenging hill means a great chance to see the riders up close
- Guildford High Street – riders will pass through once before coming back later for the finish. There will also be an Italian Go-Race pursuit race for children while the race is going on.
Cycling in Surrey
Having hosted the Olympic road races and time trials and now the Tour of Britain, Surrey is fast becoming popular with more and more cyclists visiting the area to experience the scenery and take on the challenges of Box Hill, Newlands Corner and Leith Hill.
However, you don’t have to be an experienced cyclist to enjoy the delights of Surrey on two wheels. The county is also a key partner in our Sky Ride Local programme, hosting a number of rides for people of all ages and abilities to get out on their bikes and have fun. Find out more and join a ride.
There is also a very active network of Breeze champions in Surrey who host weekly rides to help inspire more women to get on their bikes. Find out more about Breeze.