Epsom to the North Downs - Strong Plus

Friday 29th March at 9.00am This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
Upper High Street Car Park entrance Epsom KT17 4QJ
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
3 hours 15 mins  (2 hours 35 mins cycling)
Bike Type You probably don’t want to drag your road bike across bumpy trails. Maybe you want to make the most of the suspension on your mountain bike. This helps you match your ride to your bike.
Road 
Suitable for Child Trailers
No 
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What other riders think of this route

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Challenging rides on the road for adults only If you’ve been riding a road bike for a while, and perhaps been thinking about joining a cycling club, these rides – brand new for 2012 – are for you. The prospect of a speedy pace over twenty to fifty miles, and the strong likelihood of some hills thrown in along the way, means our Ride Strong Plus rides are not for the faint-hearted.

A challenging circular ride out from Epsom around the North Downs and local countryside before returning to the starting point. Within just a few miles we'll in beautiful countryside, passing Epsom racecourse along the way and admiring many of the local villages in the area. This route has plenty of ascending and descending, including a challenging climb up onto Ranmore Common, so it is ideally suited for those wanting to stretch themselves. The 33 mile route is entirely on roads, so road bikes are recommended. Perfect for a blast of fresh air and a challenging ride out in great company!

If you've already tried one of our Ride Strong Plus rides and you're ready for the next challenge, why not try a British Cycling Sportive?

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
Please make sure your bike is in good working order and bring equipment with you to repair punctures, Ride Leaders are there to help but are not responsible for your bike.
All rides leave at the time stated you must arrive early Ride Leaders will not wait. 

Car Parking
Yes, at Upper Street Car Park, charge of all day parking is £1.
Nearest Train Station
Epsom Train Station, 0.4miles. 

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Nick Rawling
    Nick Rawling Hi my name is Nick and I live in Slough.
    In my youth I did Road Racing and held a 1st Category licence.
    I have also been one of the few Brits privileged to have worked with Professional Cycle Racing teams on the Tour de France and the Giro d' Italia as well as some Six Day track events.
    These days I only cycle for pleasure be it on the road or off road leaving the racing to viewing only on Eurosport.
    I look forward to meeting you on up coming Sky Rides
  • Alastair Fallon
    Alastair Fallon AdvFirstAider - Cycle Response Unit (StJohnAmbulance, London)
    Cycle Instructor Level1-3
    Long Distance Cyclist
    - (Glasgow-Gibraltar via Barcelona Olympic Games 1992)
    - (Peru to Patagonia, along the PanAmerican Highway through Chile - 2001/02)
    - (UKend2end 1000miles 21-31May11 action-medical-research)
    Trained Cycle Mechanic
    Volunteer with LCC and member of CTC
    Trained as Sky Ride Leader

Rider Comments on the Route

  • matthew strathearn Monday 29th April
  • Robbie O'Sullivan Sunday 28th April
  • Nigel Rawlins Friday 29th March Well led and scenic route.

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