Ride London-Surrey 100 Olympic Legacy challenge heads for Woking
By mattcollison | Thursday, February 07, 2013, 16:35
BYFLEET will form part of route for the UK's biggest festival of cycling this summer.
Ride London-Surrey 100 and Ride London-Surrey Classic will pass through Byfleet and Ripley.
The route was unveiled on Thursday (February 7) by Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Surrey County Council leader David Hodge.
Ride London-Surrey 100 takes place August 4 and will be the first London 2012 Olympics Legacy event.
Some 20,000 riders will take part in the race through the capital and Surrey.
The route, unveiled on Thursday (February 7), will see cyclists hurtle through Walton-on-Thames and Weybridge.
The challenge will see riders race along the A245 through Byfleet and towards Woking before heading down the B367 to Ripley.
Riders will proceed through West Horsley, Leith Hill, Dorking, Box Hill and Esher before finishing at The Mall in London.
Thousands of amateur riders will be taking part in the Ride London-Surrey 100 while the Ride London-Surrey Classic - taking place the same day - will be comprised of professional racers.
The route was announced at a press conference with Mayor of London Boris Johnson, Surrey County Council leader David Hodge and Olympic gold medal winner Laura Trott.
Mr Hodge said: "Both Box Hill and Big Ben will show off the very best of Britain when Surrey's picture perfect countryside contrasts with London's famous cityscape during the 100-mile event. But entrants should put in some serious training as the hills in Surrey can prove tough if you're not cycle fit."
Laura Trott said she was looking forward to trying out Surrey's hills on her bike.
She said: "There are a lot of hills on that course and it is a long way. I'm coming down for a weekend and I can do it then."