Cyclists attack the Zig Zag at Box Hill © NTPL/David Levenson

Cyclists attack the Zig Zag at Box Hill

A place worthy of Olympic road cycling

Box Hill is well and truly on the map for road cycling following the Olympic road races. Billions of people around the world watched international athletes battle it out on the challenging Zig Zag road. And the Box Hill circuit used for the events was described by Team GB’s Mark Cavendish as ‘a perfect little loop’.

Facts about Box Hill's Zig Zag road

  • Average gradient: 4.9%
  • Distance: 2.5km
  • Lowest elevation: 43m
  • Highest elevation: 166m

Find your way... cycle to Box Hill

You can cycle to Box Hill via Sustrans Route 22. Or visit the Sustrans website for help in planning your cycle route from your door.

The summit

Refuel at the Box Tree cafe and servery

We've an indoor café and a servery with outdoor seating and bike rests at the summit. You can buy sandwiches, drinks and cakes to enjoy whilst looking at the view or to take away. Bike repairs at the weekend.