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.

Prudential RideLondon - 2 August 2015

Plans are already being made for the 2015 Prudential RideLondon event on Sunday 2 August. Get some early practice in and challenge yourself to Box Hill's famous Zig Zag road.