Prudential RideLondon 2019 - Sunday 4 August
The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic will take place on Sunday 4 August 2019. The day will see 25,000 amateurs riding through London and Surrey whilst 150 of the world's top cyclists take an extended route around Dorking.
Box Hill and Prudential RideLondon
The Zig-Zag road at Box Hill became known worldwide as an iconic symbol of the London 2012 Olympic games. People have visited Box Hill for centuries and today it remains a year-round destination for cycling, walking, fresh air and health.
The new Surrey classic route will afford spectators who make their way up to Box Hill an amazing view of the action where they will get to see the race pass on five occasions before the riders race back into central London.
How can I watch the riders at Box Hill?
Use the train to get around the closed road network. There are three train stations near to Box Hill that can get you close to the action.
Box Hill and Westhumble station lies on the London (Victoria and Waterloo) to Horsham line. From the station car park turn right at the road and walk down past the Stepping Stones pub. Cross the A24 via the underpass and on the far side turn left to the Burford Bridge hotel. Take the right hand path immediately after the hotel. At the fork, take the left hand grassy track and continue heading directly uphill. This is a steep climb but at the top you will have a panoramic view of the Zig-Zag road. Take the track to your right to reach the Box Hill cafe and toilets.
Dorking Deepdene Station lies on the east-west Guildford to Redhill line. As you come out of the station walk towards the main road and turn left under the railway bridge. Turn left again along a public footpath towards Pixham. At the path crossroads turn left again to pass under two railway bridges. You'll come out at Pixham Lane by a timber-framed house. Turn right, go under the railway bridge and then left down a road by the church. At the end take the footpath through the trees down to the river; cross over the footbridge and and head along a public footpath. At the T junction with the road turn left along the track up the hill. Just before Boxhurst Farm you'll see a stile and footpath marked, which will take you up to the memorial at the top of Box Hill.
Dorking Station is on the same line as Box Hill and Westhumble but does have a more trains. From the station entrance walk to the main A24 road by the Lincoln Arms. Turn left and go under the railway bridge and then follow the same route as for Dorking Deepdene.
New ways to enjoy the event at Box Hill
This year RideLondon are installing a large outdoor screen which will be positioned by the café so spectators can watch the pro race live. There will also be some coverage and mixed content of the amateurs race from 9am. The café will be open with a variety of food options available including scoop ice-cream.
RideLondon will also be offering a free and exciting new activity at Box Hill: Rollapaluza race bikes. These are static race bikes which form a head to head challenge for friends and family, to see who can set the quickest time over a specified distance.
" Box Hill is an iconic climb and I’m sure with the change we’ve made there will be a wonderful atmosphere that will greet the riders, recapturing some of that spirit of the London 2012 Olympics. "
Which of our other properties are on the Prudential RideLondon route on 4 August 2019?
We recommend you check the Prudential RideLondon website for the exact routes and starting times.
- The route passes close to Ham House (near Richmond), over the River Wey Navigations (near Byfleet), close to Clandon Park and past Hatchlands Park (both near Guildford).
- The biggest climb of the race is over Leith Hill (near Ockley), which passes Leith Hill Place on the way up.
- There is then an unforgettable climb up the Zig-Zag at Box Hill, an iconic symbol of the 2012 Olympic Games. 5 laps for the pro races on the Classic route!
- Then the route whizzes past Headley Heath and passes close to Claremont Landscape Garden and The Homewood (Esher).
Will roads be closed?
There will be road closures, which are being organised by RideLondon. Please look for the latest information on their website.
Hatchlands Park and Lelth Hill Place will be closed on Sunday 4 August, our other properties remain open as usual.
We know from our experience with the Olympics that it is possible to balance the needs of top class sport, visitor enjoyment and nature conservation. We continue to work with Natural England to protect and care for our outstanding natural habitats.