This is a variation on the ride that we did two years ago. We will start and finish in Dunsfold to avoid the 'rat run' into Godalming at the end of the day.
The route takes us to Shamley Green and Farley Green before we climb onto the ridge of the North Downs to cross Ranmore Common. We will descend to Westhumble Station for coffee in the bike shop. We then climb Box Hill, riding over Richard Long's painting Road River, which was created for the 2012 Olympic Road Race. We will loop to the east of Dorking then south to Brockham, before crossing the A24 to tackle Leith Hill. This is the toughest climb of the day, with the motivation that there is a pub at the top for lunch, assuming that it is now fully operational following extensive refurbishment. (This will be confirmed after the 'recce ride'.) If not, we will have lunch in the pub in Forest Green. The return to Dunsfold will be via Ewhurst and Cranleigh, from where we will ride south and east on minor roads to avoid the B2130.
Distance: approximately 60 miles.
Ascent: approximately 4,400 feet.
More details to follow after the trial run (e.g. parking options in Dunsfold),
About Tuesday rides
The Tuesday rides are typically 60-70 miles at a moderately fast pace while maintaining the social nature of the Saturday and Wednesday rides. The rides will start at locations closer to people coming from the west side of our area.