Work is well under way on the exciting new Box Hill Endurance Ride which will form the most challenging aspect of this year's London Bikeathon. Starting from Ham House, this route heads out to Surrey, encompassing some of the best cycling areas of the country and will provide a serious test to participants who are brave enough to take on the challenge!
Last week the London Bikeathon team were out and about mapping the route through Box Hill and it was easy to see why the organisers of the London Olympic Games have chosen this area to be the pinnacle of the most high profile cycling event of the year. A huge change in elevation, along with sweeping hair-pin bends and breath-taking views makes the Hill perfect for a cycling challenge. Driving up the famous Zig Zag road the team were desperate to ditch the car and come back with bikes.
Barely has the descent from the top finished when the route hits Leith Hill and an incline which makes Box Hill look like childs-play. With over 4 miles of continuous ascent one thing is for sure, this is not just a gentle ride in the country!