- Reigate Hill
It’s ok in the dry, but like the Somme in the wet. Probably ok for a blast after work, but I would keep going to Leith et c or Swinley if I were you.
There is a hidden DH track on Box Hill, but again its a dry weather only affair, if only because the push back up is horrific in the wet!Posted 9 years ago
Use to pretty much always start from Reigate Hill. You can do a nice loop by going up to the Reigate Hill viewpoint then head north over the M25, across Banstead Heath, continue to Langley Vale, then head south again on Pebble Lane then Stane Street. This takes you through to a descent nearly into Mickleham. You can then go up the bridleway to the side of Box Hill or Juniper Bottom bridleway. Then its back via Headley Heath and then the North Downs Way.
Potential cafe stops at Headley Heath car park, Box Hill and Reigate Hill. Best to get OS Explorer 146 map. Can get slowed down by horses on the weekend and some section having limited horse overtaking ability so you’ve got to hope the horse riders are in a happy mood.Posted 9 years ago
Reigate to Leith Hill is also doable. Though a little more road than usual.
To reduce the road and if your legs are up for it, drop down into Mickleham, cross the A24 then up to Norbury Park, across to Ranmore (could take in the back of Polsden Lacey) then along the top dropping down into either Westcott then up Wolverns or drop down to Abinger Hammer and through the little paths to PeaslakePosted 9 years ago
There’s tons of riding around there, sometimes muddy, but plenty of trails, and some good riding. Some testing climbs (well at least for me) and some good descents.
I like the one that starts here
And goes down to the A25.
And this one is quite good fun
But there are plenty more.
Lots of night riding groups around as well.
Two threads about Reigate in a two days!Posted 9 years ago
And this one is quite good fun
That one is in the loop I described; its a good one, lots of rocks in places. Always muddy towards the top as the horse owners to the left of the path drain the crappy water on to the path.
:EDIT: hey, just saw you profile phinbob…its fatbob from the old forum! So you’re now thin?Posted 9 years ago
I’m not *exactly* thin, but I’ve mislaid 25% of my bodyweight somewhere…
😆 all good for the cycling. Lost some myself last year and it does make the hills easier.
I remembered your name as there are a few around from the Redhill/Caterham area. Seem to remember Twiglet Monster organised a ride but I couldn’t go.Posted 9 years agoHoratioHufnagelMember
Heres a few routesPosted 9 years ago
Crazysmudge aka Al,
Did I understand your email correctly – you’re 10mins ride from Reigate Hill? I can show you some trails/put you in touch with some regular local groups/offer route advice (delete as applicable and as per your requirements!)
I often struggle with the term “good ride”. It does all depend what you’re after. The riding around Redhill and Reigate tends to be very varied. The quantity and width/twistyness of singletrack varies with the season – the fully green trees and bushes of summer makes for much tighter twistier lines!
TMPosted 9 years ago
we have a ride round that area planned for this sunday morning (5th April) if you are interested in joining us.
Starting at LOMAC and then covering Stane St, Pub Steps, Norbury Park, Druids, Juniper Climb, Alpine Descent, Happy Valley ,Headley Heath ,Secret Singletrack, Stane St crossroads, down Alsation, Leatherhead Jumps, Exxon Mobil, 3 acres Barn and back to LOMAC.
25 to 30 miles depending on variations and 2.5 to 3 hours riding time
Ride sets off at 9-15 am SHARP. No exceptionsPosted 9 years agovinnyehSubscriber
MTB-Idle, any chance I could get hold of a copy of your route, or you post up some grid refs- I’m living down that way at the moment, and am familiar with a few of the locations off that list, but not many, and could do with finding out what are the local names for some of the features.Posted 9 years ago
nukeproof, all comers are welcome but yes, it was probably a bit late in the day. Keep an eye out on my ride diary and let me know if you want to join a future ride.
vinney, sorry but i dont have a GPS so no can do but you too are also welcome to join us.
Hope you both got out riding cos it was an awesome day and a great ride. Here’s one of the quality descents we covered known locally as Alsatian cos, well, check the description on vimeo.
Yes, I know the camera is shaky but I have cut out the better bits and added them into a longer video which will be posted/hosted later this weekPosted 9 years ago
all comers are welcome but yes, it was probably a bit late in the day. Keep an eye out on my ride diary and let me know if you want to join a future ride.
Will do…cheers mtb-idle. Did managed to get out…rode out from Dorking to Pitch, Holmbury etc: great ride. Think I know where that Alastian trail is if it’s off Stane St? The gate/driveway bit looks familiar but I could be wrong.Posted 9 years ago
yup, starts at the crossroads on stane street. Facing towards Juniper bottom you take the right hand trail heading downhill. The gates you recognise are the entrance to Cherkley court and the trail brings you out onto the Leatherhead by pass.
As I mentioned, the video is a bit ‘raw’ but hopefully exciting. I have edited out the worst bits and added other less jerky footage from Sunday and will post up a fuller length video tomorrow evening.Posted 9 years ago
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