Posted Thursday 29th August 2013 –
The organisers of Surrey’s newest sportive, The Tiffin Wheeler, are getting ready to take to the streets of Kingston on the 15th of September. The ride is being organised by 2Boats Events, a cycling events company based locally in Putney, who are known for their successful multiday ride, the Halow 250.
The Tiffin Wheeler will start from Tiffin Boys School in Kingston with proceeds going to TIPRA (Tiffin Parent Rugby Association) and Tiffin school sports. The organiser aims to encourage fun social cycling for all ages and abilities, with three route choices, The Fun 25, The Standard 60 and The Epic 90 with a focus on providing a more personal, well organised, social and local service to riders. 2Boats have worked in partnership with the Tiffin School to getting more young people and women of all ages involved and being a local company themselves have tried to use as many local businesses as possible to help with the event.
The 60 and 90 mile route head out of Kingston on quiet roads towards Cranleigh though the picturesque towns of Cobham, Ockham and Chilworth finally arriving in Cranleigh where they split .The 90 miler heads right through Ewhurst and towards Effingham and includes the famous Leith Hill before heading back down through the winding roads of Ranmore Common joining the 60 mile route on the famous climb out of Cranleigh up the leg burning Copse Hill and Combe lane where the ride starts heading back to Kingston via West Byfleet and Hersham. Other highlights of the route include, Coldharbour Lane, Hound house lane, Hungry hill lane and White down lane. Both routes encompass everything you expect from a sportive in the Olympic famous Surrey Hills, amazing views, picturesque villages and great riding roads.
The Fun 25 promises a great way for all the family to enjoy cycling with an easy route on quiet roads round Hersham and Walton on Thames finishing through the famous Bushy Park and then heading back to Kingston. It has been designed to ensure a fun relaxed introduction to cycling with enough challenge to get your legs working adequately whilst enjoying the scenery.
Registration is from 8am with participants starting in staggered groups. Entry is £20 for the Fun and £25 for the Standard and Epic in advance, on the day entries will be available at extra £5 for all routes, places permitting. Also included are feed stations for the Standard and Epic every 30 miles, timing and a photographer with photos available to purchase after the event.
For more info and to register –