King of the Downs Preview


Posted Friday 6th May 2011 –

With around 2 weeks to go until King of the Downs sportive here’s your chance to get an idea of what is in store for riders on the 113 mile super sportive.

The full route is made up of two loops, eastern and western, centred on Evans Cycles head office in Crawley.  Riders start first on the 56 mile western loop which features 4,800ft of climbing taking in –

  • Leith Hill (451ft climbing in 2.1 miles)
  • Pitch Hill (559ft climbing in 2.1 miles)
  • Combe Bottom (422ft climbing in 2 miles)
  • Ranmore Common West (271ft climbing in 1.5 miles)
  • Box Hill (567ft climbing 2.6 miles)

This is followed by the 57 mile mile western loop which features another 4,200ft of climbing with the shorter and steeper climbs coming towards the end of the 113 mile total distance –

  • Tulleys Farm (252ft climbing in 1.8 miles)
  • Weir Wood Reservoir (342ft climbing in 1.3 miles)
  • The Wall (406ft climbing in 0.9 miles)
  • Yorks Hill (394ft climbing in 1.1 miles)
  • Titsey – Bec CC Hill Climb (386ft climbing in 0.8 miles)