Posted Monday 4th June 2012 –
Entries are now open for the 2012 Surrey Legs of Steel cycle sportive. Taking place on Saturday 15th September, this year will see the sixth running of the event that offers riders a challenging course in the Surrey Hills that starts and finishes on zig zag climb of Box Hill.
The event will feature a choice of two routes, 81km or 46km, both with plenty of hills to stretch your legs on. The short route at 46k is no easy option with 1020m of climbing – it’s just shorter! Riders taking the short route will experience five major climbs: Ranmore Hill, Leith Hill, Holmbury Hill, White Down Hill (an 18% climb!) and finish with the ZigZag at Box Hill. The long route at 81k has 1600m of climbing and will take riders up eight major climbs: Ranmore Hill, Leith Hill, Holmbury Hill, Winterfold Hill (an awesome 21% climb!), St Martha’s Hill, Coombe Bottom Hill, Dunley Hill and again finishing with the ZigZag at Box Hill.
The event is held to commemorate Dave Aitchison, a rising star in British triathlon and Ful-On Tri club member who died suddenly in January 2007 aged 29. The Surrey Legs of Steel event, now in its sixth year, will be open to anyone with a passion for cycling and the thigh-burning Surrey hills where Dave did so much of his training for his spectacular 2006 season. All profits from the event will go towards Dave Aitchison SportsAid Fund set up in Dave’s name by his family and the club to assist talented young triathletes in the Triathlon London region.
More event details and entry link can be found in our sportive calendar listing –