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kent & surrey hills epic

Ride Overview

Ride one of the toughest routes in the South East & take on 13 major climbs (including 8 in the Top 100 climbs) in Surrey & Kent. Starting in Wotton, the route starts in the Surrey Hills with the steep climbs of Barhatch & Coombe Lane before heading along the North Downs ridge to Kent. The toughest part of the route is the 50km between Sevenoaks & Redhill with some super punchy climbs including Toys Hill & Chalkpit Lane before coming back into Surrey for a sharp last 20km over Leith Hill. With over 3,000m of elevation, this is as tough a ride as you can get in the South East and a real challenge to put in the calendar for 2023.

Long Route: 175km, 2710m
Medium Route: 94km, 1448m
Long Route Difficulty 4/5
Medium Route Difficulty 3/5

Key Climbs:

Barhatch Lane  – 1.4km,  6.7% average gradient
Coombe Lane – 1km, 7.9%
Toys Hill – 2.6km, 6.7%
White Lane – 0.6km, 12.8%
Chalkpit Lane – 1.6km,  8,2%
Coldhabour Lane – 3.1km, 4.6%

Ride Highlights

Explore two great regions: Ride the classic roads & local gems in the South East’s two most famous cycling destinations.


13 bucket list climbs in one ride: Unlucky for some, this route packs in the climbs – 13 in all (8 of which are Top 100 climbs) over a challenging course with 3,000m of elevation.


Back to Back to Back climbs: There are a three separate parts of the route with relentless climbing and no flat at all. Ignore your middle gears and smash it through these brutal sections.

The Route

Kent & Surrey Hills Epic: June 18th

Pick between the 175km long route or 94km medium route over one of the punchiest sportives in South East England. Our Hardest Hundred Epic Series are as tough as they come so be prepared for a massive & unforgettable day on the bike as we hit 13 climbs along the North Downs ridge.

Start Time: From 8am

Finish Time: Ride Village closes at 6pm

Start / Finish Location: Peaslake

Long Route

Long Route: 175km, 2710m

One of the toughest rides in the South East with 13 climbs to get over along the North Downs. We start off with a bang – the first 30km features 4 big climbs including the very steep Barhatch as an opener. After a more gentle 40km, we hit the sharp climbs around Sevenoaks including Toys Hill, White Lane & Chalkpit Lane. This is the toughest part of the route with 7 climbs squeezed into 60km.

Back into Surrey, we finish climbing around Leith Hill before a final descent back into Wotton for a very well earned medal.

Ride Difficulty: 4/5

Medium Route

Medium Route: 94km, 1448m

A tough 100km mostly in Surrey featuring 7 climbs in the Surrey Hills. The vast majority of the elevation comes in two chunks – a punchy first 30km and a sting in the tail over the last 20km.

Rolling out of Wotton, we hit the steep Barhatch Lane before Combe Lane & Boxhill. After a rolling 50km, we finish around Leith Hill and a flowing descent back to Wotton.

Physical Difficulty: 3/5


Is the route marked?

Yes, the route is fully marked. We also suggest bringing a bike GPS to follow as well, we will send you a GPX file with the route one week before the ride.

How do I find out my start time?

Riders start in groups of maximum 6 at a time. We will send you an email after you have booked to choose your start time between 8am and 10am, if you are riding with a friend you can choose to start with them.

Where is the start / finish?

The ride starts and finishes in Wotton. There is free parking onsite as well as a toilets & refreshments.

What happens if I have a mechanical / accident?

It is important you prepare properly ensuring your bike is in good condition & physically ready for the challenge. If you have an accident or mechanical, we have support at the feeds and sweep van at the back.

What shall I pack with me for the ride?

You need to have two water bottle, basic kit to repair punctures, inner tubes & riding with a helmet is compulsory. Our feed stops have water, cake, fruit & bars.

Do I get a medal at the finish?

Yes, when you finish the ride you will go through the finish line and get your hard earned UK’s Hardest Hundred medal.


Finishers Medal

Get to the finish and collect your well earned UK's Hardest Hundred Medal

Feed Stops

We have feed stops approx every 30 to 40kms with fruit, cakes, water, hydration tabs & sports bars / gels.

Fully marked route & timing chips

Focus just the stunning views & thrilling ride. The route is marked out all the way & you can check your time for the route at the end.

Race village at the finish

After an epic ride, grab a coffee, cake & more from the food trucks at the end. Free parking for the day & toilets & also included in your entry.

Additional information

Route Type

Long Route, Medium Route

Kent & Surrey Hills Epic


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