Glorious Gravel




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The Surrey Hills but not as you know it. Starting from Cranleigh we tour the Winterfold Woods and the Hurtwood, the home of Mountain Biking south of London. The trails are a mix of pale yellow and chalky white gravel with occasional sand traps to watch out for. As we extend along the North Downs we take a short tour through Denbies Vineyard before cutting across to the feed stop in the scenic village of Holmbury St Mary and then southwards on a mix of trail and path, and finally onto a section of the Downs link that was the rail line through the hills until the 1960s.

Enjoy this rich gravel riding area and see the hills you know in a whole new light.


Authored By Will Pearson
Will represents one half of the fifth generation of the Pearson dynasty. He boasts a riding career of almost 50 years, having beaten his siblings to staying upright on a two-wheeler at the age of two and a half. Coaxed out of bed on Sunday mornings to ride cyclo-cross most of his younger life, his interest in cycling is also focussed in road and gravel adventure riding. Chiefly responsible for Pearson bike geometry, design and specification.
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