Weare Street

83KM

873M

ROAD

Distance Elevation Gain Ride Type

 

The ancient road of Weare Street near Ockley is a beautiful and tranquil highlight to this flowing ride through Surrey. So named for being a 'weird' street as opposed to having anything to do with a weir, despite there being a stream running down the length of it. The road was part of the busy thoroughfare between London and Chichester known as Stane Street (stone in Norse) that carried trade goods by horse and cart. 


Weare St. was somewhat of a bottleneck - dark, secluded and in places narrow, it was often the haunt of highwaymen (keep an eye on your Garmin!) and beggars hence the aptly named Smugglers Lane nearby. We approach from the south before joining the railway station road and subsequently heading towards Newdigate.

 

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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