98 km | 61 mi from Richmond Park feat.Box Hill.
To Box Hill and back, a classic ride. There are many ways to get there, here is ours and of course it has to start from Richmond park.
Rating > Difficult
Terrain > Some busy London roads, rolling hills & country lanes
Elevation Gain > 820 m | 2,690 ft
Escaping the city, the roads start to get more breathable passed Kingston. In Esher you’ll cycle by the famous Giro cafe, where you should stop on the way back (they have great cinnamon rolls and their #RIDEWITHMATES cups are ace).
You will finally feel like you’re getting the countryside vibe right after Cobham, here the rolling lanes turn a dozen shades of green. One of favourite is Ranmore, right by Denbies Wine estate.
Finally, after 43 km comes the iconic Box Hill, a National Trust area that deserves its title.
We find Box Hill prettiest in Autumn when the golden leaves take over, on an early sunny morning nothing beats the view of the valley lost in fog.
It’s now time for coffee, Charlie and Ginger is just around the corner in Leatherhead. Head down to enjoy a slice of cake or a homemade soup with sourdough, perfect after a long ride.
You'll then head back to London across Bushy Park and then onto Richmond terrace. Take a minute to check out the view of river Thames and Surrey beyond, it’s stunning!
If you still have energy in the tank, fill your boots with a few laps of Richmond park before heading home.
Enjoy the ride!
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By car: Roehampton Gate Car park, SW15 5JY
By train: Barnes Train Station
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