The Olympics is coming to Box Hill for the men’s road race on Saturday July 28, 2012 and the women’s race the following day. The course involves a circuit up our beloved Zig-zags, along Box Hill Road and Headley Common Road before going through Tyrell’s Wood and back down the A24 to the Burford Bridge.
The men’s race is around 250 kilometres, including nine laps of a 15.5km circuit of Box Hill, with the women’s race on Sunday just 140 kilometres and including two laps of Box Hill.
The route starts and finishes on The Mall, London, and travels south west through Putney, Richmond Park, Twickenham, Westhumble and Dorking before arriving at Box Hill, including the famous Zig Zag Road to the top. The riders then return north through, Leatherhead, Esher, Hampton Court and Kingston-upon-Thames to the Mall