THE OVERBURY SURREY HILLS CHALLENGE – 26th September 2024

THE OVERBURY SURREY HILLS CHALLENGE – 26th September 2024

  • September 26, 2024
    7:00 am - 4:00 pm

We are delighted to be working with Overbury in the delivery of their Surrey Hills Bike Ride. The ride will be for employees and invited guests of Overbury.

Date: 26th September 2024

Everyone will start at Denbies Vineyard at the foot of Box Hill, then head into the Surrey Hills. This 60k route includes the very best of the Surrey Hills and throws in Box Hill, the 2012 London Olympics legacy climb, for that extra challenge!

Example Route

Example Profile

Highlights:

  • The best of the Surrey Hills AONB
  • Optional ascent of Box Hill
  • Hosted at Denbies Vineyard

Denbies

Denbies Wine Estate, near DorkingSurrey, has the largest vineyard in England, with 265 acres (1.07 km2) under vines, representing more than 10 per cent of the plantings in the whole of the United Kingdom. It has a visitors’ centre that attracts around 300,000 visits a year.

Denbies is situated on the North Downs, which is a range of chalk hills the topsoil of which consists of fertile loam interspersed with flints. From 1986 to 1989 Adrian White had the south-facing slopes planted with vines, which cover 265 acres (1.07 km2) of the 627-acre (2.54 km2) estate, the remainder of which is woodland and pasture. The average yield is 300,000 litres of wine per year.

Around 65 per cent of Denbies’ wine is sold at the visitors’ centre, and the remainder through supermarkets, wholesalers and via mail order.

In 2010 Denbies Chalk Ridge Rosé won the IWC international Gold award, beating more than 360 competitors from 21 countries. The IWC wine challenge is the world’s biggest and most influential wine competition.

Insurance – travel and bike

Testimonial from a Previous Rider

“I’ve ridden many time on pie events over the years, and I can say without fear of contradiction they are superb. And that word applies to all the essential components of a great trip – the organisation, accommodation, food, guiding, support, location and routing. Oh – I left out the craic and camaraderie as well!”

Dermot Murnaghan, Sky News Reader

Training:

For tips on training and getting your bike ready, head to our advice page.

pie Guides

The Surrey Hills ride is a guided ride with groups being led by pie guides who are familiar with the terrain and who help all abilities complete the challenge. For those not familiar with the pie guiding system:

  • We offer guided rides to make sure we offer the very best care to our cyclists
  • All of our guides are experienced cyclists. They range from ex-professional racers to keen amateurs and all are very used to guiding groups of differing abilities, experience and skills
  • All of our guides will navigate their small group of 8 – 10 cyclists from start to finish
  • They are on hand to do mechanical work so there is no waiting around for a mechanic’s van
  • Many pie guides are first aid trained
  • We make the ride suitable for most standards of cyclists (bar complete beginners) – check the minimum daily distances and elevations to make sure you are happy with your level of fitness vs the challenge above, and then start some training to minimise the gap!
  • Meet the pie team