Legs of Steel, Save the date for Sat 1st October 2016!

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Thank you very much for coming to the Legs of Steel 2015 - results and photos are now available. And we now have a date for our 10 year anniversary event for you to save in your diaries - Saturday 1 October 2016!

Dave Aitchison Challenge Ride - Sat 3rd October 2015


Results are now available - you can download them using the link above

Photos from this year's event are also now online at Sportive Photo.

 The Surrey Legs of Steel 2015 is a challenging cyclosportive in the Surrey Hills starting and finishing in Box Hill. The ride will take place on Saturday 3rd October 2015, with riders rolling out between 8am and 9:30am. There will be two routes - 81k & 46k - with plenty of hills to stretch your legs on!

The short route at 46k is no easy option with 1020m of climbing – it’s just shorter! Riders taking the short route will experience five major climbs: Ranmore Hill, Leith Hill, Holmbury Hill, White Down Hill (an 18% climb!) and finish with the ZigZag at Box Hill.

The long route at 81k has 1600m of climbing and will take riders up eight major climbs: Ranmore Hill, Leith Hill, Holmbury Hill, Winterfold Hill (an awesome 21% climb!), St Martha’s Hill, Coombe Bottom Hill, Dunley Hill and again finishing with the ZigZag at Box Hill.

The event is held to commemorate Dave Aitchison, a rising star in British triathlon and Ful-On Tri club member who died suddenly in January 2007 aged 29. The Surrey Legs of Steel event, now in its ninth year, will be open to anyone with a passion for cycling and the thigh-burning Surrey hills where Dave did so much of his training for his spectacular 2006 season. All profits from the event will go towards Dave Aitchison SportsAid Fund set up in Dave’s name by his family and the club to assist talented young triathletes in the Triathlon London region. For more details about the fund and to make a donation please visit http://www.justgiving.com/daveaitchisonfund.

There was an increased demand on the Box Hill Zig Zag in 2012 due to the Olympics route passing through the site. This has meant the National Trust now charges cyclosportif's to use the hill and are licensing events to help with the increased demands. To continue to maximise our donation to the Dave Aitchison Fund, sadly ful-on tri felt we had to also increase our entry fee to cover this cost. We hope our loyal event supporters will understand and continue to support this worthwhile cause.

2015 Timing Standards (81k route):

Category Under 18 yrs 18-39 years 40-49 years 50-59 years 60+ years
Male Gold 03:10:00 03:00:00 03:10:00 03:25:00 03:35:00
Male Silver 03:30:00 03:20:00 03:30:00 03:45:00 03:55:00
Female Gold 03:30:00 03:20:00 03:30:00 03:45:00 03:55:00
Female Silver 03:50:00 03:40:00 03:50:00 04:05:00 04:20:00

Event Details:

    • Route markers will be used to identify the routes;
  • Two drinks/feed stations on the long route, one drink/feed station on the shorter route;
  • Broom wagon and first aid;
  • Mechanical support from Corridori Cycle Sport at registration!
  • Individual times available after the ride at the event centre;
  • The event is fully insured by British Cycling;
  • Refreshments are available at the Box Hill National Trust Cafe at the start/finish;
  • Toilets available at start/finish;
  • All event information will be posted in the Event Info window in the right hand panel of this website, there will be no mail-outs;
  • Entries are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Notes for participants:

  • Riders are responsible for the roadworthiness of their own cycle;
  • No accompanying vehicles are allowed to follow riders;
  • It is compulsory for all riders to wear a helmet;
  • Riders are advised to carry a form of identification, mobile phone, spare inner tubes and working pump, as well as extra clothing to cope with possible adverse weather conditions;
  • The use of tri-bars is not permitted;
  • All riders are expected to respect the rules of the public highways and act responsibly to promote the good image of cyclists.
  • Riders will be disqualified and prohibited from entering future Legs of Steel events if reported for bad manners to the public or not obeying the rules of the road.
Event at a glance: 
Date: Saturday 3rd October 2015
Registration opens: 07:15 hrs
Start times: 08:00 hrs - 09:30 hrs
Venue location: Box Hill, National Trust Park, Tadworth, Surrey KT20 7LB
Long Route: 81k; 1600m of climbing
Short Route: 46k; 1020m of climbing
Cost: £33
Ride entry limit: 600
Online entry:  
Results service: Posted at Registration on the day & website following the event
Feed stations: 1 on short route; 2 on long route
Refreshments: Available Box Hill National Trust cafe at Ride HQ
First Aid: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Showers/changing facilities: No

Event organiser:


Lucy Orhnial: event@fulontri.com