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Thank you to all who joined us at the Legs of Steel 2013!

The event was a huge success and congratulations to everyone!

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Dave Aitchison Challenge Ride - Sat 5th October 2013

The Surrey Legs of Steel 2013 is a challenging cyclosportive in the Surrey Hills starting and finishing in Box Hill. The ride will take place on Saturday 5th October 2013, with riders rolling out between 8am and 9am. 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 seventh 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

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.

2013 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, mechanical support and first aid;
  • Individual times available after the race 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 or transferable.

Notes for participants:

  • Riders are responsible for the roadworthiness of their own cycle;
  • No accompanying vehicles are allowed to follow riders;
  • Riders are strongly advised 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 discouraged. Where riders have these fitted they are not to be used when riding in a group;
  • All riders are expected to respect the rules of the public highways and act responsibly to promote the good image of cyclists.
Event at a glance: 
Date: Saturday 5th October 2013
Registration opens: 07:15 hrs
Start times: 08:00 hrs - 09:00 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: £31
Race entry limit: 600
Online entry: FULL
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 Race HQ
First Aid: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Showers/changing facilities: No

Race organiser:

Race entry:

Emma Williams:

Lucy Orhnial: