Local Info

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Local cycle shops & repairs
Leatherhead
Cycleworks, 14 Church Street. tel: (01372) 363665. Open Monday to Saturday, and Sundays 11.00 – 16.00.
Dorking
Head For The Hills, 43 West Street. tel: (01306) 885007. Mountain bikes, road bikes, accessories and clothing. Open seven days per week.
Bikes Direct Warehouse, 14 Havenbury Estate, Station Road. tel: (01306) 771687. Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.
Halfords, 101-105 High Street. tel: (01306) 878560. Open daily.
S.C. Fuller, 28 South Street. tel: (01306) 882407. Now repairs only.
WeFixAnyBike is a mobile repair service operated from Dorking. tel: 07887 853112
Westcott
Nirvana Cycles, 2 The Green, Westcott Street. tel: (01306) 740300. Open seven days per week. There are regular off-road rides from the shop - see the Nirvana website for details.
Box Hill
Cycles Dauphin, 2 Greentiles, Boxhill Road. tel: (01737) 844576. Open seven days per week.
Surrey
The Spokesman Mobile Bicycle Repairs. Covers the whole of Surrey. Tel: 07817 469959. Mon-Fri 7am-7pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm.
WeFixYourBike.com is a cycle servicing & repairs business based in Bookham, but also offering a free collection & return service covering Bookham, Fetcham, Cobham, Oxshott, Horsley, Leatherhead, Ashtead, Clandon & surrounding areas. Call Mark on 07484 289201

 

Local cycle cafés
Ashtead
Bike Beans, 58 Rectory Lane, offers repairs and servicing plus a range of basic accessories, in addition to coffee and home-made cakes. Also offers courses and organised rides. Open Tuesday-Friday 8.30-5.30, Tuesday 7.00-9.00pm (Ride 'n' Pasta), Saturday 8.00-5.00, Sunday 7.30-4.00.
Bookham
Doméstique, 8 Grove Corner. Barista prepared coffee, sweet treats and savoury snacks plus essential bike accessories, including puncture repair kits and inner tubes. Also secure, sheltered cycle parking. Open Monday-Saturday 8.00-3.00, Sunday 10.00-3.00.
Westhumble
Pilgrim Cycles, The Old Booking Hall, Box Hill and Westhumble Station. tel: (01306) 886958. Bike shop (including repairs and servicing), bicycle hire, and café and coffee shop, open Tuesday-Friday 9.00-5.00, Saturday 9.00-5.30, Sunday 10.00-4.00.

 

Local online suppliers
Spokes Online, online cycling clothing company, aiming to fill the gap in the market for unique and stylish cycling gear for women.
Veloscape, online shop with a range of ethically sourced, UK-designed and printed tee-shirts inspired by the Surrey Hills.

 

Local cycle hire
Head For The Hills, 43 West Street, Dorking. tel: (01306) 885007. Mountain bikes for hire.
Nirvana Cycles, 2 The Green, Westcott Street, Westcott. tel: (01306) 740300 Mountain bikes for hire.
Surrey Hills Mountain Bike Guides & Bike Hire, Astounding Adventures Limited, PO Box 1468, Guildford, GU1 9TP. tel: 03331 212125. They also offer a delivery and collection service giving customers the chance to ride linear routes throughout The North Downs and Surrey Hills.

 

Local cycle carriage
Surrey Bike Box Hire, based in Ashtead, offer quality bike boxes in a hire service for local Surrey riders looking to take their bikes safely abroad. Tel: 07963 161367.

 

Local cycle skills coaching
Dorking Raiders, a cycling club for juniors that offers coaching and events for juniors (up to 15 years) from Dorking and the surrounding areas. Coaching takes place in playgrounds of a local school, weekly throughout the year.
Singletrack School, 2 Hall Cottages, Swanworth Lane, Mickleham, Dorking RH5 6DY provides Mountain Bike Skills Coaching. tel: 08000 988001

 

Local routes
Five leisure routes from Mole Valley Family Cycle Days:
A ride around the eastern boundary of Mole Valley (36 miles, or 14 mile shorter ride)
A ride around the western boundary of Mole Valley (40 miles, or 17 mile shorter ride)
A tour of little villages in Mole Valley (27 miles, or 16 mile shorter ride)
The Surrey County Council website Get Cycling in Surrey page lists a number of routes, and associated information. Part of the Surrey Cycleway lies in Mole Valley. The Rural Ways Cycle Route is mainly in Mole Valley, and downloadable maps and other information are available on the website.
The Rural Ways website has some local routes.

 

Online Route Planners
The Bikehike website allows a course to be plotted on Google and Ordnance Survey maps simultaneously, with auto routing (on roads) on the Google map. Upload and download of routes to and from GPS units is supported.
The CycleStreets website has a country-wide (and more) cycle journey planner, providing a choice of three routes for any journey - fastest, quietest and 'balanced'.
The Sustrans interactive map also provides a country-wide cycle journey planner, highlighting local amenities and attractions.

 

Local cycle maps
Surrey Cycle Guides. A set of eight maps covering the whole of Surrey, showing recommended cycle routes and locations of cycling facilities, published by Surrey County Council. Mole Valley is covered by guides 3, 5 and 7. The Forum has reservations about the safety of some of the facilities shown. Available from cycle shops and the information desk in the Dorking Halls, but some are now out of print. All the routes are also shown on the Surrey Interactive Map.
Oaktree Routes (phone 01483 747175) showing bridleways, footpaths and quiet roads. Four A4 laminated maps in the series cover an area from Newlands Corner to Box Hill in the North to Blackheath and Leith Hill in the south - available from Cycleworks, booksellers and the information desk in the Dorking Halls.
Redlands Routes - a map of the new off-road trails in the Redlands area of Leith Hill. Available from the information desk in the Dorking Halls and Nirvana Bike Shop in Westcott.
There are quite a lot of books and leaflets with cycle maps of Surrey in them.....
Rural Rides 1, West Surrey, Ron Strutt, published by Cicerone Press ca.1998. Routes up to 10 miles suitable for families. (Note: for further cycling titles in the UK, see Cicerone Press Limited)
Rural Rides 2, East Surrey, Ron Strutt, published by Cicerone Press 1998. Routes up to 10 miles suitable for families. (Note: for further cycling titles in the UK, see Cicerone Press Limited)
On your Bike in Surrey, Valerie Bennett, published by Countryside Books, 2001. Road routes up to 22 miles. (Note: this is a series covering most of Southern England, see Countryside Books Cycling Series)
Cycling without Traffic: Southeast, Nick Cotton, published by Dial House, 2000. Routes up to 10 miles suitable for families. (Note: for further cycling titles in the UK, see Ian Allan Publishing)
More Cycling without Traffic: Southeast, Nick Cotton, published by Dial House, rev.2000. Routes up to 10miles suitable for families. (Note: for further cycling titles in the UK, see Ian Allan Publishing)
Cycle Tours, one day routes in Kent, Surrey and Sussex, Nick Cotton, published by Ordnance Survey and George Philip, rev 1999. A mix of road and off-road routes for day rides, ranging up to 33miles for road routes and 23 miles for of-road. (possibly out-of-print but replacement title and other UK cycle guides available, search catalogue at Octopus Publishing Group)
Mountain Biking, Off-Road routes in the Surrey Hills. Series of 9 route guides, published by Action Packs. Out-of-print but reprints occasionally available from National Trust in the Mole Valley Area.
Get Cycling in Surrey. 16 routes in the range 15-30 miles, published by Surrey County Council. Out-of-print but available from libraries in the Mole Valley area.

 

Local Trains
Services are provided by Southern (S), SouthWest Trains (SW) and Great Western Railway (GWR). Trains are of the modern sliding-door type and the train operators allow a limited number of bikes to be taken on most services free of charge. However, the following restrictions apply to peak trains to and from London:
S: cycles are not permitted on peak trains travelling towards London on Mondays to Fridays which are timed to arrive between 07:00 and 10:00 and trains timed to depart London between 16:00 and 17:00 Mondays to Fridays.
SW: cycles may not be carried on trains due to arrive London Waterloo between 07:15 and 10:00, or depart London Waterloo between 16:45 and 19:00 Mondays to Fridays. Folding cycles are carried providing they fold small enough to be carried in the luggage racks.
See also A to B Magazine's Bike/Rail Travel Guide for info on bike carriage on trains.
There are ten railway stations in Mole Valley, of which three are in Dorking. There is provision for cycle parking at all stations. This is mainly of the Sheffield Stand type (2 spaces per stand):
Station Trains Cycle Parking
Ashtead
(S, SW)
SW to Waterloo, to Guildford via Leatherhead and Bookham and to Dorking via Leatherhead and Boxhill. S to Victoria and to Horsham via Leatherhead, Boxhill, Dorking, Holmwood and Ockley 60 covered spaces in car park, also five lockers
Betchworth
(GWR)
GW to Gatwick and to Reading via Dorking and Dorking West 10 covered and four open spaces on Platform 1, 10 covered spaces by car park
Bookham
(SW)
SW to Waterloo via Leatherhead and Ashtead and to Guildford 40 covered spaces in car park
Box Hill and Westhumble
(S, SW)
SW to Waterloo via Leatherhead and Ashtead and to Dorking. S to Waterloo via Leatherhead and Ashtead and to Horsham via Dorking, Holmwood and Ockley 8 spaces on southbound platform, by footbridge
Dorking
(S, SW)
SW to Waterloo via Boxhill, Leatherhead and Ashtead. S to Waterloo via Boxhill, Leatherhead and Ashtead and to Horsham via Dorking, Holmwood and Ockley 120 covered spaces in car park
Dorking Deepdene
(GWR)
GW to Gatwick via Betchworth and to Reading via Dorking West 16 spaces by south side of bridge. 10 covered spaces below steps to eastbound platform. Long flights of steps to platforms
Dorking West
(GWR)
GW to Gatwick via Dorking and Betchworth and to Reading (limited services) 10 covered spaces on eastbound platform (1), 10 covered spaces by entrance to westbound platform (2)
Holmwood
(S)
S to Waterloo via Dorking, Boxhill, Leatherhead and Ashtead and to Horsham via Ockley 4 spaces on down platform
Leatherhead
(S, SW)
SW to Waterloo via Ashtead, to Guildford via Bookham and to Dorking via Boxhill. S to Victoria via Ashtead and to Horsham via Boxhill, Dorking, Holmwood and Ockley All covered spaces: 24 on up platform, 26 plus 12 outside the exit from the up platform and about 30 beside the down platform entrance
Ockley
(S)
S to Waterloo via Holmwood, Dorking, Boxhill, Leatherhead and Ashtead and to Horsham 4 covered spaces on down platform