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*All 2020 Evans Cycles Ride It sportives have been canclled because of the coronavirus outbreak. Entrants will receive refunds. Please see the Evans website for details.*
The King of The Downs is one of RIDE IT's challenge events which we'll be hosting across the country in 2020. Designed for riders who are looking to challenge themselves on a longer route distance than our regular RIDE IT events.
The event has a choice of fully waymarked routes, well stocked feed stations sponsored by High 5 Sports Nutrition, mechanical and sweeper van support if things go wrong, electronic chip timing to record your ride along with a unique event specific finishers medal, goody bag and post ride food waiting for you at the end.
Now a well-established fixture on the sportive calendar our King of The Downs ride returns for another year to challenge riders with a true test of cycling endurance on a 115 mile route taking you through the Surrey hills, North Downs, Ashdown Forest and Kent.
The full 115 mile route consists of two separate loops and 10 featured climbs or for riders who don’t want to take on the full distance we’re also offering two half distance route options each featuring 5 featured climbs.
The west loop (which is ridden first on the 115 mile ride) is probably the easier of the two and contains the first five climbs including Leith Hill, Combe Lane and Box hill whilst the east loop contains the last five climbs including Kidds Hill (aka The Wall), Yorks Hill and Titsey Hill.
Read our 2019 report: