Surrey Hills Road Race Festival 2012 - an Olympic event at Denbies, Dorking!
PUBLISHED: 10:56 07 June 2012 | UPDATED: 21:40 20 February 2013
To coincide with this summer's Olympic road race on Saturday July 28 and Sunday July 29, Surrey Life is teaming up with Denbies and the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to host a cycling celebration
As tens of thousands of Olympic spectators converge on the area, Surrey Life is teaming up with Denbies and the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beautyto host acycling celebrationat the famous wine estate in Dorking.
With the male cyclists completing nine circuits of Box Hill via the Zig Zag and the women tackling it twice, the Surrey Hills Road Race Festival is on the doorstep of the main race and, as an official BBC LiveSite, offers the chance to watch the full race coverage on a big screen.
Entrance to the festival, which takes place on Saturday July 28 and Sunday July 29, 7am to 7pm daily, is free and there will be a secure bike park, entertainment, a celebration of local food and drink and a cycling expo.
Partners involved in the festival include the Surrey Hills Society, the Community Foundation for Surrey, Surrey Scout Association, Surrey Hills AONB, the National Trust, Surrey Heritage, Surrey Chamber of Commerce, local farmers and growers andSurrey Life magazine.
Sky Sports News will be coming down to the Surrey Hills Road Race Festival to take in the atmosphere as a background to their reports on the races, which are among the opening events of the games, as they unfold.
The Denbies train will be on hand to ferry visitors back and forth. Roads will be closed to cars but the vineyard is within easy walking distance of Box Hill, West Humble and Dorking and Leatherhead trainstations and it is also accessible by cycle track.
There are no facilities to stay on site overnight; however, there will be a number of campsites in the area over the weekend.
- For more information, visit www.surreyhillsroadracefestival.com