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The Surrey Legs of Steel 2017 is a challenging cyclosportive in the Surrey Hills. 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. All profits from the event 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 the Justgiving page.

The Surrey Legs of Steel event, now in its eleventh 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.

The ride will take place on Saturday 30 September 2017, with riders rolling out between 8am and 9:30am.


The new short route is 45k and is no easy option with 1024m of climbing (virtually the same as in previous years). Riders taking the short route will experience at least four major climbs: Leith Hill, Holmbury Hill, the new addition of Pitch Hill and White Down Hill (an 18% climb!).

The long route at 78k has 1600m of climbing (again virtually the same as previous years) with all the main climbs still included: Leith Hill, Holmbury Hill, Winterfold Hill (an awesome 21% climb!), St Martha’s Hill, Coombe Bottom Hill, the new timed climb Staple Lane and Dunley Hill.

Key information

  • Event entry: £34
  • Event date: 30th September 2017
  • Entry deadline: 25th September 2017 (no entries on the day).
  • 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;
  • First aid;
  • Mechanical support at registration;
  • Text message sent with your results;
  • Individual times available after the ride at the event centre;
  • The event is fully insured by British Cycling;
  • All event information will be posted on the Event website, there will be no mail-outs;
  • Entries are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Although our ride is a non-competitive event (i.e. not a race), most people still like to know how well they've done. With this in mind we will time each participant’s ride. When you complete your ride your time will be calculated and these timings, along with the timing Award you achieved, will be displayed on the Website and your results texted to you. Each rider will receive a timing award of bronze, silver or gold medal! (Award timings are still being calculated and will displayed on the website soon). Of course, some riders aren't bothered about all these awards and just cycle for the experience and stunning scenery.

Official Legs of Steel Kit

SaddleDrunk, the official apparel sponsor of Legs of Steel, are once again offering exclusive Legs of Steel jerseys! Click here to pre-order yours!


This year we’ve got a spectacular line up of NEW SPONSORS who will make sure your goodie bags are worth all the effort. These include SaddleDrunk, Yellow Jersey cycle insurance, Deliciously Ella, Mani Life, TrueStart performance coffee, Kind snacks and Queen of the Mountains - we're stoked to have them on board!

Organiser Details

ful-on tri
ful-on tri website
Contact Details
: 07545188408