Here's what your Palace to Palace 2017 looks like...

  • The ride starts out along the Mall with the stunning view of Buckingham Palace ahead and continues through southwest London, over Putney Bridge, towards the first water stop at (mile 10) amongst the deer in Richmond Park. 
     
  • You’ll then head out through Kingston (mile 13) and Hampton towards your second refreshment stop at (mile 20).
     
  • At Walton on Thames, the Ultra cyclists split off and head South through the beautiful Surrey Hills, heading towards Dorking to battle the highest ascent of 200m on Ranmore Common.
     
  • Those taking the shorter Classic route will continue along a fairly flat ride, pass through Chertsey and Chobham.
     
  • During this time, the Ultra riders will have passed through Dorking town centre (mile 36), before heading west passing the nearby towns – Newlands Corner (mile 45), near Guildford, Deepcut (mile 70), near Farnborough and up to Bagshot.
     
  • The Ultra cyclists will then rejoin the Classic route around Virginia Water, with the final water stop at Kitsmead Lane, Longcross (mile 30/80).
     
  • FINISH! The Ultra and the Classic will then continue through Virginia Water and Old Windsor before finally come to a much needed rest at Windsor Racecourse to enjoy the festival village. 

Gradients

Classic



Ultra


Water stops

45 Mile Route

  • 10 miles – Richmond Park
  • 20 miles – Old bathing Station in Surrey (near Sunbury and Walton on Thames)
  • 30 miles – Kitsmead Lane, Longcross

90 Mile Route

  • 10 miles – Richmond Park
  • 20 miles – Old bathing Station in Surrey (near Sunbury and Walton on Thames)
  • 30 miles – Ethingham
  • 45 miles – Newlands Corner, near Guildford
  • 70 miles – Deepcut
  • 80 miles – Kitsmead Lane, Longcross