Zig Zag Road

The Olympics cycling Zig Zag Road in England

Zig Zag Road is the name of a paved (pristine and smooth) drive winding its way up North Downs in Surrey county, in the South East of England.

How long is Zig Zag Road Box Hill?

The road is 6.59km (4.1 miles) long running west-east from Westhumble to M25 (London Orbital Motorway). The road is totally paved, steep and very narrow and is a popular test of fitness for cyclists. This narrow road shows a steady climb of 120 metres (390 ft) over 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) and, although on a much smaller scale, has been likened to the Alpe d'Huez in the French Alps. It has an average gradient of 4.9%.

Why is Zig Zag Road Box Hill popular?

The road climbs up to Box Hill, a mountain pass at an elevation of 212m (695ft) above the sea level. Popular with cyclists since the 1880s, the road featured in the 2012 Summer Olympics cycling road race events.



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