Wouter Sybrandy made use of the new tarmac laid on Box Hill last week, setting a new Strava KOM on the climb’s segment.



Sybrandy, an IG Sigma professional rider, took just four seconds off of Roy McGregor’s time set last August. The Dutchman logged a time of five minutes 26 seconds, averaging 27.6km/h on the 2.5km climb with an average power of 502 watts.



Only the bad weather stopped more cyclists flocking to the Surrey climb at the weekend after the council finished re-laying it ahead of the Olympic road race in July. When the road was closed the Italian women’s team and some of the men likely to make up the German Olympic team arrived in Surrey to reconoitre the climb.



The new surface is extremely smooth and the speed bumps have been taken out. The shrub at the bottom to the side of the road at the bottom of the climb has also been cleared, perhaps to accomodate spectator numbers of 15,000. After the test event the riders feedback was that they didn’t like the silence on most of the climb.



Strava is becoming increasingly popular among both amateur and professional riders, with the KOM functionality it’s major draw. The website uploads ride data from a Garmin GPS or iPhone and automatically ranks riders on segments. Riders can also create their own segments once they have ridden them. 



The Strava segment for Box Hill in Surrey



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  • Brent

    Got an iPhone? I use the to track my rides, and just email the GPX file straight to Strava after I’m done, and that adds the ride, just like magic! (one atvdnaage for me is the lack of HR data, which means no one knows how much I was hurting when I pipped by 4 seconds at the end of Benara Rd on Saturday..

  • Nick de Meyer

    Ben instone still holds the fastest time up boxhill for club riders at a time of 5:01 averaging 510 watts at 5.2 watts/kg He said he could have gone faster too!

    see below

    http://www.sound-coaching.co.uk/shop/pa … hop_param=

    some team sigma riders did 4:54 at the test event last year tho