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Guildford Cycle Festival returns for second year

Paralympic gold medallist Rachel Morris will be the star turn this Sunday (18 Aug) as the Guildford Cycle Festival returns following the success of last year’s event. Visitors will have the opportunity to take part in a host of events designed for riders of all ages and abilities, including guided bike rides around scenic routes … Continue reading

Cavendish begins final countdown to Olympic glory on Box Hill

Britain’s Mark Cavendish began the final countdown to his bid for Olympic gold with a gruelling training session on Box Hill today (26 July). The world road race champion joined Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins and his GB team-mates for several laps of the climb in the Surrey heat. Cavendish will lead Britain’s charge … Continue reading

Free iPhone app for Olympic cycling events

A free iPhone app has been launched featuring all the information people need to enjoy the Olympic cycling events in Surrey this summer. The app acts as a digital spectator guide showing the routes of the Olympic road race and time trial events, as well as the locations of ‘live sites’ where there will be … Continue reading

School children create giant human London 2012 logo

A giant human London Olympic logo was created by 2,012 school children today (24 April). The spectacle covered a whopping 1,800 square metres at Collingwood College in Camberley, Surrey. Surrey County Council organised the event to celebrate the P&G Surrey School Games which encourages kids to take part in sport. The youngsters were joined by … Continue reading

US Olympic hopeful says Box Hill will be decisive in women’s Olympic road race

US cyclist Janel Holcomb says Surrey’s Box Hill climb will prove the decisive point of the women’s Olympic road race as the 100 day countdown to the 2012 Games begins (18 April). The Olympic hopeful described the course as “challenging from start to finish” after checking out the course last week (April 10) with fellow … Continue reading

New Zealand cycling takes number of training camps to 23

The New Zealand cycling team has decided to train in Surrey to prepare for the 2012 Olympic Games. The announcement means Surrey will be hosting more Olympic teams than any other county in the South East region with a total of 23 teams now signed up to use the county’s world-class training facilities. The New … Continue reading

Library cards showcase athletes to celebrate 2012 Games

Library cards featuring local athletes are now available at Surrey County Council libraries. The cards were launched this week (1 March) to celebrate the 2012 Games and are free for new joiners. Existing members can upgrade to a 2012-themed card for only £2 and people can purchase the full set of cards for £5 as … Continue reading

Mark Cavendish backs P&G Surrey School Games

World cycling champion Mark Cavendish reckons this year’s P&G Surrey School Games is going to be the best yet. The Olympic gold medal hopeful has given his backing to the programme, organised by Surrey County Council, to get more young people involved in sport and cultural activities in the lead up to the 2012 Games. … Continue reading

Jeremy Hunt praises council’s Olympic work

Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has praised Surrey County Council’s good work in making the most of the opportunities created by the 2012 Games. He told the website Get Surrey that the county is already seeing the benefits with £740m worth of Olympic-related contracts going to local businesses. He said Surrey is playing its part and … Continue reading

Welcome for school sport boost

Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt this week announced a £1 billion plan to use the London 2012 Games to inspire a generation of young people to play sport. The strategy will focus on encouraging children to take part in sport at school and to continue playing it into adulthood. Following the government announcement, Surrey County Council’s … Continue reading

Olympic contracts tally nearly 300

Almost 300 Olympic and Paralympic Games related contracts have been won by Surrey firms so far and there are still more up for grabs. The 295 deals are worth more than £740 million. This represents about three-quarters of the value of all contracts awarded across the South East, which totals about £1 billion. Surrey firms … Continue reading

GB cycling and basketball take number of training camps to 16

Great Britain’s cycling and basketball teams have chosen to train and stay in Surrey to prepare for the 2012 Olympic Games. Their decisions mean 16 Olympic and Paralympic teams have now signed up to use the county’s world class training facilities, out of a total of 30 teams across the entire South East. And with … Continue reading

Olympic advertising advice from the ODA

With 240 days until the start of the Olympic Games and 241 days until the cycle races come to Surrey, the Olympic Development Authority (ODA) has released information for businesses wanting to trade or advertise close to the cycle routes. Further details can be found from this ODA release.

Blow the whistle on Olympic fakes

Detail: School children are being asked to blow the whistle on fraudsters peddling fake goods in the run up to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, as part of a sport-themed National Consumer Week (November 21 to 25). Surrey County Council Trading Standards has sent teaching packs to Surrey secondary schools to help pupils identify … Continue reading

Canadian Olympic cyclists to train in Surrey

The Canadian Road Cycling Team has decided to train in Surrey to prepare for the London 2012 Games. The announcement comes soon after it was revealed the USA will also base its elite cyclists in the county to prepare for the Olympic road and time trial races, which will both take place in Surrey. The … Continue reading

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