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Olympic drop-in sessions to help Surrey prepare for 2012 Games

Mark Cavendish crossing Hampton Court Bridge during last year’s London-Surrey Cycle Classic. Click here to download photo.

With 50 days to go until the start of the 2012 Games, a series of drop-in sessions are underway to help businesses and residents prepare for the Olympic events taking place in the county.

Surrey is hosting the Olympic cycling road races on 28 and 29 July and the Olympic road cycling time trials on Wednesday 1 August.

To stage these events, roads on the race routes need to be closed on event days.

The upcoming sessions are being held in Mole Valley, but are open to residents and business people from across the county.

The sessions will provide people with detailed information about the Olympic events and give them an opportunity to speak face-to-face with staff from LOCOG, Surrey County Council and Mole Valley District Council.

Below is an audio clip of Surrey County Council’s Surriya Subramaniam providing advice at a session at the Leatherhead Institute last week (28 May).

Helyn Clack, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services and the 2012 Games, said: “We understand there will be disruption and we are working hard with everyone from LOCOG and police to local councils and emergency services to ensure the Olympic events run smoothly while keeping disruption to a minimum.

“Hosting the Olympic events on our doorstep is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I’d encourage residents and businesses to take advantage of these sessions and the detailed information available on so they can plan ahead and make the most of the Games.”

Upcoming sessions:

14 June, 8am – 11am, Dorking Halls (Martineau Hall), Reigate Road, Dorking RH4 1SG (Business)

15 June, 5pm – 8pm, The Hut, Furlong Road, Westcott, Dorking, RH4 3QL

21 June, 5pm – 8pm, Dorking Halls (Masonic Hall), Reigate Road, Dorking, RH4 1SG (Resident)

27 June, 4.30pm – 6pm, Hersham Place Technology Park, Molesey Road, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 4RZ (Business – advance booking required)

28 June, 4pm-8pm, Box Hill Village Hall, Box Hill Road, Box Hill, KT0 7JT

3 July, 5pm – 8pm, Park House, Leatherhead, Randalls Road, KT22 0AH (Resident)

Visit for more information about the drop-in sessions.


Journalists requiring more information can contact Surrey County Council media officer Nicole Herlihy on 020 8541 8039 or email

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