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Olympic memorabilia up for grabs

Olympic banners provide the backdrop as Bradley Wiggins cycles over Box Hill in the Games road race

A golden opportunity for people to snap up Olympic Games memorabilia from this summer’s cycling races is up for grabs.

Olympic Memorabilia

Examples of the memorabilia avaliable

Surrey County Council is giving people the chance to win hundreds of Games flags, banners and bunting used to line the roads for the London 2012 road races and time trial events in the county.

British hero Bradley Wiggins surged to Games gold in the men’s time trial just days after winning the Tour de France and Lizzie Armitstead powered to the silver medal in the women’s road race.

All people have to do to be in line to claim an Olympic banner or some bunting is write up to 100 words explaining why they should get a souvenir and provide contact details. They can do this by going to www.surveymonkey.com/s/OlympicBallot.

Helyn Clack, the council’s Cabinet Member who had responsibility for the Olympics, will judge the requests. The closing date for applications is 11 January.

Mrs Clack said: “We made Surrey an Olympic arena for three amazing days of sport and now people have the chance to own their own piece of Games history. I’m sure there are plenty of sports clubs, community groups and residents keen to give these reminders of a glorious Games a home.”

People without internet access can use public computers at Surrey libraries.

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