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RideLondon-Surrey 2014 sparks huge interest

Prudential Ride London 2013Surrey cyclists hoping to join next year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 event are being urged to sign up before the ballot closes.

Following the success of the inaugural race through London and Surrey on 4 August, around 50,000 people have already signed up to the 2014 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 since the ballot opened on Monday (12 August). This compares with the five months it took 15,000 amateur riders to sign up to this year’s event. The ballot closes once 80,000 names are submitted.

Helyn Clack, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services, said:

RideLondon 2013 was an extraordinary spectacle that showed Surrey’s beautiful countryside at its best. It was wonderful to see cyclists both young and old conquering climbs while being urged on by many thousands of people lining the road.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming the event again next year to inspire even more people to get on their bikes and further cement Surrey’s reputation as a world class place to ride.”

For more information on next year’s event on 10 August 2014 and details of how to enter, click here for a link to the London and Surrey Cycling Partnership press release.

Media organisations with more queries should contact James Osborne at the Surrey County Council press office on 0208 541 7259 or james.osborne@surreycc.gov.uk

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