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Surrey ready for RideLondon

Rugby legend Martin Johnson sits on the golden throne made famous by Sir Bradley Wiggins at the 2012 Olympics at the cycling show for this weekend’s RideLondon events

Cyclists have pushed off from the start in the Prudential RideLondon mass participation event and are heading into Surrey.

Unfortunately, adverse weather has forced the organisers to change the route.

The course has been shortened from 100 miles to 86 miles, cutting the section that included Leith Hill and Box Hill.

Surrey County Council chairman David Munro is set to send the world’s best cyclists on their way in the professional race at 1pm.

It sees Sir Bradley Wiggins and the rest of the field leave Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park before the riders go through east London and into the Surrey Hills.

The RideLondon-Surrey Classic then heads back to the capital via Dorking and Esher for a finish on The Mall.

With thousands of spectators set to line the course, organisers have provided local homes and businesses with the information they need to prepare and make the most of the events.

Information on road closures, temporary parking restrictions and public transport access can be found on Prudential RideLondon’s website.

It also features maps and tips for how people can plan ahead and enjoy the action, including route maps, the best places to watch and a list of businesses catering for cyclists and spectators.

The latest on the weather can be found by visiting the Met Office website.

Travel updates on the day will be provided on the Surrey County Council website and through @SurreyTravel on Twitter. Information is also available via Transport for London’s website.

Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Community Services Helyn Clack said: “Sunday promises to be a special day for cyclists and spectators alike.

“All the information people need to plan ahead and make the most of the events in Surrey is available on the Prudential RideLondon website. We’d urge everyone to use it, check the county council website or follow @SurreyTravel on Twitter for regular updates on the day.”

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