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New 19-mile event added to Prudential RideLondon

A new 19-mile mass participation cycling event on traffic-free roads was launched today as part of Prudential RideLondon 2018, the cycling festival taking place in London and Surrey on 28-29 July. It will start at Sandown Park, Esher, and take in the final 19 miles of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 route, going through south west … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Live performances to drive home road safety message; Residents to get close-up footage of RideLondon-Surrey cycling stars

Live performances to drive home road safety message A series of live performances that aim to raise road safety awareness among young people in Surrey will take place this month. Safe Drive Stay Alive, an initiative lead by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, features a series of films and live speakers who recount their stories and … Continue reading

VIDEO AND MAP: RideLondon delivers £622,000 boost to Surrey community groups

Community groups and charities in Surrey have been awarded £622,000 thanks to the county’s role in the 2015 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey events. Mickleham Children’s Playground Association, Guildford Archery Club and Ripley Bowling Club are among eight Surrey organisations handed grants from the London Marathon Charitable Trust, which gives out proceeds from the RideLondon cycling festival. The … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: Surrey welcomes thousands of cyclists for RideLondon events

Prudential RideLondon returns to Surrey on Sunday

More than 25,000 cyclists will take part in this year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 event, hours before some of the world’s best riders compete in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic. Famous faces riding the mass participation event include X Factor winner Sam Bailey and sports stars Jonathan Edwards, Darren Gough and Sally Gunnell, while competitors lining up … Continue reading

RideLondon leads to cash for Surrey community groups

Community groups and charities in Surrey are set to get more than £370,000 thanks to the county’s role in the Prudential RideLondon events. Welcoming the money from the London Marathon Charitable Trust Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services Helyn Clack said: “Thousands of cyclists defied the appalling weather and managed to make the … Continue reading

Council welcomes improvements to Prudential RideLondon-Surrey cycling festival

Feedback from Surrey County Council and residents has helped organisers of this summer’s major cycling festival to re-open roads along the route up to three hours earlier. The London & Surrey Cycling Partnership (LSCP), the event organisers, has introduced route changes and event improvements. Approximately half of the roads in Surrey will open up to … Continue reading

County council calls for new law on unregistered cycling events

Council bosses are set to push for Government action on unregistered road cycling and give local people a greater voice if a new strategy is approved this month. Cycling has boomed in the county since it hosted the 2012 Olympic road races, including thousands either watching or riding in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey events. In September, … Continue reading

Chance to debate Surrey’s cycling strategy

There are more than 100 places left for Surrey residents to join a live radio debate on the future of cycling in the county. Surrey County Council is currently consulting on its proposed cycling strategy, and BBC Surrey is hosting the debate with a panel of guests at the University of Surrey in Guildford on 23 … Continue reading

Tour of Britain’s Surrey stage will see “battle royale”

The Surrey stage of this year’s Tour of Britain cycle race will see a “battle royale”, according to Team IG Sigma Sport’s Ben Greenwood. The roads that feature in Saturday’s penultimate stage between Epsom and Guildford are familiar to the Sigma cyclist from training rides from the team’s Kingston base in preparation for the race. … Continue reading

Tour of Britain prepares to race through Surrey

Surrey residents and businesses are being urged to get ready for the penultimate stage of the 2013 Tour of Britain when top riders like Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish will race past. With thousands of spectators expected along the 155-kilometre route between Epsom racecourse and Guildford on 21 September, race organisers have sent around … Continue reading

Sir Bradley Wiggins to lead Sky in Tour of Britain

Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins will lead Team Sky in this month’s Tour of Britain. The eight-day cycle race features a stage in Surrey for the second successive year. It will take place on Saturday, September 21, starting in Epsom and finishing in Guildford. Sir Bradley powered to Games glory in the time trial on … Continue reading

Surrey groups to benefit from RideLondon cash

Community groups could win up to £150,000 each following Surrey County Council’s involvement in the successful inaugural Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 cycling event. Thousands of spectators lined the county’s streets on 4 August to watch elite cyclists join around 16,000 amateur riders on a 100-mile course through London and Surrey. Now Surrey County Council is calling … Continue reading

RideLondon-Surrey 2014 sparks huge interest

Surrey 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 … Continue reading

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

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