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BBC interview on signing up teams to train for major sports events

Cabinet Member for Community Services Helyn Clack was interviewed on BBC Surrey about Surrey County Council’s plans to attract teams to train in the county for major sporting events following the success of the Olympics last summer. You can listen to the interview below. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

Boris Johnson aide visits to discuss benefits to Surrey of cycling event

Picture caption: The benefits to Surrey from a new annual cycling event were discussed when Sir Edward Lister, chief of staff for London Mayor Boris Johnson, visited Surrey County Council leader David Hodge and Cabinet Member for Community Services Helyn Clack at County Hall. The RideLondon-Surrey 100 road ride takes place in August as part … Continue reading

Surrey aims to sign up teams training for major sports events

National teams will use Surrey as a base for three major sporting events under plans unveiled by the county council. The authority aims to build on the success of the Olympics by getting countries to set up training camps as they prepare for the trio of major competitions. Next year Glasgow stages the Commonwealth Games … Continue reading

Olympic memorabilia up for grabs

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

Helyn Clack interviewed about £51m economic boost from cycling events

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services Helyn Clack has been interviewed by BBC Surrey presenter Nigel Williams about the £51 million boost to Surrey’s economy from the Olympic cycling races and the Tour of Britain. Mrs Clack, who was joined by Surrey Chambers of Commerce Chief Executive Louise Punter, also emphasised that establishing Surrey … Continue reading

Surrey’s £51 million sporting gold rush

The Olympic Games and Tour of Britain sporting events generated more than £51 million for Surrey’s economy. The gold rush came predominantly from the London 2012 cycling road race and time trial events, which attracted one million spectators in Surrey between them. Each overnight visitor is estimated to have spent an average of £75 in the … Continue reading

Tour of Britain sees biggest ever television audience

Below is a story from organisers of the Tour of Britain which culminated in Surrey this year. This year’s Tour of Britain cycle race has been hailed as a resounding success and also enjoyed its largest ever television audience, with almost a million viewers tuning in to watch either live coverage or highlights on each … Continue reading

Tiernan-Locke says Surrey deserves Tour of Britain stage next year

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke declared Surrey deserves to host the Tour of Britain again next year after huge crowds roared him to victory. Surrey County Council announced it had agreed to host a stage of the event for the second successive year after Tiernan-Locke sealed his win in the final leg of this year’s eight-day race, from Reigate … Continue reading

Tour of Britain set to draw up to 200,000 for Surrey stage

  Hundreds of thousands of fans are set to roar Mark Cavendish on when the Tour of Britain hits Surrey. World champion Cavendish and the international cast of riders are expected to draw up to 200,000 spectators to the race’s final stage this Sunday after the opening stages saw fans flock to the roadside in … Continue reading

Tour of Britain to be screened live by ITV

The Tour of Britain will be broadcast live on ITV every day of the eight-stage race, which starts on Sunday. ITV4 will screen two hours of live coverage of each stage and a one-hour daily highlights programme. The final stage of the Tour of Britain will take place in Surrey on September 16, starting in … Continue reading

Great Britain team to compete in home tour

A Great Britain squad will take part in the Tour of Britain. The team of under-23 riders has been confirmed as the 17th squad for the eight-day tour. Surrey hosts the final stage, which starts in Reigate and finishes in Guildford, on 16 September. World road race champion Mark Cavendish and Tour de France winner Bradley … Continue reading

Wiggins heads list of Tour of Britain starters

British cycling hero Bradley Wiggins heads the list of starters for this month’s Tour of Britain, which finishes in Surrey. Olympic time trial gold medallist Wiggins will be joined by world champion Mark Cavendish for Team Sky’s bid to grab the race glory. The pair were named in the provisional list of starters released today, which also … Continue reading

Tour of Britain will be “spectacular”

Tour of Britain cyclist Simon Richardson has declared this year’s race won’t be “anything less than spectacular”. Richardson and Dan Craven will be in the Kingston-based Team IG Sigma Sport that will take on  Olympic golden boy Bradley Wiggins and world champion Mark Cavendish. Both are expecting huge crowds to line the route as spectators flock to salute the … Continue reading

Fly through video of the Tour of Britain

A fly through of the route that the Tour of Britain will take gives people a Bradley Wiggins eye view of the race. The 10 minute video follows the route of the final stage of the 2012 Tour of Britain starting in Reigate before crossing the finish line on Guildford’s High Street on Sunday 16 September. … Continue reading

Cavendish and Wiggins named in Team Sky’s Tour of Britain team

World champion Mark Cavendish and Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins will spearhead Team Sky’s Tour of Britain challenge, it was announced today. It will be Wiggins’ first competitive return to Surrey since the Olympic cycling events this summer when he clinched gold in the time trial. Joining him in Team Sky’s line up will be Mark Cavendish, … Continue reading

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