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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

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

Sir Bradley Wiggins will race in Tour of Britain

Sir Bradley Wiggins has confirmed he will ride in this year’s Tour of Britain. The Tour de France winner will be on the start line for the eight-day cycle race, which features a stage in Surrey for the second successive year. Surrey’s 96-mile stage will take place on Saturday, September 21, starting in Epsom and finishing in … Continue reading

Golden girl Trott to star in festival of cycling

Golden girl Laura Trott today confirmed she will go for glory in an event being staged as part of a festival of cycling in London and Surrey this summer. Double Olympic gold medallist Trott heads the field for the first Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix on Saturday 3 August. She will be joined by fellow Games … Continue reading

Video – Tour of Britain organiser talks through this year’s Surrey stage

With the Tour of Britain cycle race coming to Surrey for a second successive year this September, the event’s Technical Manager Andy Hawes talks through the route.     Produced and edited for Surrey News by Paul Marinko

Surrey to host penultimate stage of Tour of Britain 2013

Surrey will host the penultimate stage of this year’s Tour of Britain when the race sweeps the UK this September. Surrey County Council can reveal the 96 mile stage will take place on Saturday, September 21, starting in Epsom and finishing in a final climb up Guildford High Street. The rider line up has not … Continue reading

Video: Ride London-Surrey 100 and Classic routes revealed in detail

Race director Mick Bennett reveals in detail the routes of the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 and Classic cycling events, during a press conference with Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge, Mayor of London Boris Johnson, Olympic cycling star Laura Trott and Prudential Group Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam.

Video: Olympic cyclist Laura Trott and Surrey Leader David Hodge talk about the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 and Classic cycling events taking place in Surrey this summer

Video: Boris Johnson and David Hodge discuss the UK’s biggest cycling festival

Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge and Mayor of London Boris Johnson discussed working together following the launch of the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 and Classic cycle routes. They will form part of the biggest ever festival of cycling held in the UK with thousands of riders taking to the roads of both London and … Continue reading

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