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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

In pictures and video: Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 and Classic route announcements

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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

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

New cycling festival to boost pedal power following Olympics

As cycling fever grips Surrey a new festival has been organised to encourage more people to embrace the bicycle. Guildford Cycle Festival will capitalise on the surge in popularity of pedal power since the Olympic medal-winning heroics of Team GB’s Bradley Wiggins, Lizzie Armitstead and Chris Froome on the county’s roads.  The family friendly event … Continue reading

Surrey’s Tour de France bid to build on Olympic success

  Surrey County Council is planning a bid to host a stage of the Tour de France following Team GB’s Olympic cycling success on the county’s roads. Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of Surrey to watch cycling stars, including medal winners Bradley Wiggins, Lizzie Armitstead and Chris Froome, compete in the time … Continue reading

Road update: Olympic time trials

Check out the live road updates for the Olympic time trials today to help keep you moving. Follow us on Twitter @GoSurreyLive for regular updates. Olympic cycling returns to Surrey today (1 August) for the men’s and women’s time trials. Team GB’s road race silver medalist Lizzie Armitstead and Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins will be among the athletes watched by … Continue reading

Cavendish begins final countdown to Olympic glory on Box Hill

Britain’s Mark Cavendish began the final countdown to his bid for Olympic gold with a gruelling training session on Box Hill today (26 July). The world road race champion joined Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins and his GB team-mates for several laps of the climb in the Surrey heat. Cavendish will lead Britain’s charge … Continue reading

Free iPhone app for Olympic cycling events

A free iPhone app has been launched featuring all the information people need to enjoy the Olympic cycling events in Surrey this summer. The app acts as a digital spectator guide showing the routes of the Olympic road race and time trial events, as well as the locations of ‘live sites’ where there will be … Continue reading

UK’s oldest firefighter to carry Olympic torch in Surrey

The UK’s oldest full time firefighter will carry the Olympic torch through Felbridge when it comes to Surrey on Tuesday. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s Malcolm Styles is one of four torchbearers chosen to carry the flame through the village on 17 July. The 63-year-old from Redhill has been a firefighter for 34 years. The … Continue reading

42 miles of barrier to create the largest Olympic venue of the Games

Surrey will create the largest Olympic venue of the Games from scratch this summer, featuring 42 miles of roadside barriers – enough to lap the running track of the Olympic stadium 170 times. The barriers will begin appearing stacked and tethered by the side of the road next week ready to be put up for … Continue reading

Aspiring singer wins Surrey’s biggest ever school talent contest

A 14-year-old singer from Jubilee High School in Addlestone has been crowned overall winner of the Surrey Schools Have Talent competition. Annie-Rose Chapman will get professional coaching before going on to perform at Stoke Park on 20 July as part of celebrations to welcome the Olympic torch relay to Guildford. Following a public vote via … Continue reading

Olympic newsletters to help Surrey get ready for the Games

Newsletters are being sent to Surrey residents and businesses within 100 metres of the Olympic cycling road race and time trial routes to help people plan ahead for the 2012 Games. The newsletters include detailed information about road closures, parking restrictions, maps of the route and tips for how to make the most of the … Continue reading

Trial Sunday bus services

Bus users are being urged to make use of five trial Sunday services to be introduced as part of the final stage of Surrey County Council’s bus review. The new routes will be tested for a year and made permanent if they prove popular. The decision to trial them was made at a meeting of … Continue reading

School children create giant human London 2012 logo

A giant human London Olympic logo was created by 2,012 school children today (24 April). The spectacle covered a whopping 1,800 square metres at Collingwood College in Camberley, Surrey. Surrey County Council organised the event to celebrate the P&G Surrey School Games which encourages kids to take part in sport. The youngsters were joined by … Continue reading

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