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Racer backs Cycle SMART campaign

Team USA cycling star Janel Holcomb has urged motorists and cyclists to treat each other with “mutual respect” as part of Surrey County Council and Surrey Police’s new Cycle Smart campaign. The Olympic hopeful gave her support to the road safety initiative while training on Surrey’s stretch of the 2012 Olympic road race route last … Continue reading

US Olympic hopeful says Box Hill will be decisive in women’s Olympic road race

US cyclist Janel Holcomb says Surrey’s Box Hill climb will prove the decisive point of the women’s Olympic road race as the 100 day countdown to the 2012 Games begins (18 April). The Olympic hopeful described the course as “challenging from start to finish” after checking out the course last week (April 10) with fellow … Continue reading

Q&A on Olympic road race

USA Olympic cycling road race hopefuls Kristin McGrath and Janel Holcomb talk about the course in Surrey. The pair checked out the Olympic road race route last week (10 April) with Surrey County Council’s Alan Flaherty, who helped event organisers design the course.     Kristin McGrath What have the roads been like? The roads … Continue reading

Nagging wives and toilet dashes among odd speeding excuses

Nagging wives, dodgy fast food and mad dashes for the loo are just some of the weird and wonderful excuses drivers have given to the police for speeding. As part of Surrey Police’s and Surrey County Council’s Drive SMART road safety campaign, traffic cops recalled some of the strange and downright absurd reasons they have … Continue reading

Helyn Clack interviewed on BBC Surrey

Cabinet Member for Community Services and the 2012 Games Helyn Clack was interviewed on BBC Surrey about preparing Surrey residents and businesses for the Olympic cycling road races this summer. – Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

Help for hard-up mums skipping meals to feed kids

Cash-strapped mums who are skipping meals to feed their children have been urged to take on the Love Food Surrey challenge to save up to £50 on their monthly shop. Shocking research has revealed one in five mothers in austerity Britain are missing meals because money is tight*. Surrey County Council’s Love Food Surrey campaign … Continue reading

Library cards showcase athletes to celebrate 2012 Games

Library cards featuring local athletes are now available at Surrey County Council libraries. The cards were launched this week (1 March) to celebrate the 2012 Games and are free for new joiners. Existing members can upgrade to a 2012-themed card for only £2 and people can purchase the full set of cards for £5 as … Continue reading

Surrey children spread Olympic cheer with song to inspire athletes

A Surrey school choir has been spreading Olympic cheer and inspiring athletes to ‘be the best’ with a song to celebrate the 2012 Games. Students aged eight to 11 from St Dunstan’s Catholic Primary School, Woking, have already performed the tune in front of Team GB athletes Dave Daniell and Rachel Morris and to the … Continue reading

Denise Saliagopoulos interviewed about Surrey Olympic volunteers

Denise Saliagopoulos, Cabinet Member for Community Services and the 2012 Games interviewed by BBC Surrey’s Sarah Gorrell about Surrey County Council’s call for Olympic volunteers. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

Cycling festival announced for Surrey

Boris Johnson’s cycle revolution will make its way to Surrey next year for a festival that is expected to bring up to 35,000 cyclists to the county. The Mayor of London will outline plans for London and Surrey to host the ambitious event in a speech to business leaders at the World Economic Forum in … Continue reading

Mark Cavendish backs P&G Surrey School Games

World cycling champion Mark Cavendish reckons this year’s P&G Surrey School Games is going to be the best yet. The Olympic gold medal hopeful has given his backing to the programme, organised by Surrey County Council, to get more young people involved in sport and cultural activities in the lead up to the 2012 Games. … Continue reading

Jeremy Hunt praises council’s Olympic work

Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has praised Surrey County Council’s good work in making the most of the opportunities created by the 2012 Games. He told the website Get Surrey that the county is already seeing the benefits with £740m worth of Olympic-related contracts going to local businesses. He said Surrey is playing its part and … Continue reading

Welcome for school sport boost

Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt this week announced a £1 billion plan to use the London 2012 Games to inspire a generation of young people to play sport. The strategy will focus on encouraging children to take part in sport at school and to continue playing it into adulthood. Following the government announcement, Surrey County Council’s … Continue reading

Olympic contracts tally nearly 300

Almost 300 Olympic and Paralympic Games related contracts have been won by Surrey firms so far and there are still more up for grabs. The 295 deals are worth more than £740 million. This represents about three-quarters of the value of all contracts awarded across the South East, which totals about £1 billion. Surrey firms … Continue reading

GB cycling and basketball take number of training camps to 16

Great Britain’s cycling and basketball teams have chosen to train and stay in Surrey to prepare for the 2012 Olympic Games. Their decisions mean 16 Olympic and Paralympic teams have now signed up to use the county’s world class training facilities, out of a total of 30 teams across the entire South East. And with … Continue reading

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