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
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
Riders from Nuun-Sigma Sport cycling team have given top tips on conquering the three toughest climbs on this year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100.
Picnic lovers are being urged to help keep Surrey beautiful as part of an anti-litter campaign. Earlier this year Surrey County Council teamed up with district and boroughs to target rubbish dropped around town centres, motorway junctions and train stations, and is now urging people to take their litter home or bin it to mark … Continue reading
Surrey County Council has welcomed grants to almost 30 grassroots Surrey groups thanks to the Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling. More than £242,000 has been given to the groups, ranging from sports clubs to community playgrounds, thanks to grants of up to £10,000 each from the London Marathon Charitable Trust, which runs the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey … Continue reading
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
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
From April to September, Surrey County Council highways teams reconstructed 107 roads, equivalent to £14.7 million of major repairs. Laid end-to-end, these major repairs would run 40 miles – the distance from London to Reading – and are part of a five-year, £100 million programme called Operation Horizon to overhaul more than 300 miles of … Continue reading
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
Following the news that tennis legend Boris Becker is worried about the hills in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 cycling event after confirming he will participate in next month’s event, Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge said: “Climbing Leith Hill and then the iconic Box Hill will test even the fittest of riders so if Boris … Continue reading
Sir Bradley Wiggins’ Sky team head the list of starters for next month’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic. Sky is among eight teams currently racing at the Tour de France to confirm they will compete on Surrey’s roads one year on from the Olympic Games. The full press release is on the RideLondon website.
Check out the live road updates for the Olympic cycle race on Sunday to help keep you moving. Follow us on Twitter @GoSurreyLive for regular updates. The women’s Olympic cycling road race is taking place in Surrey and London on Sunday, the day after Alexandr Vinokurov of Kazakhstan won gold in the men’s event. All roads have now reopened following … Continue reading
The world’s best cyclists will battle for Olympic glory on Surrey’s roads this weekend. World champion Mark Cavendish will lead the charge for Team GB on Saturday for the men’s road race while the women will compete on Sunday. After setting off from The Mall in London, the cyclists will enter Surrey via Hampton Court Bridge before … Continue reading