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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

Hollywood-style Olympic rings unveiled at Box Hill

Giant Olympic rings reminiscent of Hollywood’s famous sign have been unveiled in Surrey today (19 July). The huge structure on the side of the National Trust’s Box Hill will become “one of the most memorable icons of the Games” when Mark Cavendish’s bid for gold is beamed to millions of televisions across the world. Labelled … Continue reading

BBC Surrey interview Helyn Clack about Olympic cycling road race

Helyn Clack, Cabinet Member for Community Services and the 2012 Games at Surrey County Council, was interviewed by BBC Surrey’s Nick Wallis yesterday (29 May) about the Olympic cycling road races which will take place in London and Surrey on 28 and 29 July. The interview was on the back of LOCOG releasing tickets for two viewing areas … Continue reading

BBC Surrey interview with Helyn Clack on plans for giant Olympic rings on Box Hill

Helyn Clack, Cabinet Member for Community Services and the 2012 Games at Surrey County Council, was interviewed by BBC Surrey’s Nick Wallis about a planning application for giant Olympic rings to be placed on Box Hill. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey.

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

New Zealand cycling takes number of training camps to 23

The New Zealand cycling team has decided to train in Surrey to prepare for the 2012 Olympic Games. The announcement means Surrey will be hosting more Olympic teams than any other county in the South East region with a total of 23 teams now signed up to use the county’s world-class training facilities. The New … Continue reading

Box Hill to decide Olympic road race says USA cycle chief

The 2012 Olympic cycle road race will be won or lost on the Box Hill climb according to the leader of the USA Olympic cycling team. During a visit to Surrey to study the route, Ken Whelpdale also said that basing his team in Surrey to train will give the USA an advantage over its … 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

Canadian Olympic cyclists to train in Surrey

The Canadian Road Cycling Team has decided to train in Surrey to prepare for the London 2012 Games. The announcement comes soon after it was revealed the USA will also base its elite cyclists in the county to prepare for the Olympic road and time trial races, which will both take place in Surrey. The … Continue reading

World champion Mark Cavendish’s excitement at Box Hill Olympic challenge

World champion Mark Cavendish’s excitement at Box Hill Olympic challenge Newly crowned world champion Mark Cavendish described the Box Hill loop of next year’s Olympic road cycling event in Surrey as a “perfect little circuit for a race”. The Olympic gold medal hopeful was speaking alongside Denise Saliagopoulos, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community … Continue reading

County council welcomes £3 million Olympic tourism boost

Following Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s announcement that £3 million from the national Olympic budget will be used to boost domestic tourism in 2012 and beyond, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services and the 2012 Games Denise Saliagopoulos said: “I welcome Jeremy Hunt’s announcement the Government will be investing £3 million to boost tourism … Continue reading

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