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Dame Kelly Holmes takes on Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 cycling challenge

Double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes MBE will ride the inaugural Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 on Sunday 31 July as she continues her quest to raise £250,000 for five charities: The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, Hospice in the Weald, Myeloma UK, Pickering Cancer Centre and Mind UK. The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 is the latest event to … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: Surrey welcomes thousands of cyclists for RideLondon events

Prudential RideLondon returns to Surrey on Sunday

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

Sir Bradley Wiggins set to ride through Surrey in Tour of Britain

Sir Bradley Wiggins will lead Team Sky when Britain’s biggest cycle race passes through Surrey on Saturday morning. The Friends Life Tour of Britain’s seventh stage, which starts in Camberley and goes through Puttenham and Haslemere, will use around 20 miles of Surrey’s roads before heading to the finish in Brighton. A six-figure crowd is … Continue reading

Council leader welcomes RideLondon’s £240,000 boost to Surrey communities

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

Council welcomes improvements to Prudential RideLondon-Surrey cycling festival

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

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

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

Teams announced for Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic

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.

Boris Johnson aide visits to discuss benefits to Surrey of cycling event

Picture caption: The benefits to Surrey from a new annual cycling event were discussed when Sir Edward Lister, chief of staff for London Mayor Boris Johnson, visited Surrey County Council leader David Hodge and Cabinet Member for Community Services Helyn Clack at County Hall. The RideLondon-Surrey 100 road ride takes place in August as part … Continue reading

Surrey’s £51 million sporting gold rush

The Olympic Games and Tour of Britain sporting events generated more than £51 million for Surrey’s economy. The gold rush came predominantly from the London 2012 cycling road race and time trial events, which attracted one million spectators in Surrey between them. Each overnight visitor is estimated to have spent an average of £75 in the … Continue reading

Brazil and Russia learn from Surrey

Surrey has been sharing its expertise in staging world class sporting events with Russia and Brazil ahead of the next winter and summer Olympic Games. Surriya Subramaniam, Surrey County Council business development manager, gave presentations in London to visiting government and Olympics officials from the two countries, which are preparing for the winter Games in … Continue reading

Tour of Britain sees biggest ever television audience

Below is a story from organisers of the Tour of Britain which culminated in Surrey this year. This year’s Tour of Britain cycle race has been hailed as a resounding success and also enjoyed its largest ever television audience, with almost a million viewers tuning in to watch either live coverage or highlights on each … Continue reading

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

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