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More than 300 bids for Olympic memorabilia

More than 300 bids for a slice of Olympic history have been received by Surrey County Council. The authority offered the opportunity to snap up flags, banners and bunting used to line the roads for the London 2012 road races and time trial events in Surrey. People were asked to write 100 words explaining why … 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

Surrey plays part in UK’s economic boost

Following news that the UK economy has grown by 1%, Surrey County Council’s Deputy Leader Peter Martin said: “This is extremely positive news and Surrey is pleased to have played its part in helping to drive the UK’s recovery. “The Olympic cycling events we staged provided a huge shot in the arm for the economy. The … Continue reading

Torch relay cheered across Surrey

Around 161,500 people lined the streets of Surrey to catch a glimpse of the Olympic torch relay travelling across the county. From Godstone to Guildford, cheering crowds delighted in seeing a slice of Olympic history unfold on their doorsteps on Friday. More than 50 torchbearers carried the flame on day 63 of its journey around the … Continue reading

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