A record number of cyclists have registered their interest in this year’s mass-participation RideLondon event on Surrey’s roads. The 100-mile ride on Sunday 2 August, which is set to feature the Box Hill climb made famous by the Olympics, has attracted 86,001 applications. Organisers will now draw a ballot and riders will learn if they have … Continue reading
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
Check out the live road updates for the Olympic time trials today to help keep you moving. Follow us on Twitter @GoSurreyLive for regular updates. Olympic cycling returns to Surrey today (1 August) for the men’s and women’s time trials. Team GB’s road race silver medalist Lizzie Armitstead and Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins will be among the athletes watched by … Continue reading
Surrey County Council teams are out doing final checks of the roads along the route following more than two years of planning to turn north Surrey into an Olympic venue. Yvonne Rees, Surrey County Council’s strategic director with responsibility for the 2012 Games, said: “The riders looked relaxed and seemed to be enjoying themselves out … Continue reading
The morning after Team GB cyclist Lizzie Armitstead won silver in the Olympic road race, BBC Surrey interviewed county councillor Helyn Clack to reflect on the success of the cycling events in Surrey. Listen to the BBC Surrey interview with Helyn Clack here.