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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

Surrey’s Tour de France bid to build on Olympic success

  Surrey County Council is planning a bid to host a stage of the Tour de France following Team GB’s Olympic cycling success on the county’s roads. Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of Surrey to watch cycling stars, including medal winners Bradley Wiggins, Lizzie Armitstead and Chris Froome, compete in the time … Continue reading

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

Free iPhone app for Olympic cycling events

A free iPhone app has been launched featuring all the information people need to enjoy the Olympic cycling events in Surrey this summer. The app acts as a digital spectator guide showing the routes of the Olympic road race and time trial events, as well as the locations of ‘live sites’ where there will be … Continue reading

Helyn Clack on BBC Surrey for Olympic Q&A

Helyn Clack, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services and the 2012 Games, was on BBC Surrey today (13 July) to answer listeners’ questions about the Olympic events taking place in the county. Surrey Police Chief Superintendent, Gavin Stephens, was also in the studio to answer questions around policing the Olympic events. Audio courtesy … Continue reading

42 miles of barrier to create the largest Olympic venue of the Games

Surrey will create the largest Olympic venue of the Games from scratch this summer, featuring 42 miles of roadside barriers – enough to lap the running track of the Olympic stadium 170 times. The barriers will begin appearing stacked and tethered by the side of the road next week ready to be put up for … Continue reading

Church’s Olympic chief impersonated in lottery scam

Olympic lottery scammers are impersonating the Church of England’s London 2012 chief in order to swindle personal details out of unsuspecting victims, sparking a warning from Surrey County Council Trading Standards. In a bogus letter, emblazoned with an imitation London 2012 logo and Olympic rings, recipients are told they have won more than £500,000. It … Continue reading

Olympic drop-in sessions to help Surrey prepare for 2012 Games

With 50 days to go until the start of the 2012 Games, a series of drop-in sessions are underway to help businesses and residents prepare for the Olympic events taking place in the county. Surrey is hosting the Olympic cycling road races on 28 and 29 July and the Olympic road cycling time trials on … 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 about Olympic read for under fives

Surrey County Council’s Felicity Wright was interviewed by BBC Surrey’s Nick Wallis about the Big Read for Small Children event which helped hundreds of children under five discover the joy of reading. Courtesy of BBC Surrey.

Olympic chief hails Surrey as one of Britain’s best

The Deputy Chief of LOCOG Sir Keith Mills described how he has been hugely impressed with Surrey’s Olympic preparations. He said: “Surrey is one of the best counties in the country. It gets the big tick on pretty much every front, such as engagement in schools. Companies here have probably got more contracts than any … Continue reading

School children create giant human London 2012 logo

A giant human London Olympic logo was created by 2,012 school children today (24 April). The spectacle covered a whopping 1,800 square metres at Collingwood College in Camberley, Surrey. Surrey County Council organised the event to celebrate the P&G Surrey School Games which encourages kids to take part in sport. The youngsters were joined by … Continue reading

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

Oldest full time firefighter to carry Olympic flame

The UK’s oldest full time firefighter has been selected to carry the Olympic torch. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s Malcolm Styles will go against his training and keep the flame burning as he carries the torch on 17 July* in Felbridge. The 63-year-old is among 7,600 people confirmed as torchbearers by Olympic organisers** today (19 March). … Continue reading


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