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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

Guildford Cycle Festival returns for second year

Paralympic gold medallist Rachel Morris will be the star turn this Sunday (18 Aug) as the Guildford Cycle Festival returns following the success of last year’s event. Visitors will have the opportunity to take part in a host of events designed for riders of all ages and abilities, including guided bike rides around scenic routes … Continue reading

BBC Surrey interview Helyn Clack a year on from Olympics

Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Community Services Helyn Clack has been interviewed by BBC Surrey about the success of the 2012 Games one year on from the Olympic cycle races on the county’s roads. During the interview she talks about the economic benefits the Games brought and looks ahead to this weekend’s Prudential RideLondon … Continue reading

In pictures and video: Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 and Classic route announcements

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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

BBC interview on signing up teams to train for major sports events

Cabinet Member for Community Services Helyn Clack was interviewed on BBC Surrey about Surrey County Council’s plans to attract teams to train in the county for major sporting events following the success of the Olympics last summer. You can listen to the interview below. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

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 aims to sign up teams training for major sports events

National teams will use Surrey as a base for three major sporting events under plans unveiled by the county council. The authority aims to build on the success of the Olympics by getting countries to set up training camps as they prepare for the trio of major competitions. Next year Glasgow stages the Commonwealth Games … Continue reading

Olympic memorabilia up for grabs

A golden opportunity for people to snap up Olympic Games memorabilia from this summer’s cycling races is up for grabs. Surrey County Council is giving people the chance to win hundreds of Games flags, banners and bunting used to line the roads for the London 2012 road races and time trial events in the county. British … 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 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

Fly through video of the Tour of Britain

A fly through of the route that the Tour of Britain will take gives people a Bradley Wiggins eye view of the race. The 10 minute video follows the route of the final stage of the 2012 Tour of Britain starting in Reigate before crossing the finish line on Guildford’s High Street on Sunday 16 September. … Continue reading

Bradley Wiggins to compete in Tour of Britain – newsletters to help Surrey prepare

Bradley Wiggins is due to return to Surrey in just a few weeks for the final stage of the nation’s biggest cycling race, the Tour of Britain. The four-time Olympic gold medallist has announced he will compete in the eight-stage Tour which culminates in Surrey on September 16. To ensure people have all the information … Continue reading

Wiggins’ Tour of Britain announcement

Four-time Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins has announced he will compete in the Tour of Britain next month. The eight-stage tour will culminate in a final stage through Surrey on 16 September, starting in Reigate and finishing in Guildford. The event will be Wiggins’ first competitive return to Surrey since he won gold in the Olympic time trial earlier in the summer.   … Continue reading

Surrey joins forces with Boris to host Olympic cycling legacy event

Surrey County Council has teamed up with Mayor of London Boris Johnson to launch plans for a new annual cycling event next summer, aimed at cementing the country’s excitement for the sport. With the medal haul of Team GB’s cyclists fresh in everyone’s memory, Surrey’s leader David Hodge joined up with London’s mayor to reveal … Continue reading

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