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New cycling festival to boost pedal power following Olympics

As cycling fever grips Surrey a new festival has been organised to encourage more people to embrace the bicycle. Guildford Cycle Festival will capitalise on the surge in popularity of pedal power since the Olympic medal-winning heroics of Team GB’s Bradley Wiggins, Lizzie Armitstead and Chris Froome on the county’s roads.  The family friendly event … 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

Road update: Olympic time trials

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

Women’s Olympic cycling comes to Surrey

Check out the live road updates for the Olympic cycle race on Sunday to help keep you moving. Follow us on Twitter @GoSurreyLive for regular updates. The women’s Olympic cycling road race is taking place in Surrey and London on Sunday, the day after Alexandr Vinokurov of Kazakhstan won gold in the men’s event. All roads have now reopened following … Continue reading

Olympic cycling comes to Surrey

The world’s best cyclists will battle for Olympic glory on Surrey’s roads this weekend. World champion Mark Cavendish will lead the charge for Team GB on Saturday for the men’s road race while the women will compete on Sunday. After setting off from The Mall in London, the cyclists will enter Surrey via Hampton Court Bridge before … 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

Wiggins to draw crowds to Olympic road race

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to watch the Olympic road races in Surrey this weekend as cycling fever mounts on the back of Bradley Wiggins’ Tour de France win. Mark Cavendish also made history as he claimed a fourth consecutive final-stage victory in Paris before turning his attention to securing Olympic glory on … 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

Hollywood-style Olympic rings unveiled at Box Hill

Giant Olympic rings reminiscent of Hollywood’s famous sign have been unveiled in Surrey today (19 July). The huge structure on the side of the National Trust’s Box Hill will become “one of the most memorable icons of the Games” when Mark Cavendish’s bid for gold is beamed to millions of televisions across the world. Labelled … 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

UK’s oldest firefighter to carry Olympic torch in Surrey

The UK’s oldest full time firefighter will carry the Olympic torch through Felbridge when it comes to Surrey on Tuesday. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s Malcolm Styles is one of four torchbearers chosen to carry the flame through the village on 17 July. The 63-year-old from Redhill has been a firefighter for 34 years. The … 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

Thousands celebrate the Olympic torch relay in Surrey

Around 14,000 people thronged the streets of Egham to watch the Olympic torch relaypass through the town. Crowds saw a slice of Olympic history unfold on Tuesday afternoon as torchbearers, including former England midfielder Ray Wilkins, carried the flame along the A30 and through High Street, Station Road and Manorcrofts Road, before being driven in … Continue reading

Surrey schools battle for glory on race track

Lewis Hamilton who? Formula One hopefuls have taken the chequered flag at Surrey Schools’ Grand Prix.   The event took place last Wednesday (27th June) at Daytona Sandown Park in Esher, Surrey. It saw 10 local schools battle head to head for victory, with the Hinchley Wood team snatching the win, closely followed by St Paul’s … Continue reading

Helyn Clack interviewed on BBC Surrey

Cabinet Member for Community Services and the 2012 Games, Helyn Clack, was interviewed on BBC Surrey today (27 June) about preparations for the Olympic road cycling events coming to Surrey. The interview was on the back of newsletters being sent out to residents and businesses near the race routes to help them plan ahead. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

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