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VIDEO: Prudential RideLondon returns to Surrey today

Thousands of amateur and professional cyclists will take to the streets of Surrey today as part of the sixth annual Prudential RideLondon cycling festival. Amateur riders will tackle one of three mass participation events – either a 100-mile sportive, a 46-mile ride or a new 19-mile event. Famous faces taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 … Continue reading

Mark Cavendish to race in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic

British cycling star Mark Cavendish has confirmed he will race in Sunday’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic. Sprinter Cavendish was eliminated from this year’s Tour de France last week when he was unable to finish a tough mountain stage within the time limit. The 33-year-old, who has won 30 stages of the Tour, said: “I’m delighted to … Continue reading

Former world cycling champion to compete in Surrey

Former world road race champion Philippe Gilbert today confirmed he will join a stellar cast of cyclists on Surrey’s roads next month. The Belgian rider will compete in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic with the likes of former Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins, sprint star Mark Cavendish and defending champion Adam Blythe on 2 … Continue reading

Sir Bradley Wiggins to race in Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic

Cycling hero Sir Bradley Wiggins today confirmed he will return to Surrey’s roads this summer. The Tour de France winner and world time trial champion will compete in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on Sunday 2 August. It will be his first race on UK roads since smashing the world hour record in London. Sir Bradley, who … Continue reading

Mark Cavendish to race in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic

British cycling star Mark Cavendish will race on Surrey’s roads this August as a competitor in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic. The 2011 world champion and winner of 25 Tour de France stages has been revealed as one of the leading riders competing in this year’s race, which takes place on Sunday 2 August. Mr Cavendish … Continue reading

Top cyclist Cavendish to headline RideLondon-Surrey

Tour de France cyclist and former world champion Mark Cavendish will race on Surrey’s roads again this summer. Cavendish will compete in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on 10 August. The race for professionals follows a mass-participation 100-mile ride on the same day. The route for both events is based on the one that featured in … Continue reading

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

Chance to debate Surrey’s cycling strategy

There are more than 100 places left for Surrey residents to join a live radio debate on the future of cycling in the county. Surrey County Council is currently consulting on its proposed cycling strategy, and BBC Surrey is hosting the debate with a panel of guests at the University of Surrey in Guildford on 23 … 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

Tour of Britain sees biggest ever television audience

Below is a story from organisers of the Tour of Britain which culminated in Surrey this year. This year’s Tour of Britain cycle race has been hailed as a resounding success and also enjoyed its largest ever television audience, with almost a million viewers tuning in to watch either live coverage or highlights on each … Continue reading

Tiernan-Locke says Surrey deserves Tour of Britain stage next year

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke declared Surrey deserves to host the Tour of Britain again next year after huge crowds roared him to victory. Surrey County Council announced it had agreed to host a stage of the event for the second successive year after Tiernan-Locke sealed his win in the final leg of this year’s eight-day race, from Reigate … Continue reading

Tour of Britain returns to Surrey next year

Cycling’s Tour of Britain will return to Surrey next year after massive crowds made today’s race on the county’s roads a huge success. Surrey County Council has signed up with Weybridge-based tour organisers SweetSpot to host a stage of Britain’s biggest professional bike race for the second successive year next September*. It comes after Surrey … 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

Tour of Britain to be screened live by ITV

The Tour of Britain will be broadcast live on ITV every day of the eight-stage race, which starts on Sunday. ITV4 will screen two hours of live coverage of each stage and a one-hour daily highlights programme. The final stage of the Tour of Britain will take place in Surrey on September 16, starting in … Continue reading

Great Britain team to compete in home tour

A Great Britain squad will take part in the Tour of Britain. The team of under-23 riders has been confirmed as the 17th squad for the eight-day tour. Surrey hosts the final stage, which starts in Reigate and finishes in Guildford, on 16 September. World road race champion Mark Cavendish and Tour de France winner Bradley … Continue reading

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