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Council welcomes improvements to Prudential RideLondon-Surrey cycling festival

Feedback from Surrey County Council and residents has helped organisers of this summer’s major cycling festival to re-open roads along the route up to three hours earlier. The London & Surrey Cycling Partnership (LSCP), the event organisers, has introduced route changes and event improvements. Approximately half of the roads in Surrey will open up to … 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

Surrey groups to benefit from RideLondon cash

Community groups could win up to £150,000 each following Surrey County Council’s involvement in the successful inaugural Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 cycling event. Thousands of spectators lined the county’s streets on 4 August to watch elite cyclists join around 16,000 amateur riders on a 100-mile course through London and Surrey. Now Surrey County Council is calling … Continue reading

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

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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

Helyn Clack interviewed about £51m economic boost from cycling events

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services Helyn Clack has been interviewed by BBC Surrey presenter Nigel Williams about the £51 million boost to Surrey’s economy from the Olympic cycling races and the Tour of Britain. Mrs Clack, who was joined by Surrey Chambers of Commerce Chief Executive Louise Punter, also emphasised that establishing Surrey … 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

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

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

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