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ROUND UP: Live performances to drive home road safety message; Residents to get close-up footage of RideLondon-Surrey cycling stars

Live performances to drive home road safety message A series of live performances that aim to raise road safety awareness among young people in Surrey will take place this month. Safe Drive Stay Alive, an initiative lead by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, features a series of films and live speakers who recount their stories and … Continue reading

Sir Bradley Wiggins to race in RideLondon-Surrey Classic

British cycling hero Sir Bradley Wiggins will race on Surrey’s roads when he competes in Sunday’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic. Tour de France winner and multiple Olympic gold medallist Sir Bradley was a late addition to the Sky line-up. The move sees him return to the roads used for the races at the 2012 Olympics, where he won gold in … Continue reading

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

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

Laura Trott hails “lasting legacy” of Olympic cycling races

Golden girl Laura Trott has spoken of the “lasting legacy” of the Olympic cycling races as Surrey gears up for a festival of pedal power. The Prudential RideLondon series takes place in August and includes events going through London and Surrey. A 100-mile ride for amateurs and a professional men’s race will be staged in … Continue reading

BBC interview on Surrey’s £44 million Olympic boost

Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Community Services Helyn Clack has been interviewed by BBC Surrey about the £44 million boost to Surrey’s economy from last summer’s Games a year after the Olympic torch relay started. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

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

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

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

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