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Surrey plays part in UK’s economic boost

Following news that the UK economy has grown by 1%, Surrey County Council’s Deputy Leader Peter Martin said: “This is extremely positive news and Surrey is pleased to have played its part in helping to drive the UK’s recovery. “The Olympic cycling events we staged provided a huge shot in the arm for the economy. The … 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

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

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

BBC Surrey interview: Cabinet member Helyn Clack reflects on Olympic success

The morning after Team GB cyclist Lizzie Armitstead won silver in the Olympic road race, BBC Surrey interviewed county councillor Helyn Clack to reflect on the success of the cycling events in Surrey. Listen to the BBC Surrey interview with Helyn Clack here.

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

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

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

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

Olympic volunteers gear up to welcome world to Surrey

Training sessions are underway for more than 450 volunteers who will welcome the world to Surrey during the 2012 Games. Recruited by Surrey County Council, the ambassadors will be at key locations along the route and at train stations on the days the Olympic cycling events and torch relay take place in the county. They’ll … Continue reading

BBC Surrey interview about Olympic read for under fives

Surrey County Council’s Felicity Wright was interviewed by BBC Surrey’s Nick Wallis about the Big Read for Small Children event which helped hundreds of children under five discover the joy of reading. Courtesy of BBC Surrey.

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