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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

RideLondon event sparks huge interest

A record number of cyclists have registered their interest in this year’s mass-participation RideLondon event on Surrey’s roads. The 100-mile ride on Sunday 2 August, which is set to feature the Box Hill climb made famous by the Olympics, has attracted 86,001 applications. Organisers will now draw a ballot and riders will learn if they have … Continue reading

RideLondon leads to cash for Surrey community groups

Community groups and charities in Surrey are set to get more than £370,000 thanks to the county’s role in the Prudential RideLondon events. Welcoming the money from the London Marathon Charitable Trust Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services Helyn Clack said: “Thousands of cyclists defied the appalling weather and managed to make the … Continue reading

Prudential RideLondon raises record-breaking £10 million for charity

More than £10 million was raised for charity by riders participating in August’s mass participation RideLondon event through Surrey. Some 20,000 cyclists braved the wind and rain to complete the ride and raise £3m more for good causes than in 2013’s inaugural event. Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services Helyn Clack said: “This … Continue reading

Olympic gold medallist, World Cup winner and Tour champion take on RideLondon challenge

Amateur riders will tackle Surrey’s climbs with an English cycling legend, a rugby World Cup winner and a Tour De France champion when they take on Sunday’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 challenge. Chris Boardman, who won Olympic pursuit gold in 1992 and three Tour de France stages, England’s 2003 Webb Ellis Cup-winning captain Martin Johnson and Stephen Roche, who claimed 1987 … Continue reading

British cycling stars line up for Prudential RideLondon-Surrey race

The new generation of British cycling stars will race against the world’s strongest teams in Sunday’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic. Commonwealth Games road race bronze medallist Scott Thwaites, Simon Yates, who made his Tour de France debut this summer, and Team Sky’s Luke Rowe will power along Surrey’s roads together with former British champion Ian Stannard. They … Continue reading

Feedback spurs RideLondon route improvements

Surrey roads will re-open up to three hours earlier during this weekend’s second annual Prudential RideLondon cycling festival after the organisers acted on feedback from the county council and residents. The London & Surrey Cycling Partnership plans to re-open the outward 25-mile stretch between Hampton Court Bridge and Forest Green near Leith Hill on Sunday … Continue reading

Surrey community groups thank Prudential RideLondon for cash boost

Community groups have hailed Prudential RideLondon’s cycling events for improving their local areas after Surrey County Council’s involvement in last year’s inaugural festival. Earlier this year, more than £242,000 was given to nearly 30 groups by the London Marathon Charitable Trust, which runs the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey events that attracted thousands of riders and spectators last … 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

Cycling festival organisers update Surrey residents and businesses

Organisers of the Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling have sent advance updates to Surrey residents and businesses so they can make the most of this summer’s event. The event organisers, London & Surrey Cycling Partnership, this week started the first of two leaflet drops so people who live and work on the route know what … Continue reading

Volunteers wanted for Prudential RideLondon-Surrey cycling festival

A recruitment drive is under way for volunteers to help out at this summer’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey cycling festival. Around 3,400 volunteers are needed by the organisers of the events, which include the RideLondon-Surrey 100 mass participation event and the RideLondon-Surrey Classic race for professionals on Sunday 10 August. More information, including details about registering, can be found … Continue reading

Surrey leader to start RideLondon race for world’s best cyclists

Surrey County Council leader David Hodge will start the Prudential RideLondon race for the world’s best cyclists on Sunday. He will set the riders, including Tour de France star Peter Sagan, on their way from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at 12.45pm before they head through east London and race towards the hills of Surrey. For … Continue reading

Prudential RideLondon 2014 dates

Next year’s Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling will take place on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 August. The exact routes and timings for the 2014 events will be confirmed later this year after a review of this year’s action. A press release is on the Prudential RideLondon website. The BBC will broadcast extensive coverage of … Continue reading

Tour de France sprint king heads for RideLondon

Peter Sagan and Britain’s David Millar are among a clutch of riders due to start the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic who have just have taken part in this year’s Tour de France. Sagan won a stage at this year’s Tour and also claimed the green jersey, which is awarded to the best sprinter. The first African … Continue reading

First team line-ups revealed for Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic

The first team line-ups for the inaugural Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic have today been revealed, with British fans being encouraged to support their home stars as they take on some of the world’s top riders on Sunday 4 August. The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic is part of a two-day world-class cycling festival, Prudential RideLondon, which takes place … Continue reading

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