surrey olympics

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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

RideLondon-Surrey 2014 sparks huge interest

Surrey cyclists hoping to join next year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 event are being urged to sign up before the ballot closes. Following the success of the inaugural race through London and Surrey on 4 August, around 50,000 people have already signed up to the 2014 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 since the ballot opened on Monday (12 … Continue reading

Surrey to host penultimate stage of Tour of Britain 2013

Surrey will host the penultimate stage of this year’s Tour of Britain when the race sweeps the UK this September. Surrey County Council can reveal the 96 mile stage will take place on Saturday, September 21, starting in Epsom and finishing in a final climb up Guildford High Street. The rider line up has not … 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

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

Wiggins to draw crowds to Olympic road race

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to watch the Olympic road races in Surrey this weekend as cycling fever mounts on the back of Bradley Wiggins’ Tour de France win. Mark Cavendish also made history as he claimed a fourth consecutive final-stage victory in Paris before turning his attention to securing Olympic glory on … Continue reading

Hollywood-style Olympic rings unveiled at Box Hill

Giant Olympic rings reminiscent of Hollywood’s famous sign have been unveiled in Surrey today (19 July). The huge structure on the side of the National Trust’s Box Hill will become “one of the most memorable icons of the Games” when Mark Cavendish’s bid for gold is beamed to millions of televisions across the world. Labelled … 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

Surrey schools battle for glory on race track

Lewis Hamilton who? Formula One hopefuls have taken the chequered flag at Surrey Schools’ Grand Prix.   The event took place last Wednesday (27th June) at Daytona Sandown Park in Esher, Surrey. It saw 10 local schools battle head to head for victory, with the Hinchley Wood team snatching the win, closely followed by St Paul’s … Continue reading

New airport website aims to tempt travellers

A new tourism website was launched today (18 June) to tempt Gatwick Airport’s 30 million passengers to ditch the bright lights of London for the attractions of the South East. Released in time for the Olympics, highlights the best that Surrey and the rest of the region has to offer to entice tourists. The website, … Continue reading

School children create giant human London 2012 logo

A giant human London Olympic logo was created by 2,012 school children today (24 April). The spectacle covered a whopping 1,800 square metres at Collingwood College in Camberley, Surrey. Surrey County Council organised the event to celebrate the P&G Surrey School Games which encourages kids to take part in sport. The youngsters were joined by … Continue reading

US Olympic hopeful says Box Hill will be decisive in women’s Olympic road race

US cyclist Janel Holcomb says Surrey’s Box Hill climb will prove the decisive point of the women’s Olympic road race as the 100 day countdown to the 2012 Games begins (18 April). The Olympic hopeful described the course as “challenging from start to finish” after checking out the course last week (April 10) with fellow … Continue reading

Q&A on Olympic road race

USA Olympic cycling road race hopefuls Kristin McGrath and Janel Holcomb talk about the course in Surrey. The pair checked out the Olympic road race route last week (10 April) with Surrey County Council’s Alan Flaherty, who helped event organisers design the course.     Kristin McGrath What have the roads been like? The roads … Continue reading


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