tour of britain

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Sir Bradley Wiggins set to ride through Surrey in Tour of Britain

Sir Bradley Wiggins will lead Team Sky when Britain’s biggest cycle race passes through Surrey on Saturday morning. The Friends Life Tour of Britain’s seventh stage, which starts in Camberley and goes through Puttenham and Haslemere, will use around 20 miles of Surrey’s roads before heading to the finish in Brighton. A six-figure crowd is … 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

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

Chance to debate Surrey’s cycling strategy

There are more than 100 places left for Surrey residents to join a live radio debate on the future of cycling in the county. Surrey County Council is currently consulting on its proposed cycling strategy, and BBC Surrey is hosting the debate with a panel of guests at the University of Surrey in Guildford on 23 … Continue reading

Tour of Britain’s Surrey stage will see “battle royale”

The Surrey stage of this year’s Tour of Britain cycle race will see a “battle royale”, according to Team IG Sigma Sport’s Ben Greenwood. The roads that feature in Saturday’s penultimate stage between Epsom and Guildford are familiar to the Sigma cyclist from training rides from the team’s Kingston base in preparation for the race. … Continue reading

Tour of Britain prepares to race through Surrey

Surrey residents and businesses are being urged to get ready for the penultimate stage of the 2013 Tour of Britain when top riders like Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish will race past. With thousands of spectators expected along the 155-kilometre route between Epsom racecourse and Guildford on 21 September, race organisers have sent around … Continue reading

Sir Bradley Wiggins to lead Sky in Tour of Britain

Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins will lead Team Sky in this month’s Tour of Britain. The eight-day cycle race features a stage in Surrey for the second successive year. It will take place on Saturday, September 21, starting in Epsom and finishing in Guildford. Sir Bradley powered to Games glory in the time trial on … 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

Sir Bradley Wiggins will race in Tour of Britain

Sir Bradley Wiggins has confirmed he will ride in this year’s Tour of Britain. The Tour de France winner will be on the start line for the eight-day cycle race, which features a stage in Surrey for the second successive year. Surrey’s 96-mile stage will take place on Saturday, September 21, starting in Epsom and finishing in … Continue reading

Video – Tour of Britain organiser talks through this year’s Surrey stage

With the Tour of Britain cycle race coming to Surrey for a second successive year this September, the event’s Technical Manager Andy Hawes talks through the route.     Produced and edited for Surrey News by Paul Marinko

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

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

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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

Tour of Britain sees biggest ever television audience

Below is a story from organisers of the Tour of Britain which culminated in Surrey this year. This year’s Tour of Britain cycle race has been hailed as a resounding success and also enjoyed its largest ever television audience, with almost a million viewers tuning in to watch either live coverage or highlights on each … Continue reading


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