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Tiernan-Locke says Surrey deserves Tour of Britain stage next year

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke declared Surrey deserves to host the Tour of Britain again next year after huge crowds roared him to victory. Surrey County Council announced it had agreed to host a stage of the event for the second successive year after Tiernan-Locke sealed his win in the final leg of this year’s eight-day race, from Reigate … 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

Tour of Britain to be screened live by ITV

The Tour of Britain will be broadcast live on ITV every day of the eight-stage race, which starts on Sunday. ITV4 will screen two hours of live coverage of each stage and a one-hour daily highlights programme. The final stage of the Tour of Britain will take place in Surrey on September 16, starting in … Continue reading

Great Britain team to compete in home tour

A Great Britain squad will take part in the Tour of Britain. The team of under-23 riders has been confirmed as the 17th squad for the eight-day tour. Surrey hosts the final stage, which starts in Reigate and finishes in Guildford, on 16 September. World road race champion Mark Cavendish and Tour de France winner Bradley … 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

More than 1,000 flock to Guildford cycling event

More than 1,000 people flocked to an event staged to capitalise on the cycling fever sweeping Surrey. That was double the number expected to turn out for the Guildford Cycle Festival, which was organised to encourage more people to cycle. The family-friendly event at Stoke Park included stunt demonstrations, expert advice on safety and maintenance … Continue reading

Cavendish and Wiggins named in Team Sky’s Tour of Britain team

World champion Mark Cavendish and Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins will spearhead Team Sky’s Tour of Britain challenge, it was announced today. It will be Wiggins’ first competitive return to Surrey since the Olympic cycling events this summer when he clinched gold in the time trial. Joining him in Team Sky’s line up will be Mark Cavendish, … Continue reading

Bradley Wiggins to compete in Tour of Britain – newsletters to help Surrey prepare

Bradley Wiggins is due to return to Surrey in just a few weeks for the final stage of the nation’s biggest cycling race, the Tour of Britain. The four-time Olympic gold medallist has announced he will compete in the eight-stage Tour which culminates in Surrey on September 16. To ensure people have all the information … Continue reading

Wiggins’ Tour of Britain announcement

Four-time Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins has announced he will compete in the Tour of Britain next month. The eight-stage tour will culminate in a final stage through Surrey on 16 September, starting in Reigate and finishing in Guildford. The event will be Wiggins’ first competitive return to Surrey since he won gold in the Olympic time trial earlier in the summer.   … Continue reading

Ashcombe student wins Tour of Britain design competition

  Surrey student George Barton-Wood, 14, proved himself picture perfect this week as he claimed top prize in the ŠKODA King of the Mountains jersey design competition. In May, official jersey sponsor ŠKODA teamed up with Surrey County Council to launch the county-wide competition, challenging Surrey students to design the famous ŠKODA King of the … Continue reading

Surrey Tour of Britain route revealed

The detailed route of the Surrey stage of this year’s Tour of Britain has been revealed. Surrey will host the eighth and final stage of the national cycle race on Sunday 16 September, starting in Reigate and finishing on the cobbles of Guildford’s steep High Street. The street-by-street route was announced by Surrey County Council … Continue reading

Tour of Britain design competition hits the spot with Surrey school kids

Surrey school children have been set the challenge of designing the Škoda King of the Mountains jersey for this year’s Tour of Britain. The ‘polka dot jersey’, as it’s often referred to, is awarded to the best climber in the race. It follows the announcement that Surrey will host the final stage of the national … Continue reading

Surrey to host final stage of Tour of Britain

Surrey will host the final stage of the Tour of Britain when the national race takes place in September. Surrey County Council has captured the last stage of the 840-mile event after bringing the men’s and women’s Olympic cycle road races and time trials to the county. It takes place on Sunday 16 September, starting … Continue reading

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