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Get in gear with the Reigate Cycle Festival

This year’s Reigate Cycle Festival will take place on Sunday 20 July, encouraging more local people to ditch their cars and get on their bikes instead. The festival, from 10am-5pm in Priory Park, is a family-friendly event including stunt demonstrations, expert advice on safety and maintenance, exhibits from cycling groups and shops, a large variety … Continue reading

Beat the Christmas rush with digital journey planner

A new online journey planner that helps Surrey shoppers beat the last-minute Christmas rush and even watch their weight is available from the county council. The real-time planner – which is available at http://www.travelsmartsurrey.info – saves time, money and carbon emissions by giving the latest and best routes for driving, walking, cycling and public transport, such … Continue reading

ROUND UP: New car share scheme and hard-hitting play unveiled

Car share scheme up and running  A new car share scheme is up and running in Guildford thanks to a Surrey County Council-backed travel project. University of Surrey students, Royal Surrey County Hospital staff and Surrey Research Park workers can cut their carbon footprint through hiring the Ford Fiesta from the hospital’s car park. The … Continue reading

New Guildford park and ride facility opens in Onslow

A new park and ride facility at Onslow is now open to the public, running regular bus services to Guildford train station and town centre in time for the busy Christmas shopping period. Located just off the A3 to the west of central Guildford next to the Holiday Inn Hotel and Surrey Sports Park, the … Continue reading

Travel SMART green community funding returns to Stoke and Stoughton

A Surrey County Council funding initiative that gives thousands of pounds to community groups for green travel returns to Stoke and Stoughton on Saturday 23 November. Last year, 15 local groups in the ward won a share of £70,000 from Travel SMART, which supports and promotes projects aimed at improving travel and stimulating economic growth. … Continue reading

Travel SMART green community funding returns

A Surrey County Council funding auction that gives thousands of pounds to community groups for green travel is back for its second year. Last year, 64 local groups in Redhill, Guildford and Woking bid for a share of £446,000 from Travel SMART, which supports and promotes projects aimed at improving travel and stimulating economic growth. … Continue reading

Guildford Cycle Festival returns for second year

Paralympic gold medallist Rachel Morris will be the star turn this Sunday (18 Aug) as the Guildford Cycle Festival returns following the success of last year’s event. Visitors will have the opportunity to take part in a host of events designed for riders of all ages and abilities, including guided bike rides around scenic routes … Continue reading

A wheely good time in store at the Reigate Cycle Festival

A new festival has been organised in Reigate to encourage more people to embrace the bicycle. The Reigate Cycle Festival will capitalise on the surge in popularity of pedal power since Team GB’s Olympic medal-winning heroics on the county’s roads last year. The free festival – the first of its kind in Reigate – follows … Continue reading

Laura Trott hails “lasting legacy” of Olympic cycling races

Golden girl Laura Trott has spoken of the “lasting legacy” of the Olympic cycling races as Surrey gears up for a festival of pedal power. The Prudential RideLondon series takes place in August and includes events going through London and Surrey. A 100-mile ride for amateurs and a professional men’s race will be staged in … Continue reading

New stats reveal increase in cycling

Pedal power is gaining popularity in Surrey as new figures reveal the percentage of people cycling on a monthly basis has increased. Department for Transport stats have shown that 20% of Surrey folk ride a bike at least once a month – busting the national average of 15%. Elmbridge boasts the highest percentage of people … Continue reading

People invited to vote on green travel schemes

An X Factor style vote will let people choose which green travel schemes should be given up to £10,000 to improve their neighbourhood. The vote is part of Surrey County Council’s Travel Smart project which aims to help people get around, boost economic growth and encourage healthier lifestyles. A shortlist of 11 schemes proposed for … Continue reading

Sheerwater and Maybury International Day

People are invited to cast their vote on whether a number of travel-themed community projects in Sheerwater and Maybury should receive funding. Travel SMART in Sheerwater and Maybury is a new initiative designed to provide local people with more travel choices and help them cut carbon, calories and cost. It aims to make it easier … Continue reading

Travel SMART scheme extended

A scheme that gives people the chance to pitch for up to £10,000 to support green travel schemes in their neighbourhoods has been extended. The Travel SMART scheme has been rolled out in Redhill West, Merstham in Reigate and in the Stoke and Stoughton areas of Guildford. This follows a successful launch of the project … 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

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

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