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The Torch Was Great…Now For The Cycle Race

Published on: 24 Jul, 2012
Updated on: 25 Jul, 2012

Cllr Jen Powell

With the successful Olympic Torch event only a few days in the past Cllr Jen Powell, Lead Councillor for Culture and Leisure is already looking forward to the next Olympic activity that will enter the borough of Guildford.

She  said: “The Olympic Torch event was a historic day for Guildford and Surrey as a whole. Preparations had been going on for over a year and the hard work behind the scenes really paid off as the relay and event went wonderfully.

“I am immensely proud of the warm welcome given to the Flame and of the sheer enthusiasm and Olympic spirit. The atmosphere was amazing; it was a really special day and certainly something to remember.”

The excitement continues and the focus is now on the Olympic road cycling races that enter Surrey on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July.

The route will start and finish in London and take in around 130 miles of Surrey roads. It will pass through or near the Guildford villages of West Horsley, East Clandon, Gomshall and Ripley.

The Olympic Road Cycle Race Route in Surrey

Residents and businesses are being asked to plan ahead and be prepared. Extensive road closures and parking restrictions will be in place around the cycle route from the early hours of the morning on event days.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to watch the Olympic cycling events in Surrey and getting around will be difficult. More information, including detailed route maps and road closures, is available at

If you have enquiries regarding the Olympic cycling events please contact Surrey County Council’s 2012 team on 0300 200 1018 or email

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  1. Bernard Parke

    July 25, 2012 at 6:18 am

    I am sure we all share Cllr Powell’s pride over the reception given to the Olympic Torch.

    The 1948 Torch reception was also received with great enthusiasm but then Bisley was the venue of part of the games, as it was for the fairly recent Commonwealth Games.

    Not many people here realise that Bisley is a conservation area within our Borough