Surrey will play host to the eighth and final stage of this year’s race, and the winner of the competition, open to children aged 7 to 16 from 417 schools in the area, will be invited to present the jersey to the top climber on 16 September. The winning jersey will also be worn by the rider leading the mountains classification throughout the race.
Competition packs will shortly start arriving in schools and they have until 27 June to get their entry in. It was opened yesterday at The Priory School in Reigate with Simon Holt from Team Raleigh-GAC, who led them on a sprint around the playground.
Helyn Clack, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services and the 2012 Olympic Games said: “A big part of our Olympic legacy is to encourage children to try out different sports and it was fantastic to see so many students cycling. Today might have inspired the next Mark Cavendish”.