Surrey to welcome Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 for four more years

Council votes to welcome back festival of cycling

One of the UK's biggest sportives, the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and the associated professional race will visit Surrey for the next four years, after the County Council approved a decision to welcome the event back at a meeting yesterday.

Yesterday Surrey County Council Cabinet members also approved a cycling strategy document, meaning it will now petition central government to set up a mandatory regulation of cycling events, which could affect sportives all over the country.

A statement on the Surrey County Council website said it approved in principle further visits from the major cycling event and would open consultations with local district and parish councils.

The routes of the 2014 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic professional road race and RideLondon-Surrey 100, which raised more than £7 million for charity in its first year and was completed by more than 15,000 riders, will be announced early in the New Year.

The over-subscribed sportive is likely to revisit Leith Hill and Box Hill.  

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