The Vachery Triathlon is the first of this summer’s cycle races, being staged on Sunday 21st July. It is a commercial event rather than an Olympic Legacy race. Many people complained about the number and length of the proposed road closures and as a result these have been dramatically reduced but there will still be some roads with restricted access – these will be re-opened by 2:00pm. Detailed maps of the routes are available at www.gosurrey.info and the organisers have said they will be doing a mail drop to domestic and business premises in the area by July 1st 2013.
The prudential Ride London cycle race takes place through the county on Sunday August 4th when roads will close in the early hours of the morning and will stay closed until early evening – similar to last year’s Olympic race.
The tour of Britain returns on Saturday 21st September when Surrey will host the penultimate stage. Some of the world’s best cyclists will start the race in Epsom and will head through Leatherhead, Dorking, Cranleigh, Woking, Elstead and Farnham. There will be a re-run of the sprint up Guildford High Street to the finish. This will only involve rolling road closures.
Jackie Coke, Clerk to the Council 01306 712447