Surrey County Council welcomes Prudential RideLondon improvements

Surrey Council along with local residents have helped organisers of Prudential RideLondon shorten re-opening times along the route by up to three hours

Around half of the roads used in Surrey for the Prudential RideLondon event in August will re-open to normal traffic quicker than last year’s inaugural event due to a new rolling road closure system, which will be introduced between Hampton Court and Forest Green.

Along with the new strategy to limit closures, a public information programme will be introduced and will see two leaflet drops, one in May and another in July, to help those along and near the route, alongside six ‘drop-in’ sessions. These sessions will be within the county and will allow residents and businesses the chance to ask organisers about potential access issues affecting them along the route.

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Surrey County Council Cabinet Member Helyn Clack said: “We’re pleased the event organisers have been able to incorporate our suggestions into the improved delivery of the event and done even more to limit disruption to residents and businesses well ahead of this year’s events.”

Whilst the 2014 route for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 largely stays the same, the Surrey Classic race will have a number of changes:

• A new route via Staple Lane from East Clandon
• Multiple loops through Dorking
• Two climbs through the vineyard at Denbies
• Re-traces the 2012 Olympic route through Oxshott

For more details on both events check RideLondon’s website.