Surrey County Council calls for action on unregistered cycle events

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Surrey County Council wants action on unregistered cycling events.

In the past couple of years, the county has hosted the 2012 Olympic road races and legacy event Prudential RideLondon, which saw thousands of people take part by either riding or watching.

Following these the authority asked for public feedback on a strategy to get more people to benefit from cycling, whether they were cyclists or not.

Proposals included the Government bringing in a new law so all road cycling events are registered, giving residents more say on local cycling plans and keeping people updated with a cycling hotline and events calendar.

Helyn Clack, Surrey County Council’s cabinet member for community services, said: “Cycling has brought great opportunities to Surrey, including tourism and healthier lifestyles, but we also recognise we need to limit disruption to residents and businesses.

“That’s why we’ll ask the Government to take action on hundreds of unregistered events in the county every year if our cabinet approves the strategy later this month.

“Our plans will also give Surrey residents a stronger voice on cycling.”

The new strategy is due before the cabinet for approval later this month.

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