Surrey

London 2012: Surrey world record attempt

Surrey Olympic road sign
Image caption London 2012 Olympic road cycling events will follow a course through Box Hill

A world record attempt is planned as part of a programme of celebrations in Surrey for the weekend of the Olympic cycle road race in July.

Mole Valley District Council is working with community and sports groups to create "a spectacle of fun, music, dance and sport".

The Big Weekend series of events will include an attempt to create the longest single line of bicycles.

The plans will be put before the council's executive on 7 February.

The Olympic road cycling race will start in The Mall in London and from Richmond the athletes head off on a large loop through Surrey taking in Walton on Thames, Weybridge, West Byfleet, West Horsley and Dorking.

The cyclists will ride a 15.5km (9.6 miles) circuit around Box Hill, including the National Trust's Zig Zag Hill.

In a statement, the council said: "Inspired by the feedback received from residents after the test event in August 2011, the council is pulling together an array of activities to keep visitors and spectators entertained and in our Dorking and Leatherhead High Streets over race weekend."

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