Cyclists retrace Olympic race

The excitement of the Olympic cycling road races and time trials returned to the streets of Surrey today to celebrate the first anniversary of the games.

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Olympic cycling excitement returns to Surrey

The excitement of Olympic cycling returned to the streets of Surrey today to celebrate the first anniversary of the games. 20 thousand cyclists set-off from the Olympic Park this morning. The 100 mile route went as far south as Forest Green before returning to the capital.

London Mayor, Boris Johnson joined sports stars on the route. Richard Slee reports.

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Boris on a bike in Surrey

London Mayor Boris Johnson after completing the Surrey 100 mile bike ride Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

20,000 cyclists set-off from the Olympic Park this morning. The 100 mile route went as far south as Forest Green before returning to the capital. London Mayor, Boris Johnson joined sports stars and celebrities on the route.

London Mayor Boris Johnson completes the Surrey 100 mile bike ride Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire
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Rowsell injured in RideLondon

File photo of Olympic gold medal winning cyclist Joanna Rowsell Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Olympic gold medal winning cyclist Joanna Rowsell said she was "gutted" today after breaking her collar bone during a race as part of RideLondon, the UK's largest festival of cycling.

Rowsell, who won gold in the team pursuit during last year's Games, was competing in the women's criterium race in and around St James's Park last night when she was involved in a pile-up in the final stages of the event.

The Prudential RideLondon weekend features four separate events with around 50,000 people taking part in a mass participation event that saw many of the capital's roads closed to traffic yesterday, and London mayor Boris Johnson among thousands of others taking part in a 100-mile road race today.

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