It's been a big summer for British Cycling with Bradley Wiggins winning the Tour de France and Team GB winning a host of medals at the Olympics and Paralympics. So it was no surprise that 200,000 people lined the route of the finale of the Tour of Britain in Surrey. Piers Hopkirk reports.
Former Chelsea and England footballer Graeme Le Saux has been inspired to hop on his bike as the Tour of Britain comes to a conclusion in Surrey. He took part in the Guildford High Street Challenge - where the final stage of the Tour will finish later this afternoon.
The last stage of the Tour of Britain has begun in Surrey. The riders set off from Reigate for their 90 mile race through the Surrey hills before the finish in Guildford. 200,000 are expected to line the route.
The teams competing for the Tour of Britain are getting ready for the final stage in Surrey today. They will start from Reigate's Priory Park, before heading through the Surrey Hills to the finish on Guildford's cobbled high street. More than 200,000 people are expected to line the route.
Road users are advised to allow extra time for journeys as the final stage of the Tour of Britain cycle race takes place in Surrey.
The vast majority of the race route is delivered under a temporary rolling road closure, but it also involves closures of some local roads managed by Surrey County Council in Reigate and Guildford. This may impact on the nearby M25 and A3.
As a result, journey times around the M25 junction 8 - between 10.30am and 1pm - and along the A3 north of Guilford - between 1pm and 4pm - may be affected. The Highways Agency is urging motorists to allow plenty of extra time for their journeys.