Cyclists told to stay safe after rise in accidents.

Surrey police has issued a warning to cyclists after a sharp rise in the number of crashes over recent weeks.

Officers say Olympic fever, with the road race heading through the county, and the Tour de France has inspired people to get on their bikes.

*Surrey Police Superintendent Sharon Bush said: "People have been really keen to get out on their bikes thanks to the warmer weather and the excitement generated by the Olympics and the Tour de France. With that increase in number comes an increase in the number of collisions being reported. *

"We are asking for a little bit of courtesy from drivers and for them to be mindful of other road users. Likewise, we are appealing to cyclists to be visible, take care at junctions and take responsibility for their own safety."**

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