The Mall Camberley goes for Gold and sponsors Tour of Britain cycle

Tour of Britain 2014The Mall Camberley has been announced as Surrey Heath’s official ‘gold’ sponsor for the Stage 7 start of the Friends Life Tour of Britain.

The event is the UK’s biggest professional cycle race and attracts thousands of spectators every year.

The penultimate stage of the race will set off from Park Street in Camberley on Saturday 13 September.

After riders start pedaling from Camberley at 10am, they will go on to pass through Heatherside, Deepcut, Frimley Green and Mytchett, before heading towards the South Downs and finally finishing in Brighton.

Portfolio holder for business at Surrey Heath Borough Council, Cllr Craig Fennell, said: “We are delighted to announce that The Mall Camberley, already one of the council’s major partners, will be the official sponsor of the Stage 7 start in Camberley.”The tour coming to town is a fantastic opportunity for people to visit and watch professional cyclists embark on the longest stage of this thrilling race. With just a few weeks to go, the wheels are in motion to welcome the cyclists and celebrate in the town centre throughout the day.”

Glen Fulton, General Manager of The Mall Camberley, added: “As a community shopping centre, we are always keen to get involved with and support local events which is why we are extremely proud to sponsor this hugely popular race.

“This summer has been tremendous for UK sport and for cycling in particular. Helmets off to all of the cyclists taking part in this year’s Tour of Britain – we are already gearing up for its journey through Camberley.”

As well as being able to see the cyclists as they race through the streets of Camberley, spectators will be able to take part in a range of fun, free activities which will be taking place in the town to mark the day.

On the High Street, Collectively Camberley will host a free family fun day from 10am-4pm. Attractions include bungee trampolines, a 26ft high climbing wall and terrifying 10ft free drop!

In keeping with the theme of the main event, UK mountain bike display team MAD will also be demonstrating breath-taking stunts, jumps and tricks from 11am.

For more on the Friends Life Tour of Britain in Camberley, including rolling street closures, go to www.surreyheath.gov.uk/tob2014 or follow @SurreyHeath on Twitter.

Stage 7 is also sponsored by The Atrium, Camberley Guest House, Luff and Wilkin, Collectively Camberley and Knights Group.

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