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Major cycle race in return visit

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The Tour Series is a calendar of 10 races in cities and towns across the UK

The build-up to a major cycling event in Woking town centre has started despite it being six months away.

The final round of the Tour Series 2010 will be on 24 June in the Surrey town, which also hosted a race in 2009.

Businesses and community groups launched the project in Woking this autumn, and said they wanted to create an "exciting, fun-filled event".

The Tour Series is a calendar of 10 races on town and city centre circuits at venues across the UK.

Chairman of the Cycle Woking Project Board, Iain Reeve said thousands of people turned out to watch the event in 2009 and the town was keen to capitalise on this success during 2010.

'Phenomenal interest'

He said: "We enjoyed fantastic support this year and we hope that in 2010 more members of the local community will get involved to make this event even bigger and better than ever."

Hugh Roberts, chief executive of SweetSpot which organises the event, said Woking was a fantastic host in 2009, providing an interesting course and generating a real buzz.

"We are delighted that The Tour Series will be returning to Woking and are encouraged by the phenomenal interest generated by the launch," he said.

"We're looking forward to working closely with Woking over the coming months to put on what I'm sure will be a fantastic event on the 24 June."

Organisers said the elite Tour Series race in 2010 would feature many of Britain's top cycling teams.

The event would also include races for schools and businesses throughout the afternoon, and cycle demonstrations to involve the whole community.

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