Tour of Britain cycle race: Police braced for crowds
Police are gearing up for the eighth and final stage of the Tour of Britain cycle race on Sunday with big crowds expected to line the route in Surrey.
Extra officers are helping organisers manage crowds of up to 200,000 amid road closures and parking restrictions.
The world's top 100 riders will cover 90 miles of roads, racing from Reigate through Surrey Hills and finishing on Guildford's cobbled high street.
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Ch Insp Clive Davies, of Surrey Police, said: "This is an extremely prestigious event in the cycling calendar and with the renewed interest in cycling following the Olympics, is bound to attract large crowds.
"We very much welcome people coming and enjoying the event but we ask that they do so safely and responsibly."
The ninth Tour of Britain got under way in Ipswich on 9 September and included climbs in the Peak District, mid-Wales and Dartmoor on its journey through England, Scotland and Wales.
Guildford Borough Council said the race would pass through the centre of the town at about 13:00 BST on Sunday before returning for the finish on the high street at around 15:40 BST.
The race can be viewed in Gomshall; Shere; Albury; Chilworth; Shalford; Artington; Burpham; Jacobs Well; Send; West Clandon; West Horsley; and East Clandon.
Park and ride services will operate on Sunday amid local road closures, car park closures and parking restrictions.
An improved train service to Guildford will also run on Sunday from Reigate, London and Reading.