Flags, banners and bunting up for grabs - just write 100 words about why you should win some

Cycling fans are being invited by Surrey County Council to win some London 2012 memorabilia, including flags, banners and bunting (of the official type, rather than the home made versions in the picture) that lined the county's roads when it hosted the road race and time trial events.

To be in with a chance of winning, head here to put down up to 100 words explaining why you should be one of the people who should win won of the Olympic souvenirs.

Entries, which must be submitted by 11 January, will be judged by county councillor Helyn Clack, who was responsible for the county's involvement in hosting the Olympics.

Mrs Clack commented: “We made Surrey an Olympic arena for three amazing days of sport and now people have the chance to own their own piece of Games history. I’m sure there are plenty of sports clubs, community groups and residents keen to give these reminders of a glorious Games a home.”


Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.