Simon Holt of Team Raleigh-GAC opens the competition at The Priory School, Reigate (SKODA/Surrey County Council )

Surrey school kids are being given the chance to design the Tour of Britain’s Skoda King of the Mountains jersey.

Surrey will play host to the eighth and final stage of this year’s race, and
the winner of the competition, open to children aged 7 to 16 from 417 schools
in the area, will be invited to present the jersey to the top climber on 16 September. The winning jersey will also be worn by the rider
leading the mountains classification throughout the race.

Competition packs will shortly start arriving in schools and they have until
27 June to get their entry in. It was opened yesterday at The Priory School in Reigate with Simon Holt from Team Raleigh-GAC, who led
them on a sprint around the playground.

Clack, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services and the
2012 Olympic Games said: “A big part of our Olympic legacy is to encourage children to try out
different sports and it was fantastic to see so many students cycling. Today
might have inspired the next Mark Cavendish”.

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