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The fourth picture in my series taken on the day that the Olympic Flame relay came to Dorking in Surrey. Walking back from the celebrations through Denbies Vineyard to where we had parked our car we came across the newly erected Olympic rings on Surrey's most well know beauty spot. Box Hill is part of the chalk North Downs and included in the beautiful area called the 'Surrey Hills'. Box Hill is named after the ancient box woodland found on the west-facing chalk slopes.

So why are the Olympic Rings displayed here? Well this weekend the area hosts the main part of the Olympic Cycle road events. We will watch the Men's event on Saturday at Box Hill as it is only 20 minutes drive from where we live (not all areas are ticketed). Although the race starts in the Mall in Central London when it gets to Dorking the cyclists have to complete nine laps of a loop that includes a steep hill called the Zig-Zag. This is said to be very challenging. I think that this will be a very popular road race coming just one week after Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France. Wouldn't it be good to catch a glimpse of him at Box Hill - even better to snatch a photo but I fear that would be near impossible!

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  • Copyright: Ann Jackman (annjackman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1490 W: 0 N: 3576] (17747)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-07-20
  • Categories: Event
  • Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-07-26 2:25
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