Surrey 'Cycle track' road closures

Membre's group :

Colin BURON-MOUSSEAU, Bastien GRIGNON, Antoine GABORIT, Chloé BIGNON

Amercain Members :

Brooklyn Bauer

The title is : Tour de Surrey: 'Cycle track' residents up in arms about road closures for races

form the independent

Here's the link to our press article : http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/tour-de-surrey-cycle-track-residents-up-in-arms-about-road-closures-for-races-8822714.html

Corrected text :

Introduction : This article is about a bicycle race in the city of Esher in Surrey. The people who organised the race didn't ask anybody's authorisation. The residents of this city are angry about the bicycle race which passes through Esher. They set up a petition to ban the bicycle race because lots of them can't leave their houses.
Written by Bastien GRIGNON.

First part : Ian Huggins is 68 years old. He is a resident of Esher, he started a petition because he was so fed up of being « kettled » by « Lycra louts » on bikes. Lycra is the nickname for a sportsman. And Esher is a city of Surrey in England. So Mister Huggins put forward a petition because he runs a clay pigeon shooting business, he said : he works very hard at weekends but there are roads who are closed because there is a cycle event. So his petition has been signed by nearly 1600 persons. This petition says that it’s a good idea to use Surrey as a « cycle track » but the residents of Esher are protesting because cyclists are practising months in advance of the event in this small country town! In fact it’s really amazing for the residents of Surrey because cyclists aren't very descreet so they shout at each other from early morning and it’s inconvenient for the people of Esher.
Written by Chloé BIGNON.

Second part : In fact, in the second part of the text the points of view are very different. Thanks to the cycling events, the spokeman of Surrey County Council got a huge amount of money. But he wants to limit the impact on Esher's residents and businesses, so that’s why he pays attention to their opinions. Furthemore Mr.Huggins thinks it is not just events such as the “tour of Britain” that angers residents but the hundreds and hundreds of cyclists coming down and thinking they are the next Bradley Wiggins. He thinks people in Surrey could be more understanding with cyclists. He says some cyclists are ill-mannered, they don’t respect the laws of the road. Conversely, Jason is laughing at the residents who are complaining : “Why can’t Surrey’s roads be used as a cycle track every now and then? You don’t see the residents of the Isle of Man complaining about the TT Races”. Cleevely Stuart, one the founders of Cranlegh Cicling Club has been shocked to hear about the petition, because he is trying to change the way of cycling. He also thinks that the drivers are nice and give him lots of place and he thinks that it is possible that because of closed roads there is frustration, but that’s only for some days in the year. Many opinions are conflicting but they will find a way to be on an equal footing.
Written by Colin BURON-MOUSSEAU.

Conclusion : We have a negative opinion of the petition of Mr. huggins. We believe that residents can make an effort of understanding and kindness to the cyclists. Besides the cyclists will make their next effort, such as decreasing the size of the training groups. Finally, all races are making money in the region of Surey more such preparation is harder than many day of the year I can't understand this last sentence.
Written by Antoine GABORIT.

Original text :

Introduction : This article speak about a bicycle race in the city of esher in Surrey. The people who organised the race don't asked person .The residents of this city are angry about the bicycle race which pass in esher. He had set up a petition to banned the bicycle race because lot of them can't going out of their house.
Written by Bastien GRIGNON.

First part : Ian Huggins is 68 years old. He is a resident of Esher, he has started a petition because he was so fed up of being « kettled » by « Lycra louts » on bikes. Lycra is a mark for sportsman. And Esher is a city of Surrey in England. So Mister Huggins strated a petition because he runs a clay of pigeon shooting business, he said : he works very hard at weekends but there are roads who are closed because there is a cycle event. So his petition has signed by nearly 1600 persons. In this petition is written as it’s a good idea to use Surrey like « cycle track » but the residents of Esher are protested because cyclists practising months in advance in the event in this small country ! In fact it’s really amazing for the residents of Surrey because cyclists don’t be descreet so they cry at each other from early morning and it’s inconvenient for people of Esher.
Written by Chloé BIGNON.

Second part : In fact, in this second part , points of view are very different. Thanks to the cycling events, the spokeman of Surrey County Council got huge of money. But he wants limit any impact on our residents and businesses that’s why he pays attention to any minds. Furthemore mr.Huggins thinks it is not just events such as the “tour of Britain” that anger resident. But the hundreds and hundreds of cyclists coming down and thinking they are the next Bradley Wiggins. I think people in Surrey could be more understanding with cyclists. He says mainly are ill-mannered, they don’t respect the laws of the road. Conversely, Jason is laughing at the residents who are complaining : “Why can’t Surrey’s roads be used as a cycle track every now and then? You don’t see the resident of the Isle of Man complaining about the TT Races” Cleevely Stuart, one the founder of Cranlegh Cicling Club has been shocked to hear about that petition, because he is trying to change the way of cicling. He also thinks that the drivers are nice and give him much place, he also thinks that it is possible that because of closed roads there is frustration, but that’s only for some days in the year. Many opinions are conflicting but they will find a way to be on an equal footing.
Written by Colin BURON-MOUSSEAU.

Conclusion : We have a negative opinion of the petition of Mr. huggins. We believe that residents can make an effort of understanding and kindness to the cyclist. Besides the cyclist will make their next effort as, decrease the size of the exercise group. Finally, all races are making money in the region of Surey more such preparation is harder than many day of the year.
Written by Antoine GABORIT.

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