A weekend of cycling in London culminated with Arnaud Démare (FDJ) wining the inaugural Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on Sunday, while over 15,000 amateur riders completed the 100-mile sportif ride.
A year on from the success of the london Olympic Games and with back-to-back British winners at the Tour de France, cycling is certainly booming in the UK.
David Millar has witnessed the sport's transformation at first hand, entering the sport as a teenager in the 1990s when cycling clubs were regarded as unpopular, fairly unwelcoming, and uptake and interest was low. The landscape in 2013 could not be more different. British Cycling is enjoying record membership numbers and thousands of fans flocked to the roadside to watch the sportif riders and the professional peloton take on the Surrey Classic.
In this exclusive interview with Cyclingnews, Millar talks about the transformation in the UK and how the growth of the Surrey Classic will help the sport even further.