A lasting Olympic legacy will greet motorists for years to come.

The metal cyclist sculpture on Sadlers Ride roundabout in West Molesey was selected from an arts competition held to celebrate the time trial and road races coming though the borough during the Games.

Artist Andy Quirk’s winning forged metal design beat 29 others and its outline of the year 2012 integrated in the wheels serves as a fitting reminder of

Elmbridge’s role as a host borough for the Olympic cycling races.
Mr Quirk is from Utopia Forge in Guildford, which has crafted metal for the past 20 years. 

The project is part of the Elmbridge Celebrates Series, which was awarded the Inspiremark for projects that are inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Councillor Jan Fuller said: “It will be a great reminder of the exceptional summer of sport we will all soon be sharing.

“It brings together sport and culture to inspire people to take part in the local Olympic celebrations and remember them for many years to come.”