There was jubilation as Elmbridge celebrated a golden end to Olympic cycle racing in the borough.

Hundreds of thousands cheered the British cyclists through the weekend's road races and time trials, and were aptly rewarded when Bradley Wiggins stormed to gold on Wednesday.

An understated Amelia Brew, six, said it was "pretty good" Great Britian won gold and bronze in the time trial event.

Speaking on Hersham Green as the road barriers came down, she said it made up for them not winning on Saturday in the cycle race.

She said: "I kept shouting 'go Britain, go'."

A more animated Ben Gray, 25, from Hersham, said it was a proud moment watching Wiggins scoop gold after riding through his home town.

He said: "Today was very good and the people of Hersham were very patriotic. The buzz really brought people together.

"It makes me feel really proud. This really is once in a lifetime and we can tell our grandchildren we were outside the Watermans Arms when Britain won gold.

"I think the volume of our cheers helped him win, we sped him up."

Brothers Tim and Robin Scurlock were in good spirits on the time trial route in Hersham with their Bradley Wiggins tribute.

Donning drawn on sideburns, the pair cycled in from Weybridge to catch the action.

Tim, 48, said: "He's very understated and a family orientated man.

"Even after the Tour de France he wasn't overwhelmed by it all."

The day began with the women's time trial, providing another chance for peopel to cheer Sunday's silver medallist Lizzie Armitstead.

Neither of the Team GB women's cyclist featured in the medals, but both Armitstead and Emma Pooley came close.

Speaking before the riders came through, Pat Newbold, 80, said she could not remember the last time so many families were out in Hersham - except for when My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding filmed in the village earlier this year.

She said: "I think it will help put Hersham on the map, otherwise it would disappear.

"I'm looking forward to the race and I've just found out we've got a gold in the rowing, so that's good.

"I remember the 1948 Olympics being in England, but I don't remember much of it.

"I'm just glad they're coming to see us here so we don't have to go to London to see them."