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Thousands of cyclists take part in Velo Birmingham

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Cyclists from round the country are taking part in a 100-mile (161km) bike road race across three areas of the West Midlands.Starting on Broad Street in Birmingham city centre, the 15,000 riders are travelling through Worcestershire and Staffordshire before returning to Birmingham.Roads are closed all along the route.Event organisers apologised on Twitter for a delay in the start time and thanked people for their patience. The first person crossed the finish line just before 12:00 BST.

Former West Bromwich Albion defender Darren Moore took part in the event to raise money for Cure Leukaemia.He said: “It’s tough as you expect, but I’m really, really enjoying it.”The other bikers are getting me through.”


Source: BBC Black Country