Coventry & Warwickshire

Coventry ring road bike ride draws thousands

Cyclists in Coventry Image copyright Coventry City Council
Image caption The route also took riders past Coventry cathedral

Thousands of cyclists have taken part in a bike ride around Coventry's ring road.

The anti-clockwise section of the road was closed to traffic to create a 3.7 mile (5.5km) route around the city.

Earlier this week Coventry marked the 40th anniversary of the road's construction.

Councillor Rachel Lancaster said the Sky Ride event was a chance for people to get a "new perspective on the ring road".

About 2,500 people signed up for the bike ride, with more joining on the day.

Image caption Some participants donned fancy dress for the ride
Image caption Stalls and activities were also set up for the event

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