Hillsborough charity 96km cycle ride raises thousands

The 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster
Image caption 96 Liverpool fans lost their lives as a result of the Hillsborough disaster in 1989

About 250 cyclists took part in a 96km (60-mile) charity ride around Liverpool in memory of the 96 fans who died at Hillsborough.

Celebrity riders included Royle Family star Sue Johnston, Phoenix Nights actor Neil Fitzmaurice and former England rugby player Steve Prescott.

The Ride For The 96 event has raised about £10,000 for Merseyside charities and Alder Hey Children's Hospital.

Earlier in April seven people completed a 96-mile (155km) charity run.

The runners took three days to get from Sheffield Wednesday's ground to Anfield, the home of Liverpool FC, in memory of those that died.

The latest event comes the day before the funeral of campaigner Anne Williams, whose son Kevin died in the 1989 disaster.

Earlier this week, coroner Lord Justice Goldring announced a new inquest into the 96 deaths will take place in 2014.

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