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Velo Birmingham 12/05/19

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The Velo started on Saturday morning with All riders who had entered registering on the

morning to collect numbers, timing chips and goody bags prior to Sundays erly morning start.

As you can see it was quiet to start but must have been busy later to get all the riders registered

for Sunday.

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Ribbles new electric bike.

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For any one keen a ride up north.

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Up early to meet Tess at 7 o'clock and ride into Birmingham for an 8 o'clock start.

It was true 17 thousand riders on the road.

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Having popped to the Loo came out to find two other Saracen members ready for the days trip.

Richard Keyte and Olly.

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Tess waiting patiently for the of.

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With so many riders an accident causes a big hold up.

Unfortunately as been reported this was where one of our fellow Cyclists lost his life. 

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Hold up cleared and we moved on heading for Coventry.

We manage to latch onto a group of fast moving riders from Droitwich and stormed into Coventry centre.

Had trouble getting the camera out and only managed to take a few pics before chasing to get back on.

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We decided to miss out most of the stops as they were so crowded.

But went into the food stop at Packwood House after 65 miles for a bite to eat and a rest in the sunshine.

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As you can see it was very busy.

 

A few shots on route with group shouting us on.

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Climbing upto the Lickeys on the right hand side of the road before turning down Leach Green Lane.

For those in need a Loo stop on the left.

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Now on our way back to town.

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The finishing line in sight.

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Queuing up for Medal and a well earned drink.

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A great day out on closed roads in good company.

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A well earned pint in the nearest pub to end the day.

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