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Police catch drivers going too close to cyclists in covert sting

The West Midlands has become the toughest place in the country for drivers who don't leave enough room for cyclists.

Today police carried out stings on motorists in Birmingham who broke the law while overtaking an undercover police officer on a bike.

West Midlands Police is the first force in the country to target motorists like this, but many drivers say it's not always possible to leave the one and a half metres the law dictates. Chris Halpin reports.

Poll: Do you think drivers should be prosecuted for driving too close to cyclists?

Cyclists poll Credit: ITV News Central

Drivers face being prosecuted in the West Midlands if they do not give cyclists enough room on the road.

West Midlands Police is the first force in the country to target drivers who do not leave a safe passing distance when overtaking bikes.

Take part in our poll below on whether you think drivers should be prosecuted:

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Megan Giglia smashes the world record to qualify for the individual pursuit final

Megan Giglia is through to the final of the individual pursuit Credit: PA

Megan Giglia from Stratford-upon-Avon has smashed her own world record to book her place in the final of the individual pursuit.

The cyclist set a new world record time of 4:03.544, eight seconds ahead of her nearest rival.

She competes in the final tonight at 20:30.

Elite cyclists on the starting line for Aviva Women's Tour

Some of the world's top women cyclists will pass through Warwickshire today. The county is hosting the Aviva Women's Tour for the first time.

The one hundred and forty kilometre stage will pass through Atherstone, Kenilworth, Warwick, Shipston-on-Stour and Stratford-upon-Avon.

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