Alterations to journey timetables are planned for routes including:
Coventry to Nuneaton
Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street / Crewe
Birmingham New Street to Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley
Wolverhampton to Birmingham New Street
Birmingham New Street to Worcester / Hereford
- Stratford upon Avon/Leamington Spa to Stourbridge Junction/Worcester/Great Malvern (via Birmingham Snow Hill)
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The Worcestershire town of Bewdley has adorned its streets with decorated bikes to welcome 15,000 cyclists.
The 100 mile race which starts and ends in Birmingham takes in Herefordshire and Worcestershire via Sandwell, Dudley and Staffordshire.
Dry and bright day but will become cloudier later in the day.