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Mary and Joseph get on their bikes in Bristol

Mary and Joseph make their way through the Cycling City Credit: ITV News

Bristol has hosted a nativity play with a difference. Members of a local theatre group and the Bible Society travelled through the city on bikes, performing the story, before the final scene in front of a large crowd on the harbourside.

Bible Society's research has found that 9 out 10 people don't regularly engage with the Bible. So we thought, 'Well, let's bring the Bible to Bristol

– Rachel Rounds, Bible Society

Jane Solomons went to see what all the fuss was about.


Cyclist who failed drug test back on his bike

Disgraced Westcountry based cyclist Jonathan Tiernan-locke was today back in the saddle taking on the gruelling one hundred kilometre Exmoor Beast Cycle ride.

He was banned from professional cycling and stripped of his title as winner of the tour of Britain after failing a drugs test. He says the ruling only relied on one blood test which showed an anomaly and he can't afford to appeal. He has mixed feelings about returning as a full time professional racer.


Tour of Britain comes to the South West

The popularity of cycling has never been greater and today came news that the sport's biggest race in the country is heading West. The Tour of Britain will pass through Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, start one stage in Bath and finish another in Bristol.

As many a million people are expected to line the route, providing an extra ten million pounds to the local ecomony. Our Bristol Correspondent Richard Payne's took to his bike for a taste of what's to come.

£35 million to improve life for Bristol cyclists

Bristol City Council wants to spend £35million pounds to improve life for cyclists as it tries to increase the number of commuters who use a bike to get to work.

The money will be used over the next five years to make roads more bike-friendly. However cycling campaigners worry that the council may not be able to deliver on it's promises. Robert Murphy reports.

Street art in Gloucester to deter people from cycling on pavements

Stencils in Gloucester city centre to prevent cycling on pavements

Gloucestershire Police have commissioned street art in Gloucester City Centre to deter cyclists from taking to the pavements.

The warnings have been stencilled on streets around the city by students from Gloucestershire College. They highlight the danger of cycling on the pavements at busy times.

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