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Leicester Tigers legend takes part in training session for Velo Birmingham

The training session took place today (21 May) Photo: Edwin Ellis Creative Media

Martin Johnson CBE, ride ambassador for Velo Birmingham, has joined cyclists from companies that have entered the Business 100 Challenge on a 29-mile training ride through the Warwickshire countryside.

Leicester Tigers legend Martin Johnson hasn't played professional rugby for a while, but said he still keeps fit, because of his passion for cycling.

The training session is to prepare the 100-mile Velo Birmingham cycle ride, which takes place in September.

15 thousand cyclists will ride through Birmingham, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Sandwell and Dudley.

Over £1million is expected to be raised for Midlands-wide charities by Velo Birmingham entrants.