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.