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Cycling Race in the Ruhr

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Professional cyclists and spectators
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The city of Bochum plays host to an annual “come one, come all” cycling race with accompanying events on one day during the middle of the summer.

Several races take place on the inner city circuit, which has a total length of 1.6 kilometres. Professional cyclists provide terrific entertainment as do amateurs who join in the fun and take part in numerous races. In fact, over 500 take part during the day.

While enthusiasts of bikes come for the excitement of the challenges on the course, many more attend to take delight the marvellous festivities. A true experience.

The Ruhr holds a long tradition of cycling races, with the first one recorded long ago in 1926 in Dortmund. The six day race events that developed over many years eventually became history and Bochum leapt into the fold.

By Vincent Green, Feb 8 2021

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