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City and town to promote cycling

Two places in the West Midlands have been chosen by the government to help promote cycling.

Shrewsbury and Stoke-on-Trent have been designated cycling demonstration areas as part of a scheme aimed at getting people fitter and healthier.

The areas will share in a 100m investment package designed to increase cycling in each area.

More cycleways will be built in each area to encourage people to cycle to work and to school.

Bristol is to become the country's first cycling city.

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