Press release

Motorists in Birmingham advised of major bike event this Sunday

Motorists using the A38 including the Aston Expressway in Birmingham this Sunday (2 March) are being advised by the Highways Agency of possible delays, due to a charity event.

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More than 500 bikers are expected to pass through the city to take part in the BONE-shaker MARROW-thon, to raise funds for Cure Leukaemia, Anthony Nolan and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham charity.

The bike route is a mix of roads affecting mainly those on the local authority network but also for a short time on the HIghways Agency’s network.

Bikers are due to meet at 10am at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and are due to use the A38 tunnels as well as the Aston Expressway, using the Tyburn Road exit at Spaghetti junction. They will then head towards Sutton Coldfield using the A38 and will eventually arrive at Burton Albion Football Club where the ride ends.

Frank Bird, emergency planning officer for the Midlands region at the Highways Agency, said:

This event will see one of the main routes through Birmingham city centre become quite congested for a limited time and could impact on motorists using the A38 from Birmingham to Burton.

However, the ride is being marshalled and we expect the bikers to move quickly on the route, keeping any disruption to motorists to a minimum.

Further details of the event and detailed route can be found on the BONE-shaker MARROW-thon website.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer

Published 26 February 2014