HALESOWEN Cycling Club members are setting the wheels in motion for their annual road race on Sunday.

The event will again be on the Astley circuit in Worcester with the home club able to call on the services of in-form Matt Clarke and Cameron Biddle with five riders to back them up in the 70-mile test.

The home club has yet to take victory in its own road race since the event was relaunched nine years ago by chairman David Viner.

Since its relaunch the race has become a mainstay of the West Midlands calendar and has earned praise for Viner's organisation.

These are busy times for the Halesowen club, which had the first event in its season-long track league on the Manor Abbey Velodrome on Friday, with over 60 riders competing on the evening. The league continues until early September.

For those who prefer not to race, former four-time world champion and voice of cycling Hugh Porter is organising a popular fundraising charity ride for Compton Hospice which takes place on May 20 with distances from 24 miles to 100 miles.

Starting from Dudley and Kingswinford Rugby club the rides head out West and details can be found on roundthewrekin co.uk