Thousands ride around Leicester City's football pitch

Cyclists inside the King Power Stadium Cyclists started riding inside the King Power Stadium from about 10:00 BST on Sunday

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Thousands of cyclists have ridden inside Leicester City's football ground as part of a mass riding event.

The traffic-free city route of the annual Sky Ride event, which attracted 12,000 last year, included a lap of the King Power Stadium.

The inclusion of the ground in the 8km (4.9 mile) circuit was in recognition of the club's Premier League promotion.

Alan Birchenall, Leicester City's ambassador, said it was a way of saying 'thank you' to the community.

'Great day out'
King Power Stadium It is the first time a football ground has allowed a Sky Ride to enter its stadium

He said: "Obviously with the club playing in the Premier League this season, it is important for us to take opportunities like this to give something back to the community.

"I am really looking forward to seeing so many faces here at King Power Stadium and it will hopefully make for a great day out."

Leicester's Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby said the event, which started at 10:00 BST on Sunday, was a chance to showcase the city's streets and attractions.

The event affected a number of roads throughout the day including the areas Bede Park, De Montfort University, Cathedral Gardens, Town Hall, the Cultural Quarter, Jubilee Square, Leicester Castle and Braunstone Gate.

Thousands entered the King Power Stadium The route went past some of Leicester's landmarks during the day

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