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Urban cycling fans are taking part in a spectacular two-wheeled show at the Piece Hall today

The Morvelo Cyclo Cross has taken over the town centre venue with a series of knock out rounds for cyclists of all ages before a floodlit finale.

In the morning there has been races for under 8s, under 10s, under 12s, Youth & Junior, while this afternoon there is Women, Novice, Senior men and V40 men races.

Emma Osenton, from Pennine Prospects, who has helped organise the event, said: “We ran the inaugural event at Shroggs Tip in March.

“The buzz was amazing, people came from all over the country to race.

“But this has never happened in a grade one listed building in the UK.

“Cyclists will get to race over a scaffold bridge, hurdles, sand, the stage itself and a spiral of doom.

“Then the finals will run down the colonnade with all the flood lights on before rejoining the original race route.”

Action from the Morvelo Cyclo Cross  at Halifax Piece Hall

Action from the Morvelo Cyclo Cross at Halifax Piece Hall