On 24 September, 15,000 cyclists will line up in the heart of Birmingham city centre before heading out on an unforgettable 100 mile route on completely closed roads through the picturesque Herefordshire and Worcester countryside.
- Event Type Cycle
- Date 24 September 2017
- Location Birmingham
- Registration Fee £40
- Fundraising Target £400
- Level Moderate
Velo Birmingham is a festival of cycling with a 100 mile closed road route through Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
The cycle starts and ends in Birmingham city centre.
The event takes place on Saturday 24 September 2017.
How much do I have to raise to join the team?
All particpants must pay a £40 registration fee on sign up then commit to raising £400.
Starting on Broad Street in the heart of Birmingham, the 100 mile route fully closed road will take you on a breathtaking journey from city to country, passing Herefordshire, Worcestershire via Dudley, Sandwell and Staffordshire.
Upon crossing the finish line on Broad Street you will be directed towards the Barclaycard Arena where you will be able to celebrate with fellow riders, friends and family.
What is the minimum age for entry?
All participants must be 16 years old or older at the time of the event. If you are aged between 16 and 18 you must fill out a parental consent form and bring it with you to registration.
When can I find out more details about road closures?
A detailed map with full information on road closure timings will be released in the coming months. Velo Birmingham will be liaising with businesses and residents who will be impacted by the road closures in good time ahead of the event to reduce any possible disruption.
Do I need to stay in Birmingham the night before the sportive?
Unless you have a Fast Track Entry, you will need to come to Birmingham on Saturday September 23 2017 to collect your race pack and register for the event. The sportive will start early on Sunday September 24 2017 so if you are not a local resident you will most likely need to stay in the City overnight on the Saturday. Full details and timings along with links to our accommodation partner will be released shortly.
Where can I find training information?
You can find your advice on training here.