Birmingham Velo

24 Sep 2017

It's a Sunday

  • Event details

    100 miles. Closed roads. 15,000 cyclists. Need we say more?

    On Sunday 24 September 2017 in the heart of Birmingham, 15,000 cyclists will line up to start their unforgettable 100 mile route on completely closed roads, taking them through the picturesque Worcestershire and Herefordshire countryside before returning to Birmingham.

    After crossing the finish line on Broad Street, participants will celebrate at Arena Birmingham, the Race HQ, with fellow riders, friends and family! 

    Whether you are a seasoned sportive rider, a cycling newbie on a mission to complete a century ride or a charity fundraiser in search of an epic challenge, Vélo Birmingham will deliver an unforgettable experience for each and every participant.

    Please see the participant guide for more info:



    A spectacular 100 mile route on closed roads. Completely closed.

    You’ll start your 100 mile adventure smack bang in the middle of Birmingham City Centre. How cool is that?

    We know you’re fed up of having to pay a fortune for your event photos, so we’re giving them to you absolutely free. Say cheese!

    Gels, bars, tasty treats, mechanical support… live music! Our four Rider Pit Stops on the route will be so good you won’t want to leave.

    Our friends at Global Cycling Network (GCN) are going to be providing you with exclusive training videos jam-packed with expert advice. Trust us, you’re in safe hands!

    Our Vélo Birmingham ‘Domestiques’ will be riding alongside you, offering gels, mechanical support, top tips and lots of banter!

    Forget goody bags full of flyers and shampoo sachets, ours is going to be full of awesome surprises that you won’t want to throw away.

    We think you deserve a big, chunky medal when you complete a 100 mile sportive… and that’s exactly what we’re going to give you.

    Whether it’s a pesky puncture or something more serious, we’ll be on hand to give you the support you need.

    RIDE IN 2017:

    Charity Place:

    General and Fast Track Entries are sold out but you can still secure a place by riding for one of our amazing charities. Alzheimer’s Society, Cure Leukaemia, NSPCC and Queen Elizabeth Hospital would love for you to ride and fundraise for them. Visit our Charity Page to find out more.

    Business 100:

    Supported by the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and The Birmingham Post, the Vélo Birmingham Business 100 provides the business community with a unique opportunity to experience an unrivalled VIP participation experience. Visit our Business 100 page to find out about this unique entry type.



    Tel: 02075935248


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    Countdown to showtime


    Official timing partner of Arena Birmingham.

    Zenith, Swiss Watch Manufacturer
  • Performance Times

    Our performance times are usually confirmed closer to the show. We’ll post the times as soon as we can get them, so check back about a week before for updates.

  • Hospitality Tickets

    Hospitality packages may be available for this event - check Amplify for more details.

  • food & drink

    There’s loads going on before the show so why not get the party started that little bit earlier, grab a drink and a bite to eat, and enjoy some pre-show entertainment right here at the Barclaycard Arena.

    To find out more about what we have to offer take a look at our Pre show section .