Introducing the Vélo Birmingham route…
Starting on Broad Street in the heart of Birmingham, the 100 mile fully closed road route will take you on a breathtaking journey from city to country, passing through Herefordshire and Worcestershire via Sandwell, Dudley and Staffordshire.
Upon crossing the finish line on Broad Street, you will be directed to the impressive Barclaycard Arena (NIA) where you will be able to celebrate your fantastic achievement with fellow riders, friends and family!
To help bring the route to life, we have created an Interactive Route Map which you can use to explore the route in more detail. With 1,998 metres (6,555 feet) of climbing, it’s a challenging and undulating route. Our elevation graph below will enable you to pinpoint where the challenging climbs are located so you can start to get an idea of how you need to pace yourself on the big day.
This route has been years in the planning in partnership with six local authorities, emergency services and transport operators and we are extremely proud to be unveiling what we believe is a spectacular 100 mile route that showcases the very best of Birmingham and the West Midlands.
We’re confident you’re going to love it!
TOTAL ELEVATION: 1,998 METRES / 6,555 FEET
RIDER PIT STOPS: 19 MILES / 47 MILES / 64 MILES / 87 MILES
WATER STATIONS: 28 MILES / 36 MILES / 55 MILES / 76 MILES / 85 MILES
*If you intend to cycle parts of the route as part of your training for the event, please note that there are some sections of dual carriageway that are not suitable for cycling on without the necessary road closures that will be in place on the day.