Vélo Birmingham and Midlands set to return in 2020 - The Solihull Observer

Vélo Birmingham and Midlands set to return in 2020

Solihull Editorial 1st Jul, 2019   0

A 100-MILE closed route bike ride is to return to the region for a third time, organisers have announced.

The next Vélo Birmingham and Midlands, which attracts thousands of cyclists, will be held on June 28, 2020.

The event, which has been criticised for widespread road closures, will again take riders on a route through Solihull, Coventry, Warwickshire and Birmingham.

Organisers say the Vélo is a “huge success” and course information will be released in the coming months.




This year, 17,000 people participated, with one man dying after coming off his bike in Atherstone, Warwickshire.

Organisers hope residents will once again line the streets and cheer on the cyclists in their thousands as local pubs and community halls host street parties and barbecues on the big day.


This year’s event raised over £1million for local and national charities.

It is hoped next year’s event will work closely with the four charity partners – Cure Leukaemia, Alzheimer’s Society, NSPCC and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity.

Richard Relton, chief executive of the Vélo Series, said: “We are delighted to have secured a brand new, summertime date for the third edition of Vélo Birmingham and Midlands.

“The 2019 event was a huge success and we’re looking forward to returning in exactly one year’s time with an even bigger and more inclusive event.

“Vélo Birmingham & Midlands is now one of the Midlands’ biggest annual sporting events and we’re committed to growing and improving it year on year, not only for the participants but also for the region as a whole.”

To be in with a chance of taking part in the 100-mile event participants must pre-register at velobirmingham.com

Entries for the shorter route will open in the coming months once the 100mile event is sold-out.

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