Entries open today for the 100-mile route on Velo Birmingham & Midlands 2020. Over the past week thousands of pre-registered riders have already entered what will be the third edition of the Midlands' only closed-road sportive.

Velo Birmingham & Midlands will take place on Sunday 21 June 2020. Up to 18,000 riders are expected to take part, making it the second-biggest sportive in the UK after RideLondon, and one of the biggest cycling events in the world.

Held on fully closed roads, the sportive offers riders a choice of two distances over 100 or 42 miles.

Both routes start and finish in Birmingham city centre. The 100-mile ride heads north east before hitting the cobbled roads next to Coventry Cathedral after approximately 40 miles. The route then heads on a zig zag roughly going west through Dorridge and Rednal before heading back into Birmingham via Quinton.

Entries for Velo Birmingham & Midlands 2020 are now on general sale.
Entries for Velo Birmingham & Midlands 2020 are now on general sale.

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Entry to the 100-mile route is priced £79. If you'd like to start in an early wave (recommended if you're looking for a fast time), Fast Track Entry is available priced £115; this option also includes having your ride pack posted to you in advance, avoiding the need to attend registration in person on the Saturday before.

Entries for the 42-mile route will be announced in 2020.

For more details and to enter Velo Birmingham & Midlands, visit www.velobirmingham.com.