Route

Featuring two iconic city centres, breath-taking countryside and quaint towns and villages, our 100 mile route shows off the very best of the West Midlands.

Scroll down to discover everything you need to know about the 100 mile route thousands of riders will explore on Sunday June 21.

 

 

*Route subject to final revisions.

*Route subject to final revisions.

0 – 25 Miles
Centenary Square will be the backdrop for the 2020 Vélo Birmingham and Midlands venue, with the start line located on the A4400 outside Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Upon crossing the start line, riders will exit the city centre of Birmingham via the A38 and A47, enabling them to get in a group right from the off and find a comfortable pace as they settle into the ride. Riders will pedal through the suburbs of Birmingham towards Warwickshire where they will get their first taste of the stunning countryside that characterises so much of the route.

25 – 50 Miles
Despite the absence of any major climbs, the route is relatively undulating between miles 25-35 as riders pass through beautiful country roads en-route to Bedworth and Coventry. A major highlight of the 2019 route comes around mile 40 when riders pass right through the heart of Coventry City Centre – the official 2021 ‘City of Culture’. Cycling on the cobbled roads surrounding the historic Coventry Cathedral in front of thousands of supporters will be a truly unique experience and is certain to make every rider feel like a true pro!

50 -75 Miles
At around mile 51 riders will pass through the historic town of Meriden – once regarded as the geographical centre of England – where they will pass the National Cyclists’ Memorial which was built to remember cyclists who died in World War One. From here, riders will continue to enjoy a mix of rural country roads and quaint towns and villages lined with enthusiastic supporters. Keep an eye out for  two incredible venues where you can stop to refuel; The Barn at Berryfields and Packwood House.

75-100 Miles
This is the final push as riders make their way back through the suburbs of Dudley and Sandwell and Birmingham. Riders will head back to Birmingham City Centre via the Ridgacre Road which will enable them to pick up the pace towards the finish! Upon crossing the finish line in the heart of Birmingham, riders will be directed back to the Event Village which is located in the iconic and newly redeveloped Centenary Square. Here, riders will receive their hard-earned medal before celebrating their amazing achievement with family and friends.