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Next September's Vélo Birmingham will be launched at the Cycle Show later this month - pre-register now...

Birmingham will host a 100-mile closed road sportive next September, with 15,000 cyclists expected to take part.

Details of the event, Vélo Birmingham, are being kept under wraps for now, with the official launch taking place at the Cycle Show at the NEC on Thursday 22 September.

If you want to be one of the first to know about what's planned, you can pre-register now on the Vélo Birmingham website.

Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.