Entries for Velo Birmingham, a 100 mile closed road sportive offering spaces for 15,000 riders, are closing today.
The event, which takes place on 24 September 2017, will start and finish in Birmingham City Centre, heading through Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Staffordshire in between.
Riders can expect around 2,000m of climbing in rolling countryside and towns. There are King and Queen of the Mountains challenges at 85 miles, and the usual pit stops and toilets and water stations en route.
Riders can choose from two entry options: General Entry and Fast Track Entry, the latter starting in the first three waves of the day, home delivery of the event race pack, and guaranteed car parking a short ride from the start line.
All entry options include free event photos, exclusive GCN training videos, full tech and nutrition support on the course, four Rider Pit Stops with live music as well as a goody bag and medal. Vélo Birmingham have also teamed up with Visit Birmingham to offer discounted hotel rooms in Birmingham city centre exclusively for event participants.
Launched at the Cycle Show at the NEC and jointly organised by CSM Active and Birmingham City Council, the event will coincide with the return of the HSBC UK BikeFest.
Find out more and enter now at www.velobirmingham.com. Organisers haven’t said at exactly what time entries are closing, but it’s expected to be later today.