Vélo Birmingham & Midlands is coming. Are you ready?

With Vélo Birmingham & Midlands getting nearer, Warwickshire County Council is advising residents to prepare ahead for inevitable road closures.

Vélo Birmingham & Midlands, the UK’s second biggest closed road cycling event, takes place on Sunday 12 May 2019 with its 100-mile route through the West Midlands. The event is set to raise millions of pounds for national and local charities and is an opportunity for people to take in the roads and countryside of Nuneaton, Bedworth and North Warwickshire.

Due to the scale of the event, it is necessary to implement road closures on the day to facilitate the safe passage of the participants and to ensure the safety of residents and businesses. The route has been split into sections and, to keep disruption to a minimum, road closures will be staggered throughout the day. An interactive map of the route can be found on the Vélo Birmingham & Midlands website: www.velobirmingham.com/the-route/road-closures/

Blue light services are involved throughout the planning process and will operate as usual on the day of the event. For more information on the road closures, FAQs can be found here: https://www.velobirmingham.com/the-route/road-closure-faqs/

Mark Ryder, Strategic Director for Communities Directorate, said:

“I am thrilled Velo Birmingham & Midlands will be returning to Warwickshire. The event is a great way to encourage a fit and healthy lifestyle to our residents, and is a fantastic opportunity for local businesses along the route to benefit from the increased customers and visitors.

“With the event just around the corner, I’d advise residents who are not taking part in the race to plan their day to avoid being inconvenienced by any road closures.”

During Vélo Birmingham & Midlands emergency services will be operating as normal. ONLY in the case of a personal access emergency call 0121 396 1296 for assistance on the event day.

For general access advice and routes visit the Vélo Birmingham website here or use Google Maps to navigate the road closures.

If you have any further questions or need any help planning travel, you can email route@velobirmingham.com.