Vélo Birmingham & Midlands this Sunday – plan ahead for road closures

Excitement is mounting for the new-look Vélo Birmingham & Midlands closed-road cycle sportive, which takes place on Sunday 12 May.

One of Europe’s largest cycling events, Vélo Birmingham & Midlands is expected to welcome 17,000 participants to take on the second edition of the UK’s second biggest closed road sportive. 

In addition to the new and improved 100-mile route, over a thousand riders have signed up for a brand new 42-mile version of the route, which takes place on the same day and takes riders on a journey from Birmingham to Coventry.

Set to raise millions for local and national charities, the one-day extravaganza promises to bring a truly spectacular celebration of cycling.

The 100-mile sportive starts and finishes in Birmingham city centre.

In the Sandwell area, the closed-road cycling route uses College Road, Hagley Road West (A458) in Oldbury, Stoney Lane and Ridgacre Road as riders approach the finish in Birmingham. The M5 and Quinton Expressway will be open as normal.

Go to for Vélo Birmingham and Midlands for full details and to plan ahead for the road closures, which will be in place in the area from around 8.15am to 7pm.

A458 Hagley Road West, Oldbury, will be closed in both directions from College Road to the Stoney Lane roundabout, including the western side of the roundabout itself where cyclists will proceed via Stoney Lane.

Please note that vehicles will be allowed to travel east along A458 Hagley Road West between Long Lane roundabout and College Road in order to gain access to and from ASDA, Starbucks, etc, and also to access Kingsway. Vehicles will not however be allowed to exit from Kingsway onto A458 Hagley Road West.

Drivers should be aware that vehicles will not be allowed to cross Hagley Road West from Kingsway between 8.15am and 7pm.

For more information, you can email the organisers at route@velobirmingham.com or call 0121 396 1296 in advance of the event.

For information on bus routes and buses, please visit the Network West Midlands Vélo webpage.

Please note: 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 & Midlands website or use Google Maps to navigate the road closures.

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