The route for a significant Midlands cycle journey has been revealed – and it comes proper by means of the center of Coventry.
Vélo Birmingham and Midlands is the UK’s second largest closed highway cycle occasion.
The 100-mile journey will see round 17,000 cyclists hit the roads subsequent Might.
A ‘main spotlight’ of the route can be when contributors cross although Coventry, the European Metropolis of Sport in 2019, and previous the long-lasting Cathedral.
The Vélo Birmingham was first held in 2017 however organisers took a 12 months out this 12 months to organize for an excellent greater Midlands-wide occasion in 2019.
The outline of the route on the web site reads: “Riders will encounter beautiful countryside, panoramic views, picturesque villages and iconic climbs… to not point out the tens of 1000’s of residents lining the streets to cheer the riders on!
“A significant spotlight of the 2019 route comes round mile 40 when riders will cross proper by means of the center of Coventry – UK Metropolis of Tradition 2021.
“Biking on the cobbled streets of the historic Coventry Cathedral in entrance of 1000’s of supporters can be a very distinctive expertise and can make you’re feeling as if you’re driving within the professional peloton!”
The place does the route go?
Riders will begin their hundred mile journey in Digbeth, Birmingham, earlier than leaving the town through the A45.
Driving out by means of the suburbs of Birmingham, they’ll then cross by means of Solihull in the direction of Warwickshire into the sprawling countryside that characterises a lot of the route.
Cyclists will meander by means of the villages of North Warwickshire earlier than heading all the way down to Bedworth and onto Coventry through Longford Highway and thru Bell Inexperienced.
They then make their manner down Sewall Freeway, by means of Barras Heath and into the town centre on Cox Road.
After passing the magnificent Cathedral cyclists will head onto the ring highway and again out of the town previous Radford and Coundon.
From there, the route takes cyclists by means of Meriden and the suburbs of Sandwell and Dudley.
The final stretch will see cyclists head again to Birmingham metropolis centre through the Hagley Highway.
To view the total route, click on right here.
Watch above: Tour of Britain riders tackle Tuttle Hill in Nuneaton
Find out how to be a part of it
Common entries have now offered out, however it’s not too late to participate.
You may be a part of the ready checklist through the web site to be the primary to listen to of any additional locations on sale.
Alternatively, you possibly can safe your home on the beginning line now by getting into for charity, or as a enterprise workforce.
If you wish to be a part of it however do not assume you are as much as the problem, you possibly can nonetheless benefit from the day as a spectator.
There are many different nice viewing areas throughout the biking route and persons are inspired to make indicators and flags and cheer the riders as they cross.
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