Velo Birmingham FAQs

Have a burning question about your upcoming event? These FAQs should cover everything you need to know. If there’s something we haven’t answered please feel free to get in touch ― at or on 0845 052 4184.

When is Vélo Birmingham?

Vélo Birmingham 100 mile sportive will take place on Sunday September 24 2017.

I've entered. Can I change my entry details?

If you’ve already entered the event then you can login to your account at using the details created when you entered. You can then edit your entry details up to two months before the event to make sure the information we have for you is up to date. You must also get in contact with Marie Curie to update your details.

I’ve entered but can no longer take part. What are my options?

You will need to get in contact with as well as emailing who will be able to give you all the options you have.  

How do I find my start time?

This will be sent by the event organisers about 1 week before the event.

When will I get my rider pack?

You willl recieve your Marie Curie welcome pack in the next few weeks. For your event pack you will need to Register and collect this from the event exhibition in Birmingham on the Saturday 23rd September.

Will Marie Curie be at the event?

Yes, we will be out on the course cheering for you and may even see you at the finish, so come say Hi.

How can I ride with friends?

If there’s a group of you wanting to take part then we will do our very best to make sure you start in the same wave. In order to allow us to do this you need to make sure you have entered the same ‘Team Name’ during registration. If you wish to check or change your Team Name you can login to your account using the details created when you entered. Whilst we cannot guarantee to get everyone in the same wave as their friends we will do our very best.

How do I change my Team Name or join a Team?

If you’ve already entered the event then you can login to your account at using the details created when you entered the event. You can then edit your entry details including Team Name.

What is the minimum age for entry?

All participants must be 16 years old or older at the time of the event. If you are aged between 16 and 18 you must fill out a parental consent form and bring it with you to registration.

What type of bikes are NOT allowed at Vélo Birmingham?

The following are NOT allowed to be used by riders: bikes with disc wheels*, recumbent bicycles, electronic bikes of any kind, unicycles, penny farthings, tricycles, quad cycles, BMX bikes, fixed gear bikes / singlespeeds / fixies (allowed with two independent brakes and a freehub); any unconventional handlebars, including triathlon bars, aero bars, clip-ons, prayer bars, Spinaci bars and cow bars.

*bikes with disc brakes are allowed

When can I find out more details about road closures?

You can view a simplified version of the route here and a more detailed map with full information on road closure timings will be released in the coming months. We will be liaising with businesses and residents who will be impacted by the road closures in good time ahead of the event to reduce any possible disruption.

Do I need to stay in Birmingham the night before the sportive?

Unless you have a Fast Track Entry, you will need to come to Birmingham on Saturday September 23 2017 to collect your race pack and register for the event. The sportive will start early on Sunday September 24 2017 so if you are not a local resident you will most likely need to stay in the City overnight on the Saturday. Full details and timings will be released shortly but we suggest all entrants from out of town visit the accommodation on the website.

I have a question that isn’t answered in the FAQs, how can I contact you?

Please drop us an email at: or

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