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Pre-registration for Vélo Birmingham closes 5pm TODAY

Entries open 8am Thursday for 100-mile, closed route sportive - huge demand expected

Places for next September’s inaugural Vélo Birmingham 100-mile, closed road sportive will go on sale at 8am tomorrow morning – but if you want to grab one of the 15,000 places on offer, you will have to pre-register by 5pm today.

> Details released of 100-mile Vélo Birmingham sportive

Tens of thousands of people have already done just that, leading organisers of the event, which was officially launched at The Cycle Show last week, to predict that “demand for places is going to be huge.”

Pre-registration does not guarantee an entry, nor is there a ballot, with the FAQ on the event website saying:

Entries will be sold exclusively to all those who have pre-registered on a first come, first served basis. With tens of thousands of pre-registrations to date and only 15,000 places available, we’re encouraging everyone to enter as soon as entries open to avoid missing out.

The event takes place on Sunday 24 September 2017 as part of the HSBC UK BikeFest weekend, with the route starting and finishing in Birmingham City Centre and also taking in parts of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire.

Head here to pre-register.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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