Planned road closures decision made for Velo Birmingham

Velo Published Wednesday, 23rd August 2017

A series of road closures has been approved by Worcestershire County Council to enable the 100-mile Velo Birmingham bike ride to go ahead in the county on September 24.

Event organisers CSM Active have worked closely with the County Council to make sure that the concerns of those people who live and work along the route have been addressed.

In many areas along the 40-mile part of the route through Worcestershire, solutions have been found to reduce disruption for local residents and businesses on the day.

Local people have been invited and continue to be able to raise any issues that they have and those discussions have helped shape the final programme of planned road closures for the event.

Around 15,000 cyclists are expected to pass through the county. The event starts and finishes on Broad Street, in Birmingham.

Cabinet Member Ken Pollock, with responsibility for Economy and Infrastructure, said: “We have spoken to, and listened to, a lot of people who live or work along the route regarding the Velo and who have concerns regarding it.

"CSM have worked closely with us to address these concerns and many of the issues have now been resolved.

"We look forward to giving everyone a warm welcome to Worcestershire on September 24th and we wish all of the riders the very best in their final weeks of preparation.”

The route for Velo Birmingham, the biggest event of its kind outside of London, will travel through villages like Wolverley, Bewdley, Ombersley and Belbroughton and the town of Droitwich.

To find out the final road closure timings go to www.velobirmingham.com/the-route/road-closures