Vélo Birmingham

This event has been cancelled

Vélo Birmingham & Midlands has been cancelled

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event has sadly been cancelled. Thank you so much to all #TeamStGiles members who had already secured their place. To find out more about the cancellation, please visit the event website here.

Raise funds as you ride across the Midlands this June by joining #TeamStGiles for Vélo Birmingham & Midlands!

Take on the unique 100 mile closed road route which will take 18,000 riders on an unforgettable journey through the West Midlands, from city centre to countryside! Encounter stunning panoramic views, picturesque villages and iconic climbs… not to mention tens of thousands of residents lining the streets to cheer you on!

Be part of #TeamStGiles and apply for one of our charity places. Entry with us is just £40 for the 100 mile route and we ask you to commit to raising a minimum sponsorship of £400.

We have limited spaces available, be quick and sign up now to help us provide care for local people and their families.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not have any charity places for the 45 mile route, these can only be secured directly.

As part of #TeamStGiles you will get:

  • A free St Giles water bottle
  • An exclusive St Giles branded cycling jersey
  • St Giles fundraising pack
  • A dedicated team member to assist you on your training and fundraising journey
  • A supportive team to engage with ahead of the event and on the day
  • The huge sense of pride in supporting your local hospice

The Route

Starting in the heart of Birmingham city centre, the route will wind its way into the picturesque counties of Worcestershire and Herefordshire through rolling countryside, lush green woodlands and quaint towns and villages lined with cheering spectators.

With around 1500 metres of climbing it is a relatively undulating route, however you don’t need to worry about encountering any Alpine-like climbs! For those of you who want to really test the legs, the King & Queen of the Mountains challenge that you’ll encounter 85 miles into the route (there’s no shame in walking this bit!).

If you are worrying you won’t be able to complete the event in time – don’t. The lengthy road closures mean that all riders will have plenty of time to complete the full 100 mile route and we’ll be behind you every step of the way.

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Register you interest

To register your interest in one of our secured places, please email us using the link below or call 01543 432538.

Already have a place?

We’d love to have you join #TeamStGiles! Get in touch so we can send you a fundraising pack and support you in raising as much as possible!

We’re here for you… because you’re here for us

“A physically and emotionally challenging event but worth every minute!

 

For David, Kenny and Clive, last year’s Vélo Birmingham and Midlands provided a perfect way to pay tribute to their late friend and thank St Giles for the support they gave him and his family.

“This was a truly amazing and memorable experience! We all grew up in Birmingham and returned to ride in memory of a great friend and to raise money and support St Giles Hospice who took such great care of him and his family in his final days.

“The Vélo Birmingham & Midlands was unlike anything we’d done before, the cheering from the supporters was amazing, as was seeing parts of the Midlands countryside seldom visited before!

“The St Giles Fundraising Team were absolutely fantastic! Extremely helpful, supportive and very much a big part of the experience. We met some great people and made some friends along the way.

“It was a great day on two wheels raising money for a great cause, we’ll be back next year! Our only wish is our friend could ride it with us but he’s forever in our hearts.”

Join David and the team by raising funds for St Giles and help us to support local people and their families living with a terminal illness.