Road closures planned as 17,000 cyclists take to the streets this weekend

Transport bosses are asking people to plan ahead and leave their car at home this weekend as a 100-mile cycling event comes to the West Midlands.


Phased road closures will be in place across the region this Sunday as the Velo Birmingham & Midlands 100-mile cycling event passes through the city.

Up to 17,000 cyclists are expected on the streets of Birmingham, Coventry, Solihull and North Warwickshire.

Fans travelling to the Birmingham Arena to watch Take That are also being advised to leave more time for their journeys as the start time of the concert coincides with the race finishing in Birmingham city centre.

Phased road closures will be in place across the West Midlands for most of the day which means many bus services will be re-routed and some bus stops will not be in use.

The following bus routes are effected by diversions:


Those planning to travel by bus can find details on temporary diversions and changes to bus services here.

Roads on the route in the city centre and north of the city close at 6.30am and are due to reopen by 1.30pm, they are:

  • B4113 – Bedworth Road
  • B4113 – Longford Road
  • Windmill Road
  • B4109 – Hall Green Road
  • B4109 – Bell Green Road
  • Sewall Highway
  • Avon Street
  • Shakespeare Street
  • Stratford Street
  • Barras Green
  • Heath Road
  • B4110 – Swan Lane
  • Britannia Street
  • East Street
  • Raglan Street
  • Lower Ford Street
  • Cox Street
  • B4544 – Jordan Well
  • Earl Street
  • Bayley Lane
  • St Mary’s Street
  • Pepper Lane
  • Hay Lane
  • High Street
  • Little Park Street
  • New Union Street

Fairfax Street (Priory St – Cox St) and Priory Street will remain closed until 6.00pm.

Roads on the route from Junction 8 to the west side of the city are due to reopen by 14.45, they are:

  • Barras Lane
  • Coundon Road
  • Barker’s Butts Lane
  • Westhill Road
  • Hollyfast Road
  • Coundon Green
  • Brownshill Green Road
  • Wall Hill Road