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I wondered what events Councillor Ali was referring to here...

https://birmingham.public-i.tv/core/share/open/webcast/0/0/560/2392...  (0:35:35) 

 

Tis to be part of next years BikeFest I believe.

Looks like the route has been announced: http://www.velobirmingham.com/the-ride/the-route

I guess KOM/QOM is Farley Lane. Not too sure what the two hills at 30 miles are. Other than that, doesn't look too rough.

Farley Lane is notorious for the incident when, riding as a group, the message from the front was:

"Which way at the roundabout?"

The reply was:

"Any direction except straight ahead up Farley Lane."

....only the first three words were lost in the wind.....

I'd guess that the 30 mile hills would be Clows Top and/or the Abberley's which are used in local road races.

I'd also bet on the KOM/QOM hill being Winwood Heath Road which is used for local club hill climbs and particularly brutal!

I think Winwood is too nasty (and narrow) to put in after 90 miles.I'd go with Farley Lane as already said or St Kenelm
If I was a betting man, which I am, I'd say KOM is almost certainly St Kenelms Pass coming from The French Hen and then taking a right to Walton Hill. Not too strenuous....

Has the entry price been announced any where yet?

Seems strange to ask people to pre-register, then announce when the tickets will go on sale but not announce a price. They must know how much they will charge.

I am suspicious its going to be expensive!

Given the success of the London Ride I think the Brum ride will pretty much be able to charge a pretty hefty wedge without any worries about filling all the spaces.  They could also use this pre-entry registration to gauge interest to help them set the price (although I reckon they've already worked out what they need to charge to make it profitable).

Or you could just do one of the many audaxes around brum for less than a £10er and not have to worry about the 1000s of other cyclists trying to beat you to the refreshment stops and wobbling around on the hills!

I can understand the yearning to enter a closed road event, but if you end up stuck in queues of cyclists (like Ride London, London-Brighton, first hill at HONC, etc), not to mention having to share the roads with wanabe racers who have scant regard for others, then maybe the alternative isn't so bad  ;-) 

Not that I've seen. RideLondon might be a good reference point – similar scale/distance, costs £58.

A begging message from one the charities implies that it's £40 to enter - and as with most events you can buy a guaranteed place via the charity for £400 up-front sponsorship + £40 entry fee.

Rob

Entry costs are either £75 plus £3.75 booking fee for general entry, or £115 plus £5.75 booking fee for fast track entry.

https://register.canbook.me/velo-birmingham?utm_source=British%20Cy...

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