On Sunday 24th September 2017, Clent and the West Midlands will play host to a major new 100 mile closed road cycling event – Vélo Birmingham. The 100 mile route will take cyclists of all abilities from Birmingham City Centre, through Dudley, Sandwell, Staffordshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire before returning to Birmingham.
It is estimated that over £1million will be raised for good causes, but unfortunately the event will have an impact on our local roads, with road closures throughout Clent and the surrounding area for much of the day. Locally the route will come to Clent via Belbroughton Road, before continuing up Church Avenue, Vine Lane and St Kenelms Pass. Riders will then leave Clent via Chapel Lane and St Kenelms Road before exiting Romsley up Dark Lane, and Bromsgrove Road into Day House Bank.