Birmingham Velo - OFF/ ON - mixed messages today

Discussion in 'Sportives' started by kingrollo, 31 Jan 2018.

  1. OP

    kingrollo Über Member

    Velo South confirmed 23/09/2018
    Velo South 23/09/2018 confirmed
  2. DaveyM

    DaveyM Über Member

    I thought someone had it from an insider that it was Nottingham, it's a bit far for us Northerners.
  3. PaulSB

    PaulSB Guru

    Yes, I thought exactly the same for both points. Rightly or wrongly I see Ride London as a prestigious, iconic event. The weekend must cost me £300+ but that’s what it is, a good weekend away with friends.

    I wouldn’t though conceive of spending that on a bike ride in East Sussex. Birmingham and Nottingham are within striking distance and accommodation if needed would be a reasonable cost. The cost of travelling to and staying in the south is so high an event, cycling or otherwise, has to be very, very special to persuade me to travel.

    Perhaps this is why Birmingham was very popular?

    Of course what is special to me won’t be to others and vice versa
  4. OP

    kingrollo Über Member

    What I have heard is that CSM walked away from Birmingham velo 2018 - The requests for road closures weren't blocked (not sure they were approved though) - I would suggest that:-

    1.The longer consultation period - would have proved a massive overhead to CSM, making the event not viable.
    2.The longer consultation period was in reality a blocking exercise to bog the even down in red tape (it wasn't consultation people wanted it was the event stopped)
    3.Maybe Velo south looked an easier win, more lucrative for CSM

    Be interested to see what happens - pretty sure VS will be a sellout and a success - will that make Birmingham more likley to push on with the spring 2019 velo ? - or will CSM just drop Birmingham and raise revenue for future VS

    I would rate the chances of Velo birmingham 2019 going ahead as less than 50/50 myself.
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  5. Downward

    Downward Über Member

    West Midlands
    Yeah Worcestershire CC came under fire from residents so don’t want that crap again
    CSM probably think why battle when we can get the same numbers in another area.
  6. OP

    kingrollo Über Member

    Not a whimper of Velo Birmingham spring 2019 - think this is a goner ....unless anyone has heard different ?
  7. Freds Dad

    Freds Dad Über Member

  8. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

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  9. tom73

    tom73 Senior Member

    Had a stand at the cycle show at the weekend and as @Milkfloat point's out entries are now open. Been getting email's for last few day's about it.
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