Velo Birmingham anyone applying?

Discussion in 'Sportives' started by Big Dave laaa, 15 Sep 2016.

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  1. leedh

    leedh Regular

    I've just pre-registered without knowing the cost. If I'm lucky enough to be in a position to click the 'buy' button on Thursday it will be an impulse decision (no getting the final nod from the wife for approval as I will be in my computer cave.) I suspect it will cost the best part of £100 for a 'stupid' bike ride she'll say. In the end she will need bribing with a new coat no doubt for the same amount so the ride will end up costing me £200. BUT AT LEAST THE ROADS ARE CLOSED. that is worth every penny to me.
     
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  2. robgul

    robgul Guru

    A begging email from one of the charities suggests that it's £40 to enter - and as with these rides a lot of places will be "golden places" with a £400 upfront sponsorship + £40 entry fee. Have to say I would take the "tens of thousands" comment about pre-reg with a pinch of salt - be interesting to see if it sells out on day 1 as is implied . . . .

    Rob
     
  3. Dogtrousers

    Dogtrousers Kilometre nibbler

    I must say, not announcing the price until the day they open is not endearing them to me.

    Nobbers.
     
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  4. OP
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    Big Dave laaa

    Big Dave laaa Biking Ninja

    Location:
    Flintshire
    Yeah I get the feeling they are building it up before dropping the cost bombshell!
     
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  5. Lee_M

    Lee_M Veteran

    £75 + £4.95 admin fee!

    I'm out and so are a lot of my club who pre registered!
     
  6. Lee_M

    Lee_M Veteran

    and apparently 35000 pre registered!
     
  7. jamin100

    jamin100 Über Member

    Location:
    Birmingham
    Where did you find this out ?
     
  8. Lee_M

    Lee_M Veteran

    apparently its on the British Cycling page (although I can't find it!)
     
  9. User33236

    User33236 Guest

    British Cycling members could register for a link to get early entry today. Fees quoted come via that source.
     
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  10. AlanW

    AlanW Veteran

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    Not to sure?
    Or you can fast track your entry for a mere £115 plus £5.75....bargain??
     
  11. User33236

    User33236 Guest

    Is that to buy Birmingham or just enter the sportive? :laugh:
     
  12. OP
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    Big Dave laaa

    Big Dave laaa Biking Ninja

    Location:
    Flintshire
    Well if this is correct, which I've no reason to doubt, then I'm out :sad:
     
  13. Lee_M

    Lee_M Veteran

    £75+ to ride round and see the sights of Birmingham...errr...ummm....err

    what would they be then? Its not quite like riding through central London is it?
     
  14. AlanW

    AlanW Veteran

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    Not to sure?
    Not even really seeing the "sights" in Birmingham, more the outskirts - HERE
     
  15. OP
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    Big Dave laaa

    Big Dave laaa Biking Ninja

    Location:
    Flintshire
    I'm just going to put the money towards a weekends riding in the sun next spring :sun::becool::sun:
     
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