Sun 23 Apr 2023 Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

Ride The Reservoir | 100km

The extended route of the Ride the Reservoir event offering a day in the saddle in the Worcestershire countryside with leg-testing climbs throughout and the usual camaraderie of this well-loved ride.

  • Sun 23 Apr 2023
Newman University, Birmingham, Birmingham




Age 18 & over

  • 100 km road cycling


Start your cycling season and ride to support local people living with life limiting illness and help The Hospice Charity Partnership raise £40,000 this year!

There'll be the choice of three scenic routes so whether you’re new to cycling, a seasoned pro or somewhere in between there’s a route to suit everyone! 

This event is part of Ride The Reservoir | The Hospice Charity Partnership.

Event details

  • All fitness levels
  • Families
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Teams

  • Free parking
  • Rural
  • Urban

Event HQ

Newman University, Birmingham
Genners Lane
West Midlands
B32 3NT

  • Food stations
  • Marshals
  • Out and back
  • Sweeper
  • Undulating
  • Water stations
  • Wave start
  • Way markers

The pro route (100km) is an extended version of our ever popular 75km route setting off from 8.30am. At Barnt Green, cyclists will leave the intermediate route travelling through Tutnall, Beoley and Alvechurch before re-joining the intermediate route towards the Lickey Hills and onwards to the finish line at Newman University.

  • Cake
  • Certificate
  • Goody bag
  • Post-race meal


  • Free and ample car parking at Newman University
  • Mechanical support at the start venue and mid-way pit stop
  • A range of drinks, tasty treats, gels and facilities at the mid-way pit stop
  • Broom wagon with refreshments and basic repair kit
  • Comprehensively sign posted route with marshal and broom wagon support
  • GPX file of route
  • Medical support
  • Free post cycle food and drink
  • Certificate and Cyclist Gift

  • Fundraising incentives
  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising required
  • Fundraising support
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

Your registration fee covers the cost of hosting the event. It is your sponsorship money that makes a huge difference to the hospice patients and their families. There is no minimum sponsorship target, you are just asked to raise as much as you can and help the hospice provide a future where the best experience of living is available to everyone leading up to and at the end of life.

The hospice

Providing expert care and support to people with life-limiting illness.

Every day, Birmingham St Mary's Hospice provides expert care and support to 400 individuals living with life-limiting illness. They help to make the best experience of living available to everyone, providing support to families in their own homes, in the local community and at the Hospice.

Join in and experience this well-loved event this year and if you raise £100 or more you'll receive a branded cycling jersey for free!

  • Age 18 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
  • Fundraising required

Anyone under the age of 16 needs to be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Entry fees

Entry fee


This was my very first sportive and so I was quite apprehensive as to what it was going to be like for a newbie. I am so happy to say I loved every minute. The course was very easy to follow due to the brilliant marshals and clear signage. Plus all the cyclists were very friendly and helpful. I'm so glad I took part. - Kalda (2020 Participant)

My daughter and I did the 25km ride and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The course was excellent, it was very well signposted and the marshalling brilliant. I thought it was organised well and certainly had a safe feel to it. Registration was a doddle and the food afterwards was very much appreciated. I personally enjoyed seeing those bits of Birmingham that you don’t always see or appreciate when driving in your car. Dean, 2020

The route was superbly marked, the volunteer marshals were all visible and the feed station refreshments were very welcome. It was probably the best sportive I have ever ridden and certainly the best organised. Lawrence

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