2020 British national championships to take place on undulating West Midlands terrain

The podium: Ian Stannard, Ben Swfit, John Archibald (L-R)
The 2019 elite men's road race podium: Ian Stannard, Ben Swfit, John Archibald (L-R) (Image credit: Simon Wilkinson / SWpix.com)

The 2020 British national road championships will take place in the West Midlands, with British Cycling signing what was described as a 'landmark' partnership with the Vélo Birmingham & Midlands sportive.

With the Commonwealth Games taking place in Birmingham in 2022, Britain’s pros will be able to get a feel for the terrain on which they'll be competing for medals in two years. 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.