The Starley Sportive is a cycling event that recognises the contributions of Coventry based inventors John Kemp Starley and James Starley to the cycling industry. What better way to do this than getting as many people as possible out on their bikes. In addition to this the difference with the Starley Sportive is that 100% of the proceeds from the event goes to charity, unlike a lot commercial sportives.
It comprises of three routes: Short (28.6 miles) an accessible ride into the Warwickshire countryside with family appeal, Long (63.2 miles) with undulating roads through Alcester twice with a climb, and Epic(86.5 miles) which extends the Long course to include Dover’s Hill in the Cotswolds.
Last year we raised £13,021! This made it a record year. We have now raised over £29,500 for local good causes so far from the events! We would encourage you to use the Starley Sportive to raise sponsorship for any good cause or charity that is important to you. Please go to our Ride For A Good Cause Page for help and advice on this. Once again we will be donating all our proceeds from the 2020 years event to charities.
Riders are also be able to order exclusive Starley Sportive Kit,