Unfortunately this year we had to make the heart-breaking decision to cancel the “real” event for 2020 due to the Covid-19 situation. It was great fun seeing you all joining our virtual series riding at home and joining us on social media. It’s allowed us to raise even more money for charity and hopefully kept you entertained through lockdown.
We are planning to return in 2021 and we are already working with our event partners to see how and when this can happen. Next year Coventry is City of Culture, one of the things that has always made the Starley Sportive different is the way bring together the cycling community and local artists.
Please stay safe and keep cycling!
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.
Riders are also be able to order exclusive Starley Sportive Kit,
“Many thanks for an excellent Sportive today. Very well organised and sign posted, it was interesting to come at familiar roads from a different direction. At £10 it was very good value compared to a commercial sportive !!
Thanks to all involved and to Deeley Group for a magnificent HQ.”
David Cox OBE
Bike West Midlands Network
(Cycling UK Affiliated Group)
“This was our first Sportive, and wow, how it has sparked something in us to achieve more, challenge ourselves and join the 1000’s of other cyclists who enjoy this ‘feel good’ sport. Feeling humble.”
Breeze Network – West Haddon