The 2021 routes & downloads are below, please use the links to download the maps, course notes & GPX files for the route you are signed on for.
Please note this route has had a small change from the last Starley Sportive (2019) due to road closures so make sure you download this updated route.
The 29.26 mile Starley Sportive short route is a really enjoyable ride into the Warwickshire countryside towards Hatton. You only have to look at all the smiles in the photographs from last year to see this ride has a real family atmosphere. There are some small inclines but on the whole this is a rolling route.
The Starley Sportive Long Route is 63.86 miles of undulating roads, it leaves the short route after the first 13.2 miles just past Hatton Country World, It then takes you out through Snitterfiled before making your first visit to Alcester. You’ll then take a nice climb up to your feed stops before making your way back through Alcester and out towards Wootton Wawen. You will then rejoin the Short route for your ride back into Coventry.
The Starley Sportive Epic Route will be 87.22 miles and will also include Dover Hill in the Cotswolds. Dovers Hill has been used for the national hill climb on no less than 6 occasions; with an average gradient of 9% and a maximum of 14% the 1.1 mile climb will certainly test even the strongest legs. The Epic riders will split from the Long at the feed station to take on the climb and the extra miles ultimately rejoining the Long route at Wixford (a little more energy sapped).
Signs To Follow
On leaving the HQ ALL riders will follow the combined SHORT & LONG signs.
When the short & long split, riders on both the Long & the Epic are to follow the LONG signs.
At the feed station riders on the Long and Epic will split following there own LONG & EPIC signs.
The EPIC will pick back up the LONG signs from Wixford.