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    Samuel’s First Sportive

    I started cycling after the 2012 Olympics and watching Bradley Wiggins ride to victory in the Tour de France.  My husband’s initial excitement at me sharing his passion for cycling quickly turned to him trying to reign me in.    And now there’s one more rider in the house to compete with … … our son, Samuel.  Samuel  turned 10 at the beginning of February and he felt he was ready to take part in his first sportive. The Starley short route on beautiful, quiet country roads is a perfect introduction to riding an event either for beginners or confident young riders.  28 miles but with lovely rolling roads.  There…

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    Heidi’s 2019 Starley Sportive

    I never thought that at the age of 44 I would be buying my first road bike in September 2019, a Liv Avail Advance 3, full carbon, hydraulic disc brakes and tubeless set up, a far cry from my green Raleigh Grifter that I had as a kid.   I have always enjoyed riding a bike but never really had the confidence to ride on the roads. It wasn’t until 2016 that I bought a new hybrid bike and started to go out on short rides up to and around the local Memorial Park.  In October 2016 I fell off my bike and it knocked my confidence, so I didn’t…

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    Meet The Team, part 2

    Hi, I’m Edward Hudson, Business Development Manager at Deeley Group.  As a Construction and Property firm, we always want to make a positive impact in the communities we work in by delivering new housing or creating new teaching spaces at the schools, colleges and universities in the region.  The Deeley Group has always had a strong feeling for delivering charitable projects such as the refurbishment at Samaritans call centre in Coventry or kitchen refurbishment at Orbit Homes’ Loxley Court.  So when Coventry Road Club approached us looking for a new host for the event HQ in 2016, we were more than happy to help.  The Coventry Road Club team, spearheaded…

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    Meet The Team, part 1

    We thought that it was about time that you started to get to know the team that help put the Starley Sportive on. So as the driving force behind all things Starley, I’m the one that has been put forward to go first. So here goes… I’m Ian Court and to say I’m a keen cyclist would probably be an understatement. If it’s got two wheels and pedals you’re likely to find me either riding it or watching it.  In 2015 after injury cut short my Rugby playing career I rekindled my childhood hobby of cycling and joined Coventry Road Club. That year I got involved in the clubs original charity ride; supporting…

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