Starley Sportive 2022

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  • Date:

    4th September 2022

  • Price:


  • Location:

    Coventry and Warwickshire

  • Summary:

    Join this popular local cycling event for FREE when you pledge to raise £50 for The Myton Hospices!

  • Starley Sportive...

    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 profit from the event goes to charity.

    100% of the proceeds go to local charities including The Myton Hospices.


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    Routes for 2022 are still being confirmed and will be sent out to participants nearer to the event time. However, here is some information about previous years routes as the organisers plan to stay as close to these as possible for the 2022 event.


    Short Route - 28.6 miles:

    The short route is an enjoyable ride into the Warwickshire countryside towards Hatton. You only have to look at all the smiles in the photographs from 2019 to see this ride has a real family atmosphere – There are some small inclines but on the whole this a rolling route.

    Please note: The Short Route will be open to Under 16 Years Old as this event is in the summer and more families may want to ride together. Once you have officially signed up via the Starley Sportive website with your Myton code, the event organisers will send parental consent forms via email prior to the event. Riders 12 or under MUST have a parent/guardian riding with them. Please complete a register your interest form for each member of your family.

    Long Route – 63.1 miles:

    The Starley Sportive Long Route is on undulating roads, it leaves the short route after 13.2 miles just past Hatton Country World. It then takes you out through Snitterfield before making your first of two visits 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 rejoin the short route for your ride back to Coventry.

    Epic Route – 86.5 miles:

    The Starley Sportive Epic Route is not only long but it will also include Dover’s Hill in the Cotswolds. Dover’s 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 route at the feed station to take on the climb and the extra miles ultimately re-joining the long route again at Wixford (a little more energy sapped)!


    Register your interest

    Once you are officially registered using your unique code you will receive:

    • A Myton Cycle Jersey*

    • A bespoke welcome pack including fundraising guide

    • Support from our wonderful Events Team

    • Fundraising hints and tips to help you smash your fundraising target

    *please note that your cycle jersey design may vary. In light of being more environmentally friendly, we are choosing to use up previous years stock.

    If you have any questions please get in touch by sending an email to or calling 01926 838856
  • You already have a place in the Starley Sportive?

    Amazing! You can help support The Myton Hospices by joining #TeamMyton today!

    If you fill out our short contact form below, our Challenge and Events Coordinator will be in touch and will support you with your fundraising!

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    If you have any questions please get in touch by sending an email to or calling 01926 838856
  • What time will I start?

    To reduce congestion near the HQ, the race organisers will start the Epic riders off first, Long riders second and the short riders last. The first riders will set off at approximately 8.30-9.00am and the last by 10.30am. Your start time will be confirmed in your pack sent out by the Starley Sportive.


    Are there any restrictions?

    There is no lower age, however, please ensure that you are confident of the riders ability to complete the route they enter. All participants under the age of 18 must have a signed Parental Consent Form that will be sent to them by the race organisers via email once they have signed-up. The minimum age for unaccompanied children is 13. Children aged 13 to 17 may participate unaccompanied if they have parental permission and a signed Parental Consent form. The only exemption is where a young person having reached the age of 16 can prove that they are no longer living with their parents or guardians and are living as an independent adult. This needs to be proven to the race organiser by the supply of evidence such as a rent book or utility bill with the person’s current address in their name or a National Students Union membership card.


    When will the routes for 2021 be finalised?

    The race organisers will release the finalised routes 7-10 days prior to the event, this is to prevent having to issue multiple route directions that may cause confusion. Over the years, they’ve learnt that they may have to put minor changes in due to roadworks. The routes will be available to download from the Starley Sportive website and will also be emailed to riders.


    How do I get my entry pack/chip timing?

    To speed up your event day you will be able to collect your pack from Ride cycle shop in Coventry prior to the event. The race organisers will notify you on when it will be available. You are only able to collect your own as you will need to sign your registration form. If you are unable to collect prior to the event you will be able to collect on the morning of the event.


    Can I enter on the day?

    No, there will not be on the day registration. The only way to enter the event is to register before the day.


    Is it open or close road?

    The event is open road, riders are expected to follow the rules of the road and be courteous to other road users.


    How will I know the route?

    The race organisers put out hundreds of signs marking the routes, they will also email you turn by turn routes for you to print off and they have GPX routes that will be available to download. (please note that they don't issue these until 7-10 days before the event).