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Sportive - 27th June 2015

Seascale to Whitby

150 miles - 4500 metres of ascent

About Us

Open Cycling is part of Open Adventure an established event management company. We have worked with premium brands like The North Face, adidas, Cotswold Outdoor, Merrell, Haglofs and Blacks in putting events on where our aim is to get it right the first time. To check out other events run by Open Adventure click here.

We pride ourselves on delivering quality events that meet our 3 key criteria:

  • Customer enjoyment and satisfaction
  • Beautiful locations and routes
  • Safety

The Team:

We have a passionate and professional management team who will be joined by an additional team of event marshals, medics and event timing experts on the day.

James Thurlow - Event Director

James ThurlowJames is the man behind Open Cycling, with a real passion to get people outside and on 2 wheels. Having organised nearly 50 events in the UK in some of the most challenging environments he is one of the most experienced lunatics in this field. If you look carefully you will also find him on a bike across the country experiencing what other organisers can pull out of the bag.

Matt Martindale

Matt MartindaleAtight northerner with a perfectly normal, single speed and turbo training habit. Done a few too many Fred's occasionally far to fast without the involvement of much cake.. When not out cycling or sitting on the road to nowhere he is to be found tiring himself out in whatever way he can, maybe even working as an electrician or on events.

Jen Horsburgh

Jen HorsburghThe polite part of the team, with a big grin even when things are going wrong. Jen is the logistical mind behind ensuring everyone gets fed and watered in the right place by great marshals. When not working on the Coast to Coast in Day she is a professional Administrator / mercenary or being ruthlessly dragged around the hills by Matt!


The team is a mixture of semi professional and keen amateur cyclists who love all things with 2 wheels, whether it road, mountain, track or tandem.