About Us

Open Cycling is part of Open Adventure, an established event management company. We have worked with premium brands such as 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

AboutJames 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

AboutA tight northerner with a perfectly normal, single speed and turbo training habit. Done a few too many Fred’s and 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.

Debbie McGowan

AboutThe rookie of the Open Cycling team. Came along to help out on the Coast to Coast in a Day a couple of years ago and now finds herself helping to set up a new Open Cycling sportive, Wales in a Day. With a love of all things outdoors Debbie can be found on a bike, in a boat, on skis or just playing out.

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.