Sportive hq about us
Sportive HQ was formed by Matthew Porter, out of a love and passion for cycling, coupled with his mother’s 30-year long career as a triathlon timekeeper. Matt has over 15 years’ experience in the organisation of various types of cycling events and when Sportive HQ was set up it was very much the feeling that Sportives were becoming more expensive which need not be the case, value for money can be put alongside quality events.
The Sportive HQ team have been organising cycling events for the past 15 years, with combined experience of over 50 years in the industry. We have handpicked our team to ensure the very best standards and as a result we attract the most experienced staff in the UK with the highest pedigree of talent.
Sportive HQ works alongside local clubs to produce events that riders will want to take part in every year. We listen to what riders want from an event and endeavour to meet those requests.

We like to keep things simple; with all our events having ample free parking, showers, changing rooms, a timed event with well-spaced, well stocked feed stations and routes to challenge everyone of all abilities.

All Bikes Welcome

Road, recumbent, mountain, tandem*, time trial etc.

Chip Timing

Accurate chip timing

Great Courses

Courses designed for both novice and experienced riders

Feed Stations

Well spaced and well stocked feed stations with real food and hot drinks

Flexible Route Choice

Choose your route on the day, no pressure your choice.

Ride Together

Shared first part of course for both routes so you can start off riding together however far you choose to ride.

Minimum Age 14

Please contact us for consent form before the event

Mechanical Support

Multiple Mechanic Stations

Paramedic Support

Paramedic Motorbike Support

Route Downloads

GPX and TCX file downloads of routes.

Support Riders

Support riders to check you’re ok

Free Photo Downloads

Courtesy of Adie’s Photography, official photographer of team Haribo Beacon

*If you are using a tandem entry will be £25, we will not charge 2 entry fees but will provide food and insurance for two people.
We believe that it is essential to give something back to our community and worthy charitable causes. Over the years, Sportive HQ has helped in the production of many local charity events and helped to raise, alongside local clubs, in excess of £50,000 for local charities.

See below for some of the charities we have supported.

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