Go CV Latest News - September 2021

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Go CV Latest News - September 2021

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Meet the Go CV Team at Godiva Festival


Have a query with your Go CV account, or want to collect a card, or need help setting up a family group? 

The Go CV Team will be at Godiva Festival all weekend and will be more than happy to help. 

You could find us in the Go CV Sports and Wellbeing Zone in the Family Field at the War Memorial Park between 12 noon and 6pm on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 September alongside loads of family activities - check out the family activities on the Godiva Festival website.

Reduced price advance tickets are on sale until 2 September, with on the day prices starting on 3 September.

View a full list of ticket prices.

You can see the full Godiva Festival line-up and keep up to date with all the latest news on the Godiva Festival website. You can also follow Godiva Festival on Facebook @godivafestival and Twitter @godivafestival

20% off for Starley Sportive


Use exclusive Go CV code goStarley21 but this is only valid until 5 September.

Registration is now open for the 2021 event, with places going fast so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

One of the things that has always made the Starley Sportive different is the way it brings together the cycling community and local artists. This year will be no different and with Coventry being UK City of Culture the organisers are working on some great features for this year’s event.

There are three different route options that take you into Warwickshire countryside, plus a short route for under 16s. 100% of all proceeds goes to charity. 

Tickets are now available to book online. No tickets available on the day - book in advance only.

Enter Starley Sportive now and remember to use the code goStarley21

20% discount on Jungle VR Boat Ride

Jungle VR

Last few days

Only at West Orchards Shopping Centre until 5 September 2021

Prepare yourself, you’ll come face to face and under fire from all manner of jungle creatures and beasts; the fate of the jungle depends on you – good luck explorers and mind out for those monkeys!

Seating up to eight people, this virtual reality experience offers a perfect family attraction. Full User Experience time: 5 – 10 minutes. Ride Run Time: 3 minutes.

The full ride cost is £5 per person, with up to eight riders per ride. 20% discount for all Go CV cardholders with unique promo code at checkout 'GOCV2021' 

It is essential you take proof you are a Go CV card holder with you on the day (either physical card or virtual card on your phone).  

Book your Jungle VR Boat Ride now -  pre-booking only

The Wave - 'Quiet Time' session


If you are looking to book a trip to The Wave you need to either visit in person or telephone 024 7625 2500 quoting your Go CV card number. Unfortunately online bookings are not available at this time for Go CV+ or any card numbers starting with 0880.  

Go CV discount also applies for the next Quiet Time session at The Wave on Friday 10 September between 4:30-6:30pm.

fun-filled experience within a calm and relaxing environment with no music, sensory toys in the lazy river as well as accessible changing facilities.

Try Tennis courses for the autumn

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Try Tennis with a beginner group coaching course for the new school term!

Children and adults of all ages and abilities are invited to register for a course where our expert coaching team (provided by i2c tennis) will help you learn the basics of tennis in a fun, friendly, outdoor, COVID safe environment.

Our mission is to get you on court, introducing you to a sport for life! With world class coaches and teaching syllabus, we will give you the tools to keep enjoying tennis for this summer and beyond.

Details of new Try Tennis courses.

Please be aware that there are limited spaces available for this round of courses so don't delay if you are interested.

Book your place on a Try Tennis course

Bands in the Park 2021 continue into September

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The free Bands in the Park series of events continue throughout September in some of Coventry’s beautiful parks. Bring the family and enjoy some great music in fabulous surroundings. 

Part of UK City of Culture 2021 Summer of Surprises, supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Find out more about the Bands in the Park.

Go CV discounts for Festival of Running 2021

Festival of Running logo

The Coventry Half Marathon and 5k are on track to take place on Sunday 31 October 2021. 

There’s still time to sign-up and get training if you haven’t already. 

Don’t forget, Coventry residents receive a discount with a Go CV card - Go CV and Go CV+

Stay up to date or sign-up to take part on the Festival of Running page.

Sign-up for Cycle September


Are you ready to roll for Cycle September? 

This September you, and riders all around the world, are taking part in the global bike challenge. Everyone can take part in Cycle September, however often you ride.

If you haven't been on a bike in years, it is the ideal opportunity to rediscover the joy of riding a bike. Already riding? Then together let’s get your friends, family and co-workers enjoying all the benefits of riding a bike.

Take your bike for a spin in our global competition, win prizes and help your workplace top the leaderboards! Together, let’s get more people riding bikes #lovetoride

Get fitter, be happier, help save our planet – ride a bike for Cycle September! 

Full details on how to enter can be found on the Love to Ride website.

UK City of Culture Shop now offer sign-up service

CoC Shop

You can now collect and validate your Go CV card at the new UK City of Culture shop in the heart of the city centre.

You can also take opportunity to browse products by local makers, book your tickets and find out more about Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture.


Based 31-35 Hertford Street, CV1 1LF the opening hours are Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm.

View a full list of all Go CV sign-up and collection centres across the city

Heritage Open Days 2021


This year’s National Heritage Open Days will take place between Friday 10 September and Sunday 19 September 2021.

Once again Coventry is proud to take part. Coventry is one of the cities that has participated since the beginning of Heritage Open Days 27 years ago and we are thrilled to once again be able to showcase the fantastic places in and around the city once more.

This year’s theme is Edible England, from woodland foraging to factory floor, forgotten recipes to regional delicacies, the festival communities will be exploring the past, present, and future of our culinary heritage and culture.

Download a brochure or pick up a hard copy nearer the event from the venues taking part, Coventry libraries and the Council House Reception.

Find out more about Heritage Open Days in Coventry.

Go CV competition winners

We thought you'd like to know that Coventry people with Go CV cards really do win our competitions. Here's the results of our latest three:

City Fibre

Here's Lyn, our lucky CityFibre winner in the middle, with Leigh Hunt, Regional Partnership Director of CityFibre and Councillor Kamran Caan, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Sport.

CityFibre competition

Congratulations to Lyn Newton from Whitley who won the CityFibre Tech Bundle competition worth £500. Lyn was absolutely delighted and plans to share some of her prizes with the family.

Events 'Market Research' Survey

Congratulations to Terri from Tile Hill who won the £50 Amazon voucher for telling us her views on what events she would like to see in the city. 

Godiva Festival - weekend family tickets

Our 10 lucky winners of a Family Weekend Ticket to Godiva Festival have been notified. They are:

  • Alison in Chapelfields
  • Natalie in Whoberley
  • Jodie in Whoberley
  • Ian in Bablake
  • Regan in Earlsdon
  • Rebecca in Chapelfields
  • Mr Ceesay in Wyken
  • Sarah in Holbrooks
  • Toni in Cheylesmore
  • John in Coundon

There are reduced price advance tickets on sale for Godiva Festival until tomorrow, with on the day prices starting on 3 September. View a full list of Godiva Festival ticket prices.

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Contact us

Remember to ensure your account is up to date and fully validated so you can enjoy all the Go CV benefits.  Check to see if you qualify for Go CV+  

There's lots of information on our website including the frequently asked questions.

If you still need help, please email us.

Hear the news first on our Facebook and Twitter accounts @GoCVcard.