Go CV latest news - June 2022

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Go CV latest news - June 2022

Go CV Jubilee weekend offer at Assembly Festival Garden


As the nation celebrates you can join with family and friends at the Assembly Festival Garden during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this weekend from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June 2022.

Everyone is welcome and you don’t need a ticket to come in and soak up the atmosphere of this very special weekend. They’ll be showing the major Jubilee events on a big screen for free as part of the celebrations for everyone to gather and enjoy together. It is also the venue for people in the city to join the Jubilee City Street Party.

You can read about the Go CV offers in the special newsletter sent out earlier this week. 

New Go CV Partner - Coventry Cathedral Tower Climb


Are you ready for some of the best views of Coventry?

Delighted to announce that Go CV has partnered with Coventry Cathedral Tower Climb which is reopening on Friday the 17 June.

Normal opening times*:

Friday and Saturday: 11am - 3pm

Every second Sunday: 12noon - 3pm

10% discount on admission prices for all Go CV members with a fully validated card (not suitable for young children, under 8s not permitted)

*Sometimes this may change due to weather conditions or events in the ruins so please check in advance before making a special trip by calling 024 7652 1234.

Coventry Cathedral said: ‘We are absolutely thrilled that after an enforced closure of over two years we are finally able to reopen the Cathedral Tower Climb. Climbing the Tower is a rite of passage for many Coventry folk, and we’re so delighted that visitors from near and far can once again climb the 180 steps to the best view in Coventry!’.



The Blitz Museum, located in the Cathedral Ruins, is also reopening on Saturday 18 June offering a unique insight into life in wartime Coventry. Staffed by a knowledgeable and friendly volunteer team, some of whom have first-hand experiences of the time to share, the museum shows visitors what life was like in 1940s Coventry. Visitors can learn the history of the Blitz in the period schoolroom, view a typical house interior of the time, and learn more about the war effort. You’ll even find out just how far your wartime rations would stretch! Described by many as a hidden gem, the Museum is open at weekend and in Coventry school holidays. Entrance is free but donations are very much encouraged to support the life and work of the Cathedral.

Win a bike during British Cycling Week

win a bike

Our partner SmartLearner is giving away two childrens bikes for free and you have the chance to win.

Why? Bikes are a fantastic way of getting around while keeping fit and helping the environment. It is the perfect time to get the kids outside in the sun and be active, as summer is right around the corner.

The bikes being given away are sourced from The Cycle Recycler who supplies affordable pre-loved bicycles with 86% of materials being recycled!  The make of the bike for the girl is 'Python Rock 20" Girls Bike in pink' suits 7-11 years old and for the boy is 'Trek MT220 Child’s Bike', 24” alloy wheels, aluminum frame suits 7-11 years old 125-145 cm tall. 


To enter, scan the QR code or go online.

Competition closes 20 July 2022.

National Bike Week Roadshow


National Bike Week Roadshow comes to Millennium Place by Coventry Transport Museum on Saturday 11 June with free activities for all the family from 10am to 4pm:

  • Try a bike or trike on the test track  
  • Visit the pedal power arcade
  • Get a free bike check
  • Meet local cycling clubs 
  • Find out about cycle training 
  • See a West Midlands Cycle Hire e-bike
  • Guided ride along the canal at 11.15am
  • Sign up for the Starley Sportive on 4 September

Check the website for more information.

The Wave Waterpark


Bookings are now open and selling out fast for The Wave waterpark, the ultimate family day out during this half-term.  

Go CV and Go CV+ discounts apply with a fully validated account.

Ride six high-speed slides, get soaked in The Reef, make a splash in The Wave Pool and wind around The Lazy River.

Open daily until Sunday 8 June.

Book your session

Supporting carers during Carers Week


Upgrade your Go CV account if you are registered with Carer's Trust Heart of England.

Did you know if you or someone you know is an unpaid carer, you can register for a free Go CV card and be entitled to Go CV+ the highest level of discount for Coventry residents on partner events, activities and attractions? 

Caring for someone can heavily impact physical health and mental wellbeing, and likely affect opportunities to spend time with wider friends and family and do the things you enjoy.

All you need to do is register with the Carers Trust Heart of England who will provide you with a letter to confirm you are a carer then ensure your Go CV account is upgraded with your status to get Go CV+ level of discount - you can easily upload a copy of your carer’s letter, plus see your virtual card and card number on your mobile device. 

Coventry Food Festival and Music Live


The two top chefs will headline the food festival, which takes place in the city centre from Friday, 17 June to Sunday 19 June, offering everything from cooking demos and a packed food market around Broadgate to a ‘Coventry cook-off’ competition.

The RAF is also bringing a full-sized Spitfire plane and cockpit to Millennium Place [front Coventry Transport Museum]. The iconic aircraft will be visiting as part of a tour across the Midlands highlighting and celebrating the area’s rich RAF heritage.

Music live

And in case you missed it all Go CV cardholders can receive 30% discount on full priced tickets for both Friday and Saturday Music Live events too.

To obtain these reduced priced tickets, you must book in person only showing your fully validated Go CV card from the Assembly Festival Gardens box office

Read the special edition newsletter for full details.

Daniel Lismore Exhibition - last few weeks


Coventry City of Culture Trust and The Herbert are delighted to present “Be Yourself; Everyone Else Is Already Taken” by the Coventry born artist, designer and activist Daniel Lismore. This exhibition in his hometown is the first time that his work has gone on display in the UK.

The exhibition features a major installation ‘An Army of My Life’, which takes inspiration from the Terracotta Army, and features 50 3D sculptures, each of which are modelled on the artist and include a cast of his face - manifestations of Lismore’s life living as sculpture.

Running until Sunday 26 June 2022 at The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum.

FREE admission with a validated Go CV card but you do need a ticket in advance.

Book your free tickets

Tell us your views and win!

Go Foleshill

Do you live in Foleshill?

In this short survey we are asking questions about community programmes and activities that support health and well-being in Foleshill, particularly those run by independent community organisations.

Complete our short Family and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Survey to be entered into the Go Foleshill Giveaway!  Be in with a chance to win some great prizes: family wave passes, gym membership, family meal out, event tickets, fitbit and family bowling tickets.

Take part in the survey

Survey closes on Monday 6 June 2022.

More information on the Go Foleshill programme can be found on their website and Facebook

Check your Go CV account

Our records show that many of you need to validate your account so you can take advantage of all the Go CV offers over the coming months. This is important and not related to your marketing preferences.

Log into your account to check your status. If your account shows level [0] action is required and you can see what needs to be done in the 'My Account' section. You may need to re-add your 'Coventry resident' status and provide proof of your address and qualifying benefits. You can securely upload a copy of any proof when logged into your account where it says ‘Upload Document’ next to whatever is shown as ‘Proof Pending’. Here's a list of documents we will accept.

Once you have confirmed you are a Coventry resident, the discount level will be shown as [1] on your account. If this hasn't been done automatically, then you only need to upload proof every three years.

If you receive qualifying benefits for Go CV+ and you have provided proof, your account will show [2] which means you are a Coventry resident with the highest level of discount available. Check to see if you qualify for Go CV+. You will need to validate your benefits each year.

If you never managed to pick up a card, don’t worry. Your account has created a virtual Go CV card that you can use to book and scan at venues when it is validated. You can find this in the ‘My card’ tab on your account via a web browser. 

If you still prefer a card, you can pick one up from our Card Collection Centres, but remember to check their opening hours over the festive period and update your account with the new card number. 


CityFibre competition winner


Many congratulations to Ann, the winner of the latest #GoCV and CityFibre competition! The lucky lady won a health and fitness bundle worth £350 just in time for the summer. Here's me pictured with Ann and Leigh Hunt, Regional Partnership Director in the fantastic #WarMemorialPark full of fitness trails and walking routes.

Winner, Ann, said: "You never expect to win competitions so I was really pleased when I was told I had won this one! Me and my family will really enjoy using these prizes along with the other Go CV benefits available. Thank you so much for the opportunity."

#GoCV and CityFibre have been working in partnership for over 15 months and this concludes the third competition with bumper prizes so my appreciation to Leigh Hunt and the team.

Contact and Follow 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.

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