Break the Cycle is Bristol Sport Foundation and Bristol Bears Community Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser. The virtual campaign, which will take place throughout May and June will culminate in a celebration event at Ashton Gate Stadium on Sunday June 27th 2021.

This year, we will be hosting a live celebration event with our event partners and professional clubs which will be streamed live from inside Ashton Gate Stadium. There will be a chance for people to join in from the stadium, at home or out and about on their bike. More info will follow on how you can get involved.  

LDC is the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group and this is the second year that they have become Nascence partners, through supporting the work of the Bristol Bears Community Foundation as title partners of our Break the Cycle fundraiser.

Following a year that was hugely disrupted by COVID-19, the relationship has stood strong and we are delighted that LDC has agreed to support the event again in 2021.

Corporate Partnerships Manager, Paul Glanville, said: “A massive thank you to the LDC team for their continued support, this is as important as ever during these unprecedented times..  We will be opening the event for entries soon and look forward to giving lots of people the opportunity to take part in a healthy and fun event whilst at the same time helping to raise much needed funds to support the life changing community work Bristol Bears Community Foundation. Working together we can make a big difference to the lives of some of Greater Bristol’s most disadvantaged children and young people.

Dewi Hughes, Head of LDC in the South West and Wales, said: “We are incredibly proud to continue our support of Bristol Sport Foundation throughout 2021. We are also excited to play a small part in encouraging people to stay fit during the pandemic while raising money to support an important local charity, the Bristol Bears Community Foundation.

“The passion and energy of the Foundation’s staff is infectious. Its success to date in working with people of all ages, leading sports clubs, schools and communities to unite and motivate people through the power of sport is truly inspiring.

“We can’t wait to get behind this year’s Break the Cycle event and wish everyone taking part every success.”

But the news does not stop there. We are also delighted to announce that record-breaking round-the-world cyclist and ultra-endurance adventurer, Mark Beaumont, will be involved in Break the Cycle this year.

Mark’s documentaries, events and books about ultra-endurance and adventure have taken audiences to over 100 countries and Mark can’t wait to support our work;

“If the Covid pandemic has taught us anything it is firstly the importance of our mental and physical wellbeing and secondly our connections with local communities.  Bristol Sport Foundation are doing an amazing job at creating a positive impact by getting people active and supporting the superb community work of Bristol Bears Community Foundation.”  

“The entire LDC Bristol team are delighted to be backing Break the Cycle and throughout May and June we will also be getting active, donating £5 and nominating others to do the same.”

To get involved in Break the Cycle 2021 and support the life changing work delivered by the Bristol Bears Community Foundation; simply follow these five steps…

  1. Choose your challenge – Whether you’ve just started to cycle or are a seasoned cyclist set yourself a challenge 
  2. Get cycling – Your favourite local route, at home on a static bike, out with your family… whenever you like, it’s up to you! 
  3. Donate £5 – to our Break The Cycle fundraising campaign to raise vital funds for the Bristol Bears Community Foundation – DONATE NOW 
  4. Tune in – Join us for the live streamed event on Sunday, June 27th to celebrate your involvement
  5. And relax – Kick back, put your feet up and think about all the life changing work you have supported 

Find out more about Break the Cycle 2021 here


Break the Cycle 2020