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Bristol Sport Backs Cycling City

Bristol Sport is supporting two biking events taking place this June to cement Bristol’s reputation as Britain’s first cycling city.

During Big Green Week, which starts this Saturday, June 6th and runs until June 21st, the city’s streets will be filled with two wheels rather than four.

On Sunday, June 14th, Ben Breeze and the Bristol Rugby Community Foundation will embark on a 110-mile charity ride from Ashton Gate Stadium for Break The Cycle 2015, to raise funds for young people in need.

Now in its fifth year, Break The Cycle will feature old friends and rivals, Bath Rugby Foundation and Gloucester Rugby on the ride, with the route encompassing all three clubs.

If you fancy joining the 400-plus riders, click here to enter the challenge, individually or as a team.

If something shorter is more up your street, then the Bristol Grand Prix Cycling Road Race is the one for you!

As part of Big Green Week, Bristol’s international festival of better living and big ideas, a closed-road city centre bike race will take place on Saturday, June 20th 2015.

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The Bristol Grand Prix Cycling Road Race will take place over a challenging 1.3km figure-of-eight course – with races lasting up to 45 minutes each. The following categories will be available:

  • 2.30pm ‘Love My Bike’ lap for public entry
  • 3.00pm Under 18s boys and girls
  • 3.45pm Corporate relay race
  • 4.45pm Men’s category 3 and 4
  • 5.45pm Women’s elite category 1,2,3 and 4
  • 6.45pm Men’s elite category 1 and 2

Bristol Sport will provide t-shirts for all participants and volunteers taking part in the event.

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Bristol Sport’s CEO, Andrew Billingham, said “We are proud to support both Ben and Bristol Rugby Community Foundation in their primary fundraising event of the year. I wish them all the best on the ride.

“It is so exciting that Bristol will host a closed-road event the same week.

“These races have proved hugely popular across the country and it will be very special for Bristol Sport to be a part of the first Grand Prix here in recent memory.”

The event has been driven by Nicola Waterworth, a Bristol-based cyclist with a passion for making cycling accessible to all.

She has worked with Big Green Week and Le Sportif to make the race a reality.

Nicola commented “sport inspires people and can transform lives, the Bristol Grand Prix Race will do just that.

“It is an exciting event that adds greater momentum to #GetBristolCycling.

“I’m really pleased that Bristol Sport is backing us in this venture, and hope that this event will become a mainstay of the national cycling calendar in years to come.”

There are plenty of ways for Bristolians, cyclists and everyone else to get involved, click here for more information on the official Bristol Grand Prix website.