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Charities hail 'amazing' Break the Cycle 2019

More than 250 cyclists saddled up as summer sunshine blessed the ninth edition of Break the Cycle on Sunday, June 30th.

Setting off from Ashton Gate Stadium as early as 7am, riders chose between the Gold (100 miles), Silver, (66 miles) and Bronze (40 miles) to raise money for the Bristol Sport family of charities and their life-changing work in the Bristol community. 

Bristol Sport Foundation chief community officer, Ben Breeze, said: “I am delighted and thankful in equal measure at the end of this, the ninth year of Break the Cycle. 

“The routes were beautiful and challenging in equal measure, the on-going support we get from our sponsors and volunteers makes this an incredibly effect fundraising event that provides much needed funds for all of our community programmes. 

“A huge thank you to everyone involved, we simply couldn’t do it without you and very much look forward to our 10th anniversary in 2020.”

Bristol Bears Community Foundation’s community development manager, Craig Capel, said: “The chance to reflect on another hugely successful Break the Cycle through the numerous media channels involved demonstrates again what an amazing day was had by all.

“I’m thankful for the chance to share and be part of the achievement that every rider feels on returning to Ashton Gate Stadium. For some, that isn’t just about completing the 40, 65 or 100-mile course, but also about the individual and collective fundraising efforts for their nominated charity to further support the life-changing programmes we see delivered every day across all of our partner charities.

“The level of support from Break the Cycle sponsors and friends continues to amaze me. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the superbly constructed event, combining charity and challenge at our magnificent home Ashton Gate Stadium.”

Dan White, CEO, Bristol City Community Trust, said: "It was once again great to be involved in the Break the Cycle. This year saw our first corporate fundraiser, Artis Recruitment, who did a great job with riders taking part in both the 65 and 100-mile routes.

"A big thanks to everyone who fundraised for Bristol City Community Trust, the money will help to make a difference in the local community."