Banner image

Hardy Cyclists Conquer Break The Cycle 2016

More than 200 cyclists saddled up on Sunday to take on Break The Cycle 2016’s gruelling 110-mile route and raise money for Bristol Rugby Community Foundation.

Setting off from Ashton Gate Stadium at 7.30am, the hardy cyclists were sent on their way by a guard of honour formed of Joe Joyce, Nick Koster, Mark Sorenson, Gaston Cortes and Jack O’Connell of Bristol Rugby.

The route saw the cyclists leave Bristol and head out towards Bath, before pedalling through Tetbury and on to Kingsholm Stadium, home of Gloucester Rugby.

From there, they cycled through Frocester, Leyhill, Old Down and Almonsbury and then on to the Portway, before finishing back at Ashton Gate.

Chief community officer, Ben Breeze hailed another hugely successful event and says plans have already turned to next year’s event.

He said: “It’s been another great event – brutally hard work, as expected, but it’s amazing to see so many people going through the pain barrier to raise money for the Foundation.

“We’re doing some fantastic work in the community and fundraisers like this enables us to continue doing it.

“We’ll be back again next year and between now and then, hopefully, we’ll have some exciting projects to announce.”

Each cyclist was set a fundraising target of £250 and fundraising manager, Sally Mabbutt said the event was on course to top last year’s total.

She said: “The fundraising effort has been fantastic once again. There have been so many different fundraisers before today, so a huge thank you to everyone involved and massive congratulations to all who took part today, it’s been a great day.”

Latest News

Bears reveal Season Card and matchday ticket options

Bears reveal Season Card and matchday ticket options

Posted: Wednesday, August 5th 2020

‘It’s been a long wait’ – Mayes

‘It’s been a long wait’ – Mayes

Posted: Wednesday, August 5th 2020

McPhillips says Bears primed for Premiership return

McPhillips says Bears primed for Premiership return

Posted: Tuesday, August 4th 2020

Radradra 'pumped' for Premiership introduction

Radradra 'pumped' for Premiership introduction

Posted: Monday, August 3rd 2020

Also from Bristol Sport

New home for City Women
Football icon

New home for City Women

Bristol City Women will embark on a new era in the 2020/21 Barclays FA Women’s Super League season as Twerton Park and Ashton Gate Stadium become their new home venues.

Posted: Wednesday, August 5th 2020 • Football

Everything you need to know: Twerton Park
Football icon

Everything you need to know: Twerton Park

Here’s all you need to know about Bristol City Women’s new home venue ahead of the 2020/21 season.

Posted: Wednesday, August 5th 2020 • Football

Football Supporter's Association Survey
Football icon

Football Supporter's Association Survey

An opportunity to have your say on the game's restart.

Posted: Wednesday, August 5th 2020 • Football

I've heard so much about the fan base - Davis
Basketball icon

I've heard so much about the fan base - Davis

Liam Davis can't wait to make the step up to the BBL following a successful loan spell at Reading Rockets.

Posted: Monday, August 3rd 2020 • Basketball

Enjoy the Champions League at Ashton Gate Sports Bar & Pizzeria
Stadium icon

Enjoy the Champions League at Ashton Gate Sports Bar & Pizzeria

Fans can enjoy Champions League action on the largest indoor pub screen in the country this weekend.

Posted: Monday, August 3rd 2020 • Stadium