Nelson Determined Ahead Of Break The Cycle 2016

Former Bristol Rugby hooker Saul Nelson has admitted to a few pre-race nerves ahead of this year’s Break The Cycle event – but says he is determined to tackle the 110-mile challenge, which takes place on Sunday, 3rd July.

Nelson, who is currently head of rugby at SGS Filton College, intended to take part in last year’s event, before circumstances prevented him from doing so.

But the 36-year-old, who played 150 times for Bristol between 2000-2006, says he is well prepared for Break The Cycle 2016, but not particularly looking forward to it.

Nelson said: “The truth is that I'm not looking forward to it one bit.

“I did say to Breezy (Ben Breeze) that I'd do last year’s, but circumstances at that time ruled me out so I was particularly determined to ride this year’s Break The Cycle.

“Having worked sporadically for the Bristol Rugby Community Foundation over the years, I have seen first hand the positive impact rugby and the community staff has had on young people in the city.

“They do a fantastic job and if I can contribute a small amount to the foundation, then I'll be happy.

“I have to thank Kevin Dunn and other members of BS10 cycle club, who have been hugely supportive and helped by dragging me around whilst training.

“I have loved being well and truly out of my comfort zone and meeting new friends that I wouldn't necessarily meet otherwise.”

For more information about Break The Cycle, or to enter or donate to the cause, contact Sally Mabbutt or visit