Bristol’s annual cycling event is back for its eighth year in 2018, taking place on Sunday 1st July, starting at Ashton Gate Stadium and following one of four routes of choice.
Break The Cycle was founded in 2011 and aims to raise vital funds for Bristol Sport’s award-winning charities – Bristol Sport Foundation, Bristol City Community Trust, Bristol Rugby Community Foundation and Bristol Flyers Community. Every penny raised goes towards the funding, planning and delivery of each charity’s work across the region and as a result of seven successful events in the previous years, it has enabled these charities to carry on delivering life-changing work across the Greater Bristol community, and in turn, having a positive impact on thousands of people.
The event offers a range of routes in order to appeal to anyone from cycling enthusiasts to those who are just keen to give it a go for a good cause. The three usual courses (Bronze – 40 miles, Silver – 60 miles and Gold – 100 miles) are open to the public, as well as a new 10-mile Spectrum route, designed specifically with accessibility in mind. The Spectrum route is for all ages and abilities and is linked with the Foundation’s special educational needs and disability provision.
The 2017 event raised over £28,000 and an even bigger total is predicted for this year’s event.