• Bristol Rugby Community Foundation

Break The Cycle Charity Challenge

5 Charities / 3 Routes / 1 Day

A huge thank you to everyone who took part in Break The Cycle 2017, it was without doubt our biggest and best yet. I want to thank the sponsors for their support in helping us stage the event, the staff and volunteers for donating their time and skills and everyone who supplied product or services that made Break The Cycle 2017 unlike any other Sportif on the cycling calendar – THANK YOU! The winner of Break The Cycle is the individual or team who have raised the most money for their chosen charity and so I look forward to letting you know the result.

We will let you know of the date of Break The Cycle 2018 in the very near future and are committed to delivering an even better event next year and so please reply to the feedback questionnaire and let us know what you thought of the day.

Kind regards and huge thanks
Ben Breeze

It is my great pleasure to announce the launch of 'Break The Cycle' 2017. This Charity Cycle Challenge, now in its seventh year, looks set to be the most exciting to date as we team up with five local charities and add three new routes.

Break The Cycle has proven to be a vital source of funding for Bristol Rugby Community Foundation during tough financial times and in the last year it has helped fund our Spectrum programme, working with young people with Special Education Needs and Disabilities; and our Eagle Project which promotes Ladies' Rugby and encourages girls across Bristol to get involved.

At Bristol Rugby Community Foundation, we have proven that the sport of Rugby Union has unique engagement qualities. This engagement gives us the opportunity to make real and lasting changes to the lives of some of the most 'at risk' young people in our community today.

I would like to thank every single rider who has taken part in Break The Cycle event over the past six years. I cannot emphasize strongly enough just how important the funds raised have been in the continued success of our multi-Parliamentary Award-winning charity.

In 2017 we are delighted to be joined by old friends and rivals, Bath Rugby Foundation. We will also be joined by our Partner charities; Bristol Sport Foundation, Bristol City Community Trust and Bristol Flyers Community. When you sign up, you can choose which charity you would like to support and we'll do the rest.

Whether you are new to cycling or a regular sportif rider; whether you would like to support a local charity or are looking for a corporate team building challenge; or if you fancy the challenge of cycling 35, 65 or 100 miles in 1-day with a team of friends then Break The Cycle is for you!

Bristol Sport Foundation are proud to support Bristol as a European City of Sport. We are encouraging the people of Bristol to get more active and get involved with our Are You Game event which is a great addition to this year's Break The Cycle event.

Entries are now open. Good luck and I look forward to joining you in the saddle on 18th June 2017.

Kind regards

Ben Breeze
Chief Community Officer,
Bristol Sport Foundation

Bristol Sport Foundation

Bristol Rugby Community Foundation

Bristol City Community Trust

Bristol Flyers Basketball

Bath Rugby Foundation

Bristol European City of Sport

35 miles

35 Mile Bronze Route

Our new entry level 35 mile route loops between Bath and Bristol.
Start time: 11.30am-Noon

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65 miles

65 Mile Silver Route

Our 65 mile ride is through the beautiful Wye Valley.
Start time: 9.30am-10.30am

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100 miles

100 Mile Gold Route

More experienced riders can combine the two for a 100 mile challenge.
Start time: 7am-8am

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