Community Cycle Event Raises £25,000
Over ninety riders take part in "Break The Cycle" race on Saturday
Over one-hundred cyclists – including Brizzley Bear - took part in the Bristol Rugby Community Foundation’s second annual “Break The Cycle” event on Saturday.
Supporters, former players and local businesses braved the 101-mile course, that has raised nearly £25,000 for disaffected young people from across the city.
Setting off from the Memorial Stadium at 8am, the participants visited Bath’s Recreation Ground and Gloucester’s Kingsholm as part of the route.
“The event was a huge success,” said Foundation Chief-Executive Ben Breeze. “I’d like to thank everybody who took part in the event, especially Genius Consultancy who covered the cost of running the event so that all money raised goes to helping young people.
“C1 Chiropractic provided sports therapy before, during and after the event, while Qoroz lended bike support.
“Bath Rugby and Gloucester Rugby were fantastic and special mention to Sports Kitchen, who provided the cyclists with much-needed refreshments at Kingsholm.”
Following the success of the race, Breeze has high ambitions for next year’s event.
He added: “The great news was that everybody finished – the latest crossing the line at 7.30pm. Next year we want to take the event to a whole new level, with over five-hundred riders to take part.
“Donations are still coming in and we’re counting up the funds that we have raised online.
“Within the next week or so, we’ll be able to present prizes to the Team Of The Day and to the event winners (those that raised the most money for the Foundation).”
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