Break the Cycle 2021 Raises Over £31k for Community Foundations

This year’s Break the Cycle campaign has raised an outstanding £31,894.54 for our community foundations.

With COVID meaning that this years event had to turn virtual, riders saddled up and took to the roads in fantastic numbers throughout May and June to clock up the miles and raise money for our charities followed by a live-streamed celebration event. The money raised will make a tangible difference to the lives of young people throughout Greater Bristol. 

Ben Breeze, Chief Community Officer at BSF, said: “We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the Break The Cycle 2021 fundraising event. Thank you if you made a donation, well done for getting out on your bike, especially if it was with friends. Thank you for sharing your photos and a huge thank you for raising the much needed funds to support disadvantaged communities in Bristol.
“If COVID and lockdown has taught us anything, it is the importance of physical activity on our physical and mental health and the value of social interaction and giving back. We very much look forward to seeing you out and about on a bike and we hope we are able welcome you back to the Stadium for Break The Cycle 2022.”

Craig Capel, Community Development Manager at Bristol Bears Community Foundation, said: “For the second year running a virtual event has exceeded every expectation. Sponsors, fundraisers, and colleagues across the Bristol Sport group have again come together to support our work which targets the most disadvantaged in our region. 

“The funds raised will support local programmes that are driven by need as well as contributing to our central costs meaning we can be more productive and contribute greater resource to those who need it. Break The Cycle 2021 will go a fair way in ensuring Bristol Bears Community Foundation continues to improve the lives of those in our community. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed.”

Paul Glanville, Corporate Partnerships Manager and Break the Cycle Event Director at BSF, said: “We are thrilled to have raised such an outstanding amount and we are truly grateful to everyone who supported this years challenge. We would also like to say a huge thank you to all our fantastic event partners. We will be announcing the date for next years Break the Cycle soon and cant wait to see everyone starting and finishing in person again at Ashton Gate.”

There is still time to donate to the fundraiser, you can do so here

Of course, none of this would be possible without the support of our valued corporate partners who continued to support us even though we were not able to deliver a physical event. Here’s to going back to a classic Break the Cycle format next year!



Our mission is to support the physical and mental health of the most disadvantaged communities in Bristol, and we rely on your donation to do it. Your contribution will directly fund sport and physical activity interventions for families who need it most.

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