Cyclists are at the ready for the rescheduled Break The Cycle charity fundraiser, which takes place this Sunday, 18th September 2022.
Break The Cycle is the biggest annual fundraiser at Ashton Gate, raising vital funds for Bristol Bears Community Foundation and Bristol Sport Foundation. Participants can choose to cycle one of three routes. A Bronze (40 miles), Silver (65 miles) or Gold (100 mile) cycle loop, that all start and finish at Ashton Gate Stadium. Depending on your cycling ability and how much of a challenge you are up for, there is something for everyone and the event promises to be an amazing day in the saddle.
Ben Breeze, founding member of Break the Cycle and Chief Community Officer at Bristol Sport Foundation, said: “We are incredibly excited to be able to deliver this year’s Break The Cycle event, which promises to be our best event yet. We are looking forward to inviting all the riders across our three routes, with each one offering spectacular scenery and a fantastic day in the saddle. Please head to our website and donate to support one of the charitable foundations that make up the Bristol Sport family.”
All three routes start from the stadium and take you across the new Swing Bridge, up the Portway, past Blaise Castle, through Hallen, Easter Compton and Pilning using safe and well-known cycling routes. You’ll then enjoy the stunning views whilst riding across the old Severn Bridge. For the Bronze route you can have a pit-stop and refill your bottles on the other side, and then start the return leg back through the tried and tested Spanorium route, and back down the Avon Gorge.
Silver and Gold continue over the old Severn crossing and through Chepstow, up the beautiful St Briavel’s climb, then dropping into the Wye Valley and into Tintern. Climb past the Fisheries, through Fedw Wood and up to Devauden Village. Silver riders can then enjoy the long descent back to Chepstow Racecourse, back over the old Bridge, through the Spanorium route and back down the gorge towards the stadium.
Once Gold cyclists have reached St Briavels Climb, the route will take you past Coleford and Staunton before a cracking descent into Monmouth to refuel. Then out past Rockwell and head west through Tal-y-coed, Llantilio Crossenny, down to Llanarth, Bryngwyn, Raglan and climb up to Devauden Village. It’s then time to enjoy the descent back to Chepstow Racecourse, back over the old bridge, through the Spanorium route and you guessed it – back down the gorge to the grand finish at Ashton Gate Stadium.
For more information on Break The Cycle 2022 and to donate, CLICK HERE.