18 May 2017

Leisure, Arts, Culture and Events

Free places for cycle challenge as part of ‘Are You Game?’

One hundred free places are being made available for next month’s Break the Cycle charity cycle ride as part of Bristol’s City of Sport campaign ‘Are You Game?’ 
The campaign launched on Saturday 6 May and aims to give local people of all ages a chance to try a range of free taster sessions. These cover various sports and activities at venues around the city thanks to local clubs and organisations. The campaign has been organised as part of Bristol’s year as a European City of Sport.  
Break the Cycle takes place on Sunday 18 June and is made up of three different routes – Bronze (35 miles), Silver (65 miles) and Gold (100 miles). ‘Are You Game?’ is offering free entry for 100 people for the event’s Bronze 35-mile route.
Guy Fishbourne, Bristol City Council’s Sport & Physical Activity Development Manager, said: “I’m really happy with the reaction we’ve had from local clubs and organisations so far to this campaign and would like to congratulate everyone who has already got involved.  
“A key part of our aim as European City of Sport is to make activity and sport more accessible to the people of Bristol.  We hope through campaigns like this that we will be able to encourage more people than ever before to take up a sport or activity as part of their daily routine.
“We have a great range of free sports and activity taster sessions listed online and I encourage everyone to take look and see if there is something for them.  Regular exercise can have such a positive effect on both our physical and mental health and this could be the perfect excuse to find the right kind of activity for you.”
Ben Breeze, Bristol Sport Foundation’s Chief Community Officer, said:  “Bristol Sport Foundation are delighted to support Bristol as a European City Of Sport by allocating 100 promotional places on our Bronze 35 mile route to the ‘Are You Game?’ campaign and very much look forward to joining you in the saddle on Sunday 18th June”
Currently the City of Sport website has over 70 different free taster sessions to choose from with more to be added as the summer goes on.
People can find more information on the campaign and some of the sessions available by heading to the City of Sport website: www.bristolcityofsport17.co.uk/are-you-game
To sign up for the Break the Cycle challenge, just head to their website, www.breakthecyclechallenge.co.uk, and don’t forget to select the ‘Are You Game?’ option when asked which route you want to ride.