We are very sorry to announce that we have been forced to cancel The Bristol Grand Prix for 2019. We would like to thank everyone who has been involved with the race over the past four years.
The race is a huge project made possible by all the volunteers who give up their time to make it happen, all the racers who train hard to make the racing exciting and all the spectators who come along and make the atmosphere of the day so special.
From the start, the Bristol Grand Prix has been part of the Bristol cycling community and has been dedicated to women’s racing, youth development and creating a sustainable and locally produced race.
Alongside the countless volunteers, Bristol businesses have financed the race and added their skills and resources to the day. We have also received significant support from Bristol City Council and Bristol Green Week as well as mayors Marvin Rees and George Ferguson.
Working together with everyone involved over the last four years has been a fantastic and life enriching experience.
The following is to give you a very brief rundown of the background to our decision.
As a race we have found that our objectives and our ethics are irreconcilable with the requirements of the governing body. The restrictions that are placed upon the race both undermine women’s racing and prevent us from including youth riders and local riders and clubs being part of the day. Additionally as race organisers we are being forced out of our race due to unfavourable conditions imposed upon us.
Please note, it has come to our attention that a company is contacting our race sponsors claiming to raise money on behalf of the race. Please be aware that this company has nothing to do with the race and has no contract with us as organisers.
We hope you enjoy this short film that we made of last year’s event.
We hope to see you all soon.