Love your bike

Come ride with us on the Bristol Grand Prix course!

Love Your Bike is about loving cycling — it’s that simple.

At 10:30am we open the course and allow you the chance to ride your own Bristol Grand Prix. Bring your favourite bike, bring your friend, wear fancy dress if you want. Come ride with us and enjoy a lap of the course, tackling the traffic free route before the riders take to the streets.

Every bike is a good bike, so ride what you like. All we ask is that your bike is safe and in good mechanical order before you start.

By taking part you’ll be supporting our 2017 charity partner Bowel Cancer West. Your entry fees will go toward a groundbreaking new project to help improve the diagnosis and treatment of bowel cancer in young people.

Working together, we’re hoping to raise £10,000 this year — track our progress toward reaching the target on their fundraising page.

Entry for The Love Your Bike lap is on a first come first served basis.


Starts at 10:30am, Saturday 19 August 2017

The lap will last half an hour, finishing at 11.00am.
Please come and meet us at the College St / St George’s Road car park.

Register for Love your Bike

Entries cost £1.50 per rider and the proceeds are sent to Bowel Cancer West’s Young Patients Appeal

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Veteran

Veterans Race (M, 40+)

Experienced racers, exciting racing

Starts at 11:30am, Saturday 19 August 2017

Register here

Race entrants

  • Jason Streather VC St Raphael
  • Paul Jones Army Cycling Race Team (ACRT)
  • Jonathan Gates Royal Air Force CA
  • Mark Gibbs Tanks Direct Cycling
  • Ian Anderson Walkers Cycling Club
  • David Johnson Mid Devon CC
  • Justin Gage Velo Club Walcot
  • Philip Moyne Props Cycling Club
  • Lee Walker Tenby Aces Cycling Club
  • Robin Parker East Grinstead CC
  • Nick Jeanes Sodbury Cycle Sport
  • Mark Crofts Brighton Mitre CC
  • Kieran Dineen VC Equipe - Flix
  • Arjan Planting Dulwich Paragon CC
  • Tony Davis Dream Cycling
  • Paul Clark Dream Cycling
  • Elliot Davis Team Tor 2000 KALAS
  • Andrew Perkins Mid Devon CC
  • Gary Sheppard Bath Cycling Club
  • Peter Phillips Bath Cycling Club
  • John Carter Radeon-Bike Science RT
  • Lee Davis VeloVitesse
  • Matthew Whelan DHCyclesport
  • Chris Hutchings Velo Club Venta
  • Andrew Edwards Bristol RC
  • Brian O’Kelly Bristol RC
  • Ross Bury Bristol RC
  • Mark Perry Clevedon & District CC
  • George Richardson
  • William Acworth Bristol South CC

Youth A,B

Youth A,B race — The future of cycle racing

Fast and furious under 14 and under 16 riders. Junior racing can be the most hotly contested. Fast, furious and carefree, expect high speeds and plenty of action from aspiring pro racers. The mixed Youth A and B race showcases up and coming riders from Bristol and across the UK.

Starts at 12:30pm, Saturday 19 August 2017

Register here

Race entrants

  • William Parry BRDC
  • Ryan Abram BRDC
  • Bryn Ruck BRDC
  • Hayden Thomas BRDC
  • Lewis Leftwich Salisbury Road and Mountain CC
  • James Ashcroft Palmer Park Velo RT
  • Jamie Gostick Palmer Park Velo RT
  • Jenson Harris Salt & Sham Cycling Club
  • Bevan Smith Cardiff JIF
  • Nathaniel Brookes Gillingham and District Wheelers
  • Rahul Fortescue Talwar Preston Park Youth CC
  • Morgan Leyshon Newport Velo Youth Cycling Club
  • William Dibble Minehead Merlins
  • Ayrton Smith Maindy Flyers Youth CC
  • Hannah Rainger North Devon Wheelers - South Fork
  • Rhian Hamm Maindy Flyers Youth CC
  • Hannah Bidwell Maindy Flyers Youth CC
  • Aoife O’Neill Chippenham and District Wheelers
  • Samuel Berry Bikechain - Ricci
  • Henry James Cycle Sport Pendle
  • Fergus Main Team Tor 2000 KALAS
  • Oliver Chatting Team Tor 2000 KALAS
  • Joseph Williams BRDC
  • Luca Mundy BRDC
  • Luca Munday BRDC
  • Matthew Pandagani-Sayce BRDC
  • Harry Tucker Sulis Scorpions YCA
  • Jame Cooke Sodbury Cycle Sport
  • Jacques Coates Performance Cycles
  • Euan Taylor Slat & Sham Cycle Club
  • Matthew Ansell Chippenham and District Wheelers
  • Cian Roberts Towy Riders
  • Owen Giles Portsmouth North End CC
  • Sam Freeman Solent Pirates
  • Sam Smith Cheltenham and County CC
  • Lauren Booth Carnac - Planet X
  • Daisy Davies Gillingham and District Wheelers
  • Isabella Ashford Mid Devon CC

Men 4

Mens Category 4 Race

Strength and cunning will determine the winner

Starts at 1:15pm, Saturday 19 August 2017

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Race entrants

  • Ian Mountjoy Bristol South CC
  • Samuel Whitehead Bristol South CC
  • Luke Spiteri Bristol South CC
  • Dave Cullen Bristol South CC
  • Christopher Chapman Bristol South CC
  • Claude Weston Salisbury Road and Mountain CC
  • Matthew Dennis Salisbuy Road and Mountain CC
  • Sam Tiller University of Bristol CC
  • Callum Hunter University of Bristol CC
  • Adam Sheppard Salt & Sham Cycle Club
  • Thomas Stimpson Salt & Sham Cycle Club
  • James Hislop Salt & Sham Cycle Club
  • Simon Starling Salt & Sham Cycle Club
  • James Cuff DRK Racing
  • James Green Bristol RC
  • Matt Hann Radeon-Bike Science RT
  • Luke De Quay East Grinstead CC
  • Shrirunga Bristowe Bath Cycling Club
  • Daniel Tyrie Imperial College Cycling Club
  • Louis Salisbury Kenilworth Wheelers CC
  • Jack Mundinano Cheltenham & County CC
  • Evan Clements Outdoor Traders Race Team
  • John Whitney Velo Club Walcot
  • Myles Thwaites Performance Cycles
  • Alex Simpson Islington Cycling Club
  • Dan Morgan Dursley RC
  • Joe Twelvetrees The Cycle Room
  • Rob Moore Avon Velo
  • Alex Sheppard Velo Club Montpellier
  • Peter Smith Cowley Road Condors
  • Matthew Berriman Penzance Wheelers
  • Jonathan Reilly Cardiff Ajax CC
  • Kit Lam Cardiff University Marmots
  • Damion Worrell Watford Velo Sport
  • Adrian Prust Scuderia RT
  • Christopher Stephens
  • James Creed
  • Farilee Williams
  • George Davies
  • Ryan Edge

Women 4

City centre racing is a popular format in British towns and cities, the Women’s Cat 4 Race guarantees fast and furious action.

Racing will test the legs and ensure a worthy winner. The South West has a rapidly expanding women’s cycling calendar, and we are proud to have premier women’s racing in Bristol. It’s rewarding too, with a significant prize list and the prestige of being the winner of the second Bristol GP. A spectacular, exciting event.

Starts at 2:15pm, Saturday 19 August 2017

Register here

Race entrants

  • Clair Wadden Bristol RC
  • Katherine Moore Gorilla Firm Racing
  • Amanda Karlsson Dame Cycling - Quidne IT
  • Helena Coker Cowley Road Condors
  • Elinor Spencer Outdoor Traders Race Team
  • Gemma Marshall Woking Cycle Club

Men 3

Mens Category 3 Race

Watch local cycling club riders racing all comers on their home turf

Starts at 3:15pm, Saturday 19 August 2017

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Race entrants

  • Alex Mellor Bristol South CC
  • James Stevens Bristol South CC
  • Andrew Turner Bristol South CC
  • Daniel Alford Bristol South CC
  • Joe Hawksworth Bristol South CC
  • Tom Brookes Bristol RC
  • James Cowan Bristol RC
  • Adam Fletcher Bristol RC
  • Iain Stuart Bristol RC
  • Dominik Burchette Bristol RC
  • Graham Reeves Bristol RC
  • Simon Ward Bristol RC
  • Christopher Hill Bristol RC
  • Shaun Cook Bristol RC
  • Noel Waldron VC Bristol Webbs of Warmley
  • Kieran Murphy VC Bristol Webbs of Warmley
  • Mark Hughes VC Bristol Webbs of Warmley
  • Matthew Snook DAS RAD KLUB
  • Samuel Holder DRK Racing
  • James Coleman DRK Racing
  • Jeff Lawrence Salt & Sham Cycle Club
  • Matthew Stephenson Salt & Sham Cycle Club
  • Jack Phillips Salt & Sham Cycle Club
  • Nicholas Anderson Salt & Sham Cycle Club
  • Oliver Carter Salt & Sham Cycle Club
  • Thomas Bass Salt & Sham Cycle Club
  • Donald Fraser University of Bristol CC
  • Andrew Kirby University of Bristol CC
  • Peter Burrows University of Bristol CC
  • Robert Wadsworth Clevedon & District RC
  • James Greenaway Exeter Wheelers
  • James Maddison Exeter Wheelers
  • Luke Bodley Army Cycling Race Team (ACRT)
  • Adam Cooksey Army Cycling Union
  • William Blunt Army Cycling Union
  • Mitchell Hill Rapha Cycling Club
  • Emyr Davies Rapha Cycling Club
  • John Grenfell Bath Cycling Club
  • Jos Kertzman Bath Cycling Club
  • Peter Giddings Velo Club Walcot
  • George Day Shutt Velo Rapide
  • Troy Fry BIKESTRONGUK
  • James Pugh Cotswold Veldrijden
  • Matthew Fratesi Swansea University Cycling Team
  • Beau Smith Racepace
  • Ryan Baggs Latchem Sunwise Race Team
  • Charlie Parry Bristol Cycling Development Squad
  • Tom Radburn Veloton Team
  • Brian Glynn University of Bath Cycling Club
  • Simon Szender

Women 2,3

The Natracare Womens Bristol Grand Prix

Racing will test the legs and ensure a worthy winner. The South West has a rapidly expanding women’s cycling calendar, and we are proud to have premier women’s racing in Bristol. It’s rewarding too, with a significant prize list and the prestige of being the winner of the second Bristol GP. A spectacular, exciting event.

Starts at 4:15pm, Saturday 19 August 2017

Register here

Race entrants

  • Megan Dickerson DRK Racing
  • Phoebe Davis VeloVitesse
  • Francesca Hall Clay Cross Road Team
  • Nicki Carr VC Equipe - Flix
  • Bethany Taylor Vertex-Biemme RT
  • Sarah Hickman IRIS Race Team
  • Lucy Driver Team RGB Building Supplies
  • Neve Upton Cycle Team OnForm
  • Karen Spiteri Salt & Sham Cycle Club
  • Pfeiffer Georgi Liv Cycling Club - Epic Coaching

Men E,1,2

The Bristol Grand Prix

These are the professional racers. To race at this level requires either a full time riding contract or a part time job, there’s no time for anything else except cycling. Teams will lay everything on the line to take the inaugural Bristol Grand Prix.

Starts at 6:00pm, Saturday 19 August 2017

Register here

Race entrants

  • James Rix Hosté TAAP Storck
  • Sebastian Lewis Hosté TAAP Storck
  • Dante Carpenter Hosté TAAP Storck
  • Rory Townsend BIKE Channel Canyon
  • James Lowsley-Williams BIKE Channel Canyon
  • Robert Partridge BIKE Channel Canyon
  • Chris Opie BIKE Channel Canyon
  • Joseph Fry BIKE Channel Canyon
  • Will Ranoe Morvelo Basso RT
  • Joshua Andrews Morvelo Basso RT
  • Robert Ormond Morvelo Basso RT
  • Sam Calder Morvelo Basso RT
  • Benjamin Manfield-Yorke Morvelo Basso RT
  • Charlie Revell Team Tor 2000
  • Joshua Croxton Team Tor 2000 KALAS
  • James Williams Team Tor 2000 KALAS
  • Graham Collins Team Tor 2000 KALAS
  • Christopher Parker University of Bristol CC
  • Isaac Mundy PMR@Toachim House
  • William Bourne PMR@Toachim House
  • Lee Frost VC Equipe - Flix
  • George Smith VC Equipe - Flix
  • Oscar Hutchings VC Equipe - Flix
  • Luke Barfoot Tri UK
  • Daniel Mcquillan Tri UK
  • Charlie Beake Tri UK
  • Oliver Luff Ride 24/7
  • Dave Tilling Ride 24/7
  • Joshua Price Team Backstedt/Hotchillee
  • Daniel Coombe Team Backstedt/Hotchillee
  • Luke Nolan Latchem Sunwise Race Team
  • Ross Evans Latchem Sunwise Race Team
  • Jason White Bristol RC
  • Shaun Cook Bristol RC
  • Glyndwr Griffiths 73Degrees CC
  • Robert Borek DRK Racing
  • Michael Bradbury Army Cycling Union
  • Matthew Clarke Canyon UK
  • Ben Simmons Alé DMT Cipollini UK
  • Harrison Jones Polartec Fundacion Contador
  • Gareth Turner 6AM Cycling
  • Calum Gillespie Le Col
  • Richard Mardle Nuun-Sigma Sport-London RT
  • Michael Weavers East Grinstead CC
  • Harry Veale Cycleworks.co.uk
  • Andy Shackel Team Wiggle
  • Corey Bale Cycle Team OnForm
  • Nic McKibbin Bath Cycling Club
  • Deacon Cutterham CGC VC Bristol Webbs of Warmley

What happens in the Bristol Grand Prix?

The race circuit is only 1.3km long which means that the riders will pass you a lot. It’s also a good idea to explore the circuit, there are plenty of corners where the racing gets more exciting.

  • The bridge at the bottom of Park Street next to Cafe du Jour lets you see the riders twice per lap.
  • The fastest point on the circuit will be the mini roundabout part way along St George Street, the riders cross it twice per lap and both times it’s at the bottom of a downhill.
  • The start/finish is on Park Street by the entrance to Unity Street, and there will be sprint prizes during each race to add to the excitement.
  • The winner of a bike race is not always the strongest person. Races involve teams, alliances, friendships and competition.
  • Bike racing is a team sport. Each team has a team leader. The other members of the team try to help their leader take the victory.
  • The main group of racers is called the peloton. Smaller groups, known as breakaways, will try to escape from the peloton and keep their advantage to the finish.
  • A city centre race has a lot of tight corners, meaning that the skilled riders and small groups of riders should have an advantage.

Enjoy the race!