NEWS

18 01, 2019

Ashton Court mountain bike trails improved by Pedal Progression and Architrail

2019-01-18T10:08:11+00:00January 18th, 2019|

Pedal Progression, Archtirail along with 80 volunteers have completed a series of improvements to the Ashton Court mountain cycling trail between June and December 2018. Approximately 2 km of track have been improved with 200 tonnes of tones of stone moved to create an better cycling experience. This provides an excellent opportunity to mountain bike [...]

16 01, 2019

British Cycling Ride Leader level 1 courses coming to Bristol

2019-01-18T09:56:28+00:00January 16th, 2019|

For keen cyclists and new cycle leaders British cycling are offering two cycle leadership level 1 courses in Bristol. The courses will qualify you as a level 1 leader in Breeze rides or Guided rides. For more information and to apply please follow the links below: Ride Leaders level 1 course - Guided rides - [...]

11 01, 2019

Congratulations to Elaine May and Helen Potter who have been awarded ‘Nik Stuart Honorary Life Membership of British Gymnastics

2019-01-18T09:55:15+00:00January 11th, 2019|

Congratulations go to Elaine May and  Helen Potter for being awarded the ‘Nik Stuart Honorary Life Membership of British Gymnastics.’ This award recognises outstanding service to British Gymnastics and gymnastics at a national level for a minimum of 10 years. This is an amazing achievement and the article on British gymnastics website outlines their achievements [...]

15 11, 2018

Look back on Bristol’s Year as European City of Sport 2017

2018-11-15T12:32:53+00:00November 15th, 2018|

Overview 2017 was an exciting year for Bristol as a European City of Sport. Sport and physical activity achieved a higher profile both within our communities and at political level. Key highlights included the radio and broadcasting sector getting involved with community radio shows and the production of various small films, the development of a [...]

14 11, 2018

The 100,000th person to sign up to Back to Netball is attending Bristol Back to Netball sessions!!

2018-11-14T15:53:36+00:00November 14th, 2018|

100,000 women are taking a shot at Back to Netball A whopping 100,000 women across the country are playing Back to Netball; England Netball’s flagship participation programme, which first launched 10 years ago to encourage people of all ages to play the sport recreationally. England Netball has announced that 30-year-old Alexandra Challis from Bristol, was [...]

14 11, 2018

Run4Life getting 1000s of Bristolians running

2018-11-15T17:00:49+00:00November 14th, 2018|

Back in 2015, Bristol City Council Sports Team had a remit within a funding bid to get more people running within specific areas of the city, where there were traditionally less physical activity opportunities and correspondingly lower physical activity levels. The funder, Sport England, also requested that delivery was new, not a copycat of [...]

12 11, 2018

Eastville parkrun is turning One!!

2018-11-13T17:22:30+00:00November 12th, 2018|

Bristol City Council were pleased to be able to work with parkrun to help enable the set-up of Eastville parkrun in November last year. At the time we believed that this would be one of the best legacies of Bristol’s year as European City of Sport. Eastville’s very first parkrun on Saturday 18th November [...]

31 10, 2018

Health & Wellbeing Award for Great Weston Ride which will reach a 10 year milestone in 2019

2018-10-30T17:09:58+00:00October 31st, 2018|

The Great Weston Ride will celebrate its tenth birthday next year. The ride has grown steadily over its 9 years and won the Bristol Life Awards  'Health & Wellbeing' Award this year for its contribution to promoting health and wellbeing. The organisers are expecting to see another record number of people taking part in 2019. The [...]

24 10, 2018

Fit & Fed feeds and offers sports coaching for free to 310 children over the Summer holidays

2018-10-23T17:16:43+00:00October 24th, 2018|

310 children attend Free Sports Camps and receive a healthy meal through ‘Fit & Fed’ during the Summer Holidays Last Summer holidays, Bristol City Council Sports team facilitated a project called ‘Fit & Fed’. The aim was to tackle the holiday hunger crisis for children and young people in the most deprived wards of Bristol. [...]