Bristol Grand Prix: crowd-funding helps create new bike race

Money from online donors matched by Bristol City Council sees the inaugural running of the Bristol Grand Prix bike race on June 20

A new Grand Prix weekend of racing will hit Bristol this June with up to 300 competitive riders in attendance.

The inaugural Bristol GP takes place on Saturday, June 20, and it is entirely public funded, with donations from the public through the Crowdfunder website matching a £5,000 grant from Bristol City Council.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.