Road to River – Bristol Circular Duathlon 2020

A fun athletic challenge raising vital funds and awareness of Bristol-based youth charity, Young Bristol. Take on this duathlon with a twist to make a difference to the lives of young people across Bristol. 

The events

Join us for our Road to River – Bristol Circular Duathlon 2020, choosing from our Endurance Event on Saturday 17th October and Sprint Event on Sunday 18th October 2020.

Fundraising target – £250

Bike: 64km

An individual challenge with the route taking you from our Start/Finish Harbourside base at Pooles Wharf, heading North through the City and out to the rural countryside of South Gloucestershire, before heading East past the energy stop, taking in some great climbs before heading South back in to the outskirts of Bristol and to the River Avon.

Canoe: 20km

After a quick refreshment stop, transitioning onto the river and into the team element of the challenge. Under the guidance of our qualified instructors, you’ll canoe (with a partner) down the River Avon taking in the sights of Bristol from the waterways but not before navigating the drop in water levels via the weirs (portage options available) and eventually making it to the City Centre and back to our Start/Finish point at Pooles Wharf.

Fundraising target – £150

Bike: 32km

An individual challenge with the route taking you from our Start/Finish Harbourside base at Pooles Wharf, heading South West and out of the City and into the rural countryside of North Somerset before heading through the Chew Valley East past the energy stop. Taking in some steady climbs as you then head past one of our Community Youth Clubs and down to the River Avon.

Canoe: 8km

After a quick refreshment stop, transitioning onto the river and into the team element of the challenge. Under the guidance of our qualified instructors, you’ll canoe (with a partner) down the River Avon taking in the sights of Bristol from the waterways and eventually making it to the City Centre and back to our Start/Finish point at Pooles Wharf.

How your support will make a difference

Today’s national news highlights how many Youth Clubs across the UK may never reopen their doors after this crisis. 

Here in Bristol, Young Bristol continues to respond at the frontline with great initiatives to keep young people engaged, inspired and active.

  • £70 pays for one young person on our Outdoor Employment Programme to gain a qualification
  • £120 pays for 12 children to spend a day canoeing
  • £240 pays for 2 evenings of Youth Work for 50 young people

Download our information packs

How to enter

Entries are limited to ages 18+. Places will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Please contact Matt Donnelly for a sign up form on md@youngbristol.com or call 07444 905 332. 

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