Over 300 members of the local property world recently took part in the Bristol Property Agents Association (BPAA) Cyclosportive event, choosing from three courses – 30 miles, 60 miles, or 100 miles.
But, none of this was enough for one cyclist, CBRE Bristol’s Matthew Prior, who completed all three courses in a single day, covering 190 gruelling miles. His attempt began at 4.00am and lasted for 13 hours.
The event raised £5,000 for charity, with Penny Brohn Cancer Care and Transplant Sport the causes selected this year.
Jeremy Richards, BPAA President, said: “I am absolutely delighted that our Cyclosportive attracted 323 riders and countless helpers en route. I am grateful to all participants for helping to raise funds for our chosen charities and all those who sponsored them.”
The Cyclosportive event was organised by BPAA members Philip Morton, Head of Agency & Development at CBRE Bristol, and Lucy Elliott of Knight Frank.
Philip Morton said: “Our aim was for participants to have a great day out, cycling through beautiful North Somerset countryside and the Mendips. The rides were primarily run on quiet roads away from the main flow of traffic. It was great to see some impressive efforts – not least Matthew Prior’s fantastic marathon effort.”
The start and finish line for all three distances was the car park at Redwood Lodge Hotel and Country Club at Beggar Bush Lane in Failand.