Category Archives: Latest News

Catch up with everything that is going on in the world of Sole Events


Harptree 2011 cancelled

Sad news for us and all who love this race so much… We have had to cancel the 2011 edition, there are many reasons for this, but we are already working on a 2012 edition which will come back even bigger and better than before. We are sorry to anyone who was planning on coming […]


Beach Football Results

This Saturday teams from around the country came to Weston-super-Mare to take part in our first Beach Football Tournament. The tournament was great fun with some great football being played by all. The early leaders were local team Banwell Beach Boys who beat all who came before them on the way to topping the table […]


National Award!

We are delighted to announce that this Thursday we were invited to the finals of the Network Rail National Partnership awards. The awards ceremony was hosted by Rory Bremner and held at the Hilton in Birmingham. We walked away with a Highly Commended award in the Community Engagement category for our work with young people […]


Summer Cycling Activities

We are running a whole series of activities this summer and here are details of just a few. You can download a copy of this info to keep on the fridge here Summer Cycling 2010 All sessions must be booked in advance. We may cancel sessions if numbers are low so please call Marc on […]


Harptree Results

The results from the Harptree Havoc are now in andavailable to download here 23/05/10 Harptree Havoc Results The eagle eyed among you will notice that there is one blank space…the runner who came in was so muddy that we couldn’t see his number! So if that was you, please let us know and we will update the […]


Beach Football

We have just confirmed that we will be running a beach football tournament on 7th and 8th August on Weston-super-Mare beach. There will be a senior and a junior tournament and teams from around the country are expected to enter for what should be one of the hottest days of the year! Weston-super-Mare beach is […]


National Accreditation

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded Streetmark Accreditation. Streetgames is a national charity, who are supported by Sport England, who share the same ethos as us, namely that they encourage the delivery of ‘doorstep sport’. In other words we have now been recognised as delivering safe, equitable and quality sports sessions […]


FitBiz Challenge Bristol 2010 launched

Our latest event, the FitBiz Challenge Bristol is now open. The first time we ran this event in 2008 it was very popular, with teams from across the city taking part to try and become crowned ‘The Fittest Business in Bristol’. That honour fell to the Bank of Ireland team. The event is designed to […]


Award nomination

We are delighted to have been nominated for a prestigious national award! We have been nominated for the cycle rail awards 2010 in two categories, the most innovative project and the People award. This in in recognition of the work we have been doing teaching young people to cycle in Bristol and North Somerset. We […]


Annual Awards

Saturday bike club has been running for well over 2 years now and we have seen loads of riders in that time of all different ages and abilities, so we thought it was about time we had an awards bash! So we decided to hold one just before Christmas, straight after one of our cycle […]


Happy New Year!!

To all of you who have been onto the site lately, we apologise for not updating for so long! We had some minor and some not so minor issues to overcome, firstly the beloved Sole Events laptop blew up and we had to get a new one, at the same time we were moving offices […]


Welcome Geraldine!

We are delighted to have a new person on board with us. Geraldine has joined us one day a week to help out with admin and generally keeping us all in check! She has loads of experience of working with sports related organisations, having been at the local council sports development team with Marc back […]


New paint job for next season?

We have teamed up with a fantastic local provider to offer custom bike paint jobs for anyone looking to pimp their machine or simply make it look like they have a new steed at a fraction of the cost! We can do any design you want, we can even help you design it if you […]


Busy Half Term

Half term proved to be a really busy week for us here at Sole Towers, we had loads of coaching in Bristol, and the culmination of this was a trip with a group of young people to the track cycling World Championships in Manchester on Fri night. We saw Sir Chris Hoy and the guys […]


Life in the Old Dog…

Head coach Marc took the long trip over to Camberley in Surrey this weekend for the All About Triathlons Off-Road Triathlon. It was a great event and the sun stayed out throughout which was a bonus. Despite getting up at 6am and driving for 2+ hours and having to take part on a borrowed bike […]


Sole Cycling Video!

Our new promotional video has been expertly mastered by friend of Sole Events, Joe Keenan. We have put it up on YouTube so click on the link and have a look, let us know what you think…We like! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz_K-Qj1e6A


Off-Road Duathlon Update

Loads of stuff has been happening with the Bristol Off-Road Duathlon so we thought we would give everyone a quick update. Firstly, entries are coming in fast so thanks to all of you who have entered so far, if you have entered online and chosen to send a cheque seperately, you need to send it […]


Bristol Off Road Duathlon info

The Bristol Off Road Duathlon will take place on Oct 25th 2009 at 10am. Taking place at Ashton Court in South Bristol, with easy links from the M5 motorway, Bristol Airport and Bristol Temple Meads train station, the event is sure to attract a large field for this rare opportunity to race in this beautiful […]


Bristol Off Road Duathlon

We have just confirmed our latest event. The Bristol Off Road Duathlon which will take place on 25th October 2009 at 10am. The event will consist of a 5km cross country run, followed by a 20km mountainbike ride, finished with a second loop of a 5km run. The cycle course will follow the majority of […]


Bristol Bike Fest

Team Sole headed for the Bristol Bike Fest on Sunday for the 6 hour enduro event. The format of the race is basically to rack up as many laps as you can of a 9.5km course around Ashton Court. Marc, Josh and Eric managed an impressive 7 laps in 6 hours, this despite losing 2 […]


National Award!

We are delighted to announce that we have been nominated for a national award for our work with Network Rail on various projects throughout Bristol. The Network Rail Partnership awards aim to reward companies who have provided outstanding projects which have affected the community in which they operate, helping spread the message of rail safety […]


Big Welsh Weekend

This weekend Marc and some of the boys from Team Sole Events went over to Margam Park in Wales to take part in the British Marathon Champs race. The main event was a lung busting 100km ride, but the boys entered into the 25km version as it was their first race. The sun was really […]


Teams Together

June 25th 2009…a new concept in teambuilding is born! Introducing Teams Together. We have been working hard on a new teambuilding and sporting activity, and Teams Together is the result. We have spoken to previous participants in our events, we have spoken to local businesses, national businesses, and have also taken ideas from other successful […]


No Messin

Our partners at Network Rail run a really fantastic project called No Messin. Their aim is to educate young people to the dangers of playing on or near the railways, and to let them know the potential damage their actions can cause to others. The website has details of the project, including the fantastic roadshows […]


Harptree Havoc Results

The 2009 edition of the Harptree Havoc took place this morning. The sun was shining and we had 69 runners enjoying the race (maybe enjoying is not the right word!) The winners of the Senior race were Alan Baker in 36.22min and Claire Hallissey in 36.24min. We have had some fantastic feedback and have been […]

Harptree Start 2009

Bristol Schools Festival

This week we have been coaching at the Bristol School Sports Festival at Coombe Dingle. The format is pretty simple, pupils have competitions in the morning, which we have been running as BMX and track races. Then in the afternoon pupils are able to try out 2 new sports. We are running shorter more simple […]


National Champion!

Sole Events coach Rich Thomas has taken his first national title, winning the BUSA Student Downhill Mountain Biking championships on Saturday. Following his great start to the season in which he has now started racing in the Elite category, Rich smashed the opposition winning by over a second from his nearest rival in 1min 23.70secs. […]


Fantastic new project

We are delighted to announce that we are working on a fantastic new project in Bristol with our partners from Network Rail, Bristol City Council Sports Development Team, the national charity StreetGames and the Bristol Youth Inclusion service. We will be running various cycling activities across the city, from cycle skills for novice riders, through […]


Tough Ten

Marc and Kit took part in the Tough Ten, 10 mile race in Weston today running for Team Easy Runner. Kit did well coming in 2nd, Marc did well (by his standards!) albeit a bit further down the field. Our team photographer managed to take a few snaps, take a look at the gallery to […]


Ashton Court results – II

The guys raced over the 4 lap cyclo cross route in Ashton Court on Saturday, and despite the winner setting a new course record, the times were generally a bit slower, wet and muddy conditions were partly to blame for this, however this makes Josh Matthew’s time of 29.30 even more spectacular. Congratulations to Josh […]


Bristol Lunchtime Run’s

We are starting lunchtime run’s from the Easy Runner shop in Bristol in March. These runs are designed to last between 30 and 40 mins and are ideal for those people who may struggle with motivation for their lunchtime run, or who want to run in a group to keep the interest levels high. For […]


Harptree Filling Fast

The Harptree Havoc entries are coming in thick and fast so if you are thinking of entering the race, you had better get your entries in soon. Easy Runner are again supplying prizes for the winners, and there will be some spot prizes too. Spaces are limited to 200 runners and entries accepted before the […]


Facebook page!!

We now have a group on Facebook! The idea is that we can spread the word about our up coming events and activities quickly and easily through the pages so if you are already a Facebook member, join us and we will send you regular updates. The group is called ‘Sole Events’ or click this […]


Races in Cheddar

Our friends over at WestCountry Triathletes have been busy putting on another year of races. Their Duathlon which swims in the local pool and runs around Cheddar reservoir is well worth doing, especially hard last year as the wind was in full force! There are other rcaes in the series which are worth checking out […]


New date for Harptree

For anyone wishing to enter this years Harptree Havoc, we would just like to let you know that the entry form is now available, just follow the link to Harptree Havoc 2009 on the left of the site. Thanks to all those people who have already entered, we look forward to seeing you up at […]


Eric Strikes again!

At the Gloucester City Cyclo Cross event on Sun morning one of our riders racked up another win in his fledgling career. While most of us are thinking of having a few weeks off to relax after the season, Eric seemingly gets stronger and stronger. Sessions for all those interested in MTB or Cyclo Cross […]


New Pictures

We had a photographer come along to one of our recent Sat morning sessions and he took some great photo’s… We have created a gallery of some of our favourite photos on the link on the left hand side of the website main menu. In the meantime, this was one of our favourites. If you […]


Time Trial Results

At Bike Club last Sat morning the gang took part in a timed race around a cyclo cross course at Ashton Court. The results were as follows… Eric Brook – 29.41 Tom Rose – 33.00 Thomas Proffit – 34.13 Tom Starr – 35.42 Charlie Battin – 36.37 Sam Bristow – 40.08 Rufus Brickell – 40.28 […]