Tour de Bristol

The Bristol Port Company

The Bristol Port Company have been incredible supporters of St Peter's Hospice over the years. They were part of our 'Room To Care' appeal in 2018 to support the rebuild of our Inpatient Unit building, and have since participated in many of our events as well as fundraising. They are now sponsoring Tour de Bristol for 2023!

We spoke to them ahead of the event...

 

 

 

Get to know The Bristol Port Company

Q. Tell us more about Bristol Port – how long have you been operating in Bristol?

There has been a port in Bristol since the Roman times, providing a vital connection between England and the world; this proud tradition continues today with The Bristol Port Company. Since 1991, The Bristol Port Company has invested over £600 million pounds in creating a thriving, modern business offering the full range of shipping, distribution and logistics services.

Q. Why did you want to sponsor the St Peter's Hospice Tour de Bristol bike ride in 2023?

As a local charity close to the port, a number of our colleagues, family and friends have used the amazing services that St Peter's Hospice provides. It is very much a cause close to our hearts and we are delighted to sponsor this fantastic event that brings everyone together in our city.

Q. What do you hope the bike ride will achieve?

A great day and experience for riders whilst raising awareness of the care and services that St Peter's Hospice provides. We hope the event helps to raise funds to support the outstanding work that St Peter's Hospice does, so that they can continue to support families in Bristol for years to come.

Q. We know that many of the team from Bristol Port have taken part in the ride previously, do they have any advice for our 2023 riders?

"Try and do it with a friend or colleagues as it helps to keep your spirits up!"
"Keep hydrated, carry water bottles with you if you can."
"Communicate along the way, chatting helps keep spirits up."
"Stop at the designated stations and make sure you eat along the way"
"Think of the end and what you can enjoy to celebrate – for me it's a couple of social beers with my colleagues."

TLD Cycles

TLD Cycles are a bicycle repair store based in Stokes Croft, Bristol

As a repairs and servicing business, TLD Cycles exists to make cycling rewarding and affordable. Maximise your enjoyment of cycling with a well maintained bike and in return you’ll see the benefits of body, mind and planet. A fitting way to raise money for St Peter's Hospice.

Why are you supporting St Peter's Hospice?

St Peter's Hospice offered support for my grandad in his final days. I'll be honest and say until Bamp's went to the Hospice I had no idea about them or of the work they do. To this day I can't help but still feel so grateful and privileged that such much care, love and attention was given to what was a complete stranger to them. He meant the world to us and not once did we feel uneasy. It was like being with a second family, I could most likely write an essay but we've training to do! We'll never forget, only cherish.

That was 6 years ago now we used the hospice services and I've the opportunity to do something in return. When times seem hard, remember why you signed up for the ride, remember the loved ones, the staff who helped them and the difference your ride and sponsorship will make. You might be a complete beginner or an elite cyclist - but just like the Hospice we're one big family coming together to do our part.

TLD Cycles