British Cycling partners with travel specialists Destination Sport Travel and Sportive Breaks

April 18, 2023

/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – British Cycling is pleased to announce a new long-term commercial partnership with travel specialists Sportive Breaks and Destination Sport Travel. British Cycling members will have access to the best cycling travel experiences via Sportive Breaks, and the Great Britain Cycling Team will be supported with business travel and a specialist team through Destination Sport Travel.

Through the partnership, Sportive Breaks will join forces with British Cycling to create the exclusive British Cycling Travel Club, providing members with access to the biggest Gran Fondo and cyclo-sportive events across Europe, alongside unrivalled member-only rates, incentives and competitions.

The Travel Club will also give members access to offers on cycling holidays, including British Cycling endorsed training camps, as well as spectator experiences, including the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, making it easier than ever for members to support the Great Britain Cycling Team riders around the world.

Darren Henry, British Cycling’s Commercial Director, said:

“The partnership with Sportive Breaks is another example of our work to reward our loyal members and strengthen our membership offering. The exclusive British Cycling Travel Club gives our members access to some of the best discounts on the market, while also connecting with other members to enhance the British Cycling community.

“Sportive Breaks and Destination Sport Travel join a growing family of commercial partners that enables British Cycling to invest in the grassroots of the sport and support our Great Britain Cycling Team riders to compete for medals across the world.”

Sportive Breaks is a leading cycling travel company offering a huge range of sportive and Gran Fondo events, hospitality, and guided cycling tours, catering for athletes who want to participate or spectate in the very best cycling across the world.

Alex Dewaard, director of Sportive Breaks, commented:

“We’re thrilled to partner with British Cycling. As a leading cycling travel company, we share British Cycling’s vision of getting more people riding regularly and are excited to collaborate with them during what promises to be an exciting few years for the sport.

“The launch of the British Cycling Travel Club will bring riders and cycling enthusiasts closer to the sport they love, providing access to the best events and experiences.”

Destination Sport Travel, the UK’s leading travel provider for elite sports clubs and governing bodies, will support British Cycling with travel for its elite Great Britain Cycling Team athletes and staff across the disciplines, as they set their sights on competing across the world in pursuit of qualification points for Paris 2024. The organisation’s existing client base includes several Premier League football clubs, in addition to governing bodies including England Athletics, Scottish Rugby and the Football Association of Wales.

Rob Slawson, Managing Director of Destination Sport Travel, added:

“We’re excited to be working closely with British Cycling to provide world-class travel support to the organisation’s elite teams.

“British Cycling is renowned for being an organisation that pursues excellence and innovation. We’re looking forward to leveraging our knowledge, formed through many years of working around the globe with leading sports organisations, to facilitate a best-in-class travel provision.

“Behind the scenes, our leading business travel solution will also support British Cycling’s employees, leveraging cost savings and internal efficiencies for the business.

“We look forward to working with British Cycling as part of the home world championships in Glasgow and across Scotland, Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympics and beyond.”

For more information on the British Cycling Travel Club, powered by Sportive Breaks, click here.

To learn more about Destination Sport Travel, click here.

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About British Cycling

British Cycling is the national governing body for the sport of cycling in Great Britain. We govern and develop the sport from grassroots participation through to supporting the riders representing Great Britain on the international stage.

Our purpose is to lead our sport and inspire our communities, and we’re fulfilling this by building on the elite success of the Great Britain Cycling Team and enabling more people to discover the joys of our sport. Our 145,000 members, over 2,000 affiliated clubs, and 12,500 volunteers are at the heart of what we do and the impact we achieve.

For more information, visit www.britishcycling.org.uk

About Sportive Breaks

Sportive Breaks caters for athletes who want to participate or spectate in the very best cycling across the world. The specialist cycling brand is part of the wider Destination Sport Group which comprises five-market leading divisions including Sportsbreaks.com, Destination Sport Travel, inspiresport and Amaze, in addition to Sportive Breaks and its sister business Marathon Tours & Travel. Sportive Breaks offer travel packages and guaranteed entry to sportives, cyclosportives , grand tours, and cycling holidays around the world, together with VIP hospitality access to many of the top professional cycling events.

About Destination Sport Travel

Destination Sport Travel is the UK’s leading travel solution for elite sports teams and governing bodies. With an unrivalled and experienced team of 50+ individuals based in Manchester, Destination Sport Travel are uniquely placed to assist professional sports organisations with complex travel requirements. Over 30+ professional sports clients are catered for including several Premier League football clubs, in addition to governing bodies including England Athletics, Scottish Rugby and the Football Association of Wales.

Contact details:

Thomas Turner, Head of Communications

+44 (0) 7702 873838

Ellie Stott, Great Britain Cycling Team Communications Manager

+44 (0) 7718 570341

Bella Butler, Communications and PR Officer

+44 (0) 7527 100980