The Bristol Grand Prix is one of the most exciting city-centre races in the UK. 42group is matching our love of cycling with our love for the city – helping the race reach its full potential. In 2018, it’s going to be part of the prestigious HSBC UK | Grand Prix series, bringing professional racing – and television coverage – to Bristol.

Every June the Bristol Grand Prix transforms the city’s congested streets into a high-speed race track.  It’s part of the HSBC UK | Grand Prix series, attracting some of the UK and Europe’s  riders from across the UK and best domestic riders. That includes olympic gold medallists, world champions and riders from Team Wiggins, JLT Condor and many others.

All of us at 42group love cycling, so we’ve been working for over three years to establish the Bristol GP on the national calendar. Taking a content-first approach to engagement, PR and social media we’re proud of how the race has grown.

We’ve helped get high-profile press coverage for the race and the riders. Social has gone through the roof, with 50% more Twitter followers added in a month leading up to the race, and an amazing 400% increase in web traffic. In total, we reached over 4m people through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Working with sponsors like One You, Pukka Herbs, Swagelok, Avon & Somerset Police and Bristol University we’ve maximised their involvement in the event. It’s led to our involvement in the 2016 Tour of Britain which was a highlight for the team.

The #BristolGP is here to stay, and we’re proud to be a part of the team for 2018 and beyond.

If you would like to discuss how 42group’s content marketing, SEO and social skills can help you, your business (or your cycle race) then get in touch.


Bristol Grand Prix




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March 10, 2018

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