Transport options

There are a variety of transport options, including cycle and bus routes, to take you to and from each event (Ashton Gate, Coombe Dingle, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS) and the City Centre). For more information please visit the TravelWest Journey Planner.   

There are also rail links to Filton Abbey Wood and Bristol Parkway (close to SGS) from Bristol Temple Meads, Clifton Down, Redland and Montpelier train stations that run at regular intervals. For more information please visit www.thetrainline.com or GWR Journey Planner



We are proud to announce that Varsity is being supported by the following organisations: 



“Bristol has a high level of illnesses related to eating too much sugar, so the council is taking action and has teamed up with the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation. Bristol has become a Sugar Smart City and has been engaging people across many different sectors and parts of the city – helping people to recognise where sugar is hidden in the food we all eat.

“Sugar Smart Bristol is once again thrilled that the Varsity Series is providing a platform for Sugar Smart Bristol to engage with Students from both UWE and University of Bristol. Alongside a healthy diet, sport is a key element in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and this year we are encouraging all students to fuel their day with a healthy breakfast and to try to cook from scratch when they can.” (Fi Argent, Ambassador, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution and SugarSmart Bristol)


“Together through food education and all sorts of initiatives across the city
 we can make Bristol a stronger, healthier, cooler city.” (Jamie Oliver)
“It is great to see Varsity Sports continuing their involvement with our Sugar Smart Bristol campaign.  We want to help support student’s physical and mental wellbeing and having a healthy diet is an excellent way to help them feel great. Fuelling their day with a healthy breakfast will give them more energy throughout the day and help them to reach their personal best.” (Cllr Asher Craig, Deputy Mayor with responsibility for Public Health)


"Ashfords LLP is a leading national provider of legal and professional services. We are committed to the communities in which we operate and our corporate social responsibility programme sponsors a wide range of local events and initiatives each year. The Bristol Varsity Series provides sporting activity for students, staff and Bristol’s community in the name of fun, rivalry and friendship. We are proud to be sponsoring the Series most prestigious event, the historic Boat Race held at Bristol’s Harbourside. As well as supporting both University’s UK top 10 Boat Clubs to showcase their talents on the water, we are delighted to advocate the re-introduction of ‘Best of West’ where local clubs and regional universities compete for the title.” (Peter Barton, Partner at Ashfords LLP)


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