Rule 5 Highly Commended At Prolific North Awards


We were thrilled to receive a ‘Highly Commended’ at last night’s Prolific North Awards.

The accolade, in the Digital / Social Media Campaign of the Year category, was awarded for our work with British Cycling on the UCI Track Cycling World Championships.  The campaign – Halfway to a Billion, Taking Track Cycling to the World – for the biggest ever UK track cycling event, delivered an astonishing 451 million impressions on social channels.

The campaign was pipped to the post by the Foo Fighters Headlining Glastonbury Announcement, delivered by Modern English.  The award was one of only three ‘Highly Commended’ accolades presented on the evening.

Speaking on the event Rule 5 Managing Partner Rob Brown said: “We’re over the moon to receive a ‘Highly Commended’ for our work on the UCI Track Cycling World Championships, losing out only to Modern English and their campaign for the Foo Fighters; and I bloody love the Foo Fighters.”

Rule 5 Founding Director Jules Wilson added: “It’s fantastic to see the campaign acknowledged for the second time this year.  The Prolific North Awards is one of the most respected events in the North attracting a high calibre of entrants.  To be recognised is incredible.”

The Prolific North Awards celebrate excellence and reward outstanding campaigns and exceptional talent in the creative and media sectors in the North.  This year’s event was the biggest to date and saw over 800 entries.



Track World Champs £200k Legacy Programme


The organisers of the forthcoming 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships (2-6 March) have announced a £200,000 legacy programme to bring cycling to local schools and hard-to-reach communities and get East London pedaling towards improved fitness.

The inclusive programme, which is funded by Sport England through the Major Events Engagement Fund and provided by Lee Valley Regional Park Authority in conjunction with British Cycling, London Sport and London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), was unveiled at a press event at Lee Valley VeloPark, hosted by Rule 5.

The legacy programme rides on the back of the world championships and aims to maximise the opportunity that this major sporting event provides for increasing activity in cycling. The sport will be made more accessible to disability groups, young people, older residents and community groups in the Boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.  Key components include:

  • A targeted approach to increasing the number of young people in the sport with the Cycling Ambassador Programme.
  • Development of the next generation of track stars with the appointment of a qualified British Cycling Go-Ride coach.
  • Partnerships with local health providers and a wide range of activities aimed at improving general fitness via Cycling for Health.
  • Investment in adapted cycles and sessions at Lee Valley VeloPark for people with disabilities.
  • Tickets for the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships provided for participants in the legacy programmes.

Jonny Clay, Cycle Sport and Membership Director at British Cycling said, “We are sure that the legacy programme will be a tremendous success and a valuable source of advice and knowledge for the growing numbers of people who want to take part in the sport.

“Ensuring a participation legacy is a key part of British Cycling’s major events strategy. That is to say, we judge the value of events on their capacity to inspire people to get more active by getting on their bikes more often.”

Tickets for remaining sessions of the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships are available via Ticketmaster. Hospitality packages with dining in the centre of the track are also available.   For further event information visit

Pictured: CEO of Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, Shaun Dawson, and Legacy Programme ambassador, Sidney Schuman

Picture credit: Eleanor Bentall

World-Class Cycling Win

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We’re delighted to have won a competitive pitch to promote the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in London.

The highly anticipated event, which takes place March 2-6 at Lee Valley VeloPark, is the biggest track cycling event to be hosted in the UK since London 2012 and will see Olympic and world champion riders from across the globe descend on the capital city.

It is the final major international track cycling event to be staged ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with British sports fans encouraged to get behind the Great Britain Cycling Team and support athletes in their race for the rainbow jersey, awarded to world champions of the sport. Rule 5 is responsible for both pre and live event communications with a focus on driving tickets sales and audience involvement.

Speaking on the appointment, British Cycling’s cycle sport and membership director, Jonny Clay, said: “This is a significant brief and saw all invited agencies challenged to demonstrate how they would raise awareness of the event, engaging national and international audiences before and during the championships next year.  Rule 5’s enthusiasm, knowledge of cycling and experience of delivering sports events combined with a clear and worked-through strategy set them apart from the competition. We’re looking forward to seeing plans come to fruition and collaborating with the team on the delivery of what promises to be a truly outstanding event.”

Rule 5 Managing Partner, Rob Brown, added: “We have worked on major sporting events since the agency launched in 2012 but they don’t get much bigger than the world championships and we’re thrilled to be involved.”

Rule 5 was track centre recently for the 2015 British Cycling National Track Championships, testing out processes and gathering exclusive rider content ahead of the world championships. The team will be based at Lee Valley VeloPark throughout the event, responsible for all UK and international press, as well as reporting live through the event’s social media platforms.