Butterfield Grand Prix To Be Broadcast On Twitter

April 17, 2015

The first stage of the Butterfield Bermuda Grand Prix will be broadcast live over Twitter tonight.

Sports enthusiast and social media advocate Don Burgess, who also writes the social media rankings for Bernews, will be combining two of his passions as he tries out the new Periscope app to show one of the highlights of the cycling calendar.

Mr. Burgess said: “Periscope is a new app by Twitter. It has only been out for less than a month and I thought this would be a really cool way to bring events that are happening in Bermuda to people.”

He has received permission from the Bermuda Bicycle Association to livestream the event.


Peter Dunne, president of the BBA, said: “The Bermuda Bicycle Association is thrilled to have live media coverage at the first stage of the 2015 Butterfield Bermuda Grand Prix in St. George’s this evening.

“This technology will add a new dimension to the event and possibly introduce many to the excitement of the sport of cycling. We appreciate the initiative taken by Don Burgess to deliver coverage of this event in a new format to Bermuda and the rest of the world”

Mr. Burgess added: “Unfortunately, the Periscope app is only available for IOS users, but Twitter does have plans to make it available to Android users.”

To watch the tonight’s time trial, IOS users will need to down the Periscope app from the iTunes stores. They will also need to follow Mr. Burgess on Periscope or on Twitter @DonBermuda to access the race.

The race starts at 6pm.

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  1. Jeremy Deacon says:

    Good for you Don, well done.