Cycle 360 is proud to announce that it will once again be the official Cycle Partner of the 2021 Gran Fondo, happening September 4th & 5th.
Whether racing to win, or riding to finish, Gran Fondo Isle of Man is a true test of legs and lungs – one that rewards competitors with an overwhelming sense of satisfaction as they conquer the leafy lanes and windswept moor. Categories for all ages and rides of all miles… in other words, if you’ve got a bike, you can ride the Gran Fondo!
Gran Fondo Isle of Man boasts 6,500ft of spectacular climbing around a largely closed road course. Clocking in at the slightly modest distance of 85miles, it would be foolish to underestimate the challenging nature of the Grand Fondo.
The Gran Fondo gets underway in style with a mass roll out from Mooragh Park before the peloton is escorted out of the neutralised zone. 80miles of spectacular and unique racing await our competitors when the flag drops – almost entirely held on closed roads, as well as an un-surfaced ‘Strade Bianche’ style blast through a forest plantation.
Packed with the Island’s toughest climbs, competitors will be faced with 25% gradients as they conquer each classic ascent – another stunning vista the only reward before plunging towards the sea that flanks those leg breaking hills.
With four Fondos to choose from, there’s a race for everyone. A UCI Gran Fondo, Medio Fondo, Piccolo Fondo and Minisculo Fondo ride will be take place over the first weekend in September. With organisers making the event as accessible as possible to everyone who owns a bike.
Aimed at families and beginners, the 32 km Piccolo Fondo winds its way around the flatter farmland of the Island’s northern plains, through a patchwork of tiny villages and church steeples, set amongst the fields and blooming hedgerows.
The family friendly Minisculo Fondo, held over a 1 km circuit in and around Ramsey’s Mooragh Park is open to children, families and beginners. Participants can complete as many laps as they want in an hour’s worth of riding in a safe, fully closed roads environment.
The Cycle 360 team will be at the rider’s village on both the 4th and 5th of September as on the day support for riders. Keep an eye out on our social-media pages to more on what we will be offering soon.
We are unbelievably excited to once again be involved with such a great event. For more information about the years Gran Fondo event and if you fancy putting in an entry, then head to the 2021 Gran Fondo website here