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Gran Fondo Scotland - Summer Edition

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By entering either of our events, you will have the chance to ride on some of Britain and Central Scotland's most stunning and iconic roads with 2 distances to choose from in each event. "The Medio Fondo" in our events ranges between 86km-88km. The summer edition takes in 2386ft of elevation gain and our autumn edition takes in 2913ft of elevation gain. Then for the enthusiasts, we have "The Gran Fondo's" ranging between 120km and 127km in length and truly epic elevation gains of 4065ft (summer edition) and 5026ft (autumn classic). Both inspired by our original vision statement.

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4.3
1 Review
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  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Simon M
"Great event beautiful scenery well organised although it would be nice to have..."
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How to enter the Gran Fondo Scotland - Summer Edition

  1. Gran Fondo Route - 120KM

    Bike 120km
    £35
    Event passed
  2. Medio Fondo Route - 88KM

    Bike 88km
    £35
    Event passed
  3. Gran Fondo + Medio Fondo

    Bike 208km
    £99.98
    Event passed

Gran Fondo Scotland - Summer Edition routes

120KM GRAN FONDO ROUTE
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Departing from the historic Stirling Castle riders will head out towards the Lake of Menteith before taking on the awesome Dukes Pass climb. Enjoy our feed stations along the way and marvel at the beauty of the Trossachs National Park before heading back towards Stirling and our finish area where you can enjoy a delicious pasta in our post event pasta party marquee all included in your entry fee.


88KM MEDIO FONDO ROUTE

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The Medio Fondo route also departs from the historic Stirling Castle following a shorter route towards the Lake of Menteith. Riders can still challenge themselves on the awesome Dukes Pass climb, enjoy our feed stations along the way and admire the beauty of the Trossachs before heading back towards Stirling in and our finish area where you can enjoy a delicious pasta in our post event pasta party marquee all included in your entry fee.

Event Details

What’s Included
– Well stocked feed stations along the route.

– GPS file of the event.

–Digital chip timing.

– Mechanical support before and during the event however, please ensure that you carry spare tubes and a small pump in your back pocket at all times as tubes will not be provided.

– First aid and safety provision around the course.

– Toilet facilities at the event HQ.

– Service support vehicle will be on course.

–Food and entertainment post event at our Pasta Party.
Raceday Logistics
REGISTRATION -

Registration - Stirling Castle, Castle Esplanade, Stirling FK8 1EJ
Registration Option A: Saturday 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Registration Option B: Sunday 06:00am - 7:00am

Registering on the Saturday means that you are less likely to have to queue for a longer period of time on the day of the event, giving you more time to prepare on the day of the event itself.

Please take note before arrival of your rider and wave number.

Registration must be done in person as you must sign the start sheet to enable you to start and confirm that you have collected your rider number and chip which both must be attached to your bike with the cable ties provided.

HOLDING AREA -

Arrive at holding area at The Stirling Castle no later than 07:00am, your rider wave number will then be called forward to the start line.
Kit List
WHAT TO BRING -

  • ID and note of emergency contact information on riders at all times
  • Food and energy drink (although there are feed stations en route)
  • Money/Credit or Debit Card
  • Phone
  • Small tool kit, saddle bag, pump and tubes (although there is mechanical support en route)
  • Helmet, bike, shoes
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • GPX device or phone with maps
Volunteers

If you do have any questions about the event or would like to get in touch with the race organiser then please follow the link below -

https://www.granfondoscotland.com/contact-us
FAQs
MEDICAL SUPPORT

St Andrews First Aid will be providing medical cover for minor first aid and will be in a mobile vehicle on the route. There is also a dedicated first aid station at the event finish. Please alert an event marshal or dial 07854580349 if you or another participant require minor medical assistance. However, in case of emergency please dial 999.

MECHANICAL SUPPORT

Please ensure that you bring with you a small pump, saddle bag, tool kit including tyre levers and inner tubes. We have mechanical support / broom wagon for more serious mechanical issues. Riders experiencing such issues should call 07854580349 and wait for assistance.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Photographs taken on the day will be shared on the Gran Fondo Scotland website and Facebook page. If you have any images from the day please share them on social media using the hashtag #GFS or #granfondoscotland.

HIGHWAY CODE

Gran Fondo Scotland is a non competitive event. As this is an open road sportive, all participants must obey the Highway Code and abide by the Road Traffic Act. Helmets are mandatory and although there is mechanical support on the route you should ensure that you bring spare inner tubes, water, snacks and money for emergencies. Riders should ensure that they are able to ride at a minimum average speed of 10mph and can complete the event by 3.30pm to enjoy the Pasta Party where we will have music and food for you after the event.clothing and front and rear lights are also recommended.

SIGNAGE AND MARSHALS

The event will be fully signed and marshals will be present at all right turns and throughout the course. Cycle event signs will also be placed around the route at junctions and key locations to advise other road users of the event.

ROUTE SAFETY INFORMATION

Once the riders pass the start line, the normal rules of the road apply. Riders should be take caution on the descent from the castle as it is a cobbled surface followed by a tight left turn down Ballengeich Road. Riders should always be aware of surroundings as some of the road surfaces are uneven and contain potholes. Areas that require particular attention have been highlighted throughout the route.

PASTA PARTY

The Pasta Party will commence from 12:00PM, however, pasta will be made throughout the day thereafter based on the rider finishing times. Riders should remove their rider number from their bike after the event and exchange the number for their pasta at the Pasta Party.

Gran Fondo Scotland - Summer Edition weather forecast

Possible light rain throughout the day.

16°C
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10°C
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After years of riding events across the world, as your event organiser, we wanted to bring together elements of what we loved about these events into our own events. We started with our course; where we took inspiration from the beautiful sweeping roads around the lakes of Italy, the challenging short but steep gradients of Belgium and the steady but long climbs of France. Next, we wanted to ensure our riders have a great experience and be able to share the stories of the day afterwards and what better way to do this than a traditional Gran Fondo Pasta Party Celebration and entertainment post ride. We are proud to present Gran Fondo Scotland

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Gran Fondo Scotland - Summer Edition reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
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    Simon M

    Did the Gran Fondo Route - 120KM in 2019

    Great event beautiful scenery well organised although it would be nice to have a medal as a memoir. Road surface terrible in places but it’s not organisers’ fault. Overall very happy booking autumn edition
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