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Isle of Man Round of 2021 UCI Gran Fondo World Series

ISLE OF MAN ROUND OF 2021 UCI GRAN FONDO WORLD SERIES

Organisers of Gran Fondo Isle of Man presented by PokerStars have confirmed details for their 2021 event, which this year will be part of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series for the first time.

The two-day event will take place on the 4th and 5th of September offering cyclists of all ages and abilities the chance to challenge themselves on closed roads. 

Details

Events for all abilities

Saturday 4th September 2021

  • Saturday 4th of September will open with an all-new UCI Individual Time Trial taking in the climb of Snaefell Mountain on the infamous Isle of Man TT motorcycle racing circuit. The Parcours covers just 9km but should not be underestimated, with a total of 400 metres of climbing to overcome.
  • The free-to-enter Isle of Man Creamery Minisculo Fondo features on the schedule on Saturday afternoon. The family-friendly event, held over a half-mile circuit in and around Ramsey’s Mooragh Park is open to children, families and beginners with participants completing as many laps as they want in an hour’s worth of riding in a safe, fully closed roads environment.

Sunday 5th September 2021

  • Sunday 5th of September is headlined by the main Gran Fondo event. Competitors in the Gran Fondo will have the chance to earn the right to represent their country in the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in Bosnia and Herzegovina this October. The 137km parcours features over 1900meters of climbing, as it circumnavigates some of the toughest terrain the Isle of Man has to offer. Riders will have to overcome gradients of over 25% on the climbs, a number of technical descents as well as a 2km gravel section as they navigate their way around the closed roads route.

  • Running concurrently with the Gran Fondo will be the 72km Medio Fondo and the 32km Piccolo Fondo.  The Medio Fondo is for recreational riders who want to test themselves that little bit further, and features one of the Island’s most challenging ascents – as well as one of its very best descents –offering riders the perfect balance of effort and reward.  Aimed at families and beginners, the 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.

What's Included

  • Return air or sea travel to the Isle of Man
  • Accommodation of your choice

The ferry operator will carry one bicycle per fare paying foot passenger at no additional cost.  If you're looking to book a van this will need to be done by calling ourselves on 01624 654654 or by clicking 'contact us'. 

Entry into all Grand Fondo events are not included. Please visit the Gran Fondo Isle of Man website for details.

Other Information

Important Information - you must read this before booking

The lead-in price quoted for this offer is per person based on two adult foot passengers travelling from Heysham or Liverpool, staying at Ballagawne Farmhouse, Kirk Michael on a self-catering basis for 3 nights. The price was correct as at 9th March 2018.

This package is operated by Visit IOM.  When making a booking you are accepting our Terms & Conditions of business.

There are additional special terms which apply to this holiday.  By making a booking, you agree that you accept all of these terms:

  • If you need to make any changes to your travel arrangements, please contact us and we will do our best to assist.  However in many cases changes may not be permitted, and any changes which can be made are likely to incur extra costs.
  • The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company will carry one bicycle per fare paying foot passenger at no additional cost.
  • If you intend to travel with a car, please note that the maximum vehicle dimensions are as follows: Cars 1.8 metres high x 5 metres long.  A maximum vehicle weight of 4 tonnes applies.  For vehicles above these limits, please call us on 01624 654654 for further guidance.
  • Entry into Cyclefest events and the Festival is not included.
  • Travel insurance is not included, but we strongly advise you to take comprehensive travel insurance to cover any unforeseen eventualities such as cancellation or weather-related delays.  If you need to arrange travel insurance please contact us.
  • If you will be travelling with valuable items of any kind, it is strongly recommended that you consider obtaining specialist insurance.  Neither the organisers of Cyclefest nor Visit IOM can accept responsibility in the event of any loss or theft of, or damage to, equipment.
  • Can’t find what you’re looking for?  If you wish to travel from a port not featured under this offer, please call us on 01624 654654.