Gran Fondo Isle of Man - 5th September 2021



Gran Fondo Isle of Man 

Taking place on 5th September 2021, Gran Fondo Isle of Man comprises of four separate cycling challenges, featuring extensive closed roads riding experiences for all ages and abilities starting and finishing at the idyllic Mooragh Park in Ramsey. It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned professional or an out and out beginner, we have a Fondo for you.

ENJOY MILES OF CLOSED ROAD RIDING

UCI 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 our Grandest Fondo. After all, the Isle of Man’s roads have tested to their limits, some of the world’s greatest cyclists; think Coppi, Simpson, Fignon and Millar.

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.

Whether racing to win, or riding to finish, the Isle of Man Cyclefest Gran Fondo is a true test of legs and lungs – one that rewards competitors with an overwhelming sense of satisfaction and achievement.

RELAX IN THE RIDERS VILLAGE 

The Gran Fondo Isle of Man events will all start and finish in Ramsey’s fabulous Mooragh Park, which will also host the Riders Village.

The Riders Village will feature a range of high quality food and beverage options for riders and their supporters to enjoy.

The Riders Village will also feature a ‘Service Course’ offering pre ride technical support, massage facilities to ease those post ride aches and pains as well as Race HQ and Medical Facilities.

Meanwhile the Park itself boasts excellent leisure facilities which visitors of all ages will appreciate including a 12 acre boating lake, tennis courts, a bowling green, BMX track and a crazy golf course as well as a children’s playground and special water play area.

 

CHOOSE YOUR FONDO

UCI Gran Fondo 

The UCI Gran Fondo gets underway in style with a mass roll out from Mooragh Park, before the peloton is escorted out of the neutralised zone. 137km 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.

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 and achievement.
 

MEDIO Fondo

For those looking for a more recreational ride, the smaller Medio Fondo at 72km boasts one of the Island’s most challenging ascents, as well as one of its very best descents.

PICCOLO Fondo

For a more relaxing ride, there is the 32km Piccolo Fondo which is aimed at families and beginners and winds its way around the flatter farmland of the Island’s northern plains, set amongst the fields and blooming hedgerows.
 

For more information on the cycling and and to enter check out the official festival website

 

all images supplied by Gran Fondo Isle of Man

Ferry and Accommodation Package Prices
 

      2 3 EXTRA
ACCOMMODATION LOCATION GRADE NIGHTS NIGHTS NIGHT
Claremont Hotel Douglas 4 Star Hotel £206 £276 £70
Inglewood Douglas 4 Star Guest Accomm. £182 £222 £60
Regency  Douglas 4 Star Hotel £170 £224 £55
Comis Hotel & Golf Resort  Santon 4 Star Hotel £169 £224 £55
Mannin Hotel Douglas 4 Star Hotel £168 £218 £53
Empress Hotel Douglas 3 Star Hotel £167 £221 £54
Mereside Douglas 4 Star Guest Accomm. £152 £165 £48
Rosslyn Douglas 4 Star Guest Accomm. £152 £165 £48
Glen Mona Douglas 4 Star Guest Accomm. £152 £165 £48
Ramsey Park Hotel  Ramsey 3 Star Hotel £149 £196 £47
Best Western Palace Hotel & Casino Douglas 4 Star Hotel £146 £191 £45
Chesterhouse Hotel Douglas 3 Star Hotel £146 £190 £45
Rutland Hotel Douglas 3 Star Hotel £146 £190 £45
Ascot Hotel Douglas 3 Star Hotel £145 £190 £45
Sefton Hotel Douglas 4 Star Hotel £145 £190 £45
Welbeck Hotel Douglas 3 Star Hotel £143 £148 £44
Hydro Hotel Douglas 3 Star Hotel £136 £177 £41
Falcons Nest Port Erin 2 Star Hotel £134 £171 £40
Breagle Glen  Port Erin 4 Star Guest Accomm. £133 £170 £40
Cubbon House Douglas 4 Star Guest Accomm. £130 £160 £39
Caledonia Douglas 3 Star Guest Accomm. £129 £151 £38
Penta Douglas 4 Star Guest Accomm. £127 £142 £37
Ellan Vannin Douglas 3 Star Hotel £121 £156 £35
Arrandale House Douglas 3 Star Guest Accomm. £121 £146 £35
Sefton Express  Ballasalla 4 Star Guest Accomm. £98 £122 £25

Prices based on two people sharing twin/double room and include return ferry travel as a foot passenger (bicycles travel for free!) plus accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis (except where stated).

 

  5-Day Short Break: Car / Low Van Supplement £133
  (Max. 5.5m Length & 3.0m, High.  Based on a minimum of 2 Adults travelling    
       
  Trailer / Extra Length / Extra Height Supplement £34
  These vehicle supplements only apply if two or more people travel on the package deals shown above.    
       
  Ferry only Prices:    
       
Foot passenger - bicycles carried FREE
£40
 
       
5-Day Short Break: Car / Low Van + 2 people £209  
  (Max. 5.5m Length & 2.8 High)  
       
Trailer / Extra Length  £34  
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