Gran Fondo Isle of Man 21st July 2019

Gran Fondo Isle of Man 

Taking place on the 21st of July 2019, 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.


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.


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, with a giant LED screen showing coverage of stage 15 of The Tour de France; a key mountain stage from Limoux to Foix Prat d’Albis.

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.



Gran Fondo 

Gran Fondo Isle of Man is one of only three true competitive Gran Fondo events staged in the British Isles, held on a largely closed roads 85-mile course and operated under the rules and regulations of TLI Cycling.


For recreational riders who want to test themselves that little bit further, the 40-mile Medio Fondo boasts one of the Island’s most challenging ascents – as well as one of its very best descents – the Medio will offer many riders the perfect balance of effort and reward.


Aimed at families and beginners, the 20-mile Piccolo Fondo will wind its way around the peaceful coastline and 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 half-mile circuit in and around Ramsey’s Mooragh Park is open to children, families and beginners. Participants will be able to complete as many laps as they can in an hour’s worth of riding in a safe, fully closed roads environment.

For more information on the cycling and other event entertainment check out the official festival website


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Ferry and Accommodation Package Prices

Hotel Grade Location 2 Nights from
Claremont Hotel *** Douglas £196
Mannin Hotel **** Douglas £167
Sefton Hotel **** Douglas £148
Chesterhouse Hotel *** Douglas £151
Rutland Hotel *** Douglas £151
Comis Mount Murray - Hotel & Golf Resort **** Santon £142
BEST WESTERN Palace Hotel & Casino **** Douglas £148
Sugarland Hotel ** Douglas £136
Empress Hotel *** Douglas £137
Welbeck Hotel *** Douglas £132
Ascot Hotel *** Douglas £150
Ramsey Park Hotel *** Ramsey £152
Ellan Vannin *** Douglas £154
Hydro Hotel ** Douglas £139


Guest Accommodation Grade Location 2 Nights from
Inglewood **** Douglas £172
Breagle Glen **** Gold Award Port Erin £136
Mereside **** Douglas £154
Glen Mona **** Douglas £154
Rosslyn **** Douglas £154
Trevelyan *** Douglas £172
Arrandale House *** Douglas £130
Penta (continental breakfast) *** Douglas £113
Caledonia *** Douglas £131
Sefton Express (continental breakfast) *** Ballasalla £100

Prices based on two people sharing twin/double room and include return ferry travel as a foot passenger plus accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.

      3 Nights from
Cronk Breck Farm Cottages  *** Ballasalla £123
      3 Nights from
Groudle Glen Cottages *** Onchan £130

* Based on 4 people sharing


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