The Giro d’Italia put Northern Ireland firmly on the cycling map. Now, the Giro d’Italia Gran Fondo will make sure it stays there. On 21 June, this renowned amateur sportive begins and a lasting cycling legacy will be born.
Starting and finishing at the iconic Titanic Belfast, the Gran Fondo’s two routes will take riders through the Mourne Mountains or along the shores of Strangford Lough. The full Giro experience is on offer here: closed roads, full support teams and even the chance to ride alongside a true cycling legend, 1987 Giro d’Italia champion (and Gran Fondo event ambassador) Stephen Roche.
Getting here is the easy part, whether you’re bringing your bike, your car, or just yourself. Discovering if you can meet the Gran Fondo challenge? That’s up to you.