Mario Cipollini Gran Fondo powered by Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport 2012
22/04/2012 - Bristol - Sportive
The Cipollini Gran Fondo is a non-competitive road sportive with a twist. Contrary to ‘normal’ sportives where riders turn up grab their number board and rush to the start line the Cipollini Gran Fondo offers the riders an exclusive and relaxed ambience as well as a prolonged experience.
The Cipollini Gran Fondo opens its doors at 5pm on Saturday the 21st April at Redwood Lodge Country Club with the opening of the registration and a welcome drink. The registration will stay open till the start of the exclusive 3 course gala dinner.
During and after the dinner we will have interviews with Mario Cipollini as well as a surprise after dinner speaker.
The next morning (Sunday 22nd April) will then see the start of the Cipollini Gran Fondo from 9am onwards.
The 115km long course will be primarily run on quiet road away from the main flow of traffic and will showcase some of the less obvious climbs and sections the area has to offer. That doesn’t mean that you will not be tested on iconic climbs like the Cheddar George or Burrington Combe but on top of that there will be a few surprises thrown into the mix which will make the ride a real experience even for local sportive riders.
After the ride :
The Cipollini Gran Fondo is not over when you come over the finish line back at the Redwood Lodge Country Park. Once you have finished your ride you will be given your unique Cipollini finisher jersey as well as some well deserved après-ride coffee, tea and cake. On top of that you will get the chance to share your experiences from the day with your fellow riders as well as with Mario himself.
Once the active and social part of the day comes to an end you are welcome to use the Red Wood Lodge gym facilities to get changed and showered. We will also have the massage team in action for any pre-ride massages.
Where to find out more:
The Cipollini Gran Fondo website – www.mcipollinigranfondo.co.uk - is now live and has all the details you might require. Find details on the course, the event venue and the special gala dinner.
How to enter:
The event can be entered through the secure online entry system which can be found on the event website. Here riders can individually create their entry packages. Please keep in mind that the entry number is restricted and entries as well as dinner and hotel bookings are handled on a first come first served basis.