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Gran Fondo Eddy Merckx UK

31/07/2011 - Cricket St Thomas, Somerset - Sportive

Rating: 93.9% based on 4 reviews - Rate this Event Now

This Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 100.0%

DannyC wrote:

Best sportive I have ever done, put the Dragon Ride to shame. I'm happier to pay a higher entry fee to limit the numbers taking part, its much more enjoyable not fighting your way through the crowds

Rated Event: 82.2%


Saw the great man for about 2 seconds and that was it! Long route was very mundane after the first 30 miles and the second feed stop ran out of energy drink. Not a great advert for Zipvit. Overall, for a VERY high entry fee, not good value for money compared to events like the Dartmoor Classic or Tour of the Black Mountains.

Rated Event: 98.9%

Queenofthecols wrote:

A stunning route with a very well signposted course. Fantastic support and very well stocked food stations run by friendly volunteers. Very well chosen places to stop which had proper facilities (i.e. toilets!!). If I was to make any criticism at all it would be that two feed stops is not a lot for a 106 mile route on a warm day. However, the ride did go through some very picturesque villages with village stores that were open so had it been necessary (which it wasn't for me) it would have been easy to pick up water / coke etc.

The food at the pasta party the night before was excellent and as it was self-service you could have as much or as little as you wanted.

The post ride food was also good with boxed pasta salads and water and a very nice goody bag with ZipVit starter pack and a continental bike pack with a spare tyre and levers, along with food and massage voucher.

I will definitely be back next year.

Rated Event: 94.4%

rickallison wrote:

Very well run event, freindly,great feedstations with a savoury option. gels, bars, tea all you would need. Hope they repeat it next year.Nice to ride along with Eddy merckx for a while.

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