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Marmotte Gran Fondo Écosse

Marmotte Gran Fondo Écosse

April 29 - April 30 2017
Kilmarnock, Scotland, UK

Welcome to the Marmotte Gran Fondo Ecosse powered and supported by the Braveheart Cycling Fund. The event takes place on fully closed roads and due to the grandeur of the routes, scenery and parcours has been awarded the prestigious Marmotte title. 

The event is part of a weekend long festival starting on Friday with an amazing tour of colour run and party around Kay Park in Kilmarnock events head quarters. Saturday plays host to a highly produced mass participation time trial over closed roads open to anybody who wants to experience what its like to be a pro! Sunday is your chance to participate in the UK's first Marmotte Gran Fondo which is to be organised in the same format as the now legendary Tour Of Cambridgeshire over fully closed roads.

The event caters for everyone whether you are an elite racer, an athletic sports rider, a challenge rider, or just out to test yourself in a more leisurely way on your bike, on closed roads, around the stunning East Ayrshire countryside.

The Chrono is to be held over 20km with 206M of climbing and features 600 riders. The Gran Fondo will be held over 137Km featuring 1535m of demanding climbs with up to 8000 participants. The tour of colour run will be over 4km and feature loads of colour and a party!

Marmotte Gran Fondo Écosse, September 23-25th 2016

Routes: 137 km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Entry Limit: 8,000
Start Times / Itinerary

10.00 am

What's Included?

Riders are invited to self-select their rider community during the ME Entry process.

All Finishers are entitled to a ME 2016 finisher medal which will be issued as rider crosses the finish line. The ME Gran Fondo has a spectacular podium. The first 3 riders in each Masters Age / Gender Classification will be invited to the Podium to receive their medal and prizes (see Race Book for details).

Times and results will be sent electronically to the riders mobile phones (see Race Book for details).

The Gran Fondo has a number of Pit Stops where energy products, water and some solid food will be provided(see Race Book for details).

The Gran Fondo will have medical support from a fleet of ambulances located around the route, a fleet of Moto Paramedics patrolling all sections of the route, a fleet of motorcycle Police to provide additional security ,a fleet of lead cars with Commissaires, the National Escort Group and a fleet of motor cycle based photographers. The Gran Fondo routes also have direction signage and at critical junctions Race Stewards as well as Traffic management professionals. An emergency telephone number will be provided for the ME HQ Control Room in the event that a Rider needs urgent attention to allow the emergency services to prioritise the medical resources.

A Broom Wagon service will be operated to repatriate riders and their bikes back to the ME HQ if required to do so.

Finally the Gran Fondo has a King of the Mountains competition based upon the shortest cumulative time taken by riders for the ascents of the nominated climbs on route

Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Escort / Police Escort
Closed Roads (Super Prestige)
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Finish Line Chute
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
Two Hill Climbs
Event Size
5000 +
Start Address: Kilmarnock, Scotland
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