Register Now for 7th Annual Veloturk Gran Fondo
100% of the entry fees will be used to fund Veloturk Charity Project, distributing thousands of bikes to underprivileged children
Turkey’s premier bike race return to the roads of Western Turkey on the shoes of the stunning Aegean Sea and Çesme Peninsula this November 4-5, 2023. The event the Turkish round of the Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series.
The Veloturk Gran Fondo Çesme in Turkey hosts amateur riders from many countries.
There is the TOYOTA HYBRID 63 km Medio Fondo and the SALCANO 110 km Gran Fondo to suit all abilities of cyclists from 16 to 65 years old.
The courses start in front of Çesme Castle and circumnavigate the Çesme Peninsula offering amazing views of the Aegean Sea and continues through popular tourist area of Alaçati.
The 63km Medio Fondo contains 799 metres of climbing with one aid station.
Entry includes a t-shirt, food & drinks at the aid stations, electronic timing, finisher’s medal and a meal afterwards. There are a wide range of race categories for both men and women from ages 16 up to 65+ years old for youths, elites and masters.
The Granfondo of 110km with 1,524m of climbing heads into the hills towards the village of Balikliova ("valley full of fish") with three aid stations along the stunning quiet roads of the Çesme Peninsula.
You can reach Çesme through Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB) from Istanbul Ataturk (IST), Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) and Ankara Esenboga (ESB) airports. Çesme is 7 hours’ drive from Ankara and 7 hours from Istanbul.
Raising Funds for the Veloturk Charity Project
100% of the entry fees from the Veloturk Gran Fondo will be used to fund Veloturk Charity Project, distributing 2000 bikes for 2000 underprivileged children.
Veloturk is a foundation consisting of five co-founders. Sarper Günsal, Arda Türkmen, Okan Can Yantir, Berkem Ceylan, Aydin Diricanli, besides their professional work lives, aim to participate in challenging bicycle races in Europe throughout the year to create social awareness, and with the sponsorship of some brands, to donate bicycles to the children in Eastern and Southeastern Turkey as gifts for children’s school success.
Registration deadline is October 30th so hurry!
For more information, please visit: https://granfondocesme.com