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Giant Fondo
Giant Fondo
Giant Fondo

The Giant Fondo is a new cycling Sportive which follows a route through the beautiful Mourne Mountains region of Northern Ireland. The event does not feature closed roads.

Starting from Clonduff GAC you take a left out of the club car park and follow the slight drag towards Castlewellan before turning left towards Rathfriland and then left again into Hilltown. After this gentle opener you climb gradually before descending into Rostrevor. It’s a left turn and north again past Yellow Water and Leitrim Lodge before making your first climb over Spelga. At the top it’s a left turn towards Newcastle and a loop around Fofanny before climbing back up to Spelga for a second time. From above the dam, you have a long, fast descent towards Kilkeel before looping through Attical and beginning the third and final climb over Spelga. It’s then a sharp drop off the mountains, through the S bends and back towards Hilltown and the Race HQ.

The total ride distance is 76.63 km.The route has a total ascent of 1251.97 m and has a maximum elevation of 406.37m.

The route will be marshalled and well signed. There will be a well stocked Feed Station at the Spelga Dam car park which can be accessed 3 times on the route.

There will be post event food with tea/coffee available in the club house once you have finished. Parking and showers are available at the club house. Each rider will receive some Chain Reaction gifts.

Opening times

Start time 09:00

Sign on from 07:30

There will be mechanical support available on route together with a Broom Wagon for those who require assistance getting back to the finish.

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Registration required in advance via Eventbrite


  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted

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  • Prior Booking Required
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Giant Fondo

Clonduff GAC 18 Castlewellan Road
County Down
BT34 5UY
Phone number
T: (07931) 753 609

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