Gran Fondo Conwy - Conwy, Wales
Sunday 26th April 2015
The Gran Fondo Conwy is an epic cycle sportive set in the heart of North Wales. Setting off from Conwy Castle, the three Gran Fondo routes travel around some of the best climbs, views and roads the counties of Conwy and Denbighshire have to offer.
The Gran Fondo Conwy features some of the North Wales most famous landmarks and best kept secrets including the historical town of Denbigh, the iconic Llanwrst Bridge, the glorious Llyn Brenig as well as travelling along the glorious North Wales coastline with stunning views across the Irish Sea. The route also takes riders from Blychau to Llanwrst following the exact same route that Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish et al. cycled on in 2013 as part of the gorgeous Tour of Britain route.
The Gran Fondo Conwy offers three senior routes and a short Teulu family ride making it perfect for cyclists of all abilities.
The hardest of the routes is the Gran Fondo Mawr - totalling 104 miles, with a total ascent of 2,192m (7,193ft) this is one brutal ride! If you don't believe us then just ask 2014 Gran Fondo Conwy finisher, Chris Owens who describes the route as "How about sadistic??"