UCI Gran Fondo Ireland Launched - Sligo Event

By Cycling Ireland
Feb 2, 2024 - 8:13:44 PM

Press Release: 2nd February 2024 

Cycling Ireland is delighted to announce that there will be a 10% discount available for early bird Cycling Ireland Members, to enter to the UCI Gran Fondo events in Ireland 2024.

Launched at Sligo City Hall today, Friday 2nd of February, the UCI Gran Fondo Ireland is set attract thousands of Irish and International Cyclists for this prestigious event.

Gran Fondo Ireland is a part of the 2024 UCI Gran Fondo World Series. The events will take place on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of June 2024, with four events spread over two days. There will be three different road routes: the Gran Fondo, the Medium Fondo and the Sportive, as well as the Time Trial.

This is the first time there will be a Gran Fondo hosted in Ireland as part of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series. It is also a qualifier for the 2024 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships, with the first 25% of each category, gaining qualification for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in Aalborg, Denmark.

The exclusive early bird discount has been negotiated for Cycling Ireland members only. Entries for these Gran Fondo events in Ireland 2024 are now open through our normal event entry system - Eventmaster. The discount code is limited to the first 1,000 Cycling Ireland members to enter.

Speaking after the launch, Cycling Ireland Sport and Operations Director Paul Watson said:

"We are delighted to be in Sligo today for the official launch of the 2024 UCI Gran Fondo Ireland.

This is a brilliant opportunity for all our members, especially our Leisure riders, and we are looking forward to seeing a big turnout for the UCI Gran Fondo Ireland this summer, to enjoy the challenge of Gran Fondo riding.

We are delighted to be partnering with this event and to be able to offer our members an early bird discount on their entry.

Demand for places will be high, and with the total number of entry places available capped – we would recommend early entry to avoid disappointment.”