OFFICIAL GIRO BIG START LEGACY EVENT RETURNS TO NORTHERN IRELAND
SUNDAY 5 JUNE 2016 WILL SEE THE SECOND EDITION OF THE GRAN FONDO GIRO D’ITALIA NORTHERN IRELAND
Like 2015, the 2016 event will be a special experience with fully closed, policed roads, two challenging routes and post ride party with wood fired oven pizzas, pasta dishes and Italian beer and wine.
The Gran Fondo NI weekend will also incorporate the NI Bike Festival and includes the Street Velodrome competition, which will give riders of all ages the opportunity to compete on a velodrome. On Saturday the Sustrans NI organised “Piccolo Fondo” will take place again allowing families and kids of all
ages to ride in and finish over the official Gran Fondo Finish Line.
The Giro d’Italia trophy, “Trofeo Senza Fine” will be on site at the Giro Expo in the Titanic Exhibition Centre and will be available for riders and fans to get their photo taken with this iconic sports trophy.
The Giro Expo will take place Saturday 4 June and Sunday 5 June. Rider registration, cycle industry and Food NI vendors, post ride pasta party and Street Velodrome will all be located in this new venue near the Titanic Belfast Start/Finish.
Co-operation Ireland Official Charity
We are proud to announce Co-operation Ireland as the event’s official charity partner. A portion of each Team Giro entry fee will go to support Co-operation Ireland.
An evening celebrating all things Italian
On Friday 3 June at Coppi Restaurant, mingle with past Worlds and Giro Champions, enjoy a creative Giro inspired menu with Italian wine and beer and take part in a superb auction and raffle; all in support of Co-operation Ireland.