What participants had to say about this event

“To have the opportunity to tour the countryside on closed roads was an opportunity not to be missed and it didn’t disappoint.” Kevin

“An awesome event. Well done to all and hope to be back next year.” Stephen

“Well done on a great Gran Fondo in Belfast. All in all, a great challenge and I look forward to next year.” Peter

“Brilliant route, closed roads-a first for me. Majority of cyclists were experienced. Led to a safe day out.” Brendan

“Had a great cycle. My thanks to all involved. Great organisation all round, really something to be proud of.” Gerry

“Well done to all involved – the organisation was first class and with the marshalling, food and drinks stations and the road closures we all felt like “proper” cyclists for a day!” Adrian

“Just wanted to thank you all for a great event, brilliant organisation, excellent, well done. Really enjoyed it.” Ross

“I couldn’t think of a nicer way to spend a Father’s Day than rolling round a beautiful circuit with my son.” Bill

“It was an amazing event – impeccably well organised. The atmosphere was incredible! Thanks for organising this incredible event.” Pete

“My experience of the registration process, ease of finding start line, pasta party etc. was fantastic. It’s great to see the organisers, police and volunteers come together so well to put on such an amazing event. The experience of riding on closed roads was so much fun and allowed so many of us beginners to feel like a “pro” for the day!” Alastair

“Well done on a great event. My son and I are already looking forward to next year which I am sure will be bigger and better.” Alan

“The wonderful warmth of the people on the route more than compensated for the coolness of the day.” Bill

“I would like say a huge thank you to the PSNI and Volunteers around the route who applauded and cheered us on from start to finish, they were magnificent.” Stephen

“A big thank you to all for a great Gran Fondo. The organization was superb.” Julie

“It’s far from being the first such ride I’ve taken part in, but I haven’t enjoyed any of the other mass cycles as much as this one.” Tony

“There were so many nice touches in so many different aspects of the day, and all staff at all levels were invariably friendly, supportive and cheerful.” Gail

“The staff at the start/finish location were superb and helped make this a special event.  I thought the way registration and finishing food/drinks were organised was first class, practically no queuing was fantastic. See you next Year??.” Alan

“The welcome given the riders by so many happy people along the road was lovely.” Nicola

“As a very moderate cyclist I was embarrassed but flattered and delighted at undeserved applause and friendly encouragement offered from front gardens and crossroads and marinas the whole way round.” Bill

“A big thank you for a great day out. Really well organised and super fun.” Patrick

“Can I just say the support staff and volunteers were excellent? Roll on next year!!!!” Brian

“I took part in the Mourne run and just wanted to first of all thank you for the fabulous day and secondly congratulate you on an amazing experience.” Michael

“I did the Strangford Route and it was a fantastic experience.” Adrian